history: from the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 to the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, and now with the 1990 Immigration Act. Now, with the election of President Obama, who ran on a platform of immigration reform, there have been further changes in policy in order to create a new system more forgiving of undocumented immigrants. Specifically, President Obama has proposed two pieces of legislation: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (The Dream Act).The Dream Act has yet to be implemented in the policy process, as it is still a hotly contested item by policy makers in Congress, but DACA has acted as a temporary stand in for the full measure. An analysis of DACA’s effect on the immigration and naturalization process is important to gain a better understanding of what the full effect the DREAM act will have on the current institution. After it was apparent that the full DREAM act would be held in congressional limbo for the foreseeable future, President Obama issued an executive order putting DACA into effect, which instilled a two-year buffer period for young illegal immigrants (coined as DREAMERS) to apply for work visas, and begin the process of becoming a legal U.S.
Is the stereotype that people have of immigrants and their effects on the United States social, economy, and antebellum America based on truth or just a stigma?
would benefit economically by approving an immigration reform. It is time to abandon the negative perceptions held towards undocumented immigrants. These individuals risked their lives to come to a county filled with copious opportunities. They did not intent to arrive here to be immediately labeled as “rapists” but to offer their families, specifically their children, an opportunity of a better tomorrow. An opportunity of an adequate education, for example, can land their children on a decent job with a higher salary which can allow them to live comfortably. Statistics uphold that undocumented immigrants are contributing to this nation by paying their taxes and the only obstacle that does not encourage more immigrants to participate is the fear of being deported. By creating a pathway to citizenship, more money would be collected from immigrants by requiring them to pay taxes. The notion that undocumented immigrants are taking American jobs has also been discredited by the data showing that foreign-born and native-born employees’ unemployment rates are insignificantly different by a fraction of a percentage. In addition, undocumented immigrants are generally the only ones who are willing to accept arduous jobs. The majority of undocumented immigrants are uneducated, but what they lack intellectually is made up by the long hours of hard work they are willing to endure. The economic boost that undocumented immigrants could offer would definitely make this nation
she in fact is an american and she seems proud to be one. Americans are known for their hard
How would you feel if you and your family were denied the opportunity to a better life or had to wait years for one? The immigrants goal is to strive for a better future for themselves and their family. Coming here will help them achieve that goal. You may be thinking why cant they have a good future where they live? In some cases, the country they live in could be poor, not have many schools, is not safe, etc. America has more technology, schools, medicine, job opportunities, etc. Some may say how this may lead to letting in terrorists or how they will be taking away our jobs. That is a reasonable answer although, the United States itself was built and enhanced by immigrants who fled their country to find a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations. We as American citizen should allow these immigrants to become one of us. What if it were you? Wouldn’t you want to help these immigrants? Therefore, congress should lessen qualifications, the period
Robots and machines were created to make our lives easier by taking repetitive jobs off our hands and saving time. For instance electric washing machines transformed clothes cleaning from an hours-long task into something accomplished with the push of a button. Recently machines have started to take a bigger role in our lives putting some out of work. Factory and manual labor provide uneducated and unskilled workers with entry level jobs to make a living. In the past, America was promoted as the land of opportunity which brought in new people from around the world, but studies are showing a steady decrease in Immigrants today. Technology has also affected wages disrupting the consistency of available jobs. Through the stimulus sources that were studied I was able to come up with a research question which is, How has the perception of the United States being the land of opportunity changed and is it negatively affecting unemployment rates and immigration due to new technology?
Two Sisters, Two Americas is a brilliant article by Brooke Ross that illustrates the life of a family with a mixed-status and what should be done about it. Many people agree that an illegal immigration reform is necessary however people can’t seem to agree on what needs to be done about it. The issue about the immigration reform has created many fights between democrats and Republicans and although both sides think something needs to be done they can’t agree on what to do. Although most people don’t seem to realize is that illegal immigrants are people like us who are trying to find safety and better opportunities. It is clear that illegal immigrants need some pathway to becoming a citizen.
Although many dreamers will not be given the chance to renew and remain under the benefits of the act, there will be more attention focused on the ones with criminal records. For instance, “This means that for deportation, criminals who are undocumented will still be the priority, as well as illegal reentrants and people with outstanding orders of removal.” With the act being retained for a while, there will be more focus on those who do not have a right to remain in this
The United States of America, being a country founded by immigrants, is known all over the world as the land of great opportunities. People from all walks of life travelled across the globe, taking a chance to find a better life for them and their family. Over the years, the population of immigrants has grown immensely, resulting in the currently controversial issue of illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants are the people who have overstayed the time granted on their US, visa or those who have broken the federal law by crossing the border illegally. Matt O’Brien stated in his article “The government thinks that 10.8 million illegal immigrants lived in the country in January 2009, down from a peak of nearly 12 million in 2007.”(Para, 2) While some argue that illegal immigrants burden the United States of America and its economy, others believe that they have become essential and are an important part of the US, economy.
In one of Trump’s speeches he began it by comparing Mexican immigrants to “rapists” and “killers”. From there he tweeted about running candidate Jeb Bush’s wife about her began Mexican. One of his tweets says” #JebBush has to like the Mexican
One of the greatest controversies in modern day is illegal immigrants. There are an approximate 11.4 undocumented immigrants that live in our country today. Now with your new action in place, I think it’s a good thing. Mainly because it allows lasting illegal immigrants to stay here, it allows jobs to go to documented americans, and gives children hope for a better future ahead.
Beadle, Amanda Peterson. "Top 10 Reasons Why The U.S. Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform." ThinkProgress. © 2016 - Center for American Progress, 10 Dec. 2012. Web. 7 Nov. 2016.
America is one the greatest experiments in freedom and liberty history has ever known. We are a nation that was built on the minds and ideals of immigrants. Our Founding Fathers created America so that everyone could have a chance at "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Those are aspects of my country, I would never change because they are what make us unique. The glow of America casts a ripple of hope upon those who struggle. Those who live among poverty and violence look to America and see a wonderful country filled with opportunity. However, in recent months, America has become a laughingstock, a joke. Donald Trump, as well as many conservative Republicans would like to would like to build a wall separating America from Mexico, limit a woman’s choices, and deny current citizens basic psychological and physical assistance. We should work towards building human connections, not walls. Our future president will have the power to implement an immigration policy and make decisions that will effect the immigrants who currently reside within our borders. As a woman, I believe that my rights should not be determined by some man in Washington DC. Instead, everyone should be entitled to their own opinion. Abortions and contraceptives are not procedures or medications that women usually advertise and frankly, it is none of government’s business what women choose to do with their own bodies. They are not the property of men or the
“It was a cold December morning waking up finding my dad watching the news, I sat down and witness how far Mexico has fallen. Officials have uncovered weapons, drugs, and secret tunnels. I could listen to my dad cursing because this has brought the fall of a once beautiful used to be country and now it only looks like the place where criminals can roam around free. The reason we came to the U.S. was because of the mischiefs of many people finding a way to survive trying to make money on whatever they could find that was all you could think of over there. I thought to myself at that moment bless be the people in the Southern border that have risked their lives to protect the U.S. from the people that would like to destroy and ruin this beautiful country.”
Obama justifies this action due to the fact that there are those people who deserve to come to the country for good purposes. Moreover, there are some who can succeed with good purposes who wish to escape economic and violent conditions of the country of origin. Obama would rather extract the criminals, who do no good in the country (Transcript: Obama’s Immigration Speech). The audience of this speech is the people searching for immigration answers, and the specific population whom support immigration. The appeal in the case is immigration, because everyone desires to know what solutions Obama is to create to solve the issue. Additional possible fallacies of the speech is, once people vote against immigration, the people who oppose this act believe this will solve all economic, and social problems. The possible immigration reform is suggesting, the illegal immigrants are saved from everything, and that it was in good faith to enter the country illegally. The speech will persuade people to rethink the advantages and the possible effects for voting against illegal immigration