Immigration has always been a major part of American history. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to the United States in search of a better life. Of the 1.49 million immigrants who traveled to the United States in 2016, 150,400 immigrants were from Mexico. There have also been many people from Mexico who have immigrated illegally to America, with 5.6 million Mexican unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. The large scale of immigration, both legal and illegal, has brought up issues such as national security and the U.S. economy.
I feel that in any other state, applying the new voter ID law would not have as big an impact as it would in Texas. Since Texas has such a huge population of immigrants trying to get their citizenship it limits many people that make up the majority of the population. According to the Texas voter data for the 2014 November election, out of 14,025,441 registered voters only 4,727,208 were recorded in the turnout amount. So, based off of this information I can assume that applying this law to Texas could significantly affect the voter turnout negatively. Being that Texas has such a low voter turnout rate, I feel that the voter ID law should not be applied mainly because of the issues with the ethnicity background of our population.
Since 2011 there has been a lot of controversy around Senate Bill 14 that requires voters to present a photo ID in Texas in order to exercise their right to vote. The bill was pass to reduce voter fraud. Some may argue that voter fraud is minimal in Texas, which is not even enough to make a big difference in elections. Or, they may posit that requiring a photo ID would discriminate against minorities and potentially run contrary to The Voting Rights Act. However, most things in Texas require an ID.
According to another article on Gale Groups, more than 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, while 112 millions adults admitted to operating a vehicle while impaired. Is getting arrested for something you could easily prevent just by calling a taxi worth it? An extra $20 on taxi fare is much better than a couple years in jail. Young people between the ages of 21 and 29 make up the largest group of drivers with a BAC level of 0.08 percent or higher who are involved in these fatal crashes. If the younger ages get harsher punishments, they are less likely to drunk drive when they are older.
For Hispanics, participation levels also increased, with the voter turnout rate rising 2.7 percentage points, from 47.2% in 2004 to 49.9% in 2008. Among Asians, voter participation rates increased from 44.6% in 2004 to 47.0% in 2008. Meanwhile, among white eligible voters, the voter turnout rate fell slightly, from 67.2% in 2004 to 66.1% in 2008. (as shown in figure 1) Minorities voter turnout was at an all-time high because Barack Obama names was on the ballot. In the 2008 election Obama received a high number of votes and high voter turnout rate.
The Latino/Hispanic Ethnic Group In 1973, the census for the Latino/Hispanic ethnic group was made official (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014). However, the United States Census Bureau (2014) goes over in their ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’ article, that the census led to controversy since "the term Hispanic [...] can be of any race” (United States Census Bureau, 2014). The Culture of the Latino/Hispanic Ethnic Group “Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans make up more than 17% of the US population with over 53 million Hispanics and Latinos living in the US” (Yafai, 2015). This group contains anyone that comes from a common ancestry; although this ethnic group is widely diverse, they come together with their combination of similarities. Language Immigrant
Also, as indicated by the yellow shaded portion you can see the extensive loss of land The Mexican States gave to the United States also resulting in great turmoil inside the previously Mexican Land with example such as the Fremont in the American-Mexican War 1846-1848. The resultant of this was a mass migration from the northern Mexican states to the present-day Mexico. Ever since this time period, there has been a rapid increase of the amount of attempts of illegal immigration as the population kept growing. By 1980 there were at least 8.5 million illegal immigrants were living in the United States due to a severe lack of border security
The issue sets in when immigrants enter a certain country unlawfully. Illegal immigration is a basis of rising alarm for politicians in the United States. For the past Few years, the population in the U.S. of illegal immigrants has increased from five million to almost twelve million people, almost 2.5 million in Texas, triggering intense arguments that the nation has lost control over
Fresno County is located in the central regions of California (CA). Current estimates put the population at around 965,000 which represents a huge 20% increase over the last 14 years. Most of the population growth came from the Hispanic and Asian communities, which now represent over 33% of the total population. Given the County 's proximity to both Sacramento and Los Angeles, they too suffer from a large number of crimes and death related to drug abuse and addiction. Startling Statistical Information About Drug Abuse in Fresno County, California While Trust for America 's Health reported the state of California has the 15th lowest fatality rate (10.6 out of every 100,000 people) from drug overdose, the number is quite misleading considering the vast population of the state.
Furthermore, it is very suspicious that Texas being second in having the highest GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has had many budget cuts throughout the year in education. One of the six university student interviewed questioned, “Texas is one of the most economically successful states; so why are they cutting funds for the educational department?” The educational area deserves more funding since everyone’s future is in the hands of this generation. Future doctors, lawyers, teachers, architects, and even the
This new law caused an increase from an estimated 300,000 to 2 million prison inmates over the course of the last two decades. (Michelle Alexander, 2010) According to Rebecca C. Hatey and Jennifer L. Eberhdt of Stanford University, California holds only 7% of African American population but 45% of California’s prison inmates are African American under the three strikes law. (Racial Disparities in Incarceration Increase Acceptance of Punitive Policies 2014) Michelle Alexander writes that the mass incarceration of the 1990’s created a new “racial caste system” and extreme funding for the criminal system. (Michelle Alexander, 2010:58) The three strikes law targeted the communities affluent with minority groups. At the turn of the 21st century the majority that entered the prison system were African Americans and Latinos.
There are approximately 350 million individuals living with DM worldwide. In the United States, the rate of T2DM has increased in individuals of AA descent with the prevalence rate escalating in the past 30 years and has quadrupled. AAs above 20 years of age are 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with DM than the Caucasians. They accounted for 10.8% of all individual with diabetes (CDC, 2015). A comparison of rates of diagnosis of diabetes mellitus by ethnicity and race disclosed that in 2010 the AAs diagnosed for diabetes were 13.2% of 29.1 million Americans (ADA, 2014).