Although Bodega Dreams is a work of fiction, it tackles the sensitive subject of how immigrant children navigate the society they are thrust in. Being poor and being a minority further complicates the journey into the pursuit of the American dream. As of 2011, it is estimated that 13% of the U.S population was born outside of the United States (Portes and Rivas, 220). The sheer volume of this statistic makes the positive adaptation of this new generation of Americans a priority. However, the inclusion of immigrant children into mainstream society is not an easy path.
The number of immigrants unlawfully in the U.S. has been steady at 11 million. Most of these immigrants aren’t allowed to attend university because of the issue that they aren’t legal U.S citizens. Everyone should have an opportunity on college access and better education. They should not be discriminated by others if all they want is a better life for their children , the parents come here so their children can have a better education. All immigrants are humans just like any other person in this world, they should not be treated less or have less opportunities just because they are illegal .
To add on, Holden is not one to follow society’s rules. Holden is not the person to be engaged in what society calls “normal” because he is not necessarily a “normal” kid. Meaning, society believes kids around his age are interested in football games(3), going on dates (26), or just going to school (35). Society believes teenagers should attend school, and in Holden’s case, High School.
Here are some arguments considering DACA showing the Defensive Side, Offensive side, President’s side, and Congress’s side and how they should handle it. Here are some arguments on the defensive side of DACA. The immigrants from another country that come into the US may not be able to get jobs if DACA ended because the immigrants would be documented and they would have to be deported. The illegal aliens could become poor or homeless from a complete lack of a job or die.
In the play Doubt, Sister Aloysius uses a slippery slope fallacy to prove that William London will not graduate from high school because of a certain events that occur. She says that because “Puberty has got a hold of him. He will be imagining the wrong things... he will not graduate high school.” Just because a young boy is going through puberty will not necessarily lead up to him imagining wrong things.
As stated prior, during the time of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, President Barack Obama was also fighting to make more strict gun control in America. President Obama wanted it to be more difficult to possess such lethal weapons, in hopes that it would lower the risk of crimes such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Because of these two events happening at the same time, many people believed that the Sandy Hook shooting was an inside job. People believed that President Obama set up the shooting in order to demonstrate why we needed more strict gun control. Society believed that the Sandy Hook shooting gave Obama evidence as to why we needed gun control.
It is always risky going into the military because anything could truly happen, but if someone is legally an adult and willing to die for other citizens lives, then that person should be able to have the option to drink an alcoholic beverage if they please. In the article “Should the Drinking Age Be….” it was said that, “Young Adults cannot help the fact that alcohol is an enjoyable activity. Eighteen to twenty year old adults should not be denied that enjoyment when other pleasurable activities are legal..” Not only are men and women allowed to risk their own lives for the United States, but also are allowed to vote and still cannot be considered a “mature” adult.
Many of the immigrants that come to America are from Mexico and other countries in South America but, there is some that come from allies such as North Korea. If the North Korea government could construct a plan to make an attack and we did not know, they could easily get into the U.S if we were to open ourselves to the world. Other people also agree such as the quote, “the forces of economic change have left millions of Americans struggling to keep up. ”(Option 4). This quote supports the idea because it is saying that if we let even more people in more Americans will be losing jobs and our society will go down.
According to the research, more than 1,300,000 immigrants live in America each year. Due to maximized population in America, if the immigration process was cut down strictly, some of the legal immigrants would not gain enough rights. The ones who do not treat illegal immigrants right, judges them “why can’t they just immigrate to other countries?” Many immigrants choose to immigrate to America because U.S. leads for better goals, and is better to live peacefully in the “American Dream” [Stephen Harper]. America is being affected the most with immigration issues.
The Dream Act Introduction The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act or more commonly referred to as “The Dream Act”, made its debut as a bill some 16 years ago, during the Bush Administration. In the years passed the bill has been call for several votes but has yet to prevail. There the bill sit waiting to become law. The Dream Act in its original form, contained such language that would provide thousands of immigrant children the opportunity to receive U.S. Residency (a “Green Card”). The Dream Act would have ultimately allowed children born to immigrant/undocumented parents within U.S. boarders the ability to serve in the U.S. military or person a degree in higher education, began a career and even get a driver’s license.
It is the matter of common knowledge that the American Dream is a conception referring to a desire of having a social regulation in which every male and female individual is capable of reaching the fullest importance that is normally unattainable, and be distinguished by the community for their true substance, despite the fortunate conditions of the status. Moreover, this idea denies any limits or boundaries and provides equal opportunities for people of any age, gender, or race. “The Great Gatsby” and “Bodega Dreams” feature characters that most clearly represent a desire or indifference to join such a society. After all, the American dream is not different for a person of color in “Bodega Dreams” and “The Great Gatsby” because both characters view it as money, love, having a knowing name as well as being successful. There is no reason for the dream to be divergent for a person of another race.
The American Dream, a concept that one is bound to achieve success in America if one works hard enough to seek it, stands as a prevailing, almost fairy-tale like, idea across the globe for people who yearn for a better life. These people have various motives: some wish to be more financially stable, some may be in desperate need to escape persecution in their home country, and many have other reasons. However, it is not always the case that people immigrate willingly; in fact, a portion of the immigrant population in the United States constitutes people who had no say in moving to America. This situation is mostly observed in undocumented children and teens who were brought by their parents or relatives when they were still very young. Although they did not