Secondly, Mexican immigrants are badly mistreated by American prejudice. Something that fuels this prejudice is called nativism, which is "an intense opposition to an internal minority on the grounds of its foreign connections…a zeal to destroy the enemies of a distinctively American way of life" (Perea 1). Those that believe in nativism, nativists, are against immigration, and are especially against Mexican immigrants. They pose a great problem to Mexican immigrants, especially if they happen to be illegal aliens. Nativists have passed something called Proposition 187, which was to "Save Our State" by preventing "illegal aliens in the United States from receiving benefits or public services in the State of California" (Harris 61). Although this is directed only at illegal aliens, it has an effect of legal
In the United States of America (U.S), illegal immigrants have been oppressed by the government. The reason why they come to the U.S is for a better life, so they can live “ The American Dream.” However, illegal immigrants struggle to live a better life due to the fact that they have a lot of disadvantages such as finding medical help, jobs, and plenty of other resources that someone who’s not citizen aren’t able to have. The U.S is known as a country that gives people human rights no matter the situation they are living in which is clearly stated in The Constitution, however, for illegal immigrants, it is the opposite due to the fact that they live in fear. Some examples would have to be taken advantage by people, and oppressed by certain races/ groups. Therefore, the U.S Citizenships and Immigration services (USCIS) should give green cards to illegal immigrants who have not been convicted of a crime because they will no longer live in fear, be able to find better jobs to support their families financially, and will have opportunities of going to college.
Today in Texas and the United States, there has been many issues that involve immigration. Many people assume that they are taking the U.S. citizens jobs which is causing many to lose their jobs or the insufficient amount of jobs there are. Or how they don’t belong here, and they should “go back to where they belong.” There are some pros and cons of having immigrants in the state of Texas, and if there is a way to compromise on this subject of if they should be allowed here or not. Also, if the state of Texas should have any play in the immigration policy. After reading the passage “Immigration in Texas” and the arguments both state senators Dan Patrick and Julio Castro were both very persuasive.
Due to this large population of undocumented immigrants in California and the large number of their children in the school system; it is very unlikely that their undocumented status would prevent them to get the most education benefits from the school system.
A key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to decrease the number of uninsured individuals, many of whom are in low-income families and are minorities (Kaiser Family Foundation 2016). Under the ACA, immigrants who are in the U.S. legally are eligible for coverage through the health insurance marketplace but undocumented immigrants are not (HealthCare.gov) even when using their own money to purchase. There are estimates of 11.1 million undocumented immigrants in the country as of 2014 (Krogstad, Passel, & Cohn 2016). It is estimated that California was home to more than two million undocumented immigrants in 2013. In 2016, California passed SB 10, a bill that would require the California Health Benefit Exchange, which facilitates the enrollment of qualified individuals into health plans, to apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for a waiver to allow individuals who are not eligible to obtain health coverage through the Exchange because of their immigration status to obtain coverage from the Exchange (California Legislative Information). This paper will explore California’s SB 10 legislation, its purpose, and how it will seek to serve its undocumented immigrant population and their health needs.
The writer, Maribel Garcia Ochoa, begins her piece with making the claim that because of Donald Trump being elected, California shaped this “defensive” attitude. Then Ochoa supported her claim with the evidence of the immigration policy issue. In addition, she believes that, “SB 54 would prevent the use of state and local resources to assist federal deportation efforts.” In fact, SB 54 has been recently amended in Senate on March 6, 2017. Another claim that Ochoa made was that California’s immigration policy was not completely for Asians it was also towards Mexicans. Ochoa used statistics, “Early into the ’30s, over 15 million Americans, about one quarter of all wage earners, were unemployed,” to show that once Mexicans entered California the unemployment rate of whites skyrocketed.
In 2005 congress passed a law where in order to have a driver's license you must be able to prove your citizenship, but this act did not change the fact that illegal immigrants were coming into the country. To raise the number of illegal immigrants even higher there was another law that
On August 15, 2012, the same day that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications under the Obama administration’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order preventing the state of Arizona from issuing driver’s licenses and public benefits to young undocumented immigrants who receive deferred status and work authorization under the
The state of Arizona has issued a new state law which enables police officers to act as immigration officers. With this underestimated powers given to the police, it will cause a lot of problems, and sensitivities to all the legal and illegal immigrants (Cnn.com). Undocumented students residing Arizona will be in a constant fear of being deported since any minor issue such as calling the police for help in any case given can put their lives in the danger of deportation. It’s only a matter of time if the government doesn’t stop this act, Arizona will impose unfair laws for education toward undocumented students. This will only cause chaos, and taking away the validity of the American Dream.
There has been many laws and regulations passed, to try and prevent illegal migrants from working in the United States. In all states, businesses “Are required by federal law to check the legal status of all new hires. They must fill out federal form 1-9 to show that each worker holds federally acceptable residency documents, like a driver’s license or social security card” (Speizer 1). Although they must do all of those things, they are not required to check the authenticity of the documents. In Arizona that has all changed, a new law has been passed that makes it mandatory for all employers to participate in E-Verify “in which information from 1-9 documents can be checked through databases at the Social Security Administration or the Department of Homeland Security” (Speizer 2). This used to be something businesses could voluntarily partake in, but has now become mandatory in Arizona. Under this law they have created harsh punishments for employers who knowingly hire undocumented migrants. One of these harsh punishments includes the loss of the employer’s business license, if it is a reoccurring issue. They hope that this new law will decrease the amount of undocumented workers in the state and create more jobs for their own U.S. citizens.
Legislation has been approved in California to make illegal aliens ineligible for public social services, public health care services, and public school education at elementary, secondary, and post secondary levels. News of the passage of this legislation has been received with mixed feelings not only in California, but throughout the United States. Due to the unconstitutional nature of the California law, it is necessary that it be thrown out.
Despite its history of harsh policies towards foreign born immigrants, two bills have been introduced into the Texas Legislature which provide some leniency toward immigrants. The first is a proposal would grant undocumented immigrants the ability to legally drive and obtain insurance if they pass a background check and a driving
However 95% of crimes in Los Angeles are caused by illegal immigrants. Giving these illegal immigrants path to citizenship would mean that they would be able to posses dangerous weapons since not having a record because they are not legal citizens. The Arizona law puts an end to the crime in los Angeles by deporting all the illegals. The streets and the towns would be a lot safer if the Arizona state law were put in play. This reason is why i think Illegal immigration is
As for immigrants using welfare and health care benefits, it is argued that, “Immigrants are unlikely to become leeches on the government. Only Medicaid and limited food benefits are available to illegal immigrants, and most don't apply for these out of fear of detection by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.” (Analysis of Immigration Problems. http:www.cyberessays.com/Politics/35.htm). The Attorney General and the Governor of California beg to differ. They see the tremendous impact illegal immigration has had to its state. Governor of California says that they spend over three billion dollars a year on healthcare and education for those in the country illegally.
5 years before the passage of the legislature and was under the age of 16 when they entered the U.S., they would be eligible for a 6-year conditional residency status after completing an associate degree or two years of military service. If at the end of the 6-year period the individual has demonstrated good moral character, he or she could then apply for U.S. citizenship”, (DREAM, n.d.,2012). Its’ a small but, significant step for reforming an immigration system which in all reality is broken. Just image the endless potential for this nation and California as an individual economy to grow with such bright, talented and progressive minds. A melting pot of educated minds from all across the board ethnic backgrounds working in conjunction to better our world due to a better understanding of empathy for those less fortunate and in need of guidance and role models, that is what this batch of immigrants do and can do for this nation and state.