So as you have read, immigrants have had an impact on America for a long time. Some have proved that you don’t have to be from America to be an American. “They proved that being an American is not just for some people. They expanded what it means to be an American, including Japanese-Americans who were feared and suspected and hated.
Immigrants. A word which can be defined as a parasite in an economy or an outcast to society is viewed differently in the eyes of both Anne-Marie Nunez and James Meza Jr. A time in which the United States of America suffers from an immigration conflict deems to be an unworthy obstacle for these two as they share both positive aspects and ways to help immigrants. Nunez’s piece entitled “Immigrants Bolster Academic and Civic Engagement in the U.S” portrays a general look into the positive aspects of immigration in the U.S while, Meza’s article entitled “A problem for some school districts” discusses more about the problems encountered by immigrants in school.
Some of the misconceptions Americans have about immigration are that the immigrants contribute to the negative changes of the country’s economical and political climate since the September 11, 2011, attack on the country, carried out by individuals who entered the country on student or tourist visas. Cultural differences and language barriers amongst different ethnic groups have frequently given rise to many the misconceptions. Another misconception is that the immigrants cannot assimilate themselves themselves to the norms of mainstream American social life. The immigrants do not serve the interest of America
There are innumerable qualities that each person in their own right possess, and failing to recognize an individual's strengths and what one person or a group of people could contribute deprives the country of opportunity. Should it be the case that the economy and national identity of the author's country are being threatened, there is no way of knowing that the threats are only a result of illegal immigrants. It may well be the case that the country's own natives are engaging in practices that endanger their own economy and national identity. Another cause of threats may be legal immigrants entering the country in more traditional means. Attributing any and all failings of the country's economy and national identity results in an opportunity missed to identify and address compounding
America is a “melting pot” where people from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds assimilate to the American culture. Second and third generation immigrants do not identify as Chinese, but Chinese-Americans. They may have a different faith and look differently, but they are Americans. The American society gains from the addition of immigrants by becoming a more tolerant and understanding nation. Buchanan further limits his arguments by preying upon people’s fears.
On October 21st at the noon lecture we had one of our freshmen year experience professors address the issue of immigration. Professor Daniel Malpica started the lecture by stating why immigration is important. He had gave us many reasons but the most important idea that I took from the list was how immigration has changed the face of the United States. It has been said that 13.5% of the United States’ population is made of up immigrants. Throughout the lecture we began to distinguish the differences and similarities between “Old” immigration and “New” immigration.
Thesis: The United States should allow immigrants to live in the US without the fear of getting deported. Topic sentence 1: immigrants make the United States less globally isolated. Evidence a) Gives Americans more chances to meet individuals from different nations right here at home. (Example: an immigrant who came from Nigeria, china, Mexico, they all have different background, cultures, and languages, etc. The ability to show comprehension and appreciation for different social foundations is a basic ability in today's globalized world.
The world imagines America as the county of new beginnings. Anyone, no matter where you come from or what you believe in can come to America in search of success and wealth. For the new immigrants this stereotype of America all became surreal immediately after the Civil War and extending up until the 1920’s. America will become diverse with the cost of filth, low paying jobs, diseases, and crime. America became the melting pot of the world with people from the lands of Southern Europe and Eastern Europe such as Italy, Russia, Poland and Greece.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Thus reads the declaration written on the Statue of Liberty, and the first words numerous immigrants see as they enter the United States of America. Immigrants flock to America longing to become a citizen of the land of the free, to seek political and religious freedom, to escape oppression and poverty, and to better their own lives. Some citizens of the United States believe immigrants will never truly become an American since their vocabulary may not be up to par with the remainder of the country, or that immigrants just do not understand the
In the open forum “Fixing the Immigration Problem.” Edward P. Lazear gives a few propositions about how to fix the United States immigration and also explains why immigration is a problem in the United States. He states that the cause of the problem is “our pattern of immigration,” which he believes makes things called “immigrant enclaves.” He supports this by saying that when many immigrants come from the same place, they create their own group that still holds the culture from where they came from and when this happens the immigrants tend to not learn English.
You’re one of the reasons why, even after two centuries, America is always young, always looking to the future, always confident that our greatest days are still to come”. (Title or page number of the book) In addition, many immigrants do not only come to the United States just to live; they come to have a better future to become a better person and to give a better life to their
IC: What immigrants have done for our country physically QOAC: Struggles of immigrants James Madison once said, “America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity”. Two essays that highlight that very well are “Quilt Of A Country” by Anna Quindlen and “The Immigrant Contribution” by John F. Kennedy. Both writings talk about the importance of immigration when it comes to the growth and health of our United States. But, despite their similar themes, Quindlen and Kennedy offer different strategies of highlighting the struggles that immigrants have endured whilst shaping our country.
“That is the old bonds, loyalties, and cultural patterns were left behind in the old country in favor a new. American identity” (Scupin, 2012, pg. 159). Thus, giving these immigrants a chance at being set apart from other cultures, while uplifting those boundaries that intertwine among these immigrants unlike that of other cultures giving them the freedom to be open to their own cultural beliefs; and styles to which they share to which they never spoke of with their own family members. Moreover, giving them the freedom to be an American, instead of these immigrants being classified as a categorical race; to which they agreed to be a part of as they entered the mainstream of society. Finally, proving that not only did the melting pot metaphor have a grasp on these immigrants, but so did that of the creativeness of the Ford Motor