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Unformatted text preview: Kutrolli​ ​1 Mikaela​ ​Kutrolli Mr.​ ​Kuegler,​ ​Mrs.​ ​Kuegler American​ ​Studies June​ ​1,​ ​2017 Immigration-Term​ ​Paper ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Which​ ​country​ ​more​ ​than​ ​America​ ​can​ ​represent​ ​the​ ​land​ ​of​ ​immigration?​ ​In​ ​the most​ ​utilized​ ​search​ ​engine,​ ​known​ ​as​ ​Google,​ ​when​ ​you​ ​type​ ​“America​ ​country​ ​of”​ ​the first​ ​word​ ​that​ ​appears​ ​is​ ​“Freedom”​ ​and​ ​the​ ​second​ ​one​ ​is​ ​“Immigrants”.​ ​Indeed immigration​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​biggest,​ ​most​ ​spoken​ ​and​ ​argued​ ​topics​ ​in​ ​the​ ​political, economic​ ​and​ ​civilian​ ​field​ ​because​ ​every​ ​year​ ​women​ ​and​ ​men​ ​from​ ​all​ ​over​ ​the​ ​world come​ ​to​ ​America​ ​for​ ​a​ ​better​ ​future​ ​and​ ​more​ ​opportunities.​ ​One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​biggest​ ​periods of​ ​European​ ​immigration​ ​was​ ​in​ ​the​ ​19th​ ​century,​ ​when​ ​20​ ​million​ ​of​ ​Europeans​ ​moved to​ ​America,​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​jobs​ ​and​ ​new​ ​opportunities​ ​(US​ ​Immigration).​ ​Their​ ​treatment was​ ​not​ ​the​ ​best,​ ​they​ ​had​ ​to​ ​face​ ​several​ ​difficulties,​ ​working​ ​under​ ​strict​ ​and​ ​unfair rules​ ​at​ ​works​ ​that​ ​were​ ​not​ ​always​ ​safe​ ​(Houghton).​ ​This​ ​is​ ​very​ ​similar​ ​to​ ​the​ ​present where​ ​it​ ​is​ ​possible​ ​to​ ​find​ ​workplace​ ​violations​ ​and​ ​unfair​ ​treatment​ ​for​ ​immigrants​ ​still happen​ ​(Meyerson).​ ​America​ ​has​ ​become​ ​a​ ​melting​ ​pot​ ​society,​ ​characterized​ ​by several​ ​ethnicities​ ​and​ ​because​ ​of​ ​higher​ ​birth​ ​rates​ ​of​ ​nonwhites,​ ​minorities​ ​are becoming​ ​majorities​ ​(Majerol).​ ​And​ ​by​ ​2065​ ​it​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​that​ ​⅓​ ​of​ ​Americans​ ​will​ ​be an​ ​immigrant​ ​or​ ​from​ ​immigrant​ ​parents​ ​(Cohn).​ ​Recently​ ​many​ ​Americans​ ​have become​ ​concerned​ ​at​ ​these​ ​changes​ ​and​ ​in​ ​2017​ ​President​ ​Donald​ ​Trump​ ​has presented​ ​narrow​ ​ideas,​ ​which​ ​will​ ​affect​ ​the​ ​future​ ​of​ ​immigration.​ ​He​ ​even​ ​talks​ ​about Kutrolli​ ​2 the​ ​construction​ ​of​ ​a​ ​wall​ ​on​ ​the​ ​border​ ​with​ ​Mexico,​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​undocumented immigrants​ ​from​ ​Mexico.​ ​Furthermore,​ ​President​ ​Donald​ ​Trump​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Executive Order​ ​13769,​ ​banned​ ​people​ ​from​ ​certain​ ​countries​ ​from​ ​entering​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​to protect​ ​the​ ​Nation​ ​from​ ​islamic​ ​extremism​ ​(Executive​ ​Order).​ ​ ​But​ ​many​ ​people,​ ​such​ ​as Angela​ ​Merkel,​ ​Chancellor​ ​of​ ​Germany,​ ​criticize​ ​him​ ​for​ ​using​ ​terrorism​ ​as​ ​an​ ​excuse​ ​to ban​ ​Muslims​ ​from​ ​entering​ ​in​ ​the​ ​USA​ ​(Mowat). ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Throughout​ ​American​ ​history,​ ​people​ ​from​ ​all​ ​over​ ​the​ ​world​ ​chose​ ​America​ ​as​ ​the destination​ ​of​ ​their​ ​long​ ​journey​ ​for​ ​different​ ​reasons,​ ​like​ ​religion​ ​and​ ​political​ ​freedom, economic​ ​situation,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​a​ ​better​ ​future​ ​for​ ​their​ ​children.​ ​The​ ​word​ ​“immigrant” exist​ ​since​ ​1780-1790​ ​and​ ​it​ ​is​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Latin​ ​verb​ ​immigrāre​ ​that​ ​means​ ​to​ ​move​ ​into (“Immigrant”).​ ​When​ ​talking​ ​about​ ​the​ ​American​ ​history​ ​it​ ​is​ ​also​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​about immigration.​ ​In​ ​fact,​ ​Oscar​ ​Handlin,​ ​who​ ​won​ ​the​ ​1952​ ​Pulitzer​ ​Prize​ ​for​ ​History​ ​for​ ​The Uprooted,​ ​said:​ ​“Once​ ​I​ ​thought​ ​to​ ​write​ ​of​ ​the​ ​immigrants​ ​in​ ​America,​ ​then​ ​I​ ​discovered that​ ​the​ ​immigrants​ ​were​ ​American​ ​history”.​ ​(Kessner).​ ​But​ ​why​ ​America?​ ​America​ ​is the​ ​land​ ​of​ ​opportunity,​ ​the​ ​land​ ​of​ ​freedom​ ​where​ ​you​ ​can​ ​escape​ ​from​ ​the​ ​poverty,​ ​the land​ ​where​ ​everyone​ ​can​ ​practice​ ​their​ ​own​ ​religion,​ ​the​ ​land​ ​where​ ​you​ ​can​ ​become whatever​ ​you​ ​want​ ​(Gilder​ ​Leherman​ ​Institute). In​ ​America’s​ ​history,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​periods​ ​in​ ​which​ ​many​ ​immigrants​ ​from​ ​the same​ ​country​ ​moved​ ​in​ ​the​ ​US​ ​at​ ​the​ ​same​ ​time.​ ​For​ ​example​ ​during​ ​the​ ​19th​ ​century, between​ ​1820​ ​and​ ​1920,​ ​when​ ​20​ ​million​ ​Europeans,​ ​of​ ​which​ ​600,000​ ​Italians,​ ​left​ ​their homeland​ ​and​ ​reached​ ​America,​ ​making​ ​up​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​biggest​ ​migratory​ ​flows​ ​in​ ​the American’s​ ​history(History.com).​ ​The​ ​causes​ ​of​ ​this​ ​flow​ ​of​ ​immigrants​ ​were​ ​due​ ​to​ ​the Kutrolli​ ​3 circumstances​ ​in​ ​Europe.​ ​Immigrants​ ​from​ ​Italy,​ ​especially​ ​the​ ​southern​ ​part,​ ​and Ireland​ ​were​ ​escaping​ ​from​ ​poverty​ ​and​ ​starvation​ ​and​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​jobs.​ ​Jews​ ​were escaping​ ​from​ ​religious​ ​and​ ​political​ ​persecution.​ ​Furthermore,​ ​some​ ​Europeans​ ​were just​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​a​ ​peaceful​ ​land,​ ​since​ ​in​ ​the​ ​last​ ​period​ ​of​ ​time​ ​Europe​ ​was​ ​constantly​ ​in war​ ​(Houghton,​ ​Schrover).​ ​Once​ ​they​ ​arrived,​ ​immigrants​ ​had​ ​to​ ​face​ ​a​ ​strict​ ​process​ ​to enter​ ​the​ ​country. In​ ​the​ ​late​ ​1800s,​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​entering​ ​the​ ​immigrants​ ​in​ ​the​ ​US​ ​was​ ​very different​ ​from​ ​today.​ ​ ​Ellis​ ​Island​ ​was​ ​the​ ​federal​ ​immigration​ ​station,​ ​through​ ​where immigrants​ ​passed.​ ​(History.com)​ ​Even​ ​if​ ​only​ ​a​ ​small​ ​percentage​ ​of​ ​immigrant​ ​was​ ​sent back​ ​to​ ​their​ ​homeland​ ​because​ ​the​ ​companies​ ​didn’t​ ​want​ ​to​ ​pay​ ​the​ ​ticket​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ship, the​ ​procedure​ ​was​ ​pretty​ ​long​ ​and​ ​always​ ​present.​ ​Immigrants​ ​had​ ​to​ ​pass​ ​a​ ​medical examination​ ​and​ ​answer​ ​some​ ​questions​ ​about​ ​political​ ​beliefs​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​they​ ​had not​ ​anarchist​ ​beliefs​ ​against​ ​democracy,​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​they​ ​had​ ​enough​ ​money​ ​and​ ​a place​ ​to​ ​stay.​ ​Once​ ​they​ ​passed​ ​these​ ​examinations​ ​they​ ​were​ ​free​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​country. However,​ ​if​ ​they​ ​had​ ​some​ ​disease​ ​or​ ​illness​ ​or​ ​did​ ​not​ ​answer​ ​the​ ​questions​ ​correctly, they​ ​were​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​America​ ​and​ ​go​ ​back​ ​to​ ​their​ ​homeland.​ ​(History.com, “Medical​ ​Examination”). Usually,​ ​immigrants​ ​from​ ​the​ ​same​ ​culture​ ​or​ ​the​ ​same​ ​country​ ​lived​ ​together​ ​in neighborhoods​ ​in​ ​large​ ​cities.​ ​Most​ ​were​ ​not​ ​treated​ ​fairly​ ​and​ ​faced​ ​several​ ​challenges. The​ ​most​ ​common​ ​job​ ​for​ ​them​ ​was​ ​a​ ​factory​ ​worker.​ ​Factories​ ​at​ ​the​ ​time​ ​weren’t​ ​as safe​ ​as​ ​today​ ​and​ ​the​ ​wage​ ​was​ ​much​ ​lower​ ​(Houghton).​ ​Employers​ ​took​ ​advantage​ ​of the​ ​poor​ ​immigrants​ ​who​ ​were​ ​desperately​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​a​ ​job​ ​and​ ​that​ ​would​ ​accept Kutrolli​ ​4 almost​ ​everything​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​the​ ​job.​ ​There​ ​were​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​immigrants​ ​and​ ​sometimes​ ​not enough​ ​jobs,​ ​so​ ​the​ ​competition​ ​increased​ ​and​ ​the​ ​salary​ ​declined.​ ​(Immigration​ ​to​ ​the United​ ​States).​ ​Although​ ​they​ ​had​ ​to​ ​face​ ​different​ ​challenges,​ ​their​ ​willingness​ ​to​ ​work hard​ ​made​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​became​ ​a​ ​powerful​ ​country,​ ​a​ ​country​ ​that​ ​can​ ​realize American​ ​Dreams. Besides​ ​the​ ​economic​ ​field,​ ​immigration​ ​transformed​ ​the​ ​nation’s​ ​identity​ ​during the​ ​years,​ ​in​ ​so​ ​far​ ​that​ ​today​ ​America​ ​has​ ​a​ ​“New​ ​Face”​ ​(Majerol).​ ​For​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​in America,​ ​more​ ​minorities​ ​are​ ​being​ ​born​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​than​ ​whites.​ ​This​ ​means that​ ​Americans​ ​live​ ​in​ ​a​ ​country​ ​in​ ​which​ ​minorities​ ​are​ ​becoming​ ​today​ ​the​ ​majority.​ ​For example,​ ​today​ ​in​ ​California,​ ​Hawaii,​ ​New​ ​Mexico,​ ​Texas​ ​and​ ​Washington​ ​D.C. non-whites​ ​make​ ​up​ ​more​ ​than​ ​the​ ​50%​ ​of​ ​the​ ​population.​ ​For​ ​example,​ ​in​ ​Hawaii,​ ​the 77%​ ​is​ ​made​ ​up​ ​by​ ​minorities,​ ​especially​ ​Asian.​ ​(Majerol)​ ​This​ ​big​ ​demographic transformation​ ​is​ ​seen​ ​by​ ​some​ ​Americans​ ​as​ ​a​ ​beautiful​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​experience​ ​several cultures​ ​from​ ​foreign​ ​lands​ ​and​ ​as​ ​an​ ​enrichment​ ​resource.​ ​America​ ​has​ ​changed​ ​in​ ​a multicultural​ ​country​ ​where​ ​lately​ ​it​ ​is​ ​possible​ ​for​ ​Americans​ ​to​ ​check​ ​off​ ​more​ ​than​ ​one box​ ​to​ ​create​ ​their​ ​own​ ​ethnicity​ ​profile.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​because​ ​a​ ​change​ ​of​ ​birth​ ​patterns; today​ ​more​ ​than​ ​in​ ​the​ ​past​ ​people​ ​of​ ​different​ ​race​ ​may​ ​give​ ​birth​ ​to​ ​babies,​ ​who represent​ ​different​ ​ethnic​ ​groups​ ​(Majerol).But​ ​such​ ​a​ ​big​ ​thing​ ​can​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​fear. Xenophobic​ ​is​ ​a​ ​word​ ​that​ ​describes​ ​a​ ​person​ ​who​ ​is​ ​scared,​ ​distrusts,​ ​or​ ​dislikes people​ ​from​ ​other​ ​cultures​ ​(“Xenophobia”).​ ​Xenophobia​ ​and​ ​racism​ ​have​ ​led​ ​to immigration-opposition.​ ​One​ ​example​ ​may​ ​be​ ​the​ ​refugees​ ​in​ ​America​ ​who​ ​are considered​ ​dangerous.​ ​In​ ​2016​ ​President​ ​Obama​ ​admitted​ ​8,000​ ​Syrian​ ​refugees​ ​into Kutrolli​ ​5 the​ ​US,​ ​though​ ​in​ ​Europe​ ​there​ ​were​ ​several​ ​attacks​ ​by​ ​ISIS​ ​members​ ​who​ ​entered​ ​in the​ ​countries​ ​with​ ​refugees.​ ​Some​ ​people​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​this​ ​policy​ ​must​ ​be​ ​more restricted​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​security​ ​and​ ​freedom​ ​of​ ​American​ ​citizens​ ​because​ ​it​ ​is​ ​like​ ​the Trojan​ ​horse,​ ​where​ ​terrorism​ ​have​ ​the​ ​possibility​ ​to​ ​infiltrate​ ​from​ ​moment​ ​to​ ​moment. A​ ​solution​ ​would​ ​be​ ​the​ ​placement​ ​of​ ​refugees​ ​in​ ​safe​ ​zones​ ​near​ ​their​ ​homeland,​ ​which some​ ​believe​ ​would​ ​not​ ​only​ ​save​ ​many​ ​lives​ ​but​ ​also​ ​save​ ​American’s​ ​money​ ​(Babin). And​ ​for​ ​some​ ​Americans,​ ​the​ ​fear​ ​of​ ​change​ ​is​ ​directly​ ​proportional​ ​to​ ​the​ ​time​ ​that​ ​is moving​ ​forward.​ ​That​ ​means​ ​that​ ​the​ ​fear​ ​of​ ​an​ ​immigrant​ ​nation​ ​is​ ​increasing​ ​as​ ​the time​ ​goes​ ​on. Xenophobia​ ​is​ ​powered​ ​by​ ​immigrants​ ​that​ ​keep​ ​coming​ ​today​ ​and​ ​by​ ​those​ ​who are​ ​predicted​ ​to​ ​move​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​years.​ ​According​ ​to​ ​new​ ​Pew​ ​Research​ ​Center projections,​ ​by​ ​2065​ ​about​ ​⅓​ ​of​ ​Americans​ ​will​ ​be​ ​immigrant​ ​or​ ​from​ ​immigrant​ ​parents (Cohn).​ ​Furthermore,​ ​statistics​ ​confirm​ ​that​ ​white​ ​Americans​ ​by​ ​2065​ ​will​ ​make​ ​up​ ​only 46%​ ​of​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​population​ ​in​ ​contrast​ ​to​ ​the​ ​current​ ​67%​ ​(Cohn).​ ​Always​ ​more important​ ​is​ ​a​ ​current​ ​and​ ​future​ ​issue​ ​relating​ ​to​ ​the​ ​American’s​ ​preference​ ​of Europeans,​ ​Asians,​ ​and​ ​immigrants​ ​who​ ​are​ ​highly​ ​skilled​ ​and​ ​educated​ ​and​ ​the​ ​fact that​ ​most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​time​ ​immigrants​ ​were​ ​not​ ​so​ ​(surveys​ ​reveal​ ​that​ ​Hispanic​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the 24%​ ​of​ ​the​ ​population)​ ​will​ ​create​ ​even​ ​more​ ​anger​ ​and​ ​fear​ ​among​ ​some​ ​Americans (Cohn).​ ​Therefore​ ​America,​ ​not​ ​only​ ​has​ ​become​ ​“New​ ​Face”​ ​recently​ ​but​ ​over​ ​time America​ ​will​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​change​ ​the​ ​face.​ ​An​ ​illustration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​American​ ​society​ ​by​ ​2065 shows​ ​a​ ​demographic​ ​increase​ ​of​ ​117​ ​million​ ​people​ ​due​ ​to​ ​immigration.(Cohn)​ ​Indeed immigration​ ​is​ ​considered​ ​as​ ​the​ ​greatest​ ​factor​ ​For​ ​population​ ​growth.​ ​(Elbel)​ ​31.1 Kutrolli​ ​6 million​ ​people​ ​that​ ​live​ ​in​ ​the​ ​US​ ​are​ ​immigrant,​ ​plus​ ​750,000​ ​are​ ​the​ ​annual​ ​births​ ​from immigrant​ ​women.​ ​(Elbel)​ ​By​ ​2065​ ​no​ ​ethnic​ ​group​ ​will​ ​take​ ​the​ ​place​ ​of​ ​today’s​ ​white majority,​ ​but​ ​it​ ​is​ ​also​ ​true​ ​that,​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the​ ​statistics,​ ​no​ ​racial​ ​or​ ​ethnic​ ​group​ ​will be​ ​a​ ​majority​ ​(Cohn).​ ​Recently​ ​many​ ​Americans​ ​have​ ​become​ ​concerned​ ​at​ ​these changes​ ​and​ ​in​ ​2017​ ​President​ ​Donald​ ​Trump​ ​has​ ​presented​ ​narrow​ ​ideas​ ​about immigration. President​ ​Donald​ ​Trump,​ ​shortly​ ​after​ ​his​ ​election,​ ​put​ ​in​ ​practice​ ​one​ ​of​ ​his points​ ​of​ ​the​ ​reform​ ​plan:​ ​he​ ​banned​ ​certain​ ​countries​ ​from​ ​entering​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​to protect​ ​the​ ​country​ ​from​ ​Islamic​ ​extremism.​ ​With​ ​the​ ​Executive​ ​Order​ ​13769,​ ​the​ ​United States​ ​President​ ​will​ ​“Protect​ ​the​ ​Nation​ ​from​ ​Foreign​ ​Terrorist​ ​Entry​ ​into​ ​the​ ​United States”.The​ ​President​ ​himself​ ​said​ ​he​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​ ​"total​ ​and​ ​complete​ ​shutdown of​ ​Muslims​ ​entering​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States".​ ​ ​In​ ​other​ ​words,​ ​this​ ​executive​ ​order​ ​is​ ​a​ ​ban​ ​on Muslims,​ ​considered​ ​by​ ​many​ ​Americans​ ​unconstitutional​ ​(Pate).​ ​Muslims​ ​were​ ​recently not​ ​allowed​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States,​ ​even​ ​if​ ​they​ ​were​ ​persecuted​ ​and​ ​they​ ​were authorized​ ​to​ ​stay​ ​permanently​ ​with​ ​visas​ ​and​ ​green​ ​cards​ ​(Pate).​ ​Many​ ​were​ ​the rebellions​ ​to​ ​this​ ​order​ ​and​ ​many​ ​criticized​ ​this​ ​action.​ ​For​ ​example,​ ​the​ ​German Chancellor​ ​Angela​ ​Merkel​ ​told​ ​U.S.​ ​President​ ​Donald​ ​Trump​ ​that​ ​“global​ ​fight​ ​against terrorism​ ​was​ ​no​ ​excuse​ ​for​ ​banning​ ​refugees​ ​or​ ​people​ ​from​ ​Muslim-majority​ ​countries from​ ​entering​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States”.​ ​(Mowat)​ ​Angela​ ​Merkel​ ​is​ ​not​ ​the​ ​only​ ​one,​ ​many​ ​other people​ ​think​ ​this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​wrong​ ​way​ ​to​ ​combat​ ​terrorism,​ ​moreover,​ ​this​ ​could​ ​cause​ ​even more​ ​anger​ ​by​ ​terrorists.​ ​History​ ​made​ ​the​ ​humanity​ ​think​ ​that​ ​refugees​ ​never​ ​turned out​ ​to​ ​be​ ​terrorist​ ​and​ ​even​ ​if​ ​we​ ​include​ ​the​ ​attack​ ​that​ ​failed,​ ​just​ ​0.0002%​ ​were Kutrolli​ ​7 terrorists​ ​(Bier).​ ​During​ ​the​ ​American​ ​history,​ ​none​ ​of​ ​the​ ​acts​ ​of​ ​terrorism​ ​has​ ​links​ ​with refugees​ ​(Bier).​ ​No​ ​person​ ​in​ ​power​ ​should​ ​use​ ​terrorism​ ​as​ ​an​ ​excuse​ ​to​ ​control​ ​US immigration​ ​edges​ ​and​ ​prefer​ ​common​ ​people​ ​with​ ​similar​ ​beliefs​ ​to​ ​people​ ​with different​ ​religious​ ​beliefs,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Muslims. Immigration​ ​during​ ​the​ ​years​ ​has​ ​shown​ ​positivity​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​in​ ​many fields,​ ​for​ ​example,​ ​economic​ ​and​ ​cultural.​ ​Immigration​ ​affects​ ​everyone,​ ​every​ ​territory in​ ​the​ ​whole​ ​world​ ​and​ ​it​ ​always​ ​has​ ​been​ ​present​ ​since​ ​the​ ​appearance​ ​of​ ​man​ ​on Earth.​ ​ ​Throughout​ ​the​ ​past​ ​decades​ ​and​ ​even​ ​more​ ​in​ ​the​ ​present,​ ​immigration​ ​has​ ​a really​ ​important​ ​impact​ ​on​ ​the​ ​society.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​past,​ ​there​ ​were​ ​periods​ ​of​ ​significant migratory​ ​flows​ ​such​ ​as​ ​the​ ​19th​ ​century,​ ​characterized​ ​by​ ​Italian​ ​and​ ​Irish​ ​immigrants. Reasons​ ​for​ ​moving​ ​into​ ​the​ ​US​ ​has​ ​not​ ​really​ ​changed,​ ​more​ ​opportunities​ ​and​ ​better lifestyle​ ​are​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​common​ ​reasons.​ ​Religious​ ​and​ ​political​ ​persecution​ ​has been​ ​and​ ​still​ ​is​ ​another​ ​important​ ​motive​ ​that​ ​pushed​ ​and​ ​motivated​ ​people​ ​to​ ​migrate to​ ​America.​ ​Not​ ​always​ ​immigrants​ ​have​ ​been​ ​treated​ ​fairly,​ ​as​ ​for​ ​example​ ​recently​ ​with the​ ​majority​ ​Muslims-countries​ ​ban​ ​by​ ​Executive​ ​order​ ​of​ ​the​ ​President.​ ​Many​ ​have thought​ ​this​ ​is​ ​unfair​ ​and​ ​unconstitutional​ ​because​ ​not​ ​letting​ ​Muslims​ ​entering​ ​the​ ​USA is​ ​the​ ​wrong​ ​way​ ​to​ ​combat​ ​terrorism.​ ​Terrorism​ ​can​ ​not​ ​be​ ​used​ ​as​ ​an​ ​excuse​ ​to​ ​ban different​ ​people​ ​entering​ ​the​ ​country.​ ​Immigration​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​resource​ ​for​ ​cultural​ ​and economic​ ​enrichment.​ ​As​ ​President​ ​John​ ​F.​ ​Kennedy​ ​said:​ ​“Everywhere​ ​immigrants have​ ​enriched​ ​and​ ​strengthened​ ​the​ ​fabric​ ​of​ ​American​ ​life.” Kutrolli​ ​8 Works​ ​Cited Babin,​ ​Brian.​ ​"America's​ ​Refugee​ ​Program:​ ​A​ ​Clear​ ​and​ ​Present​ ​Danger."​ N ​ ational Review​.​ ​N.p.,​ ​18​ ​Aug.​ ​2016.​ ​Web.​ ​30​ ​Mar.​ ​2017. 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