By making naturalization an easier process with less red tape obstructing its pathway, several moral issues and unconstitutional policies can be avoided. Currently, President Obama is very progressive in his immigration policies and has passed some legislation successfully, such as his criminal-only deportation policies which have effectively reduced deportation rates. If not for resistance met in Congress by those who have taken a misinformed stance against immigration, many more laws could have been passed. Jeff Guo of the Washington Post recently released an article appropriately titled, “The Biggest Ideas Underpinning the Anti-Immigration Movement Aren’t Backed Up by Data,” and as his article suggests, much of the stigma that comes with the word “immigration” is at best urban legend, and at worst, vestiges of racist ideas. As the frustration towards immigration mounts, so do the severe, bordering-unconstitutional
The Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act (Price-Anderson Act) was first signed into law on September 2, 1957. The act serves as an amendment to the 1946 Atomic Energy Act (AEA), intended to stimulate development of the private nuclear industry by establishing limits of liability and indemnifying the nuclear industry against liability from a nuclear incident. Additionally provides compensation coverage for the general public in case of an incident. (Hore, 2009). The Price-Anderson Act places an increasingly disproportionate liability on the taxpayer in the event of a nuclear incident, whether accidental, from negligent or malicious acts, effectively protecting the industry regardless of fault.
The federal law, “The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006”, took effect July 27, 2006 signed by President Bush. It established the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, also known as “SORNA”. This law played a big role to make federal laws stronger and protect those who cannot protect themselves. It helped to prevent our children from sexual crimes, and and make the internet safer. If failure to register, it’s a federal criminal penalty of up to 10 years of imprisonment.
President Nixon, “increased the size and presence of federal drug control agencies, and pushed through measures such as mandatory sentencing and no-knock warrants” ( ). In, 1977 the senate judiciary committee had voted to decriminalize the possession of marijuana
Stop question and frisk has created a lot of controversy because of the misuse police officer are giving it. Evidence provided by the Huffington Post and the New York Times suggest that many of these stops can be attributed to racial. in a 2011 Statistic given by the Center for Constitutional Rights, show that black and Latinos are disproportionately stopped, black make the 51% of the people being stop and frisk and Latinos/Hispanic make the 33%. But, this not enough to say that stop question and frisk is not a useful tactic and that is not a good tool for officer and community safety. Journalists have mentioned about an increase in murder in New York City, and one of the reasons to this is that the city has settled the practice of stop question and frisk because "the department 's stop and frisk tactics were unconstitutional" said the judge Shira A. Scheindlin of Federal District Court.
At this year’s Legislative Lobby Days, my group and I lobbied for Senate Bill(SB) 23. SB 23 was written by Senator Holly J. Mitchell to repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) in the California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Children (CalWORKs) program. Currently, the MFG, also known as a “family cap,” is intended to threaten parents with economic hardship in order to control their choices concerning conception. The existing law requires each county in California to provide cash assistance and other social services to underprivileged families through the CalWORKs program using funds from the state, county, and federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant program. However, children do not receive any benefits or
The presidential power to forgive and commute penalties has long been controversial, critics argue that pardons are used more for political convenience than to correct a judicial error. Perhaps the most famous pardon in US history was granted by President Gerald Ford to his predecessor in office, President Richard Nixon, A presidential pardon can be granted at any time after the commission of the crime. In the vast majority of cases, however, the Pardon Attorney only considers the petitions of convicted persons who have also demonstrated their ability to develop a responsible and productive life for a significant period after their indictment or after having Been
The Obama Administration has streamlined the process for supporting family reunification as a priority and has appealed the Immigration Executive Action policy that was overruled by a federal judge that would keep five million immigrants from being deported. The Border Patrol is adequately staffed and unlawful crossings is at a forty year low. The Department of Homeland Security is deporting criminals and immigrants that pose a threat to our communities. (2012 Democratic) The Independent Task Force on Immigration Policy continues to encourage the Obama administration to move forward with the reform legislation that will discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers and level penalties, making jobs available to all qualified workers
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”(Martin Luther King, Jr.) Most people were racist but now since the civil rights have been established most have stopped being racist and moved on.Three supreme court case decisions influenced the civil rights movements by letting more and more poeple know what the Supreme Court was doing to African Americans,and of the unfair him crow laws:(Dred Scott v. Sanford,Plessy v. Ferguson,Brown v. Board of Education). Dred Scott v. Sanford Is a case that most people felt that Dred Scott had an unfair charge against him. Dred Scott was sued for his freedom on the grounds that he had lived for a time in a "free" territory. The Court ruled against him, saying that under the Constitution, he was his master 's property. The people involved with this court case are the Supreme Court,Dred Scott, and Chief Justice Roger B.
A congresswoman of Los Angeles, Maxine Waters, is strongly set on the justice system being racist by saying that people are chosen over their skin color and it dictates what sort of punishment and treatment a person is going to get. Jesse Jackson who is a civil rights leader and the founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition says black are commonly sent to jail not because they are criminals but because of their ethnicity. At a presidential debate, Barack Obama said black and white are arrested in unlike manners even if the same crime has been committed. It was that same debate when Hillary Clinton said the justice system is a disgrace for imprisoning such large amounts of African-Americans compared to whites. ABC Washington Post had a poll with results that read 84% of non whites feel the justice system are discriminating them with inequality.
The legalization of drugs has been at the center of interminable debate. Drugs have widely been perceived as a dominant threat to the moral fabric of society. Drug use has been attributed as the source responsible for a myriad of key issues. For instance, it is believed that drugs have exacerbated the already weak status of mental health in the United States in which some individuals suffering from mental illness administer illicit substances such as heroin or cocaine in an attempt to self-medicate. Moreover, drugs are blamed for turning auspicious members of the community into worthless degenerates.
Modern conservatism a key term coined by republicans is a period in which the government passes laws regulating things such as lower taxes, stronger national defense, and minimal government involvement in environmental regulations. Ronald Regan was amongst one of the presidents that affirmed the modern conservatism movement. During his acceptance speech he spoke of the many changes that would take place during his presidential term. First, and first most he believed that taxes had to be cut down by 30% over the next three years. He also considered employees who were not benefiting the government or government programs were a waste of money.