In Peter Kwong’s essay titled “Whats wrong with their U.S immigration debate”, he speaks about in detail about the discrimination that’s seen daily towards immigrants. Even though the United States today is made up mostly by people who were once immigrants, as each group of immigrants come they are “confronted [with] hostile responses” from the people who have been living in the US for longer. But studies have shown that immigrants are actually beneficial for the economy. When immigrants start working in the United States, they increase the productive capacity of the economy. It raises their own personal income but also the income of the long time citizens. In addition, it raises the general GDP of the entire county. And yes, part of this money is going directly to the immigrants, but thats only 0.2- 0.4% of whats being brought in by them. They also help by making the money move around the country. Immigrants are more likely to move to where the job opportunity is while natives would rather stay where they are comfortable. They’re more fluid about what job they accept and this also makes a tremendous impact not the economy. They generally accept jobs that others aren’t willing to work for but they are they payed less because of their status. People blame the immigrants for their issues because they are naive about what their role is in this country. I also think that its because its easier to blame others for issues instead of taking responsibility for it themselves.