A changing culture from the late 1870’s through 1900 became known as the Gilded Age. The Gilded Age was first used by Mark Twain in his book known as “The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today”. The Gilded Age is known as a time where corruption and bad living conditions occurred on the inside of the area, but on the outside everything seemed strong and powerful, especially to other immigrants. A lot of people migrated from other countries to become part of what they thought was a perfect society, but when they arrived they realized how terrible everyone was treated and how bad the government ran. However, people stayed in the United States because they were used to things a lot worse, so America was a better area for living for a lot of the immigrants.
Imagine you as an immigrant who don’t have anything and want a better life. Think about it. Immigration is a big situation in the U.S and in different countries. The United States is really strict about illegal immigration. Different races from other countries try their best to come to America and they do it an illegal way.
He appeals to the anger of Americans by saying things such as, “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of the government while the people have borne the cost.” and “Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth.” (5) He joins in this anger in order to unify the nation and call out the other players of the government. This outpouring of emotion from the president evokes a heated tone that may just cause an uproar. Trump wraps-up his speech by repeating his famous phrase over and over. He continues to say, “Together we will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again.
Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories.
The legend of the Virgen de Guadalupe has become a common symbol of hope to many incoming immigrants of Latin American countries. Due to U.S. governmental and economic interventions in Latin American countries, it has caused many people to migrate as refuges and flee unstable environments. These mass migrations have been followed by torturous trails and stories that many times end in death or abuse, however, other times it has allowed refugees to move away and live stable lives in the U.S. However, once in the U.S., these immigrants are faced with discriminatory policy based on false accusations that makes their lives unsafe and unprotected. Therefore, Latinx religious faith becomes a strong component of community for these groups.
Many people around the world come to America for a better life. America “land of the free” is known for its vast opportunities and equality for all individuals. Although if we look back in history, there was a time where living in America did not welcome opportunities or equality for all individuals. Many dealt with this hardship by protesting. One means of protesting was writing.
Though it is true that with the entrance of foreigners there could be a chance at danger to the nation’s security, it is also true that refugees are put through some of the strictest security checks of anyone wanting to enter (Clark).This very action taken by the Governors expresses the same fears of plenty of Americans. The refugees are facing prejudice just as the Joads did. And the prejudice towards them is a harvest of fear. Along with prejudice, the refugees are faced with discrimination. One of this year’s GOP presidential candidates-Ted Cruz- suggested that the US government prioritize the refugees that are Christian (Strickland).
Immigration is a controversial issue, as it is meticulously associated with such topics as economic well-being, international competitiveness, homeland security, and as well as human tolerance. An immigration policy is a policy that a state deals with the travel of people across its borders into the country, but particularly those that aim to work and stay in the country. Immigration policies can range from permitting no migration at all to permitting most types of migration, such as free immigration. “Many politicians and workers argue that immigrants-legal and illegal-undercut wages and take jobs from native-born workers” (Immigrants and the Economy, 169). Frequently, religious and racial bias is tied to immigration policy, The Immigration
The essay “Asian Problems” presents the struggle that an asian in America encounters because of the many differences these cultures posses. The author points out how moving to the United States was a big transition. He also exposes how his americanization led to problems with his parents. The fact that they are traditional and their views are based on their culture creates a difference among him and his parents. The liberty in America caused many issues with the way they saw his son’s actions.
But, there is a legal and an illegal way to do things. I am all for people moving to our country to seek out the American Dream, as long as they do so legally. When immigrants go through our channels and come into our country legally they too can become Americans as long as they are productive members of society and law abiding citizens. But when they come in illegally and begin working undocumented, then that is unfair for those who are working and have to pay taxes. We are the ones stuck paying for their healthcare and housing and insurance.
The topic around immigration has been an ongoing controversy in many countries and especially in America. Based on the current election of Donald Trump as the president, views and opinions on immigration are drastically on the uprise and becoming a major debate for everyone. Although some critics argue of the negative impact immigrants bring to the country, others comment that immigrants actually bring values to the society and culture as a whole. In the context of today 's society in America, some people are viewing immigrants as a threat to their culture and thus demand their government to prohibit the entering of not only illegal immigrants but also legal immigrants, thus questioning to what extent a country should restrict or accept legal
Living in this beautiful country I have come to realize that our government feels as if they need to make up for our past political parties mistakes. Although they had good intentions, it has only made it harder only the majority of the population. America is unknowingly judgmental towards any select person that has a belief or opinion that is not supported at the current time. As an example people have seen the harsh behavior gay people have faced over the last hundred years so they decided to make their beliefs the most important.