9/11 Pros And Cons

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Have the laws and regulations passed as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 been helpful or hurtful to American society? On September 11, 2001, there were nineteen militants, that were associated with a terrorist group named al-Qaeda. This Islamic extremist group hijacked four airplanes, this group was sent to commit suicide attacks on the United States. Out of the four planes two of them were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The other two planes also crashed but in separate places, one hit the Pentagon near Washington D.C. and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. During these attacks, almost 3,000 people were killed. This is what triggered the many laws and regulations passed. …show more content…

These terrorist attacks would cause a major shift in the way immigration was handled by the United States. The Homeland Security Act was passed by President Bush in 2002, which was solely created to keep the U.S. safe from future terrorist attacks. This department oversees numerous agencies, especially including the agencies that involve immigration. Immigration enforcement has increased due to the increasing rate of deportation. “Immigrant removals — including deportations and so-called voluntary departures — went from roughly 200,000 people in 2001 to nearly double that in 2011.” (Hesson) A big reason that has contributed to the increased deportations is the rise in undocumented immigrate population. Obama’s administration enforced a new immigration enforcement program called Secure Communities. Secure Communities allow the local law enforcement to work with Homeland Security by sharing fingerprints of arrestees. Basically, allowing local law enforcement to serve as da facto immigration …show more content…

Honestly some of the laws and regulations have seemed to be helpful, but when it boils down to it, it seems to be more harmful than helpful. This caused many immigrants to be deported and be separated from their families. Their reasoning for coming to America was to start a new life and a better one for themselves and their families. This also caused some Americans to view immigrants in the wrong way because of their culture or beliefs. After the attack people who were from the middle east or were considered to be Muslims were profiled especially when it came to travelling. The reason it is harmful because this put a negative view on most immigrants and caused them to endure a form of racism that they should have not been dealing

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