There have been many causes due to the United States of America and Mexico border disputes. These include its extensive history through sources such as the several past wars and the countless disputes between residents. With the strong issue of territorial claims that contradict each other, treaties have been seen as useless with an even more inadequate attempt of fence construction as seen in Image 1. With many bandits and thieves in this area, drug trafficking and illegal immigration is an impending dilemma.
When you look at a large mass of people, a large portion of them are Hispanic. Hispanics are all over America, but sometimes aren’t treated as equals. In fact, many Hispanic figures have helped shape America into the country that it is today. In America, Hispanics can face many struggles such as immigration issues, education problems unemployment and stereotypes. How on earth have they dealt with these issues you might wonder? Life for Hispanics has been hard, and they deserved to be recognized for enduring so much pain and difficulty.
“The Immigrant contribution” and “The Quilt of a Country” are two essays that share a similar focus, however, they cover two drastically different sides of the topic. Both of them share the main idea that America is a country made up almost entirely of immigrants. Kennedy’s essay, “The immigrant Contribution”, focuses on how immigrants have affected our country, whereas Quindlen’s essay discusses how people of many different cultures coexist and work together.The essays both concentrate on immigration in America and how immigration has shaped and molded our culture. The two authors describe the many different aspects of immigration in immensely different ways.
It is a type of informative paper which is providing basic information about La Raza Unida which was movement by Mexican-Americans.
The thing is, people that cross the border legally could be criminals. Heck, your child could be a criminal! But the question we should be asking is what’s more dangerous? An undocumented criminal whom we don’t know where he’s living, working, name, age, profile? Or a documented one? Hardworking illegal’s in the United States are at even more danger because if something happens to them that is a criminal act? They cannot go to the police because they will get deported. This is why we need to not put so much money into the boarder and we need to put more into making illegal’s legal. The US already does this for Cubans so, why not Mexicans? If a Cuban lands on American soil after floating on a raft the US says get this man his documentation to make him legal. If a Mexican gets to the US and asks for it help, the US gives it the cold shoulder and sends them back after they risked there life to get here.Get them documentation so that they can be kept track of. This is the best way for everyone, Americans can be more protected and
The Devil’s Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea is the true story of 26 men who attempted to cross the Mexican border through the bleak Sonora Desert in May of 2001. Urrea describes the lives of the men who attempted to cross, what happened to them, and the response of the people working on the border and who encountered them. He explores the issue by describing both the personal experiences of people trying to emigrate from Mexico to the U.S., and of people working on the border. The story was made both realistic and compelling through the information gathered and research conducted for a full year prior to writing the story.
One challenge I think is very big for Mexican immigrants or any immigrant in general is learning a new language. Having to learn the language can take a very long time to be able to do this can affect their lives in many ways, for example; not knowing English or any other language, but their own can affect many things such as their education, getting a job, or even trying to fix family relationships. Many immigrant parents force their children to learn the new language of the country they migrated to which may give them a life a bit easier. Education is another challenge Mexican immigrants face while living in the US. When they first start out they have very low levels and even low Socioeconomic status (SES). Mexican immigrants tend to give up a little bit more than any other immigrant, 17% of the dropout rate are Latinos. Mental health issues are also a challenge, Depression is a big one for Mexican immigrants they tend to stress out and worry about the smallest things in life. Sometimes depression can lead them to chemical use, which can lead in many directions. Domestic violence in Mexican immigrants is very common it could be to alcohol abuse or the person is just violent as is. Suicide is another. Mexicans tend to take many things serious if told anything, so this means if a Mexican child is being bullied either physically or online they will do anything for
After years of battle for independence against Spain, Mexico gained territorial expansion but was left with a struggling economy and a sparsely populated region. The United States was in a position to take advantage of Mexico during this time, after a large period of economic growth. In Chapter 7 “Foreigners in Their Native Land: A War Against Mexico” by Ronald Takaki, in his book, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, retells the events that took place during the illegal immigration of the United States into Mexican territory, the acquisition of Mexico’s land, and the discrimination experienced by Mexican-Americans after the war.
11 million people is the estimated number of undocumented immigrants (UI) in the United States today. That’s an increase of roughly one third since 2000. About 75% of undocumented immigrants arrive across the U.S. southern border with Mexico and hail from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia and other central and South American countries. Millions of undocumented immigrants should be allowed to live in the United States without fear of getting deported.
Our class reviewed immigration by those who use mostly illegal means, and how illegal immigration is currently being addressed. Still, nothing we have seen has given us a viable solution to the problems incurred by those who immigrate, the problems arising from those who detain, house, then deport immigrants, or what the United States can do to resolve the issue of illegal immigration. Implementation of National Identification Card, such as used in Germany can be an easy answer. Even though initial cost, implementation, and future maintenance may contribute to an already high national debt, federal reformation of current immigration law is in order. Federal regulation would provide a legal way for immigrants
A desert lies ahead after crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border. There is nothing except miles of dry land with high temperatures reaching one hundred degrees. The desert is home to diamondback rattlesnakes, bark scorpions and centipedes. Many immigrants cross the border every day and many unfortunately die trying to cross the border. According to immigration expert and professor at University of California San Diego, Wayne Cornelius, 4 out of 5 immigrants use the help of a coyote to get them across the border (Becker and Bergman). The issues surrounding the U.S.-Mexico Border Patrol can be explained by examining its emotional and physical abuse on immigrants, the use of lethal force on immigrants, and the negative impact the Border Patrol and immigrants
Migration Policy Institute estimates that approximately 8.1 million unjustified immigrants between the years 2008-12 were born in Mexico and other Central American countries. A large proportion of Mexican immigrants primarily live in the West and Southwest, and more than half live in California or Texas. In 2013, the top five states with the largest proportion of Mexican
In North America, the rate of migrant workers is increasing every year. Migrant workers are mostly from Mexico and moving to the United States and Canada, the reason that they immigrant to other countries may vary. On one hand, their country’s own problems push them to leave and move to other countries, for example, unstable economic, political unrest, large population and low employment rate. United States and Canada are the two biggest and developed countries in North America, and geographically, they are close to Mexico, which attracts Mexican people to immigrant and try to work in these two countries no matter legal or illegal. As a third world country, Mexico is experiencing many problems from inside and outside, there are not so many
It honestly boils down to courage, good fortune and knowledge. It is a dangerous trip to embark on, falling of La Bestia meant you lost your life. Going the wrong way in La Arrocera meant you lost your life. Getting kidnapped by gang members or stepping on the wrong gang member’s toe, meant you lost your life. Good fortune is important because no matter how courageous a migrant is, so many stars must align before a person can cross the border successfully. More people have died or been turned away than have entered the United States. Knowledge was also very important in ensuring that the migrants make sensible decisions about the journey and the trail. There was the story of the Honduran that studied the Rio Grande and had figured out where and when to swim across the river. It took quite a bit of critical thinking to do such when under that large amounts of pressure, he was under during the whole
I see that the immigration crisis nowadays is in its worst, as we can see, according to the UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency), there are 65.6 million displaced people worldwide,