“Our attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as the talent and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances” (Cotton). First Crossing: A Whole New World For two months my mother did not rest, for she was contemplating on what her next decision would 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.
Not every immigrant get into the country using the legal means. There are those who get into the country on student visas and start working contrary to the visas they hold. There are others who get into the country illegally with no genuine United States visa. The immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 focusses on the matter of illegal immigration through placing major fines on the employers of those immigrants who hire them. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 allowed a number of barriers to immigration.
Immigration has always been a huge topic in the U.S. However, it is until recently that there has been an attempt to stop immigration and to ‘ship’ away illegal immigrants. This has been a worldwide dilemma. When you have a president that strikes fear into the hearts of people, specifically immigrants, you can see why certain holidays won’t take place when they should. In the article, “Cinco de Mayo parade canceled over Trump immigration crackdown fears”, by author Matt Gray, it speaks about a conflict with immigrants in the U.S.
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
immigration-today-3/ Immigration can be viewed as something that has forever blessed or plagued this country. Perspective plays a big role in the discussion of illegal immigrants that enter America daily. With American society becoming more and more prejudice in each decade since Martin Luther King had his “I Have a Dream” speech Blacks are not the only ones on the discrimination list. This problem has since began to come to a head under President Trump and his term. Unbeknownst to many who support the deportation of illegal immigrants wholeheartedly, immigrants add to the society just as much as people fear they’ve been taking.
Mexican Americans have immigrated and emigrated to Americas since before the Mexican American war of 1848. Immigration of Chicanos has been happening for a very long time, but the only difference is that it is now becoming a problem. Before the border was created Mexicans would legally cross to America, with no immigration problems, until 1924. When the border was created, Mexicans and Chicanos no longer has access to their old Chicano lives. Children continue to illegally be brought to America in search of better opportunities.
As years passed, my English got better and my work experience contributed to my mental, personal, emotional and professional growth. Today, I don’t have to repeat what I say and it is ironic that I feel more American than Colombia; especially after I got my U.S citizenship and after I married my U.S Navy Corpsman. It has been almost 12 years on my life in this country and I still feel like I don’t really belong anywhere. Identity is that aspect of your life that is been affected and hard to clarify when you move from one country to another, especially if is during the youth. 4 months I ago, I visited my motherland, I felt home, but my people didn’t see me the same way; family and friends noticed a different accent on me; as we had conversations, I noticed that I needed some of English words to express myself better, I did not feel complicated identified with my Colombian friends’ opinions or some of their views, I did not remember what my favorite mall or restaurant was in Colombia; after that trip, I felt like I lost my original identity while I was in the States.
Immigrantion. There are many ways to deal with this subject, punishing immigrants and sending them back to Mexico, where they will live in poverty and struggle, to granting them Amnesty, which is an act of forgiveness for past offenses, is a concern that the United States Congress has sought to find a solution for. They often lean towards granting amnesty because immigrants have helped America as social change as well as the countries growth and development, but many people still . Amnesty is a both logical and fair choice, where as punishing immigrants causes many negative affects on children and spouses. Immigrants come to the America to provide for both family in Mexico and in the United States.
It takes an abundant amount of time, money, and paperwork to legally immigrate to the United States. The first step of the immigration process is obtaining a visa, a step that was difficult for my parents. There are multiple types of visas, depending on the purpose why one wants to move to the United States, such an employment, family, refugee, immigration, and marriage visa. My father first applied here as an immigrant, and when he arrived in the United States, my mother applied for a marriage visa to join my father to start their new lives together. They both went to the United Nations office in Baghdad, Iraq, a complicated six-hour drive from Slemani, Kurdistan to proceed with the preliminary steps.
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 problem face by Immigrant entrepreneurs in U.S.A. Most small businesses in America are owned and operated by immigrates. They are face with the problem of deportation. They live with this fear of deportation because they can be send back to their various countries at any time from the country the love to do business in and creating and helping most Americans to provide them with jobs and they pay their taxes that increase the economy. Most of these business owners came to America with Student visas and H-1B visas that expire after their studies or their contracts have expired with the companies that brought them to U.S to work.