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Spaces and exchanges: is the immigration really desirable in the United States?

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The notion I am going to deal with is « Spaces and Exchanges ». To begin with, I’ld like to give a definition of the notion : an exchange is an act of giving and receiving something else in return. It can also be seen as a continuous movement or circulation. There are different kinds of exchanges : media, people, trade...

To illustrate the notion, I have chosen to talk about immigration in the United States, and particularly of the Mexican immigration. Is the immigration really desirable in the United states? First of all i will talk about some positive aspects of this immigration then i will talk about the issues that it can cause

A 2016 article from the « Christian science monitor » magazine indicates that contrary to popular belief, immigration has benefited the US economy and had little effect on job market, according to a report by the The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Indeed an increasing number of immigrants are: highly skilled workers with college degrees and skills that benefit the economy through innovation and entrepreneurship and actually drive up wages and job opportunities for immigrants and native-born citizens, they found.

Additionally, second-generation immigrants contribute to the economy as taxpayers and workers. To fully understand the importance of the immigration for the United States we can take the example of the Mexican immigrants, who represent more than half of the immigrants in the USA. But while some Americans aim at limiting their numbers, others view them as a cheap labour force because actually, a part of the American economy is based on cheap labour force, ready to endure difficult working conditions.

In any case, this migration pattern is the basis of all kinds of exchanges. As we have just said, it enables economic exchanges. While, Mexicans are given the opportunity to improve their living conditions, the US economy benefits from their adaptability as the former president Barack Obama said, during his plea for the immigration of November 20th, 2014.

Besides, immigration tends to create a multicultural society, with the emergence of TV channels in Spanish for example and the Spanglish that shows the influence of Spanish over the English.All these elements contribute to reinforce the idea that the United States would be a melting pot which is a society where many different types of people blend together as one.

So on the one hand The United States seem to benefit from multiple aspects of the immigration but on the other hand this immigration seems to have limits because of it’s negative aspects.

Indeed, The illegal immigration can raise safety problems in the country as the US president Donald Trump asserts. It is moreover one of reasons why over the last decades, the US-Mexico border has been a burning and debated issue. This borders has become a strategic place for legal and illegal business. Not only do commercial exchanges take place there, it is also a nerve centre for drug dealing.

Donald Trump asserts that he wants to keep America safe and thats why he takes a retrograde step concerning the immigration in the US by making it even more difficult: first of all the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico from day one, then the deportation of the criminals present illegally in his country, indicates the newspaper « le monde » in November


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