Immigration is overall bad for america

Essay by ilovewritingHigh School, 11th gradeA+, October 2006

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The first wave of 5 million people came from 1815 to 1860. More recently, from 1990 to 2000, 33 million people were added to the U.S. population, 40% from immigration. That's 13 million, 200 thousand people!

*On a first visit to the United States in search of the "real America," foreigners find the U.S. to be a "foreign country." As they travel, they find Chinese in Chinatown in San Francisco, Koreans in Korea Town in Los Angeles, Italians in Little Italy in Manhattan, and Cubans in Little Havana, Miami. Instead of being the good ole' USA, we've become a foreign nation! The old song used to say, "God bless America." Now, we're not sure what to ask Him to bless! It's a mess!

* My first point is that Immigration costs our country a lot of money.

- You may remember, I mentioned there were 13.2 million immigrants entering the US from 1990 to 2000.

Do you know what this cost our country? It required 4.8 million more housing units, 6.3 million more cars that consumed 330 million more barrels of oil a year; and over 6 million acres more of forest was needed to supply them with paper and wood.

-Not to mention that the cost of printing up separate forms, materials, signage, audio phone messages, etc. to accommodate these non-English speaking people costs our country over 15 million dollars! That's 15 million dollars we wouldn't have to spend if these foreigners would stay in their own country!!!

- When legal immigrants pass the border, 93 percent of them settle in major metropolitan areas, such as, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Houston, San Diego, and Philadelphia. Have you wondered why places like New York and California are so crowded? Well, now you know one reason...