Good evening ladies and gentlemen, before I deliver my words to you, I would like to say that it is a truly honor to be given the privilege to speak not only for my community, but for the Hispanic community as a whole. Once again, thank you for welcoming me to this meeting. As some of you may or may not know there has been an innumerable amount of controversy involving the Hispanic community in the past decade. As a representative of my community I would like to address our fears and concerns before you. Consequently, following former president Barack Obama the statistics pertaining to deportation of Hispanic immigrants have drastically increased. In the past years, and specially currently, the undocumented Latinos fear for their lives
The article titled "The New Latino Underclass" by Douglas Massey is an insightful reading that shows the readers just how profoundly discrimination affects the Latinos/Latinas in the United States. It was quite insightful as he stated the history of the discrimination along with the two concepts of "Latino Threat Narrative" and "Hispanic Challenge. " Not only was this article by Massey insightful, but saddening too. I was unaware how harsh the immigration process here in the United States could be especially to innocent people who are seeking safety from their own country. I overall agree with Massey in the sense that we cannot just deport bunches of people, but we must understand they are human.
Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date of Submission American History Introduction Latino Americans are currently considered the largest minority groups in the U.S.A. They went through a lot of periods, setbacks and activities before reaching this stage. The paper explores the events of the years between 1900-1950, 1950-1970, and 1980-2012. It discusses how these events helped shape the history and impacted the lives of the Latino Americans.
The validity of the perception that “the United States is a country made of immigrants” has been historically challenged by the government and those in power. In his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation, Ray Suarez provides a deep understanding of how the contributions and struggles by the Latinos in the past has shaped the present of this nation. To many “Americans,” Latinos are just new immigrants coming from their land in search of a better future. For those Latinos, however, leaving their countries, cultures, families and communities comprise the most significant sacrifice of their lives. As many other Latinos, my family migrated to the United States with the hope of a better future.
Radicals and reformers are at the forefront of progressive thought and action, rallying movements that often translate to legislative or representative change. In the US, many radicals and reformers have confronted issues such as women’s suffrage, union rights, segregation, and more. Although sometimes slow and cumbersome to achieve, the notion of progress is a valid one, rooted in centuries of movements that have reconfigured the social scheme of this country. For Latinos living in the US, figures such as Cesar Chavez and movements like the Chicano Movement and formation of the Young Lords Party represent immense efforts to change the perception and condition of Latinos in society. Despite the fact that many social issues historically plaguing
Historically, Latinos are known as one of the biggest minority groups residing in the United States. There are many attributes that apply to this particular population and one of the most current ones is the numbers of college graduates increasing with the years. The goal of this research project is to study Latinos and higher education. The purpose of this research is to study first-generation Latino college student and the specific financial challenges and the benefits that come with being a member of such ethnic group. My goal is to learn what specific challenges these students have to overcome as a first generation as well as the benefits given to these particular students for being a first generation.
Over the past several decades, the racial and ethnic creation of the U.S. population has changed particularly. Minorities are expanding their vicinity in the United States and will keep on doing as such for years to come. The Latino population is driving these changes. While today one of each eight inhabitants of the United States is Latino, it is anticipated that Latinos could represent one of each five occupants. Immigration from Latin America and the attendant growth of the nation 's Hispanic or Latino population are two of the most important and controversial developments in the recent history of the United States.
Lesson 9 1. Puerto Ricans immigrants are often portrayed as poor, lazy and scandalous individuals by Anglo Americans. At times, Puerto Ricans are not allowed to live up to their fullest potential because they are already labeled as impoverished people; stereotypes do not let Puerto Ricans rise to their fullest abilities because they often feel trapped by the welfare rumors. Thus, whenever the dominant white people think of the minorities they will always see the negative side of their labels as opposed to what they are fully capable of. 2.
I don 't either agree with the current president of deporting everyone with or without criminal record. If they 're criminals, deport them, if they 're like most illegal immigrants who came here to seek out a better life, help them attain legal citizenship and become tax paying American like the rest of us. We can offer them a legal path and impose tax penalty for the years on them in order to help pay for their citizenship not only are they paying for the cost but now are legal citizens who can demand fair wages which alleviate the issues of cheap labor because now they have the legal right to do
Hispanics in the United States............ In the late 1900’s, many immigrants moved from around the world to seek a better life in the United States. Nowadays, though many Hispanics move here for many reasons. They like the US but, also for better jobs and pay for their family. Sometimes, we have to overcome challenges.
Throughout history, humans have always been afraid of anything and anyone unlike their culture. Even in the twenty-first century, there is heated debate surrounding illegal immigration in America; some believe that illegal immigrants from Mexico are stealing jobs and harming the economy. These irrational fears are discussed in Luis Alberto Urrea’s book, “The Devil’s Highway,” which tells the true story of 26 illegal immigrants who are abandoned after crossing the U.S. border. Through this true story, Urrea shows the mistreatment of illegal immigrants, and his use of historical examples reveals that immigrants have always been subject to prejudice and persecution in the United States.
The most pressing issues facing Hispanics would have to be deportation of illegal immigrants. Honestly, most of the people that get deported are treated unjustly, because their goal in life was come to the United States and pursue the American dream of living a better life. Just like U.S. Citizens from other races have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, all Hispanics should too. To fix the issue, I would make sure that every Hispanic illegal immigrant in the United States goes through a background check and have their employers write recommendation letters in reference to their work ethics as well as comment of the person’s relationship with his fellow workers.
Not all undocumented Latino immigrants who try to migrate can make it to the United States (Cammisa, 2009). Some of them do not make it because they die due to all the conditions they experience, and only their bodies are found. Also, the undocumented Latino immigrants that get caught by the authorities and are sent to detention centers where they receive first aid, and then are deported back to their homeland countries (United States. Department of Homeland Security. Office of Inspector General. 2011).
Undocumented immigrants live with fear of deportation every day of their lives. Those with control of state institutions who do not consider undocumented immigrants as worthy American residents in our society, take advantage of their power by instilling fear of deportation. The restrictive federal and state laws towards migration in the U.S. has become a way to keep undocumented immigrants and their families living in the shadows. Arrocha (2013) claims that the paradox of the U.S. migration seems be that our free democratic republicanism is viewed as the land of freedom, equality, and justice. Yet, these undocumented immigrants aren’t treated equally or given the freedom to live in our society without intimidation.