Nearly 46 percent of all immigrants resident in the United States in 2022 arrived prior to 2000.
More than three-quarters are in the country legally.
Immigrants have a higher workforce participation rate, 66% vs 63%.

Legislation:
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, abolished national-origin admission quotas.
The Refugee Act of 1980 - a formal refugee resettlement program


Outline of plan for this sight.
Ways of coming to the US legal and legal:
Legal Immigration Process Quotas Citizenship Arguments for Immigration Seeking asylum as a refuge
International Refugee Law Everyone has the right to seek asylum
Countries that have signed the 1951 Convention (including the US) are obliged to protect refugees on their territory.
The 1951 Convention was essentially limited to protecting European refugees in the aftermath of the Second World War.
The 1967 Protocol, removes these geographic and time-based limitations in the 1951 protocol.

Economic - Need workers in food services, construction, agriculture, landscaping Spurs economic growth
In 2024 we had 1.5 job openings for every immigrant.

   
Asylum - criteria, screening,

Illegal

Ethnic exclusion

US Legal issues
   Build the wall
   Differentiation crossing at ports vs between ports
   We have 1,000 asylum screeners need 3-4,000


Links:
Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States | Migration Policy.org
This Spotlight offers information about the approximately 46.2 million immigrants in the United States as of 2022, more than three-quarters of whom are in the country legally.

15 Myths About Immigration Debunked

IIs it legal to cross the U.S. border to seek asylum? | rescue.org

Quick Immigration Statistics: United States | Immigrant Learning Center