1. The essay’s thesis is, “that we can have an immigration policy that both strengthens our borders and welcomes immigrants.”. In my own words I would restate it as, “Our country should have a better system with letting immigrants with good intensions into our country, and the treats outside of our country, while never discriminating any immigrants.”. 2.
Reflecting On “Hyphen Nation” Matthew Frye Jacobson’s “Hyphen Nation” focuses on America’s ethnic revival and the evolution of race and culture in America. Jacobson claims that the ethnic revival changed political and social culture, American textbooks and the nation’s identity, and credited the movement with the restoration of Ellis Island into its present museum. These accreditations are all justified and Jacobson presents a thorough history of proof through our nation’s progress and struggle with ethnicity and multiculturalism. The ethnic revival began with the Civil Rights Movement.
Another act that Johnson had passed was the Immigration and Nationality Services Act. This act had abolished the earlier quota system based on immigrant national origin to a new policy, which was based on reuniting immigrant families and attracting skilled workers to the United States. It was fairer to immigration as a whole. A product of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was created to ensure fairness in employment practices based on any discrimination. This further continued Lyndon B. Johnsons views and goal of creating a “Great Society.”
The Progressive Movement Progressive movement was essentially the middle class movement which started from the late 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century. The main reason for this movement was to correct injustices in American life and eliminate government based problems such as industrialization, immigration, urbanization, and corruption across the United States. The movement had involved many national, state, and local levels. One of the Progressive accomplishments for state level was the pass of child labors. Along with both Republicans and Democrats who defended causes such as women suffrage, tax reform, minimum wage, workers allowance, etc.
The mission of the American Immigration Council (AIC) is to “strengthen America by honoring our proud history as a nation of immigrants and shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration” (“About the American Immigration Council”). The institutes mission expressed that there is a need for a change in the way the people of America is perceiving immigration. Also, it gives insight to those who forgot that America was shaped by immigrants. According to Discover the Networks, “the council seeks to shape a twenty-first century vision the American immigrant experience”.
“The Speech at the Virginia Convention” , given by Patrick Henry, is undoubtedly one of the most famous speeches in American literature. The speech was given on March 23rd of 1775 (Henry, Patrick). The speech explains the urgency to break free from British rule. Henry explained how time and time again we had tried to peacefully negotiate with King
744 seemed to have been destined to overhaul the U.S. immigration system. Nevertheless it seems to have repeated the fate of its predecessors, other legislative efforts to address the pressing issue of illegal immigration in the country. What stood in the way of the successful passage of the bill by the House? Why didn’t massive support of interest groups and general public of the immigration reform secure its adoption? Can we argue that technocracy and confrontation between issue networks of supporters of “path to citizenship” and strengthening border security stall the
Using the rhetorical device ethos, in which the author is showing the reader that he is a credible source; Representative Rush Holt uses many means of this rhetorical device by mentioning our Presidents Barack Obama, George Bush Sr. and Paul Simon in his article. The author makes reference to Barack Obama, in using ethos, by stating his view on this issue and how we can better ourselves. “We should have every child speaking more than one language.” (Holt 1) Obama is persuading the government to enforce bilingual education at a young age. In addition, President Bush
The collision of cultures dictates how well a country is able to preserve and provide for a multitude of people that require a delicate balance. The American culture is a prime example of diversity on one side, and the miss handling of diversity on the other side. Very much like that of the Persians, who during their re-stabilization and the implementation on how best to enforce stability within their country’s existing culture was by embracing “the power of customs” while being aware of the dangers associated with over-sharing, in hopes of cutting off the “instability of human happiness and fortune” in an effort to provide the “power of freedom” for anyone to immigrate to the United States. Upon all the challenges on this new nation, that
Shervarius brought out some interesting point I believe Asking immigrants to assimilate doesn’t mean white-washing their culture and religion, or whether than asking them not to wear the hijab, by demanding them to eat certain foods such as pork. But even though it does mean asking them to accept, to certain degree, majority from the culture of their country to which they have willingly moved. Typically, these are things like women’s rights, tolerance, free speech, or criticism of religion. It also means not having to apologize for having a culture of one’s own.
Milton Gordon believed that the process of assimilation can be separated into seven different subprocesses. However, the book focuses entirely on the first three processes of assimilation. The first process of assimilation is acculturation or cultural assimilation. This is when members of the immigrant or minority group learns the culture of the dominant group.
The define word nigger is one of the most offensive words used in America towards African Americans. The word has grown the increase of offensiveness over the last few years and is still growing to this day. My definition of ignorant is a person who is loud all the time and don’t care how they look or sound in public. A person who will cause a situation or cuss a person out for not doing exactly what they want when they want, also ignorant can be a person with lack of intelligence and or knowledge. The synonym for the word ignorant is uneducated.