The framers of the 14th amendment citizenship clause were clear that birthright citizenship did not apply to foreign or illegal births. The time has come for the US Congress to use the power under the constitution to make the laws to stop birthright citizenship. We do not need a constitutional amendment we need congress to do their job and we need a non-political supreme court to do interpret and not try to legislate. They do not have birthright citizenship anywhere in Mexico and Latin America, china,
Imagine being forced out of your home by a war only to have to travel on a long journey to a completely new place because you heard it was safe there. For many immigrants, this was a reality. While not every immigrant came to America because they were forced out of their homes, some did. Others came to America for the opportunities that they were promised. Work was a major pulling factor, in the early 1900s, when America was still growing, jobs became rapidly available and many immigrants used this as an opportunity to come and start a new life. However promising America seemed, it was definitely a strenuous journey for most as they were forced to travel by boat with lots of other immigrants for extended periods of time, all with the same goal
Being a child of immigrant parents is not easy. You are constantly living in the fear that one day you’ll wake up and you parents won’t be there with you anymore. Specially now that we have a new president, things are getting more challenging. But don’t get me wrong, I live a happy life. I am proud to call myself a Latina. Being a child of immigrant parents has taught me so much. For example, being able to work hard for what you want. At school, I always strive to get A’s. My parent’s have taught me to never settle for anything less than a B. They know that in order for me to go to college and be successful, I not only have to get good grades but work hard to get there. I love a good challenge. Sometimes it’s not about the obstacles you face,
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. Our policies on illegal immigration can diminish the problem by enforcing immigration laws, revoking birthright autonomy, and demanding proof of citizenship when applying for social services. Immigration has become a major problem in this country and needs to be restricted.
Undocumented immigrants are getting deported and they can’t have an experience they wanted to have when they came to america. But, because of the us government they can’t have this experience some get this experience but they still have to be very careful. They all also fear because some of them have kids then they fear for themselves and then there kids because it’s their family. Do you want to live in a community where you see mexican and people on the streets because of crossing the border. This is why i think that the government shouldn’t deport undocumented immigrants because then they don't get a chance to have an american experience.
“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.
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An immigrant family wants the best for everyone lives, however moving to a new country brings struggles. There struggles include finding a home, a good paying job, avoiding to be deported, being separated ,and continuing their education. Immigrants expect a better life because their old home and country did have much benefits as the new country gives them. The advantage of an immigrant family is family values which tends them to be closer. Disadvantages of an immigrant family are the struggles that were first mentioned and including that they face other people calling them a threat. Their life may not be perfect but it’s their way of living to get where they want to be no matter who or what gets in the way. For instance, my parents were young
There is no doubt that the United States’ immigration system has weaknesses. These weaknesses have led to thousands of illegal or undocumented immigrants staying in this country. To rectify this issue, some politicians have recommended amending the 14th Amendment from the Constitution, thereby eliminating birthright citizenship. The politicians suggesting this change claim that giving automatic citizenship to people born within the physical boundaries of the United States encourages illegals to enter and remain in the United States. However, amending the 14th Amendment would be a mistake. Instead of amending the 14th Amendment, birthright citizenship should be redefine.
Our history has been long and largely known for continuously expanding the community of people as Americans to naturalized citizens of all races and ethnicities. Citizenship has never been denied to any children born in the U.S ever since the United States abolished slavery. This long history of who is an American is critical for our successful acceptance of millions of newcomers. We should not betray this value and instead of amending the constitution to eliminate “anchor babies” which is what opponents of birthright citizenship call U.S. citizens, we should assist them in becoming great American citizens to help contribute to the success of our
The birthright citizenship is not for everyone. When we understand the purpose that the fourteenth amendment was created, we will see that it excluded some people from having the birthright citizenship. It was the original intention. Like it or not; it requires a person to be subject to the state and country, but illegal aliens do not have these requirements. The birthright citizenship motivates people to come the illegal way instead about the legal way. Because many people believe they can come, and they can stay for a time, they do not have to leave the country. When people come with a temporal visa, they have to sign twice. Once at their home country promising that they will respect the orders, and a second time when they arrive to the United States. Suddenly some forget what they signed, and they decide to stay becoming illegal because their visa become expired. Others do not go thru ant process at all. Birthright citizenship is making the American culture disappear. Illegal immigrant are growing in population in the United States, and they are dominating the country. They bring their culture, and with their children are spreading a strange culture. And it is not just one culture, but many cultures are getting rid of the American culture. The United States is disappearing from being one nation to be many small nations. Having multiple small nation in the country it will be divided, and it is a huge risk to have it like that. The fourteen amendment is not a right for foreigners. When the fourteen amendment was written, it was supposed to give the birthright citizenship to the people that were already in the country. It did not give birthright citizenship to strangers, nor was to accept illegal foreigners. So why are we doing it like if it really dictates that every person even illegal aliens can have this
Immigrants from the mid 19th century and early 20th century consisted of mainly Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. Immigrants motivations, experiences, and impacts shaped what an immigrant had to go through being a different person from another country. Although Americans dislike foreigners who came to the United States, immigrants had a role in political, economic, cultural, and social aspects of immigrants because of their motivations, experiences, and impacts in America. New Immigrants did not have it easy and went through obstacles natives, political figures, bosses and others had thrown at them.
Immigration is a huge topic in the news right now, many people have different views on immigrants which is why our country is having issues deciding on how they should be treated. The impact of immigrants on our country is viewed as both positive and negative. Some people believe a wall should be built around the border prevent people from coming in illegally, while others believe anyone should be allowed to start a new life in our country. Although some people do come into this country illegally and cause trouble, the positives outweigh the negatives. Immigrants help strengthen America through their hard work and talents, they also contribute their diverse cultures enriching the country, and have a positive impact on the economy. I think
The birthright citizenship has caused many problems for America. So, they country needs to take steps to help solve this problem. The next two years might be the best time to pass legislation like this because of the Republican control of the White House and Congress. They would do their country a favor if they abolished birthright citizenship because of all the damage it has done to America. The government needs to kill the incentive to break the law.
In the United States the 14th amendment gives individual 's status of citizenship, if they are born on US soil. It doesn’t matter if the parents of those children are illegal. If the child is born here in the United States they’re automatically considered a US citizen. This leads to birth tourism in this country today, which has been around for quiet some time now. Birth tourism is, technically, when parents come from other countries to give birth to their child in the United States. They do that in order to give their child a better life than back home. One area that birth tourism is booming is California, but evidence shows that, its not just Latin Americans come over. The majority of immigrant’s families coming are not from Latin America but from China. According to World Post ‘‘ Women from