Immigration and the Welfare Mess Analytical Essay by writingsensation

Immigration and the Welfare Mess
Discusses issues pertaining to immigration and welfare services in the United States.
# 68232 | 928 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This essay discusses some major issues that drive debates around new and existing immigration policies in the United States. The paper also presents aspects of the present immigration policies that may need reform. Because immigration is a function of the push-pull philosophy, the U.S. nation often pulls from nations of those attempting to escape the ravages of war and even war with its country. These are the basics of what create sound immigration policies. The paper argues that the U.S.'s underlying immigration policies are thus influenced by whoever is being pulled or pushed, as well as inherent racist fears against whichever group our nation is creating. The paper further argues that U.S should not be building immigration policies on real or perceived fears.

From the Paper:

"Bringing us into the twentieth century, immigration brings to mind a vision of historic Ellis Island and its many pre and post World War mass indoctrinations of new Americans. That vision does not seem to be a reality anymore. Our nation's immigration policies are far too often fueled by fears and racism. For example, many immigration and naturalization policies in the early 1900's were obvious attempts to restrict the civil rights of new immigrants and certain social or ethnic groups - Germans, for instance, had obvious difficulties immediately during and after World War I with restrictive laws such as the 1917 espionage Act, the 1918 Sedition Act, and a draft of the Civil Service Act."

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