As of 2004, a total of 12 percent of the population was foreign born. Immigrants account for a disproportionate share of population growth because they are younger and have higher fertility rates than natives. Because of immigration’s importance, immigration policy has been debated throughout our history. In the past thirty years, the United States has undergone tremendous changes, yet immigration policy has not changed with the times.
With immigration needing reform, requiring such careful attention, no two policies have been more examined then that of open immigration or closed orders. Open immigration in America allows anyone, willing to come, an opportunity to bring their ideas, share their dreams, and vastly improve their quality of life. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, unless of course your born across the border.
If your nationality, your place of birth, were as simple as applying for a Job, would anybody even apply to places like Africa or the Middle East, or would Hugh Heifer and Donald Trump get a million applications a day to be born into a wealthy family with a silver spoon in their mouth. Opening the borders will rant all human beings the chance at the “American Dream” that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.
More often then not, immigration is associated with words like; unskilled labor, welfare, poverty, and crime; words that no doubt strike fear and ignorance in the heart of many Americans, and rightfully so. Since when is it fair to associate immigration with anything but what it is; to enter and usually become established; especially : to come into a country of which one is tot a native for permanent residence For the continued success of America, especially in a time of economic uncertainty, the impact of immigrants on the economy cannot be overlooked, but examined and appreciated for the value they carry.
The total business income generated by immigrant business owners is $67 billion, 1 1. 6 percent of all business income in the United States. Immigrants own 1 1. 2 percent of all businesses with $100,000 or more in sales and 10. 8 percent of all businesses with employees. With such astonishing numbers, 1 in 10 businesses owned by immigrants, and companies like; Intel, Yahoo, Google, Sun and Ebay, all being started by an immigrant, someone born outside the U. S. , it’s a wonder what technology would be like without immigration, or where it could be with an open door policy.
Can you remember what it was like to not have a cell phone, when you had to wait by the house phone, tied to a wall, or get a page and find a payphone to keep in touch. You can thank a young Soviet radio operator named Leonie Jovanovich from Moscow for the first invention of the mobile phone, in 1957. Times will continue to change, and society with it, and though immigrants don’t hold all the answers to America’s problems, they are clearly an integral part of the economy and the makeup of millions of taxpaying citizens, whose contributions far exceed the burden they place on society.
Unlike open immigrations “freedom to roam” policy, a closed borders policy would secure our borders and put America’s estate as our top priority It’s September 1 2001 , and after working all day at the office and coming home to three kids and a tired wife, you finish the dishes and get ready for bed. You awake to your cell phone ringing off the hook with screams of “turn on your TV, your never going to believe hat happened. ” Society’s cry for answers to the tragic events of 9/1 1 brought up questions and concerns to Just how safe we are in “the most powerful country in the world. We thought we were protected in our own back yard, yet a terrorist group from a small, poverty ridden country, who worked out of caves, was able to infiltrate our schools, we trained some of the pilots who hijacked the planes, and bypass the then mediocre airport security, to crash 4 planes, killing almost 3,000 people. Since the attacks, we have made immigration one of the top priorities in our country, with a ear 50/50 split on the policy to open or close the borders.