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Page 1 of 2 SOC 352 – Chapter 5 Outline Some Facts about Immigration: causes intense social and political controversies. Many aruge that rapid immigration threatens to overburden the American economy and social programs (such as education and health care services). It calls into question the coherence of our culture, language, and national identity – “who and what Americans are.” Most immigrants (over 80 percent) come to the US legally and undocumented (illegal) immigrants make up only 1 percent of the total population. Most undocumented immigrants (60 percent) don’t come by illegally crossing a border; they first come legally on a student, tourist, or business visa and don’t return when it expires. The number of immigrants that don’t speak English is increasing because the number of immigrants in increasing. Demand for English classes far exceeds the number of available classes. In Southern California most immigrants have mastered English within ten years and do not remain mired in poverty. Immigrants do not cost US citizens jobs and their net effect is
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