Immigration has always been a major part of American history. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to the United States in search of a better life. Of the 1.49 million immigrants who traveled to the United States in 2016, 150,400 immigrants were from Mexico. There have also been many people from Mexico who have immigrated illegally to America, with 5.6 million Mexican unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. The large scale of immigration, both legal and illegal, has brought up issues such as national security and the U.S. economy.
The estimated number of refugees leaving their own country since World War II is one hundred million ("Refugee”). A refugee is a person who has left their country because of fear of their safety due to violence, race, religion, or war. Supporting and solving today’s refugee crisis is especially controversial because of the current events, financing, and security issues. ("Refugee Facts”). Climate change and natural disasters sometimes cause people to leave their homes or countries.
There are unjust and discriminatory interactions that are caused by the cultural differences, such as race, religion, occupation, and language, among the whites and blacks and the monks and warriors. Both Kindred and A Canticle for Leibowitz condemn the presence of these inequalities among the social classes, emphasizing the divide between the classes and the destructive impact of conflict that arises through prejudice and
Due to disasters made by mankind and the natural world, many people are forced to leave their homeland in search for a new place to settle in. Just as the Joads and all the other migrant workers are constantly turned away, the refugees and immigrants of today are treated unequally and viewed as problems. John Steinbecks, The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of a family faced with prejudice and discrimination. Discrimination and prejudice are themes in this novel that are quite prevalent. During the time that Steinbeck wrote this novel, there were masses of people roaming the country in search for work.
This ad captures a powerful, unique purpose. This UNHCR refugee ad by Matias Posti suggests a visual analysis of the struggles faced by refugees represented by the background, words, and pathos used within it. One of the main organizations that have a major impact of refugees is the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). They have helped in aiding many people who absolutely have nothing and migrate to a foreign country (Cooper). Many of the families that move consist of the young and old.
More than five million men, women, children have now fled the Syria civil war, Islamic state and giving refugees a safe home is necessary. It is exactly what they really want now- a safe house. According to world leaders, 10 per cent of all Syria joined a meeting Geneva, but only half of the needed place have been available. More than 28,000 asylum seekers have reached Europe by sea this year – more than 23,000 to Italy and 4,000 to Greece. A record of more than 5,000 migrants drowned, suffocated or froze to death in the Mediterranean in 2016 and almost 1,000 have already died this
Indeed, minorities represent a far greater population of prisoners than majorities. Currently, people of color make up 60% of the United States prison system, though they represent only 12% of the total population (Hagler). The mass incarceration of minorities is a crisis sweeping the nation, tearing multitudes of minorities from their homes and jobs. “More than two million African Americans are currently under the control of the criminal-justice system—in prison or jail, on probation or parole. During the past few decades, millions more have cycled in and out of the system; indeed, nearly 70 percent of people released from prison are rearrested within three years” ( Alexander).
Following the recent election of Donald, reports of hate crimes have steadily increased. Whether it’s in the form of vandalism, threatening fliers, physical or verbal abuse, 4-6 hate crimes happen every week. With the amount of hate crimes being committed, surely the people running our country have taken the reins and found a solution, right? The unfortunate truth is only 20% of hate crimes are actually reported, and less than 4% of the perpetrators are held accountable for their actions. Hate crimes have become a serious issue, and continuing to leave them unreported can and will tear America apart.
Indeed human rights have failed to achieve its goals in many countries around the globe due to economical and political diversities. According to Himalayan Foundation, 20,000 Nepali girls are enslaved. The recent Rohingya refugee crisis and genocide by Burma has questioned human rights defenders. WHO reports say that around 125 million girls and women were victimized of Female Genital Mutilation in 29 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia. Surprisingly more than 2000 victims of FGM have received treatment at London Hospitals in last three years, reported by Martin Bentham in ‘London Evening Standard’, 2013.
The United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said that Myanmar’s military campaign completely violated the international law, and violated and abused many human rights in multiple cases as I explained before. The commissioner stated that the attacks “resembles a cynical ploy to forcibly transfer large numbers of people without possibility of return,” which means that Myanmar had continuously removed its Rohingya minority of political and civil rights for years. Nikki Haley, The US ambassador for the UN, criticized the de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for the