Immigration helps our economy--encourage it


This question is looking for your views on both legal and illegal immigration; whether we should open our borders or patrol them more tightly and lower the legal immigrant count.  However you answer the above question would be similar to your response to these statements:



The US admits about 660,000 legal immigrants per year (1998 figures). The Immigration Act of 1990 allows for 480,000 immigrants with family in the US; 140,000 immigrants in needed employment fields; and the rest under per-country limits and diversity limits. Foreign-born people accounted for 8% of the US population in the 1990 census; in the decades prior to 1930, the figure was 13%. About 5 million illegal aliens reside in the US (1996 figures). 55% of all illegal aliens come from Mexico. (Other Latin American countries account for another 20%). 40% of all illegal aliens live in California. (TX, NY, FL, and IL account for the next 40%). The illegal alien population is growing by about 275,000 each year. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) runs the Border Patrol as well as interior enforcement. 

Bilingual Education

Schools may conduct classes in Spanish or other languages using federal ‘Title VII’ funds, which totaled $380 million last year (1% of total spending). 13% of K-12 students speak a language other than English at home.

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