Migrants are effected by the language used to describe them. Researchers have been attempting to prove the how and the why of this statement. To do so they have explored family dynamics, deportation laws, childhood development, language framing, gender neutral language, racialization and criminalization. Scholars in many fields have addressed these important questions. Within Linguistic Anthropology, scholars such as Sarah Gallo (2014) and Hilary Parsons Dick (2011) have explored the role of language in shaping immigrant communities. Within Legal Anthropology and Law reviews, meanwhile, scholars such as Phyllis Chock (1996) and Olivia
Although the issue of immigration policy has been at the center of political debates, largely discussed in the media and newspapers, no one has yet found a solution to this ill-defined problem, that would comply with the America’s core values. While I think the immigration policy does need a reform, the solution to this problem certainly is not a deportation of all undocumented residents.
Post the Civil Rights movements in the United States it is visible the upswing in wars; it went form war to poverty, to war to drug, to war to terrorist. Immigration law is very complex, and as result there is much confusion as to how immigration law works in reality. Most people get confused thinking that because United States is a country built of Immigrants however immigrants have experienced discriminatory process, for example: the Chinese exclusion Act. In which at certain point America wanted immigrants in the country and then suddenly the government does not what them anymore and expulse them of their soil.
David Cole's "Five Myths about Immigration," while not a persuasive argument, is obviously a personal issue for the author who believes Americans treat immigrants poorly. He introduces the reader to "Know Nothings," or "Native Americans," who blame every problem in America on the immigrants (Cole 189-90). In the introductory paragraph, Cole attempts to obtain the reader's sympathetic feelings as he writes with great passion when he describes the mistreatment his Irish Catholic immigrant ancestors endured (190). This in turn raises the question of how objective he could remain when presenting his arguments. Coles' attempts to disprove the five
Cultural competency is a goal that all organizations should strive for, particularly organizations that are set up with the purpose of serving the community. The American criminal justice system has long struggled with issues of cultural competency, between questions on what actions to take with mentally ill individuals to severe language barriers that causes gross misunderstandings. Due to recent events and media attention possibly the most salient group that faces cultural competency issues with the criminal justice system is the African American community. When it comes to cultural competency issues that face the African American community, possibly the most logical place to start is with racial profiling. Racial profiling is when one,
During a ceremony in the Mayor’s Office at the City-County Building on Tuesday, Mayor Tim Keller signed a resolution passed by the City Council last week that reaffirms the “immigrant friendly” status the City Council first passed bank in 2000.
After reading Lisa Lowe’s article, “Immigration, Citizenship, Racialization: Asian American Critique,” it was clear that her thesis and main idea was about the Asian immigrants cultural politics. She tries to situate the legal, political, and economic meaning as a formation of the Asian American emergence within a “United States national and international comprehension.” Lowe also looks at how the asian citizen is defined against the Asian immigrant, “legally, economically, and culturally.” Throughout my essay, I will discuss the political restrictions against Asian immigrants through the help of Lowe’s text and the class presentations.
For those who seek to come to this country by legal means it is only fair that the nation should be responsive and welcoming. However although it is necessary for the system to welcome legal immigrants to the US it is also very important for the government to battle illegal immigration as well.
In addition, the level of immigration should also be taken into consideration. The different immigration status indicates the degrees to which an immigrant will accept his or her original culture and to which the settlement culture. The longer they stay in the settlement country, the more they behave like the native population (Rumbout, 1997b). Considering the different immigrant levels among Asian Americans is an efficient empirical method to remove the influence of original culture in order to test the effectiveness of target cultural variables.
Megan, I like how you were straight to the point but actually got the message across to me of stimulus generalization and discrimination is and how discrimination might be harder for animals to make the distinction of these two concepts. Discrimination stated in our text as "the tendency for an operant response to be emitted more in the presence of one stimulus than another" (Page 322). I do believe with some humans beings it might be hard to learn these abstract concepts. For example, with a child a child might see a black and white tiger and a normal tiger with stripes but might not be able to distinguish between the two based off not having any interaction with a black and white tiger. So the child's natural reaction is to question why
Recently there was a case involving two brothers who have gotten deported back to their native country after they did a routine check in with immigration officials (cbsnews.com “Deportation illegal immigrants”). The two brothers were from El Salvador and had come to the united states to flee violence that was occurring at their home. Both complied with the law and even one of them was on his way to college on a scholarship. When they thought they had it all and were living the American dream, suddenly it was all ripped away from them and deported away from their family. We see these kinds of things happening more and more everyday but with the moral theory called relativism we can work on this issue. Relativism is an ethical theory that there is no absolute standard. Whatever one may think is true to them in their eyes is (Shafer-Landau, 292-293). If this is in any way true relativism would say that those who deport immigrants back to their homelands would be the right thing to do, it would also say that deporting innocent immigrants for not having a card saying they were born in the united states is immoral and injustice in many ways, since relativism would argue that everyone is right. In this paper, I will demonstrate how relativism can be viewed in both perspectives involving deportation, and argue about how I think it is immorally wrong to send outsiders away from their families.
In all entirety, the United States’ actions against the Native and Mexican People were extremely damaging to those communities, and the U.S. crossed both legal and moral lines to commit them. Therefore, leaving anyone to see that they were unjustified. Additionally, it is important to understand from this lesson that superiority is not a reason to subject people to awful heartbreak, in this case caused by being stripped away from one’s home. People have to be aware that thinking such as the Americans during this time still exists. It exists in the minds of C.E.Os tearing down poverty stricken towns to build their mini-malls or executive headquarters, and it’s seen in people who disregard others based on their race or ethnicity. John O’Sullivan
My essay is about the question, “How are cultural differences effecting the communication and performance of immigrants at the U.S work places”? I always wondered how and what it would be to work as a foreigner midst the domestic people. I am an immigrant myself and closely associated with immigrants who are my family and friends. My husband also works here and there are many of my cousins and relatives who came to the U.S for several purposes and are in different fields at various positions. I saw one of my close cousin, who he himself rose to a successful employer from being an employee, in the U.S. Though currently not employed, but being a prospect employee, I am more curious about the effect of the culture on the performance and communication of immigrants here. All these made me select this question, so that I can get an in depth sight regarding this topic depending on the research findings.