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Eng 201 data commentaries

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Joe Wilmot Eng 201 4-6-10 Kenlea Pebbles Data Commentaries (Figure 1 http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/lpr_fr_2008.pdf ) Figure 1 shows the Legal Permanent Resident into the United States of America from 1900 to 2008. As shown on the chart there is a decline 1900 to 1945 and then from there, the LPR flow increases each year. Around 1990 is when there is a huge jump in the number of LPRs; this is due to the immigration act of 1990. People with LPR status can do anything a regular American can do and also apply to become a U.S. citizen. The LPRs flow into the United States since 1980 has gradually increased and in 2008 there were a total of 1,107,126 people that became LPRs. Statistics show that 58 percent lived in America when they were granted lawful permanent residence and 65 percent were granted it based on a family relationship with an American resident. This tells us that immigrants are already living here and have established lives with American citizens, while just wanting to live normal lives. With the passing of the Immigration Act of 1990 there became more family-sponsored preferences, employment preference, and diversity immigrants. As a result there was huge jump LPRs into the United States, after a few years the flow into the U.S. has fluctuated significantly between .7 to 1.2 million while growing each year. With the way the trend is going, we will see the LPR flow increase unless a law is passed to reduce or increase the number of LPRs. This could eventually cause problems for America in regards to employment and becoming over populated in areas. Great for immigrants and opens up opportunity for them, but could be at the cost of Americans who are already here.
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Joe Wilmot Eng 201 4-6-10 Kenlea Pebbles (Table 2 http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/lpr_fr_2008.pdf ) In table 2 the LPR flow was measured by admission, which shows us several interesting
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