Benefits of Immigration For the U.S. Culture Job system Economy For the Immigrants Higher wages In many poverty stricken Central American countries, even the best of paying jobs earn less than $5 a day (Messerli). Relief from violence and corruption
Culture Shock Spanish cultures bring different music, foods, ways of life, and languages to the united states (Lopez). List examples while presenting Music (bachata, merengue, salsa) foods (rice and beans, tamales, tortillas) Languages (spanish) Ways of life (family orriented)
Generation Nation America’s first immigrants came from Europe (Diner). Population of the United States is 6.5% Hispanics (“Latinos by Geography”) The faces of immigration has changed but the idea has not.
Communication Nation Diversity in language, religion, race, and culture. Spanish signs U.S. is the 5th largest Spanish speaking country (Department of Translation Studies) Of the top 15 languages learned in the u.s. over half of the students were learning half. ("Languages in the United States.").
Common Misconceptions A study in 2007 by the Public Policy Institute of California found that immigrants who arrived in the state between 1990 and 2004 increased wages of native workers by an average of 4% (“PPIC”) That immigrant workers want our jobs. Most dirty jobs are done by immigrants.
Social Security Special Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). While waiting for granted citizenship, currently illegal aliens can legally file and receive tax returns for the work and money they are earning. (Kraft).
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