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SOC 352 – Chapter 5 Outline Some Facts about Immigration: Many argue that rapid immigration threatens to overburden the American economy and social programs (such as educational and health care services); most important, they say, it calls into question the coherence of our culture, language, and national identity – “who and what Americans are” rapid immigration can cause problems. Most immigrants come to the United States legally, and undocumented immigrants make up only about 1 % of the total population. Most undocumented immigrants don’t come by illegally crossing a border; they first come legally on a student, tourist, or business visa and then don’t return when it expires. The number of immigrants not speaking English is increasing. Many studies show that immigrants do not cost U.S. citizens jobs. Immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in benefits. Immigrants are not uniformly distributed across the United States. The Graying of America: We are becoming an older population. This is true in all industrial
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