Jason L. Riley is an American journalist, who works as a member of the editorial board of the The Wall Street Journal editorial board. Some of this work includes “Mistrusting Obama on ISIS—and Refugees”, “Liberals Don’t Want a Discussion About Race”, “The False Income-Inequality Narrative”, and a lot more articles. In “The Mythical Connection Between Immigrants and Crime”, Riley discusses how it is not true that immigrant are not criminals. He argues that” that immigrants—regardless of nationality or legal status—are less likely than the native population to commit violent crimes or to be incarcerated”. I will use this article to argue against the claims that some people make against undocumented immigrants, on how every undocumented immigrant
Click here to unlock this and over one million essaysShow More
Because the arrest and drug conviction were not challenged in the federal removal proceedings, the Court in Moncrieffe v. Holder did not have before it the full set of facts surrounding the state criminal prosecution of Adrian Moncrieffe. However, examination of the facts surrounding the criminal case offers important lessons about how the criminal justice system works in combination with the modern immigration removal machinery to disparately impact communities of color. By all appearances, the traffic stop that led to Moncrieffe’s arrest is a textbook example of racial profiling.3 Over the last few decades, the modern immigration enforcement system has evolved into a criminal immigration removal system, with the U.S. government frequently
The article, “Immigrant Crimes: Cultural Defense--a Legal Tactic” by Myrna Oliver is published in the Los Angeles Times. The author’s purpose was to evaluate the use of cultural defense on actions that we, as American believed that it’s morally wrong. Oliver uses different examples and testimonies to display the effective use of culture defense to justified behaviors that violates American laws. The article argues that cultural defense is popular among immigrants to get lighter punishments since they have different values and beliefs in their hometown.
Seth Holmes argument is correct when he says class, race, ethnicity, gender and citizenship are all implicated in the system of structural violence experienced by migrants in the United States, it is seen with the numerous examples that are given in the text. Social inequality is something immense in this book and it is seen through Holmes experiences, how identity factor into the lives of farm workers in Washington State. Structural violence and social injustice can be split into three different topics which are race, class, and ethnicity. Theses migrants who are in a lower class are treated poorly by those who have power over them and this causes much of their injuries and health issues that the face. Holmes explains how the people that
In the “Cruel Hand,” Alexander addresses the impact of the legal and police system on race. The impacts of these institutions have clear impacts, like incarceration, but the unclear impacts occur after the incarceration ends. A person convicted of a crime “may be ineligible for many federally-funded health and welfare benefits, food stamps, public housing, and federal educational assistance. His driver’s license may be automatically suspended, and he may no longer qualify for certain employment and professional licenses. If he is convicted of another crime he may be subject to imprisonment as a repeat offender.
Article Summary For many decades, politicians, and lawmakers have been bothered by undocumented immigrant’s presence in the United States of America. Factors such as poverty, diverse forms of persecution, and unemployment of many foreign lands motivating some groups to seek entry into the U.S. Many undocumented immigrants fled to the U.S. legally with a temporary visa, and failed to leave. Some due come to America one way or another, by boat, or cross the borders.) According to Wallace, undocumented immigrants are individual who are leaving in America illegally (Wallace et al., 2012).
There are millions of undocumented immigrants that are living along side with the 300 million Americans in the United States. In the article, The Framing of Immigration, by George Lakoff and Sam Ferguson, undocumented immigrants are negatively framed or labeled as “illegals” because of their status. They believe that they should not be labeled as “illegal,” rather they claim that undocumented immigrants should be not framed as “illegal” and be treated equally just as American citizens. The undocumented are not criminals nor terrorist, they are humans and they deserve a chance. Lakoff and Ferguson also emphasize that America should not solve the immigration problem on its own.
The media’s perspective of minority immigrants are usually seen in society’s viewpoint, and vice versa. Today, America is struggling with their take on immigration of Hispanic migrants into our country. With this, the idea that the general population has of Hispanic immigrants comes from the media, whose depiction of certain races and actual differences between the races are overgeneralized and usually negative. For example, today, Americans are divided on their feelings of Hispanic migrants through Mexico’s border, but negative portrayals of Hispanics in the media can sway society’s take on such issues. This is seen clearly when media presentations of Hispanic minorities are shown as violent criminals, low income labor workers, or uneducated
IMMIGRATION vs. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS Immigration is a topic that has been at the center of debate for many decades. The majority of those residing in the United States today are immigrants. These immigrants are often classified within two categories; immigrants and illegal immigrants. An immigrant is a person who migrated to another country usually for permanent residence.
Green’s (2016) findings were quite astonishing. Most criminal activities were found to not be committed by immigrant populations, and undocumented immigrants had committed criminal activities at an even lesser rate. In fact, Green (2016) noted that there had been no statistically significant relationship between immigration populations, violent crime, or drug-related crime. Poverty, here, however, did appear to have a strong relationship with violent crime compared to drug crime offenses. There was a weak positive relationship with undocumented immigrants and drug arrest rates, including sales and possession.
Racial inequality is an American tradition. Relative to whites, blacks earn twenty-four percent less, live five fewer years, and are six times more likely to be incarcerated on a given day. Hispanics earn twenty-five percent less than whites and are three times more likely to incarcerated.1 At the end of the 1990s, there were one-third more black men under the jurisdiction of the corrections system than there were enrolled in colleges or universities (Ziedenberg and Schiraldi,
African Americans have been struggling and fighting hate crimes since the 1860s after the Emancipation Proclamation and continue to do so today with the black lives matter and the fight against police brutality and unfair judgement. “More than fifty out of every one million black citizens was the victim of a racially motivated hate crime in 2012,” (Sreenivasan). Hispanics are also causalities in this never-ending battle of hate crime. Between 2003 and 2007 the number of cases of hate crimes jumped by 40%. Several stories and accounts of this is because of the accusation that “[the Mexicans] are taking our jobs” and “are causing
Richard Rodriguez makes several great points in how America plays the victim. America contains millions of illegal immigrants and I believe that America should grant them citizenship. Mexicans, unlike Americans are willing to work for low wages, and fill in jobs that Americans are unwilling to do. Most Americans have a stereotype of most gardeners, being Mexicans unlike the typical American who chooses to stay inside and watch his or hers Smartphone hour hours at a time. Mexicans work out in the heat cutting grass, racking leaves, and tending gardens.
Matt Taibbi’s “The Divide” uses extensive research to attempt to contradict the understanding of our nonpartisan justice system. According to Taibbi, while poverty has increased, crime has decreased, and the jail population has increased 600% since 1991 (page xvi). He states while individuals are being prosecuted based on race and financial status. In which Taibbi argues that other offenders are not being prosecuted compared to minority groups.
We live in a society where ethnic minorities are target for every minimal action and/or crimes, which is a cause to be sentenced up to 50 years in jail. African Americans and Latinos are the ethnic minorities with highest policing crimes. In chapter two of Michelle Alexander’s book, The Lockdown, we are exposed to the different “crimes” that affects African American and Latino minorities. The criminal justice system is a topic discussed in this chapter that argues the inequality that people of color as well as other Americans are exposed to not knowing their rights. Incarceration rates, unreasonable suspicions, and pre-texts used by officers are things that play a huge role in encountering the criminal justice system, which affects the way
Well let 's take a look shall we? On September 16, 2015, Malia Zimmerman, who is an investigative reporter from Fox News, wrote an article on “Elusive” crime. Wave data shows a frightening toll of illegal immigrant criminals. In the absence of comprehensive data, Fox News examined sources and state and federal statistics revealed that a strange and outlandish disproportionate number of murderers, rapists, and drug dealers are crossing into the United States amid the wave of hardworking families seeking a better life. The explosive figures show that illegal aliens are three times as likely to be convicted of a murder as murderers if the general population and account for far more crimes than their 3.5 percent share of the