If companies choose to imitate the American Steel Corporation, it would drastically set back the progress already made to repair the adverse economic system. Actions like this made by “executives whose pursuit of private power and profit exceeds their sense of public responsibility” are the shoulders of which the culture of poverty in this nation rest (Kennedy). Chasers of the dream fail to realize that the negligent actions of such individuals, being a crucial set back to achieving the idealistic American lifestyle, is the cause for the immense potency of the culture
The Back of a Nonexistent Line In the film Documented and The New York Times article “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” Jose Antonio Vargas describes his experience as an undocumented immigrant in the United States and provides a passionate argument for creating a pathway to citizenship for others like Vargas, who are undocumented as well. Although both the film and article give the viewers and readers an insight into Vargas’ difficult journey, a particular scene in the film sends an unspoken message about the United States as a whole. In Documented, the scene in which Jose Antonio Vargas attends a Mitt Romney campaign rally is detrimental to the immigration debate because it demonstrates the need for Americans to be educated about undocumented immigrants and the difficult process of becoming “legal” in the United States. Without this knowledge, it is easy for Americans to dehumanize undocumented immigrants and believe false propaganda against them. The particular scene that is of importance to the immigration debate begins with a journalist asking Romney if he had a plan that could assist the “honest illegal immigrants” in America instead of just “rounding them up” and deporting them.
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
Guy Peters points out in American Public Policy: Promise and Performance, “Public policy is the sum of government activities, whether pursued directly or through agents, as those activities have an influence on the lives of citizens” (Peters 4). Although immigration has affected the lives of many Americans both good and bad, many feel they are being threatened by America’s lack and broken immigration system. The difficulty lies in determining how large a problem, if any; the current immigration system is on the United States and what can be done to improve
Our nation is a melting pot of many different cultures. America has become famous for its thriving diversity. This would not have been possible if it weren’t for the many immigrants, who come here in search of a better life. As of lately though, there has been much controversy over whether or not we should allow those who come here illegally to be granted amnesty. As a daughter of immigrant parents, I know first hand about how dedicated immigrants are, and the difficulties it would cause to send them back to their former country.
Due to this, residents of Guam have started to place a negative attitude to immigrants, blaming all problems on it: such as crime, poverty, overpopulation, pollution, and many other problems. Which is why the social issue that is immigration needs to be discussed, to shed light on the situation. It all began with the Compact of Free Association, which is commonly referred to as
The world is dominated today by America and Europe who in the guise of freedom of expression propagate anti-culture with the help of the new media. The Igbo youth has come to accept this as a way of easy and adorable life.Information knowhow in the carrier of cultural expansionism (Ya’u, 2005) and Frith & Sengupta (1997) said that new media had ‘’prompted a direct traffic of information from the powerful countries to the less important countries’’ (p.86), to a dormant audience who are at the acceptance end of media consumption. It has a vast consequence on the other countries because it damages their principles. Generally, their research points out that the Igbo language is under the influence of
What this quote is saying is the U.S is getting, if not already overpopulated and it seems like they are not appreciating the gift that the U.S is giving to them by letting them in. Another supporting quote is, “We have a duty to stop the senseless influx of unskilled immigrants that holds down wages for struggling American workers.”(option 4). This quote is saying something very similar to the last one because it is saying the Americans are on the losing end because the poor Americans are losing jobs to lower paid immigrants that can work at fast food restaurants or convenience stores. To conclude, if America does not restrict immigration they will start to decline and make the country less
“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 American way of life. These citizens, however, forget just what qualities true Americans possess.
Introduction Malaysia is a country of many races and as a result they encounter many cases of racism on the internet, in the news and sometimes in their daily lives. This report is to highlight the negative impact of racism towards Malaysians and how they can prevent it from happening. 1.1) Research problem There has been a lot of cases reported on various media platforms regarding the subject of racism. Such an example can be found 2 years ago during the “Plaza Low Yat incident” (Sivalingam, 2015). This event brought on a lot of racial tension with Politicians quoting about the return of the May 13 1969 incident (Ahmad, 2007).