As such, they competed with the citizens for their jobs. Since employers would rather hire immigrants to save of operating costs, the citizens lost their jobs to these immigrants. It also created a loss of job security among other citizens. The economic insecurity and the loss of jobs caused the feelings against immigrants to rise. This culminated in various historical events such as what happened during World War II.
In “Let at America be America Again”, also by Langston Hughes, there are the poor white, and the slave blacks, and the immigrants as well. They were taken advantage of simply because they were not famous nor white, therefor they had no access to the American dream. The citizens without high social status must work hard in order to survive and live a decent life. They must work long hours at a job that may not have been their dream. They must service the rich in order to keep those same jobs that they have because their American dream never came true.
During the American Industrialization Period, poverty had swept through Mexico, leading to numerous rebellion, which resulted in Mexican Revolution. Because of the Mexican Revolution in 1910-1920, Mexicans immigrated to America in pursuance of economical support, and to escape revolution. Mexican migrated to America as sojourners, but they were a major part of labor during the Industrialization Period. Since, the Mexican were excellent and most efficient miners, Mexican companies contracted Mexican in America as miner or railroad workers. Similarly to Chinese, Japanese, and other immigrant group, Mexicans were also considered inferior compared to White.
In recent years it has gotten worse as states move to adopt stricter immigration laws and policies (Sue & Sue,2013). For example, in states such as Arizona they have adopted a law that make it illegal for immigrants to be in the state without proper paperwork (2013). Law’s such as these combined with the discrimination and language barriers cause a great deal of stress to the hispanic population. Many in the Latino population are fearful of reaching out for government or medical assistance for fear of being deported, even if they are legal citizens (2013). This means that the there are members of the Latino population who may be suffering from mental illness such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD and which are all common side effects after being subjected to discrimination and racism ,(Chávez, & French, 2007 ) are not getting the services they need
There are many aspects that contribute to the sense of urgency felt by many immigrants. NAFTA, The North American Trade Agreement, was enacted in 1994, between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This agreement pushed lots of cheap imports into the Mexican markets, which pushed many farmers and low wageworkers out of a job, because their people could not compete with them. Lack of job prospects and a steady source of income lead many people to abandon their homeland for what seems like the only option for a better life. “We as Mexicans became the enemy.
Finally, the social impact of illegal immigrants is also an issue. Immigration has been a major social issue since the end of the 20th century. Some people believe that a society of illegal immigrants whom are living among legal immigrants will be an optimistic scenario of both sides living in harmony (Martin, 1994). Others believe that it will be a pessimistic scenario with ethnic and racial groups going against one another, both within the immigrant community and between immigrants and natives. Another negative effect of immigration is that immigration is rising in the United States every year changing American culture.
Many of the communities that have been destroyed to build new shopping centers or luxury lofts are in areas like Echo Park and Downtown Los Angeles. This directly affects Chicano families with low incomes, and are not able to afford to move out of their homes immediately. Moving from place to place can have residual effects on their children and might discourage them to further their education due to low incomes. Parents might encourage their children to work at a young age to help ease the burden of high rent rates in Los
One of the effects of being an illegal migrant is that with less education, there are less opportunities of working for higher ranks than the ones they were working in Mexico but their dreams are of a better life if not for them but for their families. Mexican insecurity can cause a big problem to migrants this type of insecurity relates much to them because they are the ones that get to sell drugs because of the need of an income and they usually make everything to survive one more day. The government usually helps the migrants when they have papers but when they don’t they deport them or they get them in jail, it is very easy for an illegal migrant to get in trouble with the law because they get along with bad people therefore that is why they are many risks for migrants once they leave their original
Illegal Immigration Our topic is the negative side of Illegal Immigration. We believe that Illegal Immigrants are bad for the United States. We think immigration is bad because americans lose jobs to immigrants, there is an increase in poverty and having more immigrants in the United States will just encourage more bad behavior and it will encourage more immigrants to come.
Many people assume that undocumented immigrants are taking jobs away from other Americans and then in turn hurting the economy. But in reality The contributions by the generations of immigrants have helped this country to build economy, and made America grow. A Day without a Mexican" is a film about a mysterious fog surrounds the boundaries of the state of California. Then, the entire Hispanic population disappears without a trace.
Many industries opened up many opportunities to those for wished for labor. Even if that was a similarity between both groups, individuals in the Mexican region left because of the mass roughness rising all through their nation. Both groups knew if they didn’t go to America, they would just be putting their lives in a gamble. As Scotch-Irish journeyed to ports in the state of Boston, they overcame a harsh situation throughout the way. Mexicans also had problems as they headed towards their “Ellis Island” in the city of El Paso, as mentioned in the video.
Selena appeared at a time when the Hispanic community desperately needed someone to remind them of their roots. Many Mexican Americans born in the 1900s were not accepted, and were practically invisible to the community. 1990s Chicanos and Latinos in America were facing a lot of legislation across the country that would leave them excluded and often times without any rights. Having someone in the entertainment business for Latin Americans to identify with caused a sense of pride, and a sense of belonging. Other reasons being their lack of cultural knowledge.
They did not have much time to settle down because they were so busy with everything. That probably made things 10x WORSE because they were not able to settle, familiarize themselves, and on top of that, they had to adjust to so many new things so fast. I also found out that countless immigrants continue to struggle to make a successful life for themselves in this country. This adds onto the fact that they are struggling everyday, just to make a living for themselves, when