But recent immigrants accounted for a higher share of the population (4.6 percent) in counties with the lowest unemployment rates”. Furthermore, this counters the argument that Immigration lowers American job opportunities. Those who are coming into America are raised in different job markets, so the jobs they are going for aren’t even jobs that Americans are working in. If Immigration creates jobs, lowers unemployment, and apply for jobs natives aren’t currently working, then what is such the Controversy about the subject? All claims critics are saying are automatically disproved by simple statistics.
“America is rich in autobiography” (Holte 29). Furthermore, “autobiographies of immigrants provide a chance to assess how political, cultural, and social forces actually shaped economic decision making of emigrants” (Blewett 90). In this thesis, three contemporary immigrant autobiographers were selected, all are distinct in cultures, languages, and races, and their literary works: Aleksandar Hemon’s The Book of My Lives, Anchee Min’s The Cooked Seed, and Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rico are discussed to better understand the benefits that immigrants expect to gain in the USA, and how they integrate into American culture. The reason why three different ethnicities was selected is that they saw the New World differently. Hemon escaped civil war in his homeland to America, and applied for an asylum.
Economic recession in 1960s to 1980s are still like the yesterday’s nightmare for most people in early twentieth century. During this period, , a big trade deficit was caused because more foreign goods floated into US market than capital floated from the US to developing countries. This phenomenon made the economy inside the US face a hard time. Meanwhile, American citizens began to pursue “one of the country’s most cherished myths, the American Dream-a fantasy of social mobility enabled by America’s putative rejection of the aristoristocratic heirarchy structuring the Old World societies of our ancestors”(Deitchman). Lots of people wanted to go from lower class to upper class in order to escape from the life which was becoming harder and harder.
Nativism is described as “the political idea that people who were born in a country are more important than immigrants”( "Nativism Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary"). Nativism was most seen during the 1870’s through the 1920’s. Nativism was a major cause in middle-class disputes since middle-class workers feared that the immigrant workers would drop wage prices and that they “...threatened social stability”(The Many Faces of Immigration). Many Catholic immigrants were blamed for the overflow of immigrants in the poverty sections of cities. This was not the only case of discrimination against religious affiliations in immigrants.
Matt Taibbi’s “The Divide” uses extensive research to attempt to contradict the understanding of our nonpartisan justice system. According to Taibbi, while poverty has increased, crime has decreased, and the jail population has increased 600% since 1991 (page xvi). He states while individuals are being prosecuted based on race and financial status. In which Taibbi argues that other offenders are not being prosecuted compared to minority groups. Moreover, Taibbi states in which where you grew up determines your socioeconomic status.
According to the research of Hawley, one quarter of the working people had become unemployed as the companies had been made into insolvents (unable to pay the debts) due to their economic meltdown and arrival of the Great Depression. The New Deal did successfully decrease unemployment from thirteen million to eight million but it did not stop it. Some historians have argued that it was World War Two rather than the New Deal which allowed the American economy to recover. The war provided jobs employing Americans in arms factories and the war itself. The New Deal helped millions but was only successful to a certain extent.
Over the years, immigrants have influenced many aspects of American society and has had a vital role in shaping the United States to what it is today. According to the US Census Bureau, an agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for producing data about the American people and economy, “non-Hispanic white population in the U.S. declined from 85 percent in 1965 to 62.2 percent in 2014, and the forecast is for the percentage of non-Hispanic whites to fall to 43.6 percent in 2060” (qtd. in Walsh). Despite the rise of immigrants and the profound impact they have had on society, many immigrants face perpetual discrimination; this idea has appeared many times throughout Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Bean Trees. Taking place during the 1970s, the main character, Taylor, moves from Kentucky to Arizona; along the way, she meets Esperanza and Estevan, illegal immigrants from Guatemala.
The negative stereotype that Latinos are indefinitely stuck in poverty is created by the tendency to average the progress of new immigrants to those of older immigrants. “Since Latino immigration continues, averaging together the poverty rates or homeownership levels of large numbers of people who arrived recently with those who have been here for decades can provide a skewed view of progress,” (America’s Assimilating Hispanics). However, longitudinal studies, when properly measured and displayed, show that Latino immigrants are making economic progress. Latino assimilation transcends the realms of politic and economic to touch culture, as English language acquisition shows. Supporters of anti- Latino immigration legislation tend to cite the prevalence of Spanish-speaking communities across the U.S, and even North Carolina, as evidence that Latino immigrants are failing to assimilate.
And, they only hold 2.6% of C-suite jobs. Why? Discrimination during hiring process: A recent economic study, as summarized in the Tampa Bay Times, lays bare the fact that resumes with white sounding names get many more call backs than those with identical qualifications and black sounding names. Cultural need for display of perceived wealth The “Breathing While Black” phenomenon is outright discrimination and harassment by law
Controlling for other variables that could affect the income of a film they found that the post-BitTorrent movies captured less resources previously. The greater the delay, the greater the loss. More striking, the most popular genres suffered more with the online pirates. "After BitTorrent, the release delay effect in science fiction movies and action is much greater than in other genres," said Danaher. He estimates that this type of piracy has led to an annual decrease of $ 240 million in box office revenue of weekends in the 17 countries studied.