The debate over illegal immigration has been a constant and ongoing struggle in the United States. Millions of illegal immigrants are living among us in the country, we have more entering daily. Recently, President Barack Obama touched on the topic with his immigration executive order. Unfortunately, with the republican takeover of the white house, many of his actions are not being supported. This is viable evidence that there are people who want to help fix the immigration system in a way that will benefit illegal immigrants and give them a fighting chance to prosper here in the United States. With that being said, there are also powers who do not want to see that happen because they believe that it is not in the best interest of the United States to open their borders to illegals. This puts to question what the next steps for the United States will decide and how that will affect Americans across the country. My goal of this essay is to enlighten the moral concerns in the debates pertaining to immigration.
The passage analyzed in this independent study activity is a speech on immigration delivered by Donald J. Trump in Phoenix on August 31st, 2016. During his speech, Trump clearly asserted his hard-line approach to illegal immigration in United States.
Imagine you’re on a big crowded ship that’s swinging back and forth, seeking for a better life, for protecting on U.S. You are considered as an immigrant. In the 19th and 20th centuries, many people around the world started immigrating to U.S for a new life. The time period of industrialization of the 1800s caused economic growth, and social changes in U.S. Immigrants provided an unskilled workforce fueling prejudice among the American citizens. Industries grew a big gap between the rich and poor. Many started to wonder whether the immigration policy should be open or restricted. Some say that the immigration policy should be restricted because it makes U.S over populated and creates job problems. Other say that there should be
On November 20, 2014, Former President of United States of America, Barack Obama gave a speech on immigration at the White House. This topic concerned ample families in the United States of America, as a lot of them are not legally residing in the states and the other families who are citizens and documented are threatened by the increasing number of illegal immigrants because they might become their competition in employment, education and business opportunities. Barack Obama Addressed these concerns in a unique perception that enlightened the audience and gave examples and ideas that led them to view this problem under a different light that isn’t necessarily negative. The president’s connection with the audience was not only logical and
The U.S. has always being considered the land of opportunities. Back in my home country opportunities were very scarce, which led to my family immigrating to the U.S. for a better future. Having had firsthand experience in the immigration transition system, it has been captivating to hear in the news about the Executive Order Obama issued on November 20, 2014. Seeing families getting separated, violence raising in the Mexican border, and the increasing Latin population in the U.S. signaled the need for this Executive Order in immigrant communities. Even though the Constitution states that Congress has the duty of writing our Nation’s laws, President Obama declared an Executive Order on Immigration. It is believed to be a political boom for
The new president has signed a lot of orders. There is one major topic that he talks about which is sanctuary cities and their fundings. In this essay, I’m going to talk about how Donald Trump is taking away funds from the sanctuary cities. This is happening because of the help they are giving to immigrants. The second thing is how these decision affects many immigrants and their families. I know that there’s a lot of people who disagree with these cities. I am in favor, because there are many immigrants that come to the United states in seek of a better life. To live the “American dream.” These immigrants are not here to harm America in any way.
In 1986 Ronald Regan signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act, an amnesty act that would alleviate the current immigration problems. Through this law, out of five million illegal immigrants, an estimated four million could have applied to become legal U.S. Citizens. This law was supposed to put a definite stop to illegal immigration into the United States. However, ever since the law was enacted, statistics show that the numbers of illegal immigrants in the United States have ascended from an estimated 5 million in 1986, to about 11 million today. Therefore because of these rising numbers, immigration has been one of the most popular topics in U.S. elections and debates. So on November 20th 2014, President Obama announced to the nation the executive actions that he 's planning to take to fix our nation 's broken immigration system.
The authors state that this executive order is hurting America because it “prevents talented, law-abiding students and scholars from the affected regions from reaching our campuses”. This means that the affected scholars who’s “innovations and scholarship have enhanced American learning” are not able to return to the U.S. and enrich the American society. This supports the argument of the students because it gave a rational reason proving that if the ban continues, then those “students” and “scholars” won’t be able to be in America to influence “Americas educational, scientific, economic, and artistic
The chapter begins by explaining how Cecilia Munoz, an immigration advocate was working towards immigration reform in the White House in the early 2000’s. The author notes that news had broken that President Bush had met with Mexican President Vicente Fox to collaborate on plans to provide status to 3 million undocumented immigrants who were living in the U.S. Views from the White House put a stop to immigration reform plans and geared their focus on decreasing immigration patterns. After the terroristic attacks of 9/11 the topic of immigration took a different turn. Immigrants had yet another target on their backs, being labeled as potential terrorists. A shift in immigration had taken place after the attacks. Many people and organizations
In Jared Keller’s article “Trump’s Immigration Order Is a Major Blow to American Universities” (2016) written for Pacific Standard Magazine, he makes the assertion that the economic and social benefits that international students bring to the U.S. far outweigh the iffy fears of national security by the current administration. Keller incorporates statistics of large figures of money that would potentially be lost without the current foreign student capacity and notes on the irreplaceable cultural experiences that foreign students bring to the American working environment. The purpose is to incentivize foreign intellects to remain in the country as vital assets to our modern and demanding workforce. Keller captivates a general audience of younger
The reforms that President Obama are trying to properly execute throughout the states is changing life for immigrants today. Obama recently gave two Executive Orders, the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents for Americans), which are helping families resist separation. The big question on Obama’s immigration Executive Orders are if they are within the President’s power. It is Congress’s job to made the laws and the president’s to executive them, but with the creation of DAPA and DACA, many think that Obama is overstepping his authority.
The marginalization of South American immigrants has an extensive and colorful background in the United States. Mexican immigrants have experienced violence and hostility for generations. William Carrigan, during an interview with Uprising, offered insight into the prominent number of lynching's of Latin Americans in the mid-19th century, in numbers second only to those of African-Americans, pointing out that victims of racialized violence were often poor laborers and that racism and prejudice were crucial causes of death (Kolhatkar 2015). Violence against the Mexicans has been macabre; it has been utilized to intimidate and strike fear into Mexicans in the hopes they would return to South America. History is not remembered the same by Mexicans
Recently there has been an increase in racism towards Hispanics in America especially during the 2016 presidential election. Donald trump and his supporters place blame on Hispanic immigrants for stealing jobs from American workers and bringing drugs into the country. The solution that Donald Trump has proposed for solving the said issues is by building a border wall, which he stated Mexicans would pay for, that he believes would keep out illegal immigrants. The Trump administration has taken a more aggressive approach to illegal immigration and wishes to increase immigration enforcement and speed deportation. Unfortunately during the present era the way that hispanics are targeted and blamed exemplifies the pattern throughout history of minorities
President Trump’s recent executive order on immigrants and refugees has been met with much controversy across the conflicting sides. Supporters of the plan defend the order’s legality based on the federal statute U.S. Code § 1182 (Inadmissible aliens) that allows the president to restrict the entry of “any class of aliens” into the United States (Code 1182). Others claim that this plan is beneficial because immigration can lead to economic problems and is costly. Many immigrants come to the U.S. for several years and then go back to their home country. They argue that immigrants that don’t expect to stay can have less reason to integrate culturally and economically. Furthermore, the government typically subsidizes the acquisition of useful skills and education. When people acquire these resources and then leave without utilizing them, the resources could have been better spent
President Donald Trump has announced his support for a new "merit-based" immigration bill called the Reforming American Immigration Act, also known as the RAISE Act. After Donald Trump's announcement of a "complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" in 2015, this RAISE Act marked Donald Trump's first try at reforming the legal immigration system, and the country's most dramatic attempt in more than 50 years. This act will screen visa applicants using a point system introduced by Republican Sens. David Perdue and Tom Cotton. If passed, this Act could reduce the number of people allowed to legally immigrate to the United States by 50 percent over the next 10 years. Donald Trump shows his support requiring immigrants to use a skills-based