Tuesday, February 16, 2016

America is Immigration

America is filled with people from all over the world. There are those that look like they are from here and those who stand out. If you were to ask my grandmother her background, you would be sitting trying to figure out an never-ending map. She's mainly Cuban and Dominican, but you would hear about ten other ethnicities as well. It's extremely common to be or have parents, grandparents, or great grandparents that were immigrants than to have that whole line of family be solely from America. Thanks to both my grandparents I'm a mut of ethnicities but with my fair skin, blonde hair, and bluish eyes, most people wouldn't be able to tell.

Canada - Green | Western Europe - Purple | Asia - Orange | Latin America - Red | Russia/Eastern Europe - Blue | Africa - Pink

Only in Cook County 1/5 of the population is foreign born.
Interactive Map Showing Immigration

I believe that in the dangerous world we live in, we can't let anyone into our country. But, if we can offer a safer home than some other countries can for people than that should be allowed. Limitations are the best way to handle immigration. With background checks, screening and examining the possible risks, America can stay a safe, happy and free place for Americans and immigrants. No matter the country or skin color someone holds, they should be allowed a safe place to call a home.

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