In “Imagining the Immigrant: Why Legality Must Give Way to Humanity,” which is an article that publish on America Magazine, John J. Savant presents a unique perspective of the unbalanced immigration system in the United States. In the article, Savant emphasizes the significance of using immigrant laws to protect the rights of immigrants in the United States. He refers the “moral imagination” as the key to resolve the failure of immigration in America, but “law” as the chain that is fastened around those desperate immigrants’ necks. First of all, Savant argues that people choosing immigration are usually out of desperation by saying, “…but when populations begin to cross borders in significant numbers, it is almost always out of dire economic
The author presented detailed examination of illegal immigration and clarified most frequently misunderstood aspects of illegal immigration. For instance, the genuine reasons for Enrique’s journey melted the hearts of many motherly readers; it represented an expedition for love, unity and family. Enrique, a little boy scarred from the separation of his mother portrays the urgency of immigration reforms in the nation. Most people tend to label illegal immigrants as rapists, robbers and murders, but in fact, majority of them are innocent kids waiting to meet their mothers. American society was established by immigrants and yet people are ignorant towards immigrants in the nation; they say, immigrants bring crime, but people are blind to the domestic injustices caused by the citizens.
“Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants Since 1882,” by Roger Daniels analyzes the United States’ immigration policy as one that has forever been flawed. Roger Daniels puts forward a clear yet through criticism of how racism, blind politics, and ignorance have all overtaken the immigration legislation since the past 140 years. Specifically, he claims, immigration laws have had an evocative effect on the immigrants during all eras and the issue has been magnified by the foreign threat nativist believe outsiders are bringing in. The prevailing belief during periods of restricted immigration to the United States was that alien groups, due to their innate inferiority, are not capable of absorbing the United States’ values and ideologies, and are a threat to the political institutions. Moreover, an increased flow of immigrants will trigger a loss of jobs that are rightfully for native citizens, will bring lower living standards, and overall annihilation of American values.
Solomon Hunter Sociology 1301 5/21/2015 Mrs. Lamptey It’s Hard out Here for an Immigrant When a person is at the state of being extremely poor it causes them to do things they did not plan on such as, leaving their loved ones behind. Poverty in Mexico is such a huge dilemma that plenty of their citizens died trying to escape. Some make it out, some do not but it all comes down to how bad they want to live the American Dream.
A family just arrives in America and is experiencing everything for the first time after hearing only stories of boundless freedom and inexhaustible hope. For citizens of America. Citizens of America tend to have the same mentality, America gives off the illusion of freedom for those who grew up within it’s boundaries. However, looking through the lens of an immigrant it becomes clear just how false this freedom is. As soon as this family steps off the plane they see “Do not cross yellow lines… [and] Beware of solicitors signs” (pg. 5) and hear “Unattended cars are subject to immediate tow-away,” (5) it would be hard for them not to feel dissatisfied.
Former U.S Congressman, Robert H. Clancy, in his article, An “Un-American Bill”, establishes his opinion on the Johnson-Reed Immigration Act of 1924. Clancy’s purpose is to persuade that the Immigration Act is racist and Un-American. He creates a passionate tone in order to show his readers the ugly truth behind what the Johnson-Reed Act is doing. Clancy supports his argument of the injustice and racial discrimination of the Johnson-Reed Act , by appealing to the readers emotions with his personal anecdotes and by providing facts of all the good things that immigrants do for society and America as a whole.
This book was written by Juan Gonzalez and he explained the struggle of being a Latino/immigrant. Journalist Gonzalez takes a look at how many immigrants lives are being affected due to a U.S Economy and military interests, that in return is causing a flood of immigrants, which are changing the U.S landscape, and its economy. He also digs deep in order to provide interesting detail, of the rarely talked about success of the Latino community, and the many sacrifices Latinos have to undergo in order to succeed in this country despite all the hate and alienation of those that oppose them. “The scorn of the neighbor who does not know us is our greatest danger... Through ignorance it might even come to lay hands on us.
The author, John H. Barnhill, holds a Ph. D. in American History from Oklahoma State University. His purpose in writing this article is to help assist the responsibilities the legislation holds in order to acknowledge immigrants to stay in the United States. The intended audience would be immigrants concerned in the current condition on the U.S.- Mexican borders. The source overall discusses the various ways people can immigrate to the United States; asylum or illegally. Background history regarding immigration is provided to help develop a better understanding on the effects it has on American society.
Article Summary For many decades, politicians, and lawmakers have been bothered by undocumented immigrant’s presence in the United States of America. Factors such as poverty, diverse forms of persecution, and unemployment of many foreign lands motivating some groups to seek entry into the U.S. Many undocumented immigrants fled to the U.S. legally with a temporary visa, and failed to leave. Some due come to America one way or another, by boat, or cross the borders.) According to Wallace, undocumented immigrants are individual who are leaving in America illegally (Wallace et al., 2012).
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.
“What is the United States if not a country of immigrants? If that’s no longer [the case], what does the Statue of Liberty symbolize? Why don’t we take it down?”(Goldstein). Most refer to America as a melting pot because America is a melting pot of different cultures. Yet without immigration, America wouldn’t be the way it is today.
I was born in Guadalajara Jalisco and raised on a small ranch called Atemajac de Brizuela. My dad left when I was small kid, but came back when I was three years old. One year later my sister was born. Once my sister was born my dad decided to come to the United States because he knew that he had better opportunities here than in Mexico. Four years after that I came to the U.S.A at the age of nine not knowing a single word of English.
Introduction Informative, contemplative, and different are three words to describe “How Immigrants Become ‘Other’” by Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carola Suárez-Orozco from Rereading America. “How Immigrants Become ‘Other’” talks about unauthorized immigration. More specifically, this source talks about the other side of the issue of unauthorized immigrants; the human face of it all. “How Immigrants Become ‘Other’” depicts the monster from one of Jeffrey Jerome Cohen’s thesis in the article, “Monster Culture (7 Theses).” The monster seen in the source “How Immigrants Become ‘Other’” is the one that Cohen talks about in his fourth thesis, “The Monster Dwells at the Gates of Difference.”
In 2009, the U.S. Census gathered that there were over thirty-three million second-generation immigrants living in America. America is a melting pot, and in this melting pot, it isn’t uncommon for these children, myself included, to lose sight of what our lives could be–and the struggles that our parents faced to ensure that we have more opportunities than they had. As I write this essay, I’m stressing over the things any other American high school sophomore faces– grades, social drama and statuses, and my follower count on Twitter and Instagram. These “problems,” if even that, are minute to what others our age face around the world.
The note arrived early in the day, it said simply "You are invited to 1075 Primrose ln. for an evening of fine dining and musical entertainment. Arrive at 6 O'clock on Friday the 13th of November. " and that was it, no name and no contact information the address was also unfamiliar. But none of that mattered because living in the slums he seldom had the opportunity to partake in good food.
In the article “What to Bring” by Naisha Jackson the immigrants chose significant items with them as they immigrated to the us. One conclusion I can draw is the items they bring are either things that remind them of back home or that is really important to them. For example, the text states, “Immigrants often also bring things that remind them of their homelands” (11). If I was traveling to a new country and was an immigrant, I would do what these immigrants are doing. Immigrants bring things with them that are important and meaningful.