Global Influx of Immigrants
In Texas June 5, 2015, A Salvadoran, Mauricio Hernandez, was sentenced to 50 years in prison and faces deportation after his term for raping his own baby (Immigration Issues 2015, Par. 3). Three illegal Immigrants, Uriel Ramirez-Perez, Darwin Zuniga-Rocha, and Eliseo Mateo Perez, were sentenced to time served in jail and deportation after prison term for first-degree sexual abuse (Immigration Issues 2015, Par.10). What do these two incidence have in common; they were here in this country illegally. With the number of Central Americans crossing over the border illegally the crime rate as reflected in this occurrence. However, these crimes are not a representative of all illegal Immigrants but the numbers and crimes reveals otherwise. Since President Ronald Reagan signed a sweeping immigration bill into law in 1986 (Kirkwood, Par.1). It gave an incentive for others to come to America illegally and the U.S. failing to regain control of the borders since then (Kirkwood, Par.11). Due to this bill, that provided amnesty to approximately 3 million illegal immigrants (Kirkwood, P.12). In which allowed an influx of daily illegal entry into the U.S. with laws that allowed them to be deported due crimes committed while in the America. Illegal Immigrants should not be allowed amnesty because of drugs, the increase of crime and poverty.
Drug related crimes are committed daily even by American citizens, but the crime rate in the U.S as risen tremendously due
Day in and day out many immigrants enter the United States of America in search of greener pastures. This greener pasture includes higher educational prospects and lucrative jobs. However, life usually does not turn out as many of them usually anticipate. The expectation they usually have prior to their entry to the United States is partly due to the all rosary and nice things they hear about America. They hear such nice things from the media and also from diaspora’s who return from America to their homeland who usually don’t share their entire experiences with them. There have been quite a number of reports and research findings that outline the various challenges that are faced by immigrants in America. I personally share some of these issues as an international student in a foreign country. Prior to coming to Metropolitan State University, I had colleagues who told me about the school and their excellent environments that facilitate learning. Also other friends who were in America made me aware of the opportunity to work alongside schooling which made me more interested as I needed financial aid. With all these palatable information in mind, I did apply for the school and even though the tuition fee was quite expensive considering my socio economic background, I did apply having the mindset of working to meet up certain financial needs. Upon arrival in America, I realized that I was given a fraction of the entire picture. I wasn't allowed to work outside of campus,
The massive immigration wave that occurred in the United States between 1830 and 1860 changed the nation in multiple ways. Leading up to this immigration wave, Andrew Jackson became President and made countless changes to the United States during his terms. Under his presidency, the United States uprooted Native Americans from their lands and relocate them miles from home. This act of injustice caused for retaliation by outraged reformers. Ranging from the rights of women to the treatment of mentally ill people, moral reform movements were transpiring all over the United States. The reforms aimed to to form a more humane and open minded society. The idea of Manifest Destiny arose soon after. Manifest Destiny hinted that it was the United State’s
what is considered to be an immigrant to the united states? It 's a person that crosses the border illegally and that isn 't allowed to be part of the unites states unless they have permission to be here with a Visa. Society has given these people so many racial labels that 's beyond hurtful names they 're referred as wetbacks, Alien, and illegally immigrant, but what 's the right way to call these people without referring to them with all these racial characteristic and names that society has given them over the years. Society shouldn 't be labeling someone with racial names no human is an illegally. Yes, many of these people have come to the united states illegally. On a daily basis, these people have crossed the united states border illegally. During that process, they put their lives in danger by crossing rivers, walking dessert, underground tunnels etc.The reason why these people and families come to the united states. Is because they are trying to improve their economic situation, to have a better future for their children, and to escape corruption and violence from their country.
Immigration has been a controversial topic for the United States for many years and immigration law, which is structured to import workers and family members (Posner, 2013), has been a concerned with mid-term elections and recent events. There has been a lot of attention in the media as of lately due to the entrance of over 57,000 unaccompanied Central Americans entering the country illegally. To take control of the situation Sen John Carnyn and Rep Henry Cuellar proposed a bill that would give birder control the opportunity in deciding rather children should be sent back immediately or if they should be allowed to have a court hearing. If they are allowed to have a court hearing, judges would then be required to make a final decision within seven days. The push for immigrants cases to be moved to an earlier date could undermine children’s rights and lead to a greater backlog of cases considering that it takes children longer to acquire lawyers and the chances of being granted citizenship without a lawyer is significantly lower than the chances of staying if you had a lawyer which is nine out of ten. By speeding up the process such cases would be ignoring the due process rule, would create a higher risk of legal errors, and clients are not being properly aware of their changed court date. For example, in the passage the author mentioned the case in which two illegal immigrants were seeking shelter with their Guatemalan father in Virginia received
A native of Mexico, Gonzalez came to the United States using a visa, to visit family members and in 1994, police convicted Gonzalez of the abduction and rape of a Waukegan, Illinois woman. During his conviction his attorney, Vanessa Potkin, addressed that at twenty years old, Gonzalez spoke very little English, had no criminal record, and yet the police wanted to pin the crime on him. Twenty years later, DNA from the crime cleared him of both charges, and Gonzalez is now threatened with deportation. Situations such as this occur often in the United States with immigrants subjected to being accused of crimes because of their inability to speak proper English and lay victim to stereotypical views. Americans have the misconception that all immigrants pose a threat to the United States and that immigrants entering the United States have the intent to perform terrorist attacks. This way of thinking continually perpetuates the stereotype that immigrants are dangerous. Although terrorists may be immigrants, not all immigrants could be terrorists, terrorists and immigrants posses many differences. Domestic terrorists or terrorists, who enter the country, have the intent of using violent acts to achieve a political goal. To further prove this argument, Sharon Bass, an Immigration Service Officer at the US Department of Homeland Security, addresses that “the average immigrant migrates to the United States to better their lives or their family’s lives, seek employment or reunite with
Many immigrant children are coming from different countries to the US and entering schools here that do not provide them with the support they need in order to be successful. Schools in America that accept these immigrant children in their school should provide more support to them. Newcomers should have a counselor that could help them with problems in school such as Bullying and discrimination. Also school districts should invest money in special programs that could focus on these children to help them succeed academically in school.
Restrictive immigration legislation in 1921 and 1924, coupled with the Great Depression and World War II, led to a sharp drop in new arrivals. As a result, the foreign-born share steadily declined between the 1930s and 1970s, reaching a record low of approximately 5 percent in 1970 (9.6 million, see Table 1). Since 1970, the share and number of immigrants have increased rapidly, mainly as a result of large-scale immigration from Latin America and Asia made possible by Congress’ abolishment of national-origin admission quotas in 1965. Since 1970, the number of U.S. immigrants more than quadrupled, rising from 9.6 million in 1970 to 42.4 million in
The influx of the immigrants should have made the police department recognize the needs of being as diverse as the community. It is necessary that those who are policing the city reflect the demographics of that city. Miami was not prepared for the rapid demographic change and the lack of trust in the Cuban government made matters worse because the incoming immigrants didn’t trust those who worked for the government already. The Cubans were represented in the Miami Police Department but the mishap was that there were cops both Hispanic and non-Hispanic participating in drug trafficking. The issue that may have let this happen was the relaxed screening process that the police department started to use during the 1980’s. In order to get more men and women in law enforcement they made a quick decision to change the standards on getting into the department and it came back to haunt them. The famous police officers known to be corrupt happened to be a group of nineteen Hispanic officers known as the River Cops. This group exposed the corruption that had penetrated the department since the influx of Cubans during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. The police officers took control of the drug trafficking in each of their assigned areas and by the time they were caught there were several State and Federal crimes including murder, threats that involved murder, robbery and various conspiracies. At the end of the 1980’s an astounding ten percent of the entire Miami Police Department was
The number of immigrants, legal or illegal, living in the United States has fluctuated over the years, but it does not hide the fact that the American Dream still acts as a beacon to foreigners. People believe coming to America is the key to a better life. With the overflow of our new neighbors, we transform from a single society into a mixture of several cultures. Immigration is causing America to become a tossed salad society (a society in which ethnic and racial groups maintain separate identities, with no dominant culture) which Americans should acknowledge, because it is our own unyielding nature that deprives us of a symbiotic melting pot .
In the U.S.’ growing population, not only are the number of Americans growing each day, but also the number of illegal aliens. While immigrants brought a mass variety of races and culture to the U.S., only recently has it become a bigger, more illegal problem. Change needs to happen with this problem for it is illegal and the country knows what is happening. While immigration has been with the U.S. from the very beginning, it’s becoming worse with every year.
Salvadoran immigration to the United States has been fairly recent, intensifying in the late 80’s until today. The movement is nothing in comparison with some of the great immigration waves of the past, but it has a profound significance for both countries. Salvadorans help make up the backbone of America today.
Immigration is a very broad topic, a topic that has been highly discussed in the past. However, what is the reason that most people think people migrate from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, or Guatemala? Most would say it is because of job opportunities that will better their families. Some say it is because of the higher rate of freedom in the United States. However, not many people look at the hard environments back in the homelands of the immigrants. Maybe a big reason for crossing the border is to escape the hostile situation that is at hand. The roots of this hostile environment are the gangs and cartels. Of course, there are problems of violence all around the world, but they are nothing compared to the impact these Central American groups bring to the table. This paper will discuss my thoughts on why this is an important topic, what is going on across the border and how it is effecting more than just the migrants, and finally my opinion of the situation at hand.
Today, the United States of America may also called as immigrant country. The country of many different immigrants around the world who gathered with hopes and dreams. There were two differences groups of immigrants that came to the United States, in the early years. One as referring to "Old" immigrant and another as “New" immigrant (Delorezo). The old immigrants were coming from western and northern Europe and England and English territories during the time of colonial period. English, Scotch, Irish, Dutch, German, Swedish, and Scandinavians were considered as the first immigrants (Delorenzo). The new immigrants were settled in the United State in the period of intense industrial development knows as the gilded age or progressive era. These
another country or region to which one is not native. Coming from a whole different lifestyle and culture, those who immigrate into the U.S. are hit with overwhelming changes. Although citizenship has its advantages, many immigrants have too much pride or love for their country that they choose to stay immigrants rather than become fully documented citizens. It is important to understand how they are viewed differently so people can work towards citizenship. Citizens and immigrants differ mainly in the resources they are provided with, such as opportunities, work ethic, and education.
According to certain society, the definition of an illegal immigrant is an individual or group that has migrated across the national or international borders in a way that violates the immigration law of that country. Most individual’s state that the government should crack down on unlawful immigrants, on the contrary other’s think that the government shouldn’t crack down on the immigrants.