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Immigration in America Name: University: Abstract Since the 19th century, there has been significant influx of immigrants in to America. The issue of immigration has thus become a major aspect of concern by the American Government. In this regard, the Government has instituted several laws and regulations concerning immigrants.
Introduction Several studies indicate that approximately 95,000 foreigners migrate in to America each day but most of them do not plan to stay long. Among these, over 90,000 are nonimmigrant business people, students, workers and tourists, who get in to the nation through airports and border crossings. Approximately 3,000 of them are immigrants or expatriates, who would become permanent dwellers of the U.S. through special invitation. Moreover, over 1,000 of the immigrants are illegal aliens; typically, Mexicans, who dodge border controls, enter the United States, and inhabit. Several factors motivate these immigrants including religious, political, and economic factors. For the initial immigrants, Spaniards needed Christian converts in Florida and the southwest; the Puritans in Massachusetts wanted to institute a society limited to members of their faith while German sectarians wanted religious liberty in Pennsylvania (Martin & Midgley, 2003). Cynical perceptions of outsiders as belonging to a different race, ethnicity, economic status, religion, or political attachment have significantly interfered with America's interest for newcomers. ...