Sample History Paper on Defining America: through immigration policy


Different policies have been applied in the management of immigrants and enforcing of immigration laws. There are three main categories are exclusionary, inclusionary and selective policies. Exclusion denies immigrants entry into the U.S by setting up d strict admission criteria. The requirements are set up different for all types of immigrants. Inclusive policies on the other hand mainly rely on controlling immigrant behavior. This is along and within the borders. In so doing the immigrants can deliver labor to the country at a lower rate than the native population. The last policy is selective policies, which highlights vetting of immigrants before admission. Elements considered include factors such as education levels and education policies at place of origin.

The United States employs a number of policies on the spectrum. It however in my opinion highlights the inclusive policy taking advantage of the cheap labor provided by immigrants. This may be considered unfair but profitable to the economy.


A number of groups in the US consider immigration as a threat. This is based on misconceptions spreading concerning the immigrants and their interests. One such misconception is that the immigrants are illegally in the country. This is based on the theory that in earlier years, persons would cross the border into the United States illegally seeking a better life.

The result is the natives believe the immigrants are taking away opportunities on the American market leaving the native population with nothing. Steering stereotypical ideas, these opinions are largely untrue. The border security has for the past few decades been virtually airtight. Strict vetting processes are employed before allowing immigrants into the country. This stereotype is therefore untrue and unfounded.



Hing, B. O. (2012). Defining America: through immigration policy. Temple University Press.