Illegal immigrants. The two words that can separate a group of people. Many average Americans can honestly admit they feel as though illegal immigrants do deserve to be in America. The majority of the reason for these everyday Americans to strongly believe that is because of fear. Americans hear stereotypes along with making a few up on their own whether they realize it or not. The thing these everyday Americans don’t see is how much these stereotypes does damage to the immigration community. While these everyday Americans are complaining and pointing the finger at immigrants why that individual is struggling in life has been proven that immigrants have no downfall for an American 's life to be in a bad place. The way I see America’s debate on immigration is that Americans are being selfish by only thinking of themselves. The lack of …show more content…
Sharing equality to those who want to be apart of America for a better life and/or to improve their lives. To the immigrants and those who do agree to allow immigrants into America are fighting to make their mark. Starting rallies, protest and public announcements along with organizations is going to make a difference one day. It can’t happen in one day as much as we all could hope for but it makes progress. Those who want to make a change and a difference in allowing immigrants can’t give up. Americans don’t want to hear us they want to push us out after all that we had done to contribute in America. In 04 February 2016 The latino economy article “Illegal Immigrants Benefit the U.S. Economy." H. A. Goodman mentions his beliefs “The government is spreading millions of dollars to lock up people whose detentions serve no purpose.” There is so much hidden truth that are unknown because why would custom Customs and Border Protection want bad publicity? Immigrants are being punished for no real reason, these Americans with higher power think it’s okay to mistreat and harm these immigrants and either lie about it or hide what harm they
It is clear that the stereotype comes from the small fraction of immigrants who are, in fact, illegal aliens. The tendency to focus on the minority is clearly exhibited in the stereotyping of all Mexican-Americans as undocumented; the few that do immigrate illegally cause the view of the whole to be distorted to the point where it is a horrible misrepresentation of reality. It is baffling that as members of an elite society founded on equal opportunity and liberty, we focus on the few who do not follow the rules-though such rule breaking can be
This stereotype overlooks the challenges and diversity within immigrant communities, reducing individuals to a single narrative. It fails to acknowledge the differences and struggles that individuals may face on their journey of assimilation and cultural identity (Marchetta, 1992). In contrast, Josie's grandmother represents the stereotype of an incompetent and unassimilated immigrant. This stereotype undermines the contributions made by immigrants and overlooks their resilience in embracing their new home while preserving their cultural heritage. It reinforces a narrow and limited view of immigrants and fails to recognize the richness and complexity of their experiences (Marchetta, 1992).
In the article, How the Supreme Court Immigration Decision Hurts All of Us by Roberto G. Gonzales, an assistant professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education (2016), the genre is an article, argues that America should get an immigration reform to bring immigrants and families out to the public and to show connections and economic contributions to make America stronger. Our country (America) is made of many cultures the only country that’s made that way. Our country everyone has rights and freedom, we are all equal but some more equal than others because that’s just how society is. Gonzales supports his argument by giving examples of beneficiaries that had a positive impact in their lives, able to get good paying jobs, credit cards, driver
The validity of the perception that “the United States is a country made of immigrants” has been historically challenged by the government and those in power. In his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation, Ray Suarez provides a deep understanding of how the contributions and struggles by the Latinos in the past has shaped the present of this nation. To many “Americans,” Latinos are just new immigrants coming from their land in search of a better future. For those Latinos, however, leaving their countries, cultures, families and communities comprise the most significant sacrifice of their lives. As many other Latinos, my family migrated to the United States with the hope of a better future.
Undocumented Students In today’s society there is a HUGE problem that the public is facing, a problem called immigration, but deeper than this is a problem called undocumented students. For centuries America has been labeled as “The Land of Opportunity” a meaning that means the world to most immigrants, so why are families most importantly the future generations excluded from the “American Dream”? An undocumented student can not succeed when they are constantly being thrown curve balls that target immigrant students to be unsuccessful. Chasing the “American Dream” has been the only crime undocumented students have ever committed, and of course they pay the price, from not being able to successfully be able to have a college career, having
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
Immigrant Argument Jaewoo Ahn About 102 million people in the U.S. are jobless and the U.S. government is desperate to decrease the jobless percentage. When the U.S. cannot even employ their own people, bringing more people into the U.S. would just increase the competition for jobs. David has a wife and two children. To feed his family, he needs to get a job. The immigrants coming in from all over the world are causing higher competition than ever before.
Americans, whether they like it or not, share their living spaces with individuals from a multitude of different backgrounds, such as Hispanics and Latinos and African Americans and so on and so forth. This living situation, however, has been set in place since before the 1960s, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his letter “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” Back in the 1960s, a large number of white people did not want to and would not live within the same community as black American citizens, and this racism towards the black population spanned further than just neighborhoods. Racism was rampant throughout the streets of America, and for the longest time, being an American meant living in a nation that was divided by color and, ultimately, status; those who were white were superior and those who were not were lower. America now, while integrated and preaching equality, still contains racism on mass levels, and to be an American now means having to face the reality that equality has still not been reached in society.
For decades, immigration has been a problem for the United States. Due to the people traveling from their native lands to the United States seeking a better life for themselves, and more primarily for the family that has come with them. Immigration is the action of settling into a country of which one is not native. Despite the many legal immigrants not every immigrant enters the country with legal documents and most of these illegal immigrants are poor and uneducated. Some undocumented immigrants commit crimes such as drug smuggling, or terrorism.
Undocumented immigrants live with fear of deportation every day of their lives. Those with control of state institutions who do not consider undocumented immigrants as worthy American residents in our society, take advantage of their power by instilling fear of deportation. The restrictive federal and state laws towards migration in the U.S. has become a way to keep undocumented immigrants and their families living in the shadows. Arrocha (2013) claims that the paradox of the U.S. migration seems be that our free democratic republicanism is viewed as the land of freedom, equality, and justice. Yet, these undocumented immigrants aren’t treated equally or given the freedom to live in our society without intimidation.
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.
An illegal immigrant, who works for their keep, pays taxes, doesn't get into trouble, and just wants a better life in a country, should be granted citizenship. An illegal immigrant is a person who migrates to a different country in a way that is in violation of the immigrant laws. Immigration has been a tough topic to bring up for many years in America. Illegal immigrants are seen as a bad thing for America, but some see them as an economic savior. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.