Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories.
Positive: government has established new policies Social Impact Psychological Impact Economic Impact Positive: TSA was created Negative: Surveillance • Inconveniences/Delays • Imposing Restrictions (Personal items) • Violating one’s constitutional rights Negative: Negative affect of profiling Fear Increased anxiety Lack of trust – increased mistrust with law officials Positive: Amplifying national security – ensure the safety of all citizens
Some of the strengths of the Constitution include; The federal government had more power than before when under the Articles of Confederation. The Government was also divided up into branches. The constitution also introduced the electoral college; which was votes based on population instead of one state one vote. It made executive power stronger. According to (Keene, Cornell, O’Donnell, 2011, pg. 146) “Although executive power under the Articles of Confederation had been weak, the new president could veto legislation, negotiate treaties, and issue pardons.”
History does show that in countries that were not democratic, the citizenry is less likely to express its disapproval of the current regime fearing consequences. Even in the United States, during the counting of the census falsified information may be given to the government in a way to hide the true identity of the person. Recently passed laws and executive orders like the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency (NSA) especially as a result of a former government contractor by the name Edward Snowden makes the subject of interest to researchers. Study shows that citizens of the United States believe that greater political participation will make it highly likely that they will be a target of government monitoring. More recent monitoring by government in the United States seems to increase the political participation of the United States citizens.
A reason for this is because neither the House nor the Senate can enact legislation without the other’s approval. Both houses can be controlled by opposite parties therefore, making it difficult for an agreement between the two chambers. For example, if the White House presents a proposal the opposing party can reject the proposal, (Patterson, 356). “President Obama’s major legislative initiatives were pronounced “dead on arrival” when they reached Congress. Republicans
Immigration has been a repeating issue in the United States for quite a while. Illegal immigration is characterized as the passage of outside individuals to a country without consent from the administration of that country or by infringement of the law of nationality in that country. Numerous illegal immigrants have been accounted for to cross the United States borders consistently. Such reports have started the United States government to seek after an activity of growing the force of the administration to secure the borders of the country against illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration is created by diverse elements.
Illegal immigration makes it easier for terrorist to come into the U.S and harm to the people of this great nation. John says, “George W. Bush promised to fix the problem with Illegal Immigration and presents possible solutions to help with border control, provides technological capabilities,
This denies such people homage or employment in such countries. The USA is also grappling with illegal immigrants who view it as a potential employer whereas; the laws of the land do not allow free migration (Lewis, Sargeant, 2013). Internal Resistance to Diversity – In every organisation, a culture is developed and upheld or transferred to newcomers. If diversity efforts are to be successful at introduction, a lot has to be done to change the culture of that organisation (Bratton, Gold, 2012). Usually, such changes do not receive welcome and are resisted by the employees who have embedded that culture.
Little Babies, Big Problem “Anchor babies” natural born citizen or part of a bigger immigration problem? Let’s be honest our economy is in crisis and with more and more illegal immigrants coming over it’s only getting worse. While the 14th amendment had good intentions originally, it has become skewed in people’s quest to be more neighborly and politically correct. Granting babies of illegal immigrants’ citizenship when born in the United States is hurting or economy as well as causing further immigration problems The 14th amendment stated “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”
And we have seen a rise in those who believe in partial isolationism with a direct correlation in the rise of non-interventionism as well. The events coincide with the statistics in that when a war goes bad or we receive statistics that seem too high for the average, it shows a positive increase in supporters of isolationism. Due to these facts, The United States should only exert its vast power unto those who show real threat to domestic lives. That means people that live within the borders, not those we send over the ocean in order to “protect from future attacks.” Non-interventionism will breed a new America that is better suited for the present day wars and the 21st
3. How did immigration to America change in the latter half of the nineteenth century, and what was the response to that change? “Immigration “ The prominent changes were occurred throughout the latter half of nineteenth century which includes reforms to the Immigration policy and impact of immigration in America. Immigration has played a vital role in past resulted some changes in American history, the immigrant population directly affected the Americans. Prior to the Civil war the number of immigrants were drastically increased which made reasonable thoughts of the bloodiest war in American history.
“It [immigration policy] is inconsistent, ineffective, and does not promote the common good… We recognize that finding solutions to the plight of immigrants today will sometimes necessitate the overcoming of boundaries in the heart, not just on the land.” The reason why I choose this quote is it directly point out how useless immigration policy is. I agree that the policy is not only ignoring people who are needed but also blocking people away from getting aid or freedom.