There are a lot of controversial issues surrounding this country. Whitin all those controversial issues there 's the “issue” of illegal immigration. I 'm sure we 're all familiar with the term “illegal immigration”. We’re always told about how bad it is. Don 't get me wrong, it is bad but it 's not done with the intention of hurting someone else but to try and change their future.
Immigration has always been a huge topic in the U.S. However, it is until recently that there has been an attempt to stop immigration and to ‘ship’ away illegal immigrants. This has been a worldwide dilemma. When you have a president that strikes fear into the hearts of people, specifically immigrants, you can see why certain holidays won’t take place when they should. In the article, “Cinco de Mayo parade canceled over Trump immigration crackdown fears”, by author Matt Gray, it speaks about a conflict with immigrants in the U.S.
In 2010 a legislative act was issued in the state of Arizona and has received great attention and controversy. The Arizona Senate Bill 1070, Arizona SB 1070, permits police officers to determine the immigration status of whoever they arrest if, they have reasonable suspicion that they are illegal. SB 1070 has stirred controversy between people who are against illegal immigration and others who say this law allows profiling of Hispanics by the police. As of now, the United States Government’s immigration system is complex.
What is an immigrant? Well, the answer for that could be multiple things. For example, it could be a person who has immigrated to a foreign country, a person who sees this world with new eyes, or possibly children. My personal definition of an immigrant is someone who sees this world differently, but the differences are generally their hopeful eyes. There are multiple people who consider my definition wrong since by dictionary an immigrant is someone who lives permanently in a foreign country.
Immigration has always been a major part of American history. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to the United States in search of a better life. Of the 1.49 million immigrants who traveled to the United States in 2016, 150,400 immigrants were from Mexico. There have also been many people from Mexico who have immigrated illegally to America, with 5.6 million Mexican unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. The large scale of immigration, both legal and illegal, has brought up issues such as national security and the U.S. economy.
The condition of the cities during the 20th century, were terrible. Due to the extreme amount of people coming to cities looking for work they were crammed. There was limited housing causing people to live on the street. The streets were filled with waste and nastiness due to people not disposing of garbage and human waste properly. Also, garbage was not picked up off the streets often, nor were the streets cleaned.
America is a land of immigration (legal and illegal). Legal immigrants undergo a compulsory medical screening before entering the country, but illegal immigrants are not. Therefore, they may enter in the country with infectious or chronic diseases. Because they are illegal immigrants, they do not benefit to medical treatment like U.S. citizens or legal immigrants (Angel and Angel, 2006). Linguistic and Cultural Barriers Immigrants both legal and illegal face very often language linguistic and cultural barriers.
Response to “Our Fear of Immigrants” In “Our Fear of Immigrants” Jeremy Adam Smith takes a neutral stance on the immigration and anti-immigration argument. Smith begins by telling the story of a 4th grade class at Jefferson Elementary School in Berkeley, California who try to fight back against immigration laws after a classmate of theirs was deported back to his home country. Smith then goes on to compare the 4th graders to the adults of their town who fight for stronger immigration laws asking his readers what qualities the children possess that the rest of the citizens do not to make them react so differently.
It takes an abundant amount of time, money, and paperwork to legally immigrate to the United States. The first step of the immigration process is obtaining a visa, a step that was difficult for my parents. There are multiple types of visas, depending on the purpose why one wants to move to the United States, such an employment, family, refugee, immigration, and marriage visa. My father first applied here as an immigrant, and when he arrived in the United States, my mother applied for a marriage visa to join my father to start their new lives together. They both went to the United Nations office in Baghdad, Iraq, a complicated six-hour drive from Slemani, Kurdistan to proceed with the preliminary steps.
When I reminisce back at my immigration experience in New York City, I often think about how this whole experience and the city itself has molded me into the person that I am today. The endless experiences in New York have been unforgettable ones. It all started on May 23, 2004, when I had just turned 7 years old. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to New York’s JFK airport, where the local time is 6:17 and the temperature is 73 degrees. For your safety and comfort please remain seated with your seatbelt fastened.
There has been a lot of debate on immigration and how we should deal with it. There are many different ways to solve this problem. Donald Trump has a very different approach to this problem than most. Denying people access into this country goes against how this country works and how it was founded. First, Donald Trump would like to build a wall roughly 2,000 miles across the border of Mexico.
Throughout the history of the United States, immigration has and continues to be an issue that is present today. Undocumented immigrants face many hardships living in our country with limited access to attain a lifestyle as any other American. These limitations affect undocumented immigrants in their daily lives and they face downward social mobility. In the workplace along with anywhere else, immigrants face fear of deportation and exploitation due to their ‘illegal’ immigration status, therefore they remain living in the shadows and in extreme distress. If opportunities such as a work permit was granted to immigrants, their chances of succeeding in the labor market would be rewarding.
Police Brutality and Racial Profiling This paper will aim to show how racial imbalance continues to play a central role in police brutality in the United States. Minorities have alleged human rights violations by police more often than white residents. To prove this I will be discussing how African Americans are more likely to be stopped out of unjustifiable suspicion by analyzing a study of 1.3 million stops made over 12 years by the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police Department.
Immigration problem face by Immigrant entrepreneurs in U.S.A. Most small businesses in America are owned and operated by immigrates. They are face with the problem of deportation. They live with this fear of deportation because they can be send back to their various countries at any time from the country the love to do business in and creating and helping most Americans to provide them with jobs and they pay their taxes that increase the economy. Most of these business owners came to America with Student visas and H-1B visas that expire after their studies or their contracts have expired with the companies that brought them to U.S to work.