Immigration in the U.S
Many people immigrate to the United States for different reasons. ''As of 2012 there are 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States.Below are the countries where people mostly immigrate to the U.S from :
- Mexico 59%
- El Salvador 6%
- Guatemala 5%
- Honduras 3%
- Philippines 3%
Top states where they settle :
- California 25%
- Texas 16%
- Florida 6%
- New York 5%
- Illinois 5%
Many immigrants in the U.S. don't have access to private medical care because of the high cost and their wages isn't enough to buy medical care and take care of their family. There is another way to get medical care for illegal immigrants that have low income though, it is called the Gold Card. This is a program that is supposed to help you with costs of your medical care. This card is given by the government. Although if you get it you can't go to all hospitals or doctors office, there are specific places you can go to because not all accept this card.
An Immigrant's journey
To come to the United States is a very difficult challenge, mostly now that supervision has increased in the borders, but still many people risk their lives to come here. '' The number of immigrants who die while they attempt to illegally cross the U.S - Mexico border increased significantly in 2012.'' The deaths went up by 27%. 447 immigrants died in 2012 along the border that is between the U.S. and Mexico. Many families get destroyed by these type of tragedies and children become orphans. Wouldn't it be horrible if one day you see your father leaving for a long and harsh trip but he never comes back? That's what many kids have to face, living without a father.
Immigration is when a person travels from one country to another illegaly. This happens a lot in the U.S. Like I said before people travel here for different reasons like for finding jobs. When they are looking for jobs '' they are often hired by U.S employes who are able to hire them for wages lower tan they would have to pay to hire U.S workers ''. This means that immigrants get payed less than an average U.S citizen , of course the undocumented immigrant would be upset but if he or she quits the job it would be verry difficult to find a new job. For this reason employers prefer hiring immigrants. Below is the number of illegal immigrants working three states.
- California - 1,887,695
- Texas - 1,296,670
- Florida - 587,440
Recently in November 2014 president Barak Obama announced a new action that would have allowed temporary work permits, drivers license and to travel out of the country and be able to come back to the U.S legally for the parents of U.S citizens. This act was going to start on May 19,2015. Not everybody liked this new law though, people tried to stop it and unfortunately Texas' federal judge temporarily blocked. People all over the United States manifested against the act being blocked.
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