Essay on Immigration

Immigration played a very important role in American history and is perhaps one of the greatest controversial issues of our present time. There are many sides to immigration, and no matter where you are from, most views on immigration are saddening. Most immigrants lead lives that the rest of us only read about in books.

During many years a great number of immigrants had been moving to the United States, and according to the U.S. Census, in 1990, the overall number of immigrants was represented by the account of twenty-eight million. There are many different reasons why people have their country to go to another country, like:

  • To Escape Conflict Zones
  • Economic reasons
  • Escape Poverty
  • High Standard Of Living
  • Higher Education
  • Love
  • Family Influences

In some cases, people migrate with the knowledge or hope that more opportunities will be available to them in their particular field than at home.

Others migrate after employment has already been offered to them. Some people genuinely believe they belong in a different country. Many times minorities (religious or sexual) seen the need to move from their home country to a more tolerant nation, so they can begin the life they always wanted.

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