The New Immigrants
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The paper discusses the factors that have led to the anti immigrant backlash and focuses on the welfare system that offers a safety net for immigrants, and on the fact that immigrants are not becoming Americanized in language and culture. The paper addresses the debates concerning whether immigrants should be allowed to hold dual citizenship and whether Americans are doing enough to ease the transition of new immigrants into our society. The paper argues that we need to be open to immigrants into our country, but with stipulations regarding using English as the official language, and, we cannot continue to merely be an economic crutch for those who want to live here.
From the Paper:"In America today there are nearly 23 million foreign born residents which is about 8.4 percent of the total population. There are about 32 million residents who do not speak English as their primary language. This modern day influx of immigrants is very different from immigration in the past. In the 19th and early 20th centuries the classic story of the American immigrant was that of the tired and the poor, today immigrants are well educated and sometimes wealthy. Lately there has been a trend of more Asians, Latinos and Caribbean immigrants than Irish, Italian, and Eastern Europeans as it had been at the turn of the century."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Clark, Charles S. "The New Immigrants" CQ Researcher 24 March 1997:49-72.
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