Immigration and racism issues have always been a strong discussion here in America. “The United States of America originated based on immigration. All the original ancestors from the great 13 colonies all migrated from Europe” (Immigration). Unless you are a true Native American, then your ancestors are immigrants. America is not the wonderful free land and melting pot that it is advertised to be.
Recent events in the past decade has cause many people to portrayed immigrants as terrorists, illegal immigrants, gang affiliated members, drug dealers, etc. This raises questions regarding closing the border or limiting the number of people that can migrate to America. Politicians and law makers are too concerned about this matter and had propose solutions and issue laws in attempt to stop foreigners from coming to America. However, as both sides pushes for their ideas on the issue, it is ultimately up to the younger generation to decide the future of immigrants living in America.
Immigration has always been a part of American culture, in fact, it is the basis of how our country was formed. Immigration, both legal and illegal, has become a key focal point in today’s society. In a collection of essays titled “Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrant and What It Means to Be American,” Jamar Jacoby has a piece titled “The New Immigrants and the Issue of Assimilation” originally published in 2004. Jacoby creates an argument that although beneficial to our country, many immigrants are entering the United States where they are forced to spend their lives at the bottom of the economy, and where their assimilation feels forced. Jacoby’s purpose for writing this piece is to encourage readers that Americans are the problem
Socially speaking, immigrants may find themselves feeling excluded from a society with organizations and perceptions that generalize them as illegal aliens who disrupt and complicate social institutions, instead of being a contributing part of society. Immigrants may feel constantly fearful of the federal and state governments’ influence on the undocumented community, which leads to how divided politics has been on the issue. Many argue for immigration reform while others have turned down the idea entirely. Much of the stigma on immigrants involves their place of origin or religion being associated with such acts as terrorism, drug smuggling, and general violence. This allows those who are against immigration reform, the ability to argue for
In recent years, immigration has become so popular that more and more people would choose to immigrate to another country than living in their own homeland. Talking about immigration, people hold different opinions towards it, for some of them agree that it can bring lots of benefits to a country,and of course some hold the opposite opinion. As in America, this common phenomenon has brought three good effects in population, traditions and economy.
Immigration in the past few decades have grown within the world as many are fleeing their own countries for others, by both legal and illegal means. However, with such a large influx of immigrants, this has put a notable strain on the receiving countries. Thus raising the question of what can be done and what to do with those who have illegally entered the country. In the United States the issue of illegal immigration and immigrants has progressively worsened, splitting the citizen’s opinion between either allowing them to stay or deporting every illegal within the country. On November 20, 2014 President Obama gave a speech to answer such questions with his immigration reform.
There has been a lot of debate on immigration and how we should deal with it. There are many different ways to solve this problem. Donald Trump has a very different approach to this problem than most. Denying people access into this country goes against how this country works and how it was founded. First, Donald Trump would like to build a wall roughly 2,000 miles across the border of Mexico.
Immigration is a delicate subject, but regardless of personal opinions, it is an important part of US history. Without immigration, countries would not have been formed, and now cultures would not have been implemented into existing ones. Modern immigration, which stems from older forms of immigration, is more complex, with new terms and regulations to become a US citizen. Some foreigners are unable to meet said terms, and struggle with the process of entering the US, so they attempt to enter the country without the permission of the US government. A reported seven hundred thousand enter the US each year, according to Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform.
Closing the border has its benefits and its problems, but each way could be explained in different ways from different people. Some immigrants could explain why closing is good or bad and some americans could do the same. Not closing the border would mean that americans would be able to still work as they do without having to worry about someone taking their job due to immigration. Closing the border is a bad idea because immigrants take american jobs, risk of terrorism, puts the government in stress for resources, and most importantly they overpopulate America. Taking American jobs is something that is not wanted by the people whose jobs are being taken, but also causes problems for the workforce.
Despite the multiple attempts at creating a well-rounded immigration reform the United States has failed to achieve the full capacity of the reform. The United States first failure at the reform was in 1986 when congress passed the “Immigration Reform and Control Act”. The purpose of this legislation was to amend, revise, and re-assess the status of unauthorized immigrants set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act. The content of this bill is overwhelming and is divided into many sections such as control of unauthorized immigration, legalization and reform of legal immigration.
Immigration Immigration has had a big influence on many parts of the world, including America. America has been influenced by immigrants from many parts of the world and it has changed America’s history from now to the end of time. It was and is a big topic in other countries such as England or Asia. It has changed the way all countries are today and is still an influencing factor that is changing them even today. Immigrants have influenced the American culture and the American culture has been shaped by immigrants.
Argument Speech: Mexican Border Security Policy “It was a cold December morning waking up finding my dad watching the news, I sat down and witness how far Mexico has fallen. Officials have uncovered weapons, drugs, and secret tunnels. I could listen to my dad cursing because this has brought the fall of a once beautiful used to be country and now it only looks like the place where criminals can roam around free. The reason we came to the U.S. was because of the mischiefs of many people finding a way to survive trying to make money on whatever they could find that was all you could think of over there. I thought to myself at that moment bless be the people in the Southern border that have risked their lives to protect the U.S. from the people that would like to destroy and ruin this beautiful country.”