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The 10 top countries
sending immigrants to the U.S. Are:
8. Dominican
Republic
The 10 top countries
sending immigrants to the U.S. Are:
9. Canada
The 10 top countries
sending immigrants to the U.S. Are:
10. South Korea
The U.S. admits more immigrants each year than all the
other countries of the world combined. By 2050 nonHispanic whites will be 47% of the population, down
from 62% in 2005; Hispanics will grow to 29% and the
number of Asians will triple.
AMERICAN ATTITUDES TOWARD
IMMIGRATION
• After 9/11 the percentage of Americans
believing that immigration is good for the
country dropped to 52%... Down from 62%
earlier.
Democrats and more liberal Americans believe that
there should be a path toward citizenship for illegal
immigrants who learn English, work hard, pay taxes,
serve in the military and attend or graduate from high
school and college. Democrats refer to America as “a
nation of immigrants”.
Republicans and more conservative Americans oppose
citizenship for illegal immigrants as they believe it
would reward illegal behavior and only encourage
more illegal immigration. Republicans also believe
liberal immigration policies (particularly since 9/11)
are dangerous for national security.
Many people believe that (illegal) immigrants
are taking jobs away from other Americans.
Objective studies do show, however, that
immigrants overall are a plus for the economy.
STARTING WITH ARIZONA IN 2010
FIVE STATES HAVE PASSED
RESTRICTIVE IMMIGRATION LAWS
• Arizona passed a law last April
requiring the police to check on
the immigration status of
people suspected of being in
the U.S. Illegally. The federal
government through the courts
has blocked implementation of
the law.
• The U.S. Supreme court will
hear the case this year in April.
• Alabama has passed the
most restrictive law to
date. It requires all public
schools to check on the
immigration status of the
students.
• Implementation of the
Alabama law is also being
blocked.
THE ALABAMA LAW HAS HURT FARMERS
WHO NEED IMMIGRANT WORKERS
• After the Alabama
law passed,
immigrant farm
workers started to
leave the state.
• Potato farmer, Keith
Smith from Oneonta,
Alabama said,” I hired
Americans, but it has
not worked out. They
show up late, work
slower and are ready
to call it a day after
lunch or by mid
afternoon.”
• Blueberry farmer
Connie Horner in
South Georgia said,
“You can not find
legal workers.
Basically they last a
day or two.”
• Agricultural
businesses have
suffered the most
immediate effects of
the new law. Farmers
have said they will
have to downsize or
let the crops die in the
fields.