Throughout time diverse regions have considered other societies to be barbaric, causing them to have the desire of “civilizing” them. Likewise, During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the American nativist groups, possessed a similar perspective towards immigration. Nativist’s opposed immigration, as they believed that it would negatively impact the United States socially, morally, politically, and economically. Socially and morally, the nativists feared that foreigners were a threat to the American society, as they were culturally inferior, possessed many ailments, and committed crimes. Politically, the ethnocentric nativists believed that immigrants would corrupt the government and negatively influence American politics.
Recent events in the past decade has cause many people to portrayed immigrants as terrorists, illegal immigrants, gang affiliated members, drug dealers, etc. This raises questions regarding closing the border or limiting the number of people that can migrate to America. Politicians and law makers are too concerned about this matter and had propose solutions and issue laws in attempt to stop foreigners from coming to America. However, as both sides pushes for their ideas on the issue, it is ultimately up to the younger generation to decide the future of immigrants living in America.
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.
The state of Immigration in the United States has effected the way that citizens interact with their governmental system. In the eyes of the majority, Immigration has put a huge strain on local economies, in the process of draining the Federal Reserve’s due to new immigration laws and reformations. While they are not completely right, they are also not completely wrong. In 2010, there were 39.9 million foreign born people in the United States; Forty four percent were naturalized citizens, 24 percent were legal permanent residents, 29 percent were unauthorized migrants and 3 percent were temporary legal residents (such as students or temporary workers) (Federation for American Reform 2013). Due to the substantial increase in immigration since
Socially speaking, immigrants may find themselves feeling excluded from a society with organizations and perceptions that generalize them as illegal aliens who disrupt and complicate social institutions, instead of being a contributing part of society. Immigrants may feel constantly fearful of the federal and state governments’ influence on the undocumented community, which leads to how divided politics has been on the issue. Many argue for immigration reform while others have turned down the idea entirely. Much of the stigma on immigrants involves their place of origin or religion being associated with such acts as terrorism, drug smuggling, and general violence. This allows those who are against immigration reform, the ability to argue for
Living in the 1920s was a struggled with attitudes of racism and discrimination towards immigrants whom people blamed for many social and economic problems. Both in modern times and in the 1920’s there was a lot of discrimination against immigrants entering the United State. The United State at first had welcomed immigrants into the country to help develop its growing potential; however, this policy changed when the immigrant population dramatically increased. They started to not like it and think that the economic problem and the issues they had been because of immigrants and African Americans are causing these economic problems.
In this year’s hotly contested US presidential campaign, Mexican immigrants are being painted as mooches spilling over our southern border. According to one candidate, they are such a problem that a massive concrete wall must be erected to keep them out. Reality is much different. Indeed, the inflow of Mexican immigrants today is a small fraction of what it once was, off nearly 90 percent from its peak in the year 2000. Net migration from Mexico is actually negative, regardless all the bloviating about in campaign speeches.
Should the United States change its Immigration Policy? This is the subject of todays debate. Resolved, that the united states should significantly change its immagration policy. In order to accuratly arue this subject we must first define our terms. Significantky; to be important or consequential. change; to alter or replace a current system. Immagration policy; a policy of a state or nation that deals with the transit of people across its borders.(1)
Another reason could be that society could be guilty of buying into statements like Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s "immigration without assimilation is an invasion". Myers and Pitkin summarize this error in thinking stating that, “Many Americans fall prey to the presumption, largely, that immigrants are like Peter Pan—forever frozen in their status as newcomers, never aging, never advancing economically, and never assimilating…people who perpetually resemble newcomers”. Without assimilation, the Nation is fragmented and unstable, or as Bennett states, “A population without a common language, common assumptions, or indeed any means of generating a genuine polity is easier to manipulate and turn into the common day from which a new transnational order can be molded”. This fear of the lack of assimilation threatening National foundation dates back to the 1700s; “[In 1753] Ben Franklin was deeply worried that immigrants of German ancestry would overwhelm America and change its most basic virtues, possibly bringing an end to the fledgling republic. Many of his arguments regarding this community directly mirror those used in today 's immigration debate against Latinos” (Costantini).
A major gap has thus developed between portions of our elite and the bulk of our populace over what America is and should be” (Para. #10). Immigrants are tearing Americans apart. Creed, identity, and culture are affecting Americans. The reason is
Since its beginning, the United States of America has gradually and steadily expanded the oversight and power of its own federal government. This expansion has resulted in a plethora of effects on the relationship between local state government and the federal government, both negative and positive. However, the increased impingement from the federal government onto the constitutional rights of local and state governments has created an imbalance. A major part of this imbalance has stemmed from the advent and imposition of unfunded federal mandates. This increasing implementation of unfunded federal mandates over the years has begun to stir up trouble between the states and the federal government.
This article was meant for everyone one to read but especially to show those not from these states the injustice that was happening within their own country. According the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, during the 80’s and 90’s, the United States saw a large increase in illegal immigration. Then the U.S. decided to improve its security through acquiring new technology and employing many more officers. The government provided funding to place a new computer system to stop the illegal border crossing.
Fear affects everyone, and it leads people to do things that affect them and others as well, as shown with the nativist politicians, textile factory, average worker, and the american people. In the era of immigration, the nativist politicians were scared of the immigrants. The nativist politicians were scared of the immigrants. The politicians felt that the immigrants were a threat to them staying in power.
Over the years the federal government has taken over many of the rights that belong to the states. For instance, the national government has taken over the education systems within the states. Elementary, middle, and high schools should be controlled by the local governments within its state. The authority of education within the state is given to the state government.