Robert’s story did not occur in isolation and is, instead, is situated in the specific social, political and economic context of the late 1940s to 1950s. By this time, World War Two (WWII) had subsided, the economy was recovering, and Canada found itself fairly well situated to accept new immigrants (Hawkins, 1988, p.99). Fuelled by the expansion of certain industries (e.g. construction), this period “saw the beginning of a significant economic boom in Canada” (Kelly & Trebilcock, 2010, p.316; Troper, 1993, p.250). Therefore, what had previously been characterized by a relatively restrictive climate for immigration, due to the fear during WWII, was gradually replaced with more “libera[l]” (Kelly & Trebilcock, 2010, p.318) immigration policies
Refugees face many difficult situations after migrating to a new home. Because of the migration and the mixed receptions from the community, their lives start to twist and turn in all sorts of directions. The book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai tells a story with poems about a young girl named Ha who’s life starts to turn “inside out” as she leaves her home in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The article “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison” by Ana Marie Fantino and Alice Colak describes the struggles and process of adaptation that refugees in Canada face every day. Ha’s and other refugees’ lives turn “inside out” as they become a teacher for their loved ones and a punching bag for their classmates, but gradually turns “back again” with the help of their community.
The novel “Inside Out and Back Again” describes the life of a family of refugees searching to find home. It describes the highs and the lows of day-to-day life for the family, perfectly describing the universal refugee experience. The universal refugee experience is an umbrella term used to describe the myriad of trials and tribulations refugees endure as they move to a foreign place. These are experiences that all or most refugees typically go through in their process of finding a new home. Ha’s journey is a perfect example of the universal refugee experience. She faces racism, discrimination, loneliness, and, over time, a growing sense of love for her new home. Ha’s life is turned “inside out and back again”. Before Ha had to flee Saigon, she was headstrong and selfish, but she was also a girl who loved her mother and couldn't wait to grow up. She wanted to be able to do something before her older brothers did it, and do it better. But most of all, Ha wanted to fit in, to be liked. At her core, Ha was a normal little girl.
In times such as now, immigration policy is a topic of controversial and emotional discussion. The key in having educational, progressive, and prosperous conversations is understanding the theoretical foundations behind the argument that a person stands for or believes in. Having factual evidence to support ideas on concepts such as: the opportunities that immigrants bring to a country, what the international rules actually are that govern the entry and exit of people from one country to another, and the causes, trends, and consequences of international immigration. Finding reason and support for these claims can take the discussion behind immigration policy from one of heated and emotional argument to one of educational and beneficial conversation.
The concept of social justice encompasses finding the optimum balance between our combined responsibilities as a society, our responsibilities as individuals to contribute to a just society (University of New South Wales, 2011) and ensuring fairness, freedom and equality regardless of race, religion and ethical background. The social justice issue of Refugee’s suffers from a deprived extent of human dignity, human rights and social justice. The definition of a "refugee" is revealed in the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating which defines a refugee as an individual who: "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the
Not every immigrant get into the country using the legal means. There are those who get into the country on student visas and start working contrary to the visas they hold. There are others who get into the country illegally with no genuine United States visa. The immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 focusses on the matter of illegal immigration through placing major fines on the employers of those immigrants who hire them. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 allowed a number of barriers to immigration. The host family is only able accept an immigrant if it is accorded an income of about 125% of the poverty status. This Act additionally calls for the Immigration and Naturalization Service to ensure
“We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation.” (Marsalis). Politics influences almost everything we do in our lives and how we do it. Therefore, political participation in the American government, a democracy, is the best way to be the change you want to see in your community and in your country. One small yet important and effective way to do this is by contacting your government and voicing your opinions, and when I wanted to raise the issue of immigration reform for the DACA recipients, I researched the issue, wrote a letter, and sent it.
Immigration are people from all over the country who come here to have a better life & get better jobs so they can provide for their families. They move from one country to another one because life wasn’t easy in their country. Some come for a couple of years & then leave & some come to live here forever. If they stay forever they have to take a test to earn their citizenship. In the United States we give chances to people in other countries to come over here in the land of the free to have a better chance at life. Immigrants only leave their native countries for a reasons like; a lack of local access to resources, a desire for economic prosperity, family re-unification, escape from prejudice, conflict or natural disaster, or simply the wish to change one 's surroundings. Every year the United States has more & more immigrants come over to stay for good or just for a little while. They come from all over the world & some even come just because they want to come. They have no reason sometimes but most reason always be because of a family or too much going on in their old country. Immigrants sometimes don’t have the chances & stuff that they can get from coming to the United States then in their own country. Some countries have dictators & they try to escape that by coming to the United States but we also have some families that come to stay for good that only come to give their kids a better chance in life. A violation of a State 's immigration laws a person who is declared
Previously, the culture of Canada throughout the country was heavily influenced by the British and the French and their own indigenous people [Loue, S; Sajatovic, M; 2011]. However, as times have progressed, the culture has also progressed to incorporate the immigrant cultures. Today, Canada is known throughout the world as a multicultural, diverse, and very progressive country [Mooney Cotter, A; 2011]. The immigration of people from all over the world has
Leaders and governments around the world have labelled refugees as being a burden on their country either directly or indirectly. These leaders only see them as people who are trying to get into their country to escape the civil war, but fail to see that the refugees are also risking their lives in the process. At present, there are approximately 54.5 million refugees that are displaced, the largest refugee crisis the world has ever seen and they have nowhere to go. The question of doing the right thing and taking them in has been squashed due to various reasons and it appears to be that each country has adopted the ‘each man for himself’ policy by stating that it is their duty to only look after its citizens and no one else.
Answer the following questions in well-organized answers. These questions want your opinion about the Canadian economy, and while there are no right or wrong answers, you will be graded on how thoughtful and clear your answers are. Your task, after answering them, is to take your responses for each of these questions and turn them into an essay; this will involve some planning on your part in order to make these five questions into one cohesive essay. Your essay will be marked using the rubric at the end of this assignment.
The text 1,360 ft3 by Wayde Compton suggests that only certain kinds of immigrants are welcome in Vancouver. The “Mystery Migrant” that arrives in Vancouver in a container from Hong Kong, is shown to be completely unwelcome. The public reacts to her presence negatively, sending in letters “depict[ing] her as some sort of terrorist or spy” (18). One letter suggests “she should be stuffed back in the container they found her in, locked up, and sent to Hong Kong with ‘return to sender’ painted on the side” (18). These examples indicate that the first problem Vancouver has with this migrant is her foreignness, which is depicted in several ways.
“Illegal immigration continues to be a major problem in the United States. We have people wanting to come here legally and we should not be rewarding people who have come here illegally,” said John Barrasso. The United States Government should not allow immigrants into America because they are having negative effects on our country. Some negative effects are citizens competing with illegals for jobs, immigrants expecting favors, and Americans not getting to work hard for their money.
“Asylum seekers who arrive without a prior valid visa (by sea or air) continue to be subject to indefinite mandatory detention. As of 31 May 2016, 1,570 people were held in closed immigration detention facilities in Australia, 529 of whom were asylum seekers who had arrived by boat. The average length of detention for people in closed detention facilities was 459 days, with 693 people (44% of the total population) having been detained for over a year and 399 for more than two years” (Refugee Council of Australia). Even though this is constantly happening, there are still people who believe that the Australian Refugee Policy should remain because it keeps the system strong and organized. If there are this many people being detained, it is
Emigration, the act of such persons leaving their country and heading to a country of foreigners for different reasons. Immigration has never been an easy choice, but recently factors have made it easier. Immigrants, in my point of view, can be divided into two kinds, the first are people leaving their countries looking for a source of money and escaping the struggle of poverty, and the other kind are people looking for a peaceful life with no bombs damaging their hometowns every day, escaping wars and political persecutions looking for the freedom they have always been missing.