Some, no doubt, are drunks and dealers; many are incarcerated for other crimes other than their immigrant status” (Kavanaugh 1, 2). Kavanaugh conveys that he does comprehend why anti-immigrant groups and politicians feel hatred towards aliens due to the problems the minority caused. However, he defends illegals by saying “but this does not explain the seething hostility that can be read in some nativist opinion columns and popular books or heard on radio talk shows:‘they are criminals, felons; and that’s that.’” (Kavanaugh 2). Kavanaugh’s interpretation is he does not want anti-immigrant groups, citizens, and politicians to make generalizations or stereotype illegal persons. He emphasizes that not all of them are criminals and there should not be any stigma associated with
“America’s Unjust Sex Laws” is an editorial published in the Economist that argues that America’s laws for sex offenders is too stringent. The author makes tenacious arguments that gets the reader thinking, however most of the arguments that were made I contest with. “America’s Unjust Sex Laws” argues that the sex offender laws in America are too harsh. It begins by discussing “Megan’s Laws” and the Adam Walsh Act of 2006 to describe the current sex offender laws. The author then goes on to discuss how large the sex-offender registry is in order to support their first point that harsh penalties shouldn’t be imposed for minor crimes.
Sometimes this is good but sometimes they’re bad as well and the people eye can go along with a new police but not knowing there’s a twist to it. Overall racial profiling is a violation of are individual human rights and it also violates our 14th amendment. Police should stop using this method and use other methods to figure out criminal behavior. We live in a world where people are still simple minded and can’t get out of their old ways. Being racially targeted because your black or muslin any other race can take a toll on someone
American history is built on affairs regarding freedom and equality, but negative issues thought to be conquered in the past have also become present day problems. When confronting controversial social, economic, and political topics in America today, the line between fact and opinion blurs. People across the country develop their own views on national issues, based only on personal experience and what the media tells them. Whether it be intention or ignorance, Americans are not supplied with enough information to accurately confront the major, national problems that lie just inside this country’s borders. Americans are unaware of slavery and socioeconomic issues that exist around them, which in turn presents a concern when trying to combat
Surely, there are a few bad apples among the lot, but in all that is good, there is bad. Immigrants are not responsible for gun violence, economic failure, or US’s intolerance for their fellow man. Xenophobia is still present in American society, because its citizens are unable to let go of the old ideas of isolation. It will cost a lot more to get rid of immigrants! How about putting all that time and resources to good use for America; come together as one, and make America great
Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories.
The officer was forced to react.. The assailant should have just given up, but he didn’t. Even though most people think that the penal system is not racist some people, like congresswoman Maxine Waters, say that “the color of your skin dictates whether you will be arrested or not, prosecuted harshly or less harshly, or receive a stiff sentence or gain probation or entry into treatment (“Is the Criminal Justice System Racist”). Even at a 2008 debate ”Barack Obama charged that blacks and whites “are arrested at very different rates, are convicted at very different rates, [and] receive very different sentences ... for the same crime” (“Is the Criminal Justice System
We apparently don 't care whether they come legally or learn English -or how they fare when they 're not at work” (626). While it may be true that numerous Americans have little thought for the day to day life of the immigrant, it is simply not true that we ask too little of them. Rape, racism, violence and imprisonment are exorbitant down payments to gamble on a chance at an improved future. Perhaps instead of asking immigrants to seamlessly absorb into our society, Americans should try to empathize with the emigre throwing themselves into the riptide of our society and ask themselves how they can serve their fellow humans. The ramifications of a new, inclusionary immigration policy have the potential to not only boost our economy, but to culturally enrich the lives of
As the democratic view adheres to the nation’s longstanding history of immigration, the Republican party does not believe immigrants should be granted the same rights as any american citizen. They believe that these illegal immigrants bring with them drugs and crime as well as take jobs that should be held by US citizens, calling for their mass deportation. With crime at its lowest in the last 25 years, both the democratic party and republican party seek to further this societal improvement. To them, the best method of controlling crime is to administer tougher punishments for those who commit violent crimes as well as leaving the death penalty as an option for the most heinous offences. The Democratic party believes we must also increase the number of cops on the streets, while Republicans wish to limit the amount of freed prisoners.
Let’s not forget about stereotypes for example “Asians are better in maths” labelling people is not the truth but we all treat it like it is. Racism as we know it is a broad spectrum that prior to my knowledge stretches way father than the African Americans in the early 1960s and now includes conflicts such as war to economic problems. After the 9/11 which was a series of 4 coordinated terrorist attacks in New York people are lacking the understatement of the religion Islam and assuming that Islam is a violent religion and Muslims are associated by terrorism. But what I don’t understand is why would u define a whole religion by one person, why would you want to describe all of who you are by the tiny little box of race would u describe the sky by its clouds or a house by its curtains. I don’t think so.
Many white Americans do not believe that legalization should happen to undocumented immigrants because they assume that immigrants committed a crime before entering the United States illegally. They also believe that immigrants are stealing their jobs. In the article “American Without Migrants” by DW Gibson, he mentions that “before, I speak no English, I have no license, and I find work. How do these people speak English, have a license, and they don’t have work? I don’t get that” (qtd in Gibson 24).
This is a privilege for all non-citizens; however, many citizens do not see it favorable, but rather as an intolerable fact. In the article Constitutional Rights for Non-citizens, opponents argue “The fact that immigrants have so many shared rights with Americans has probably played a part in the illegal immigration problem currently plaguing the United States.” (“Issues & Controversies”). Evidently, immigration crisis will continue to affect the U.S nations as illegal immigrants continue to enjoy almost the same rights as any other citizen. Although there may be many factors for opponents to be against it, the main one is the fear of terrorism. People fear of terrorism because many foreigners manage to enter the country illegally with the purpose of doing harm to the country.
The Government has frequently asserted that their control in this area is to combat the legitimate concerns of false asylum claims in order to help those truly in need, prevent a drain on the welfare system and ultimately bring immigration figures down as a whole. But in reality asylum claims were much lower in 2014 than previous figures in 2002 , accounting for eight percent of net migration in 2013. Concerns over terrorism, such as the Paris attacks and the sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany, have only led to increased media scrutiny on future asylum