Immigration: Still A Problem Today Immigration has been linked back to our earliest ancestors. Although this may seem ridiculous, some people believe that Christopher Columbus, known founder of our country, was an illegal immigrant. Illegal immigration has always been a part of our country, but it had not been a major negative issue until recently. Over 200 years ago, in 1795, the Naturalization Act restricted citizenship to “free white persons” who lived in the United States for a minimum of five years and cut all ties with their former country. To this day, we are still facing predominant immigration issues. In our factories and large companies, there are illegal immigrants working for lower wages than our citizens. These workers who are willing to work for so cheap are forcing our citizens out of their jobs and into the unemployment field. Illegal immigration also causes many problems near our borders. Towns surrounding the borders, both in the United States and in Mexico, are becoming overrun by drug cartels. American and Mexican citizens are being murdered, along with officials. Illegal immigrants are putting a huge damper on our society, and we must put an end to it. Certain states, like Georgia for example, are attempting to pass laws that will make it easier to keep illegal aliens out of our country. Less than two weeks ago, on March, 3rd 2011, a law was passed in Georgia that requires employers to ensure that all of the workers they hire are legal. The law has been repeatedly compared to the recent Arizona immigration law, and most of the responses had the same ideas in them. Many opposers of this bill are calling this a “copycat”. All companies will be required to use a federal database to view all of their workers’ and applicants’ citizenship status. Transportation of illegal immigrants is illegal and all police officers can check the legal status of any person in their custody. The illegal immigration is affecting all citizens of the United States because it is causing our economy to decline rapidly. This topic is also relevant to us because we have just learned about immigration for different groups, and also there are two very different views on this subject. The first view of this idea is also the topic it is related to from our book: stereotyping. Stereotyping, as discussed in lecture two, is taking individual characteristics and applying them to an entire group. Racial profiling is one result of stereotyping. One group against the passing of this new law, the American Civil Liberties Union, argues that the bill will encourage racial profiling while also harming the agricultural industry. Police officers in Arizona were pulling over citizens they “deemed” to appear illegal. They noticed certain characteristics, such as a thick mustache, dark skin, and a cowboy hat, and pulled over anyone who fit their description. This fits the stereotyping definition exactly and is what opponents of the bill in Georgia fear. Another problem that opponents of this bill fear is that it will create second-class citizens. A second-class citizen, as defined by Google, is “an informal term used to describe a person who is systematically discriminated against within a state or other political jurisdiction, despite their nominal status as a citizen or legal resident there.” This would be shown through any form of discrimination that is committed. Although there are opponents to this bill, there are also supporters. Many Americans support this bill, and many bills similar to this around the United States. There are many benefits to this bill. First off, it would punish people who purposefully transport illegal immigrants into this country. It would also require many employers to check and make sure that all of their employees are eligible to work here. Local and state government
Illegal Immigration is a very important problem today in the United States. It affects everyone, from the homeless to the wealthy.The United States of America is a young and very unique country.It is made of people of different races, coming from various cultures and practicing diverse religions. Through the history of the country there were many waves of immigration, which shaped its economy and values. Individual and organizations such as Federation for American Immigration Reform(FAIR), American…
Employment Law 222-401
In 1924 President Coolidge signed the Johnson-Reed Act which limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota. This Immigration Act was set to allow entry for two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in accordance to the national census totals. Guidelines were set as to where they were allowed to migrate to and from depending on a number of variables such as age,…
What problems do the “Landsdowne Irish” face in America and how do they adapt to the new conditions of New York? How does the editorial from the Massachusetts teacher propose to deal with the problem of immigration? Why was Morse so opposed to Irish immigration and how do his views compare to immigration debates today?
The Landsdowne Irish suffered through a rough famine back in Ireland and immigrated to New York with hopes of a better life. However, when arriving to places like “Five Points”…
setting. Immigration and gay marriage are two of the topics that come to me off the top of my head. We discussed these in class throughout the semester at some point and time. Whether they follow the basic “guidelines” of the article “Putting Politics Where It Belongs: In The Classroom” was a little bit unclear before reading the article.
There are three types of framing when it comes to discussing such topics in the classroom. The first is open, according to the article, is a problem that can…
28 January 2013
Immigration is a big social problem in the U.S., but with stereotypes and over generalizations, the mass media seems to amplify the negativity. Even those who make up the U.S. society today all have come from immigrants. Regardless of how long certain families have been in America at one point in time everyone migrated to this land. The issue is not immigration itself it is the illegal immigrants living among the people. There is no way of knowing…
Causes and Effects of Immigration
Name : Omar Kareem
ID : 20083112
Section : H
Instructor: Miss. Nathalia Geha
Causes and effects of immigration
Thesis: the immigration is a big social problem. People immigrate because they want to have job, to run from dangerous situation and to have better education.
I_ causes of immigration
A_ some people are forced to move due to a conflict or to…
Almost all of us can say we are children of immigrants. Either our great grandparents or grandparents came to America for a better life. We know that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are the symbols of that great dream that so many sought so many years ago. During a visit to Ellis Island last summer I learned that during the early 1900’s we encouraged immigration because it was a time when our country’s territory had grown and we needed…
The article I chose to analyze is called Immigration: Learn Before you legislate. The argument this article is trying to make is that legislation was brought talk about immigration reform in the US for many of years. The author explains how previous reform and control acts have failed but legislation spends millions of dollars in effort to reform immigration laws. The author argues that before Americans agree for more “tough legislation”, our lawmakers should try to understand why our previous efforts…
came to this country from Guatemala he had nothing, knew only his few family members that were already in the states, and only spoke Spanish. Nevertheless, through all those adversities he faced he still managed to find a job and provide for himself. Today, nearly thirty years after coming to this country he speaks English, owns a home, has raised a beautiful family, and most importantly he is no longer an illegal immigrant but a permanent resident who is currently planning on becoming a U.S. citizen…
Today, the problem of illegal immigration becomes an unbearable burden for the US. Who is often left alone in face of a bunch of economic problems caused by illegal immigration. Because of the current crises it is even harder to have illegal immigrants because they take up money that the US doesn’t have. In other words, our budget cannot expand any further to support the social expenses and elimination of problems raised by illegal immigration. Immigration has been a very heated topic…