He’s not making blind claims without backing them up; he backs up every claim with fact based studies from a variety of reliable sources that contradict popular opinions of immigrants from natural born citizens. From my point of view immigrants work harder than a number of Americans, they aren’t simply aloud without fighting all along the way. Immigrants come here to take advantage of better opportunity that exists in American that doesn’t exist in their home country. They’re coming here to advance themselves and their families, they waste little time complaining instead working hard to get ahead in life. Pushing through culture shock from a virtually new world, possible discrimination, and obstacles that cause a number of people to fold like a cheap chair.
Effects of Immigration Immigration has been occurring since the dawn of time, People moving from one place to another for better living conditions. Immigration is both good and bad for the country that is involved. People bringing in great new ideas to help grow the country but it can also created over population and less job opportunity for the citizens of the country. These are all mentioned in Plymouth Plantation, Mother Tongue, Balboa, and Blaxicans. Immigrants’ impact on America is both negative and positive depending on the viewpoint of the original culture.
Since the early days of the, still relatively young, United States we have been facing a constant change in our standards of living; generally these standards increase as a whole. However, the change is not all that good as it may seem, sure today’s people have better access to various health facilities and are provided better education than in the past; and yet they are still faced with hardships. These hardships include but are not limited to, expenses of health insurance, school, housing, and food; while all of these commodities have become better the likelihood that all personnel have equal access to them is still just a thought. In his article Confronting Inequality Paul Krugman mentions how “...American children from low-income families are often uninsured,”(567). Despite being one of the top biggest countries both socially and economically the united states does not allow all children to have access to healthcare insurance; this is because instead their parents are focused trying to move their families to well built and proper family friendly environments in hope that their children will be able to lead on a better future furthering their education.
Many immigrants at the time face discrimination and abuse, due to the white people’s fear of conquest. Despite these hardships, America is the land of opportunity because: with enough effort and hardwork it leads to prosperity, it provides an escape from hardships in other countries, and people are able to live more comfortable and content lives.
The American Dream seems to have different interpretations in the different types of people, for Americans, they believe in earning a lot while not working hard for it, for many immigrants, they still believe in working for what they desire. The modern Dream for many Americans is being lazy while still earning a higher place in society. The dream has changed many times over the course of American society. It has gone for people of all different types of cultures and backgrounds working hard to achieve what they want in life to
It is clear, then, that the U.S. is largely responsible for the current migration patterns. Still, there are those who oppose the legalization of DREAM Act for many valid but biased reasons. One claim is that the Act rewards illegal behavior and essentially grants amnesty. However, the potential beneficiaries of the Act received their immigration status from their parents while they were very young, their immigration being involuntary, so they should be able to contribute back to the only country they know. After all, under the Equal Protection Clause under the Fourteenth Amendment, all students have a right to an education, especially in a country that gets its reputation for equality
Many believe that if were born in a rich family then will be rich, and if in poor family then will be poor, for the whole life. Also, many think that race discrimination prevents succeed, but it is not true. To succeed in life people need endure hardship in life and work to overcome these problems and become a better person. However, people should not only use the hard work in order to impress others, but to achieve the goals that they set for themselves. In America, there are many people from other countries, and they are all different races.
Although our freedom is limited, We have the right to many things that other people do not. That is the reason for so many immigrants moving and starting a new life in the US. “It is only when we have plenty to eat—plenty of everything— that we begin to understand what freedom means. To us, freedom is not an intangible thing.” Carlos Bulosan said. This quote explains that living in the US doesn’t necessarily make you feel like you are privileged, but getting money and being able to take care of yourself and your family makes you feel free.
What is it that we have done to deserve to be treated less and be to get stomped on. Can we be equal for once and be fair to everyone? Immigrants are human beings, not only that but we are normal people. Just because we come from a different place does not automatically mean we are criminals. In conclusion to be in American is so much more than just being born here in America, it is to stand for a better life and to live by the American dream, we are a melting pot all united together to live by the American
Understanding English helps immigrants find better jobs, reducing poverty and increasing the nation’s economy. Upon immigration to any country, one of the first things one must do is find a job. However, if one cannot speak the language of their new country, many employers find it disadvantageous to hire foreigners who are not English proficient. In Blackwell 's article “English Should Be America’s Official Language” he says that “[people] who can speak English can compete for better jobs, with better pay,” as they have one of the most basic skills required for most jobs in America (par. 10).
It is unethical that undocumented immigrants are treated like they are worthless. They should be provided the same rights as everyone else. We need to value that these undocumented immigrants bring so many benefits to our country. Their presence in our country, according to Eastman, “not only establish[es] their own new business which then creates jobs […] but also increase[s] demand for housing, food, services, and other forms of labor” (38). As a society, we do not think of these long-term effects that will benefit us because instead we are worried about not having strangers come take away what is “ours.” We need to be able to take into consideration all the outcomes of the decisions that are made before they affect our country
The issues that interest me personally/politically are immigration and equality. Through the years, immigration has been an issue that has impacted the United States politically on whether what should be done about illegal immigration. As chapter 1 stated, politics is conflictual and the issue of immigration has lasted for so long not because the government dislike immigrants, if not they cannot come into an agreement that could favor both opposing sides. Moreover, citizens always have their views towards immigrants as people taking away their jobs. What they do not see is that immigrants have improved the country’s economy in a fast way that has open many jobs opportunities to immigrants.
What most Americans don’t see is that just as them these people come seeking for the American dream looking for a better life, better education, and better safety that is lacked in one 's’ native country. It is true that the first or old immigrants to this country were the founders the ones that started everything but this doesn 't mean that the rest that come are not willing to continue to make this country grow and continue to be prosperous as it has been and as it has progressed over time. Differently many of the new immigrants and some that even come as refugees come from extremely different parts of the world which are very different to the places to the originality of the old immigrants (Grambs). There are problems in the people that have to do with adjustment, where the “old” immigrants have trouble accepting. As Grambs explains that the insensitivity that the old immigrant experience and is often remembered through family gatherings and showed in literature in which the wounds are revealed and are seen still keep hurting.
For many of us, the “American Dream” is an opportunity for a better life, away from the country we are born, expecting a better quality of life and a chance to be successful. For years, immigrants are coming to the United States with this ideals, searching for something that the place where they are from can not provide. While most of the immigrants are looking for a better life without depending on a government, Americans increasingly rely on the government. Today, instead of fighting for the right of private property, Americans are looking for even more and more “rights” from the state. The citizens are searching for state protection and reliability while most of the foreigners appreciate the freedom Americans, becoming the American Dream
Should we allow immigrants the right to work in the United States? Yes, they work harder than most modern Americans and are not just farmers stealing our jobs, but hard working individuals that are trying to start off like most of our ancestors before us did when they moved to America. From a economic standpoint, there really is no down fall to it; most Americans prefer to follow the jobs they like and only get the mundane, uninteresting jobs if they’re cornered into it, we have no longer wanted to do actual labor, but want to do more creative and innovative things. The Hispanics are not only allowed to pay for their families, but have the American dream morals of our previous Baby Boom generation. They strive for nothing else to work and