Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories.
The American dream is a dream that America is the land of freedom and economic opportunity for all. Yet, America does not provide the American Dream to the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses all because the poor never get the same opportunity, nor reward, or rest. The poor service the rich, well rested, and greedy who excel in success of business, in order to survive. The poor are simply not aided enough about by the United States government. In the documented story, “Ellis Island: New York Harbor”, when it can be inferred that the immigrants are suddenly facing reality as they arrive and gain right of passage from the island to follow what they believe is the American Dream.
These people are often called Dreamers. There has been a great amount of backlash towards Dreamers in recent years due to news reports and other sources citing negative qualities about them. But if Americans reflect on the ideals that established this country, the ones stated by Kennedy, these Dreamers should be given the opportunity to stay in America. They contribute to our economy and a majority of them abide by the law, while in search of a better life. Dreamers should not be punished for something that was predestined by their parents’ decisions.
Other may argued that the undocumented immigrant do not have sufficient access to the social service, it is actually true that the illegal aliens have taking away the federal fund that was supposed to subsidize the local resident. When the fellow local resident struggle to pay for the health care service and desperately looking for help, why is it acceptable to compel the taxpayer to pay for the undocumented
Now the Supreme Court is deciding whether or not it will allow millions of undocumented immigrants to apply for programs that make them eligible for work authorization and benefits through the programs by the President. The President can make executive actions that effect the regulations of the governments issues, when he sees that congress is not taking action and that is what Obama did. The founding father made it difficult to create laws, they know if a person or group of people is given too much power then the government could be more easily manipulated so why do they want to over step an executive order, it that is why it was created
Immigration has been a repeating issue in the United States for quite a while. Illegal immigration is characterized as the passage of outside individuals to a country without consent from the administration of that country or by infringement of the law of nationality in that country. Numerous illegal immigrants have been accounted for to cross the United States borders consistently. Such reports have started the United States government to seek after an activity of growing the force of the administration to secure the borders of the country against illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration is created by diverse elements.
Throughout history, humans have always been afraid of anything and anyone unlike their culture. Even in the twenty-first century, there is heated debate surrounding illegal immigration in America; some believe that illegal immigrants from Mexico are stealing jobs and harming the economy. These irrational fears are discussed in Luis Alberto Urrea’s book, “The Devil’s Highway,” which tells the true story of 26 illegal immigrants who are abandoned after crossing the U.S. border. Through this true story, Urrea shows the mistreatment of illegal immigrants, and his use of historical examples reveals that immigrants have always been subject to prejudice and persecution in the United States. In the book, Urrea describes the harmful treatment illegal immigrants often experience as they attempt to cross the border.
Immigration is vital to a nations health, especially America’s, since it was founded by immigrants from Europe. That simple fact is commonly used within the argument of granting amnesty to unlawful immigrants. Amnesty was created in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, which he granted to about 3 million illegal immigrants. In the past 27 years, the United States has experienced a 266% increase in illegal immigrants, putting our nation at 11 million illegal immigrants. Ignoring this problem has, and will, continue to create burdens for hard working and well deserving American citizens.
There is a certain irony to debating whether more immigration is good or bad for America, because unless you are a Native American, you are the product of immigrants. However, the majority of us can never know the feeling of being so completely helpless and hopeless that we give up everything familiar to start over in a foreign land. This requires tremendous strength. America welcomes 675,000 permanent, legal immigrants every year (http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/how-united-states-immigration-system-works-fact-sheet), and if immigration stopped there, I think federal and state systems would not have the strain that put everyone on edge. However, when immigration is discussed, it is never about those who hold doctorates, who invest
America is filled with millions of immigrants that came to this country….either legal or illegal. As for those illegal immigrants, how are we going to deport over 12 million illegal immigrants? They are “stealing” millions of jobs from naturally born Americans but we never think about working harder to keep those jobs. Immigrants that move to this country of America, illegal or legal, helps this country’s economy stabilize with all the work they are doing to help build houses, trimming lawns in neighborhoods, plumbing, electricity….all the difficult jobs that help us, but Politicians continue to try and reform immigration instead of working with it. Donald Trump in the election has suggested a wall for the southern border of America as a promise