Take a look at these well-known immigration quotes. Most of these famous immigration quotations and saying reflect the values of life.

Immigration Quotes

Immigration is the practice of people moving from one place to another, generally to a territory that is far away from the migrants’ native land. Globalization has not only relaxed trade regulations, but have also played a significant role in the sharp increase in immigration. The reasons behing Immigration could be anything from economic needs to education and increase in the standard of living, in general. The flow of immigration is always towards the developed and developing countries as people tend to move there in search of greener pastures, a poverty-free environment, persecution and other ills that are the bane of third world countries.

Historically, the USA has been and still is the 'Mecca of Immigration', where outsiders constitute approximately 13% of the population. This trend which has become the reason why America is known as the 'Country of Immigrants'.  If we look at an immigrant’s life, it could be quite exciting going to be in a new country, explore its norms and culture. Whereas, on the flip side, culture shock and a feeling of hostility can make it quite difficult for a person to adapt himself/herself to a new environment. Below are a few interesting immigration quotations and sayings.

I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, "What are you?"

- Grace Hopper

America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.

- James Madison

Amnesty is a big billboard, a flashing billboard, to the rest of the world that we don't really mean our immigration law

- Richard Lamm

As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration, we must remember the many hard-working legal immigrants that contribute so much to our nation's economy and culture.

- Bob Filner

At the very end, what is going to happen is that immigration will be reduced considerably. And how can we get to that stage? By agreements on sectors.

- Vicente Fox

As the American public continues to focus more intensely on illegal immigration and securing the nation's borders, the number of members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus continues to grow.

- Virgil Goode

Going forward, as we work to strengthen our border in the interests of homeland security, we must also recognize the economic importance of immigration reform.

- Dave Reichert

Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems.

- Timothy Murphy

I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns.

- Jeff Bingaman

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