Hi this is Austin S. from 6th period 20th century. During the early 1900’s immigration was a big problem. There were as many as 25 million illegals in the country. That’s half as many people that lived in the entire country in 1880. This problem has been going on since the creation of the United States and still exists today.
Immigration in the past wasn’t as bad as it is today. Back in the early 1900’s, immigration was needed to start the country and raise the population, but it still had some bad effects on the economy. The immigrants took jobs from legal citizens and most didn’t speak English. Today immigration is a bigger problem in the collapsing economy and jobless environment causing legal citizens to have a hard time surviving.
The immigration problem has gotten so bad that we can no longer ignore it like we did in the early 1900’s. We have to start looking for a solution to the problem. There are many possible solutions for this problem. One of them is mass deportation; this is a costly way of fixing the problem, but a good idea and has been used before. Another would be to have more strict border laws and a stronger and larger boarder patrol, this will stop the flow of illegal’s into the country but not get the illegal’s already here out. Immigration will always be a problem in the United States; there is no complete solution to the ongoing problem.