Immigration is a quintessentially American issue, given that immigrants and their descendants make up the vast majority of the U.S. population (the 2010 census indicates that American Indians and Alaska Natives make up only 1.7% of our total population). Of the 98% of the population that is not considered Native American, 13% were born abroad, and later moved to the United States. The United States has long been a nation of immigrants, and so we might ask why immigration is still such a volatile issue?
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