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IMMIGRANTS AND THE UNITED STATES The Americans now are concerning about migration as well as the nations economy The concern is whether the immigrants will contribute to the prosperity of the America society or they just create more problems and difficulties for our society People also worry about the budget that the nation has to provide for new immigrants Do we as a nation of immigrants still have the capacity to absorb newcomers Historian David Kennedy in his article Can We Still Afford to Be a Nation of Immigrants discusses about immigration in the United States and he states that we still have the capacity to absorb new immigrants The author supports his idea successfully by using historical evidences from history of immigration and evidences from recent studies In the introductory of his article Kennedy writes about a new source of immigrants that comes to the America in the nineteenth century Those immigrants come from the nine none European countries called the third world or less developed countries He then compares the Americas population growth with the Latin Americas population growth and he says that our population growth still 4 times less than the Latin Americas population growth He also says that the America now still has a very small number of immigrant he says I mentioned their relatively small numbers in the American population and we still have a lot of absorptive capacity to accept new wave of immigrants He says that the percentage of foreign born person now only half of those in 1910 in which our nation was not well develop as we are now So we can see that as our economy becomes more developed we still have more capacity to absorb new arrivals Kennedy also emphasize the important of the variety group of immigration and their contributions to the American cultural aspect He says we are in the presence of something for which we as a country have very
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