Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Mexican Immigration
GRIN Verlag, 2010 - 28 pages
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,3, University of Kassel, language: English, abstract: The topic of immigration is a thorny issue in the American society. Specifically, the issue of illegal immigration is a burning issue. A record 12.7 million immigrants lived in the United States in 2008, a 17-fold increase since 1970. Mexicans now account for about one third of all immigrants living in the United States, and more than half of them are unauthorized1. Looking at these statistics it is agreeable that Mexicans are representing the most noticeable immigration group in the U.S. and compared to other minority groups are of most greatness to American society. By thinking of Mexican Americans today the most discussed question arises. Are they burden for the country or simply a source of cheap labor? In 2002 the book with intriguing name "The Death of the West" was published and immediately caused contradictory responses and recognition at the same time, connected to the burning issues published in this book. The book is written by the well known American politician Patrick J. Buchanan, the former main adviser of U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and devoted to the analysis of hazards representing deadly threats to the existence of the western civilization. The mass immigration, caused by requirement of labor in the developed countries, is one of those hazards. According to the author the fact that an overwhelming part of the immigrants, coming to these countries, are representatives of other races, religions and cultures can change not only ethnic structure of the population, but also the historically developed shape of the West as a whole, its character and foundations. Mexicans, coming to the U.S., in many cases illegally, represent that mass immigration and because of their high number, raise some doubts in American society, whether
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akademische Texte America’s Immigration Quandary American society Arguments for illegal become citizens Benefits of Mexican braceros cause census cheap labor Chicano civil rights movement Congressional Budget Office D’Vera Cohn economic integration educational level Elena Polyanichko Weighing employers English language ethnicity in American factors GRIN Verlag groups in U.S. history of immigration History of Mexican http://georgewbushHwhitehouse.archives.gov/cea/cea_immigration_062007.html http://pewhispanic.org/files/reports/63.pdf http://www.migrationinformation.org/usfocus/display.cfm?ID=208 illegal immigration immigrant groups immigrants living immigration and ethnicity immigration flow immigration from Mexico Immigration’s Economic Impact income rates increasing number Jeffrey Passel low naturalization rates low wages main labor source Malone Beyond smoke Mexican Immigration GRIN Mexican workers Mexico represents minority groups nation’s native Naturalization of U.S. naturalized citizens number of newcomers number of retired percent Pew Hispanic Center problem Regarding Mexican immigration Roger Daniels socioeconomic status status of Mexican successfully developing countries U.S. citizens U.S. economy U.S. government U.S. Immigrants U.S. population unauthorized immigrants United Weighing the Costs Woodrow-Lafield Xiaohe Xu