In Priscilla Alvarez’s article “Trump Prepares to End DACA,” she informs the reader about the background of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Donald Trump’s impending decision to end the program. The belief of removing DACA is just cruel and like Mr. Obama said, “Self-defeating.” The struggle with having a fair and permanent solution for immigrants. When will immigrants get their fair rights and to finally live life freely without the fear of being deported. Dreamers don 't oppose threats and are productive people in this society. What made this act get stopped since the article was talking about undocumented immigrants going to college or serving in the military.
Politicians including Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, and Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul. Most Republicans are against wording but aren’t about repealing it, but they believe people are taking advantage of it. The Republicans argument against birthright citizenship, “that birthright citizenship needs to be changed to stem illegal immigration. They argue that having children become U.S. citizens is a motivating factor for immigrants to come into the country illegally and that when the child reaches adulthood he or she can try to sponsor their parents for citizenship.”(Kopan), in other words, they are creating “anchor babies”(Navarrette). This issue has only irritated Republicans, Democrats mindset is the more the minority, the better for us.
However, a topic does not need to reach a level of attention for others to understand certain actions are inhuman/wrong. For instance, the recent ending of the former president, Barack Obama 's executive order of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. People throughout the country rallied and defended undocumented people, but this shouldn’t be first time news; the concept of exclusion for personal gain is immoral. There should not have to be a situation in which many people are affected for others to stand up for an issue. However, “Many afflictions have been reassigned from payback for bad choices to unlucky misfortunes,” reasons Pinker for the shift to amoralization.
One of America’s most controversial issues today is the border between the United States and Mexico. The big part of the issue is due to illegal immigration, which is when foreigners enter the U.S. without an entry or an immigrant visa. President Trump says he has found a solution, otherwise known as the “border wall,” but this will not stop people from wanting a better life. Of course I get why he and others would want to continue the process obviously to keep us safe from terrorists and other dangers of the world, but, to every pro there is a con. Even though the fence along the U.S./Mexico border is already being built, it should not continue being built because it is expensive, hurts the environment, and immigration rates have significantly dropped.
The case of Brown v. Board of Education, in 1954, is especially significant because the ruling of the case to emphasize the fourteenth amendment and its purpose to equally protect people of the law concluded that it was unconstitutional to segregate schools and influenced population difference, other court rulings, and resistance. For instance, the white population in private schools rose rapidly, other rulings such as Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education further desegregated school systems, and schools were able to be racially balanced. Moreover, legal segregation has ended which has resulted in the balance of schools in today’s society and has influenced many future judicial cases. After this case, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Schools was followed and ordered the busing of students to achieve racial balancing in schools. This case, was directly influenced by Brown v. Board of Education and many of the southern schools were eventually racially
The 13th Amendment didn’t help African-Americans because states passed the Jim Crow laws. The 14th Amendment meant no state can make or support any laws that take away the rights of U.S. citizen equal protection under the laws. To understand the intent and purpose of the 14th Amendment, one must analyze the language closely.
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution assured that people born in The United States are American citizens and individual states cannot deprive them of their constitutional rights. It also assured that all citizens in all states enjoyed not only rights on the federal level, but on the state level, too. In 1866, when the 14th Amendment was ratified, the U.S. was in the midst of Reconstruction, particularly in the south. Because all African-American people freed from slavery, they needed land, housing, jobs, etc, and the Republicans wanted equality to be protected by the Constitution itself, which is where the 14th Amendment came into play. People were unhappy with the fact that President Johnson vetoed the proposal of the 14th Amendment at first.
Yet, with the little progress they’ve made in the six months they were given, I’m doubtful. Even though President Trump is opposed to the McCain-Coons plan, I believe that it is reasonable for both Dreamers and border security. It doesn’t solve every immigration issue, but it takes care of the two most urgent problems and serves as a good foundation. Like many lawmakers, I am not in support of a border wall, and I think that the large sum of money required for a wall could be used to improve border security in better, more technologically advanced ways. Although border security is important, it is more important that Dreamers are able to stay in the United States and have the chance to earn citizenship.
Since, it isn’t justified for America to give us this right of speech, when they knock us down for using it. The Black Lives Matter Movement is proof of this, they protest over and over but the government doesn’t want to take responsibility or change for the better of the community. As a community we need to see actions taking place, not only just words. I think they are right for opposing the dominant culture, since it is going to take a lot of work for America to socially change, and we have stick up for what we believe in or them would never been any change in America. America has become a better nation with time, protests and the power of a counter culture always existing to fight for equality, no matter the gender and race.
If you take a look at American life 50, 60, and even 70 years ago, its much different from the life that we know today. People of today do not have to constantly watch their backs, or remind their children that they are not allowed to play outside because of one simple factor; skin. Our progress is undoubtedly a positive slope, but as the saying says, there 's surely always room for improvement. The question we should ask ourselves is if we are doing enough to ensure that our past advocates, and philosophers, and supporters did not die in vain because then we would be unworthy of claiming the rights that they fought so hard for. The civil rights movement has always been a major political and civil unrest, but civil rights activists created unrest for their kids, and their grandchildren, to secure equal treatment for everybody.