This paper is a rhetorical analysis on immigration and how it is impacting the GDP of the country. Immigration has always been an issue in the United States for many years and today it is still a major hot topic everywhere you pass. The entire world is discussing the immigration situation in the US presently because of the number of people it is impacting. The President of the US has placed executive orders to ban people from certain countries and many are outraged and disgusted. Information on immigration can be seen in all directions and places such as on social media, newspapers, discussion groups, radios and televisions.
In Kwame Anthony Appiah’s essay, the Case for Contamination, Appiah delivers his opinion on society’s growing culture and the effects that have occurred due to society’s growing influence, such influences include the globalization, both political and lifestyle, and cultural preservation aspects of society. Within his standpoint, Appiah offers many valid points on the positive aspects of the development of globalizations and its key role in society. However, despite Appiah’s lengthy essay, his argument lacks sources that support his claims, ultimately causing his views on the subject to stem from personal experiences. Due to this, the essay insufficiently discusses the depth of how damaging globalization is to a cultural, which essentially encourages
Over the years, immigrants have influenced many aspects of American society and has had a vital role in shaping the United States to what it is today. According to the US Census Bureau, an agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for producing data about the American people and economy, “non-Hispanic white population in the U.S. declined from 85 percent in 1965 to 62.2 percent in 2014, and the forecast is for the percentage of non-Hispanic whites to fall to 43.6 percent in 2060” (qtd. in Walsh). Despite the rise of immigrants and the profound impact they have had on society, many immigrants face perpetual discrimination; this idea has appeared many times throughout Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Bean Trees. Taking place during the 1970s, the main character, Taylor, moves from Kentucky to Arizona; along the way, she meets Esperanza and Estevan, illegal immigrants from Guatemala. As she gets to know them better, she notices they are forced to live a monotonous, arduous life which implies that immigrants face prejudice from Americans who claim to be accepting.
In Eduardo Porter’s work titled “The Danger From Low-Skilled Immigrants: Not Having Them,” he observes what low-skilled immigrants bring to the United States and what we would come to be without them. The United States is more dependent on low-skilled immigrants than it thinks; they are the behind the scenes doing the jobs you do not see, like picking crops and washing dishes at restaurants. They have bettered the lives of Americans not just by filling the employment hole, but also in the working field and academic field. In the work environment, a large number of people and businesses owe their success to low-skilled immigrants for their cheap labor, which heightens economic output. This group of people work for highly little money and the
Why consider opposing viewpoints? "The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject, is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion, and studying all modes in which it can be looked at by every character of mind." - John Stuart Mill, British philosopher. The book Immigration Opposing Viewpoints discusses the Historical Debate: should immigration be restricted? Is immigration a problem for the U.S.?
On the other hand, Professor Huntington, strongly argues that immigration is a problem for America. He mentioned to the increase of the Latino immigrants during this century. He argued that immigrants are taking the jobs opportunities the American have. Mr. Huntington, argue that the Latino immigrant are not coming to the America legally. He added that the stronger assimilation is among Mexican immigrant more than any other immigrants.
In his opinionated news article, “Ignorant Immigration Reform”, author David J. Bier asserts his opinion on a bill that will reduce the legal immigration by 50% in the United States. Bier supports his position by discussing how the bill won’t reduce immigration, stop the way immigrants are affecting the Americans wages and how they’re following Canada’s footsteps by concentrating on the skilled immigrants. Bier’s purpose is to notify the government of basic facts that they should know before making such claims, in order to bring into light what the real issue is. He writes in a very direct and sincere tone for the government and general public to inform them on false information that the government is claiming that the bill will do. Bier makes it very clear on where he stands on this issue by using credible facts, briefly explaining the opposing side's viewpoint, but he also shows that he’s very bias.
Immigration impacts in America (Social, Antebellum America and Economy) 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? “If the American dream is for Americans only, it will remain our dream and never be our destiny. As Americans, we are all born with natural rights and opportunities. From a young age it is instilled in our minds that we can set a goal and nothing is out of reach.” Rene de Visme Williamson
In Economic and Social Impact of Immigrants Stephen Moore is arguing that immigrants and refugees contribute positively to the American Economy. He conveys this through the use of surveys, data, and facts from multiple sources. In the second paragraph he took a 1986 survey that concluded that a lot of foreigners achieved success in this country in difficult positions such as engineering and entrepreneurship. Two separate studies’ discussed in the sixth and seventh paragraphs dispel common beliefs that immigrants take jobs away from natural born citizens. The studies concluded that the exact opposite of popular opinion, immigrants in fact benefitted the economy for employers, employees, and the US economic position.
The differential group threat explanation predicts that people will hold negative attitudes toward immigrants with similar educational backgrounds to them because they are competing with these immigrants for resources, such as jobs. Because values form the basis for attitudes, we hypothesize that this explanation is not only restricted to attitudes but also extends to values relating to these attitudes, such as tolerance and power. In a quasi-experiment among Dutch workers, we are going to assess their educational background and expose them to a written scenario that describes an influx of desirable foreign workers. Depending on the condition, these immigrants are depicted as being either high or lowly educated. Afterwards, participants fill
Immigrants are becoming part of American culture. Many citizens are worried about losing the American culture, and lifestyle. There are also citizens that believe immigrants have a good impact for the United States. The debate on immigration has been going on for years. However, whether immigrants are deported or welcomed, there is no perfect solution.