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It was the words of Lyndon B. Johnson that America is not merely a nation, but a nation of nations. The fact that the United States of America accepts more legal immigrants as permanent residents than any other country in the world quiet proves his point.


The idea of America brings to ones mind the picture of a land that promises liberty, equality and fairness, economic well being, innovation and most of all, individual freedom. The Statue of Liberty in a way depicts the idea of America. The Statue of Liberty stands for enlightenment and freedom from oppression. The inscription on the Statue of Liberty reads, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door." This very inscription shows how America is the place for all those who want to be free, it welcomes one and all. By viewing this skeptically one may wonder if this was only the way America was intended to be, or does even the common man today look at America the same way. Is the common American ready to welcome immigrants into his country with all his heart The common man views immigration more as a source of job loss, terrorism and inter racial unions.
Making place for immigrants has its advantages and disadvantages. Immigrants bring variety into the country, they broaden the horizons. ...
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