Rhetorical Analysis of John Kavanaugh “Amnesty Let us Be Vigilant and Charitable” In contemporary times, illegal immigration has been one of the most controversial issues talked about in news outlets. Since the late 1800’s, it has influenced our political, social, and economic beliefs and laws. Our country’s biggest challenge regarding illegal immigration is there are approximately “12 to 14 million undocumented aliens” (Kavanaugh 1) living in the United States, but the government has not decided whether we should deport or give amnesty to these individuals. For a variety of reasons, some people believe that we should send them back to their native country, and then come back legally to go through the process of becoming a naturalized citizen.
“..Republican front-runner businessman Donald Trump, says he’ll undo Obama 's executive orders on immigration,” Article Two Sisters Two Americas by Brooke Ross states on page 11 in the New York Times Upfront April 4, 2016 edition. This has sparked outrage among people who know that most of the immigrants are good people who are trying to flee from violence that threatens to tear apart their lives. Brooke Ross helps people understand what life is like for families with a mixed-status and what we need to do about illegal immigration in her article Two Sisters Two Americas. By showing both sides of the big Democrat v Republican fight on what should be done about illegal immigration she lets people come to their own conclusions. The evidence however is firmly in favor of helping the immigrants by offering a path to
Furthermore, Parker believes that the claims made by the demonstrators are “bogus claims draped in the garb of the civil-rights movement”. She does not believe this a civil rights issue, but more of a legal or moral issue. One of the few facts Parker used to support her argument was a survey asking Latino families if they would come to the United States. Almost half of the surveyed people agreed they would move while a fifth said they would move illegally. Parker believes the reasons behind illegal immigration from Mexico are due to the Mexican people continuously voting for leaders that do not help their government.
Once immigrants got to America they had to go through screenings and interviews to see if they were acceptable to come into the country. Many immigrants were sent back to their place of origin if the doctors and government inspectors thought they were criminals or carriers of diseases. If they did make it through the inspections they were moved into immigrant housing which were overcrowded and unsanitary (EyeWitness 1). The immigrants had to deal with the physical struggles of being in underbudget facilities, but they also had to deal with the racist and demeaning remarks from those against immigration. Raul Yzaguirre wrote The Two Faces of American Immigration, in book Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches, he talked about a radio advertisement offering to smuggle Mexicans into America and sell them to be slaves.
The most notable example is the Pilgrims who came to America because of the oppression of their religion in England. The Land of the Free has become the identity of America. Immigrants founded America to be a country of refuge and freedom; it became a place
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. In the book, Urrea describes the harmful treatment illegal immigrants often experience as they attempt to cross the border.
Many hard worker achieved their freedom during the Revolution without formal emancipation. The British army, eager to debase the colonial economy, freed many hard worker as they moved through the United States of America n Confederate States of America. Many slaves in the Due north were granted their exemption if they agreed to battle for the American cause. Although a clear majority of African American remained in bondage, the growth of free blackness community of interests in America was greatly fostered by the War for American Independence. Revolutionary sentiments led to the banning of the importing of slaves in
The war on drugs pushed people into fear, and therefore manipulated law enforcement to go after people of color. Again, our media has promoted incorrect stereotypes, and the politicians lied to us through it all. All of this is the reason that The New Jim Crow exists. The last theme of The New Jim Crow is history. History is seeming to repeat itself, and Alexander (2012) explains in her book that what is going on today, is exactly what happened during the Jim Crow age.
News reports have documented several violations of illegal immigrants ' Fourth Amendment rights by police officers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It seems illegal immigrants have been stopped, searched and arrested because they fit a particular ethnic profile. The Fourth Amendment requires police to have probable cause before searching people or their property in criminal investigations. Is ethnicity probable cause? In practice, if police search without probable cause, any evidence found in the search may be excluded from court.
The citizens testified that the military opened fire on the crowd of innocent villagers, but now officials deny the fact and blame a group of armed civilians. The military has also been believed to participate in many cruel acts and are not being tried for these crimes. All of these actions committed by the soldiers are illegal but they have the ability to continue them, for the Mexican government is giving them more leeway and immunity than they should if Mexico wants to have a uncorrupted government. In addition, the military should be stopped from committing these crimes for they are not only unjust but also immoral and inhuman. Finally, the Mexican army was involved in a mass murder of 43 college student protesters.