When I think of illegal immigrants, I think of middle-aged people crossing over a big fence to enter the drug cartel in the United States. This picture is wrong. When thinking of this, I am picturing one person with one story, when really there are hundreds of thousands of different stories. Like the boys in the book, there are tons of kids who cross over with their parents and they don’t even remember the event when they get older. Similar to Lorenzo, Oscar, Luis, and Christian, many children have been in America for as long as they can remember and it is home to them.
With the wall comes its high costs like the cost of materials to build it or the money paid to the workers that are building it. When President Trump was doing the presidential campaign, he predicted the border was going to cost about twelve billion dollars, but that turned out to be untrue. Vanda Felbab-Brown herself writes, "... A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) internal report in February put the cost at $21.6 billion, but that may be a major underestimate.”
If someone could explain to me how Trump is a "racist" because he wants to build a wall and send all the illegal immigrants back where they came from when his wife is clearly not from America that would be great... I don 't understand how people are okay with all these non US citizens coming to America and getting housing and food for free when we have thousands of US veterans out on the streets homeless and starving. Whom of which in my opinion should come before
The One Strike policy that makes criminal behavior by public housing tenants or their children grounds for eviction, this policy was aimed at drug dealers and gang members. While the policy had good intentions when signed by President Clinton on March 28, 1996, it also have unintended consequences when it came to entire families being evicted from the acts of one out of their control (Renzetti, 2001). Many times this was the only housing or home a family could afford and would be placed onto the streets and many could be force to a life of crime all because a child a juvenile commits a crime without the knowledge of the parent (Kaplan & Rossman, n.d.). Some families in the upper division of poverty have somewhat a fighting chance while those
America, the land of the free and “white picket” fences may seem like it is a fair and perfect society on the outside, but as a person digs deeper they start to discover things that they did not know before and it changes their perspective for the red, white and blue forever. One of the most heated arguments in America is the statistics on the payroll for men and women and how people stereotype gender in the workplace. Another, sensitive and heated debate is on immigrants and how sometimes they come into the country and hurt America and take jobs and benefits from native people. Finally, the controversy that 's been going on for decades which is gun laws and how guns only lead to heartbreak and how there needs to be an reform. America is not
Seventeen students killed in gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been a controversial topic in recent days (Lopez, 2018). It is a great shame to read or hear about a kind of gun violence every day while living in a country where human rights are at the forefront of the world like the United States. There has been a lot of debate about whether the gun laws are strict enough and what people could do to reduce gun violence significantly. The fact that many Americans are badly affected by gun violence, so letting everyone live a safe life when the gun is in use should always be on the top Although gun violence in the United States has become a social trend worth noting because of the impact on lives and morale that directly affects
During his presidential announcement, he spoke how the U. S. is a dumping trash, where any other countries can drop it, in our country to solve. He specifically targeted the Mexicans because of the border that’s separates America and Mexico. He says Mexico brings their worst people in our countries, to bring problems such as crime, rapists, and drug dealers. This is racism, because he is labeling the Mexicans as harmful, dangerous people to the whole country. He doesn’t know that some Mexicans aren’t that bad, and can successfully accomplish their dreams in America like any other would, if they have a chance.
In the article, Mexican American woman’s reaction to Donald Trump by Christina Arreola, an interviewed a Mexican American woman, Carmen felt “terrified” when she heard trump’s infamous speech about the Mexican immigrants. Trump’s word discouraged her and made her feel ashamed of her heritage because her parents were also illegal immigrants. Not only Trump has discouraged people who inherited illegal immigrants, but he falsely blamed Mexicans for bringing the “criminals.” There are large populations of Latino-Whites that don’t speak Spanish in America and they are not criminals. To millions of Latinos, mixed race, and blond-haired whites, their home is both Mexico and America.
With the population of illegal immigrants in the United States, averaging eleven million in 2014 and growing, many people have begun calling for a mass deportation program to eliminate all these individuals from the country. An illegal immigrant, also known as an illegal alien, is a foreigner who enters or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country’s authorizations, or a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection. Many politicians claim that is it too expensive and almost impossible to expel illegal aliens however, they forget about the historical mass deportation back in 1954. America should lay down the law and start punishing and exporting illegal immigrants back to their homes and let them enter our country the legal
America is filled with millions of immigrants that came to this country….either legal or illegal. As for those illegal immigrants, how are we going to deport over 12 million illegal immigrants? They are “stealing” millions of jobs from naturally born Americans but we never think about working harder to keep those jobs. Immigrants that move to this country of America, illegal or legal, helps this country’s economy stabilize with all the work they are doing to help build houses, trimming lawns in neighborhoods, plumbing, electricity….all the difficult jobs that help us, but Politicians continue to try and reform immigration instead of working with it. Donald Trump in the election has suggested a wall for the southern border of America as a promise
When we think of Immigrant rights, we tend to only focus on one group of immigrants. Latinos are the face of immigration policies in the United States. Where does change come from? Does change come from above or below? Change comes from above because they are the ones that implement new laws that either target or help immigrant rights.
Citizens that are born in the U.S. are required to go to school to get an education so each and every citizen can have a great future. Why shouldn’t the kids of illegal immigrants not be able to go to school to have a good future? When the kids of illegal immigrants start U.S. schools, they feel like they’re equal to the kids that don’t have parents that are immigrants. When in school, they feel like they could actually live an American life and not be treated differently just because their guardians are immigrants. Kids of illegal immigrants should be able to go to school because most of the illegal immigrants enter the U.S. so their kids can have a better future than they (parents) do, schools can help the kids of illegal immigrants with their tuition, the United States has better schools than other places in the world.
The fear of deportation has existed among immigrant communities for years. While they have always been aware of immigration laws and the possibility of deportation, immigrants have been able to live their lives without fear. They have worked, raised their families and contributed to the U.S. economy with little to no fear being deported. That is because immigration laws have rarely threatened or pose as a danger to immigrants in the country.
Profiling against immigrants isn't only targeted towards illegal immigrants. It is targeted towards all generations of Latinos in the United State, this is discriminatory and unconstitutional. We shouldn't allow citizens as well as none citizens to be harassed by authorities because they look like where they came from. Latino illegal immigrants only make up two-thirds of the immigrants in this country, and of the percent, 93 percent of arrested immigrants have been Latinos. My question now is how will we fight against illegal immigration if not all immigrants have dark skin and accents.