10.6D: Immigration and Illegal Immigration
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- Discuss the history and status of immigration (both legal and illegal) and the workforce in the United States
- Immigration to the United States has been a major source of population growth and cultural change. Different historical periods have brought distinct national groups, races and ethnicities to the United States.
- In recent years, immigration has increased substantially.
- American attitudes toward immigration are markedly ambivalent. In general, Americans have more positive attitudes toward groups that have been visible for a century or more, and much more negative attitude toward recent arrivals.
- An illegal immigrant in the United States is an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the United States without government permission and in violation of United States Nationality Law, or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa, also in violation of the law.
- immigration: The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
- illegal immigration: When a person enters the United States without governmental permission and in violation of the United States Nationality Law, or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa, also in violation of the law.
Recent Immigration Demographics
Public Opinion Toward Immigrants
Illegal Immigration to the United States