Amnesty By John Kavanaugh Summary

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The first thing that has ever gotten me to start thinking about the issue was when I had to read “Amnesty” by John Kavanaugh, who is a Roman Catholic priest and professor of philosophy for class. “Amnesty” is about illegal immigration and how Kavanaugh feels that the U.S. is unjust when it comes to dealing with them. He explains how most illegal immigrants come to the U.S. to get away from a bad situation and that they are trying to make a living for their families either back home or the family they formed here in the United States. Kavanaugh then goes on to explain how bishops from across the country “call for a more compassionate, fair, and realistic reform of our immigration system” (38) and they were met with resistance and resentment, he …show more content…

The first time I read “Amnesty” I was very sympathetic, I felt that the U.S. was being unjust about illegal immigrants, and that if they contribute to our country that they should be able to work on becoming citizens. One of the things I didn’t like was that religion was involved, whenever I read or hear something that involves religion I always get a feeling that the person that’s writing thinks they are more superior and that they do know wrong and they’re quick to judge someone. There were a couple things I learned from reading this article, like I had no idea that the U.S. does employment raids and that in Oklahoma City there’s a law that “makes felons of all who “aid, assist, or transport any undocumented person.” (38) This article doesn’t provide a lot of information on the topic, there’s more I need to know to help my opinions on the matter. I would like to know if undocumented immigrant take away from the citizens, what the illegal immigrant laws are, what amnesty is exactly, and I have a lot more I want to know on this

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