When I was eight my family and I migrated from Derby, a town in the centre of England, to Australia. This was a big shock for us as we had never left the country before, never been in a aeroplane, and never visited Australia. So, we had no idea what to expect. As I was still very young I didn’t really pay much attention to when we crossed borders, all I knew was that i had to behave. Like Shahram Khosravi said in our week five reading, border crossing is all about performance, its a cultural production that convinces people you are who you are. My parents definitely believed this as they kept my siblings and close, and behaved at all times. The most vivid memory I have of the vast cultural differences of England from Australia was when I first started school here. Now, my parents thought that it would be best to get straight into the schooling system here, instead of waiting for a few weeks after the move. So, it had probably only been two weeks maximum since I was last at school in England. The first thing I remember was being shocked at the size of the school, as it went from pre-school all the way through to year twelve. That’s not how it was in England; the schools I remember there was separated into primary, middle and senior. The second thing was that everybody was super friendly, they were all wearing smiles, introduced themselves, and the teachers were very supportive. My first class was physical education, and everybody was playing red rover. After being introduced
We started off with a bang. We started with me thinking of what to do how to do it and what were my ideas. Then, a little later we actually started it and not gonna lie, it was scary. I didn’t know that much about my family, yeah i've heard stories but they're stories. Later on we went home i didn’t tell my family anything just unsuspiciously getting all the information and I learned a lot yes. I learned about my names and why they're my names, I learned about my dad getting lost a lot, I learned about my mom moving here to america when she was 14 and how her life was before she moved and why she moved. I learned about my uncle going to jail for crossing the border illegally which is kinda funny. All those I learned but i couldn’t find anything
United States Border Patrol has been around since 1904 enforcing and regulating laws under the immigration and Nationality Act. U.S. border patrol is now under the Department of Homeland Security, which was created as a response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Over the years, their jurisdiction and missions have changed to better protect the safety of nation. Although border patrol is a need for any nation, their extensive acceptations to constitutional laws can often be taken advantage of. The mission of the U.S. border patrol should be to prevent illegal aliens, which are a threat to American society, from reaching their purpose. Frequently, their purpose can be confused or executed in a bias manner.
In "Learning to Read and Write" by Fredrick Douglass, "The Good Immigrant Student" by Bich Minh Nguyen and "The Joy of Reading and Writing" by Sherman Alexie, each author narrates their experiences in acquiring literary skills. A common factor for all of them is that they all experienced significant difficulties in becoming proficient in academics . Through a variety of rhetoric strategies, the authors articulate their utmost concerns where they present strong evidence on the difficulties experienced by minority communities in their quest for education. Therefore, this paper asserts that the role of reading, writing, and language relates to racial discrimination, cultural difference, and freedom which is of much relevance to today’s
Many people are unaware of the heartbreak that takes place on our border in the south. Between the media and uneducated Americans, the immigration at the border needs to be addressed or our country will be overrun with illegals according to the news and social media. The true heart-breaking story cannot be told or our country would not stand for this inhuman behavior. There are many reasons for crossing the border illegally. For instance, women could be fleeing for their life, looking for freedom, wanting the chance to raise their family without the fear of abuse, or just because someone told them their life would be better if they could just get into the United States. Regardless the reason, everyone should at least be asked why they are willing to risk their life and their families lives to live in the United States?
Crossing the border is a horrible experience. Unlike the 1930’s when migrant workers could carry some things, the immigrant has to carry light because at times they have to cross the Rio Grande and must be able to float (wnd). Other ways of crossing the border include riding on top of cargo trains. Crossing the border is not a safe feat neither, in certain parts up to 134 illegal immigrants die each year as they are trying to cross (National Geographic). The immigrants also have live through the animals, the heat, and the border patrol and immigration officers. As a result of increased border patrol, crossing the border has progressively become more difficult to do and has resulted in the decrease of number of immigrants. But how do the immigrants not get lost? The crossing of the border has become somewhat of a business and there are now crossing helpers known as “coyotes” that lead groups of immigrants; sometimes in these groups are young children that have their parents in the United States already (García). Coyotes charge up to $2000 and more for their services; at times they get lost and even lose people (Dougherty). The migrant workers of the 1930’s had a route to reach their destination; it was Route 66 (Steinbeck). The immigrants of the 21st century have no routes and follow landmarks such as mountains and even cactuses (National Geographic). Sometimes immigrants are not always certain of where they are in some cases and use roads to let
The U.S. Border Patrol started its service for our nation in 1924. Even though some changes have affected every aspect of the operations from its early days, the values, professionalism, honor, integrity, and respect helped shape the Border Patrol from the early years and they still remain the same today. Since the very beginning agents have been patrolling our borders, “Mounted watchmen of the U.S. Immigration Service patrolled the border in an effort to prevent illegal crossings as early as 1904” (Border Patrol History, web). The agent’s efforts were undertaken only when resources permitted. The inspectors were all out of El Paso, Texas, “Though they never totaled more than seventy-five, they patrolled as far west as California trying to restrict the flow of illegal Chinese immigration” (Border Patrol History, web).
The United States has hit a crossroad with illegal immigration. Either the government can reform laws and secure the border, or the government can allow illegal immigrants to cross the border with work visas if the illegal immigrants are seeking work. As the country grows larger, families are seeking security from the government. The U.S. border should be secured because of the amount of drugs that are flowing in with illegal immigrants, violence that follows, and the effect on the U.S. economy.
December 2008 marks the initial start to the devastating and gruesome cartel drug war in Mexico that has led to the deaths of over 80,000 people. In the midst of this war, violence has surged dramatically in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, an area seen by many as a point of contention in the lucrative drug smuggling business that stems from Mexico and flows into the United States. As a result of the recent outbreak of violence, it has been difficult to accept the fact that my mother and sister cross the border every weekend from El Paso to Ciudad Juarez to go visit family knowing they are at risk of being taken hostage or even worse, getting killed by the cartel. My father has also experienced these life-threatening occurrences
Every week, people die from exposure while trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico. The border crossers died because of the harsh conditions of the Arizona desert. The border control policies and the border’s physical geography are the two main reasons for border crossers walking through
I’ve never admired to read about deportation due to the amount of crossness I acquire. To me, it’s probably one of the few minute laws that the US should be lenient on. I believe that if a family is simply trying to occupy their lives with freedom and protection, then let them be. It could be unquestionably stated that they have to go through a few trials, distinguishing the fact that they aren’t going to cause crime or that they already had a criminal record, but they should have a right. In the end, if we have or have not given them the honor, they will still proceed to make an effort to cross the border to safety and freedom no matter what the law says.
Have you ever wondered why your taxes were so high. Well some of your taxes are raised by illegal immigration. Mexican people have been flowing through our borders like crazy. Our last president has made the mistake of giving everyone welfare and illegal immigrants live off of welfare and don’t pay taxes. Welfare is just an add on to our taxes and it is expensive. So to stop this we need stronger borders. Which the government is investing in the borders to put up. This is also important for safety reasons to.
People are exacting for coming to the United States of America. I taught it is easy so what is the difficult. Ask yourself that what is the easy and find out what is the difficult. Of course you will find it out easily. What can you find out easy? It your life starts to think about that. Many people think as well about those easy questions, but they working hard to find it out. At the same time those easy questions so what is the hard? Think about that if you stop reading and writing does that affect you. You might get the answer and no one could not say you wrong why. This question will make you think. Your mind starts to confuse. Are you strong enough to answer all easy questions? No and no one does. This might be hard to believe, how many
I feel that border security should be a priority and it is important to me because of the consequences we are currently suffering from and will continue to suffer from. We have decades of children that will depend on us to resolve these issues now rather than lay the burden on them. Even if Border Security is dealt with successfully, the radical terrorist threat will continue and will be able to be dealt with more easily because of the progress we will be able to make at home domestically as well. Securing our nearly 6000 miles of border between just the Canadian and Mexican borders not including our coastal shores and ports will be vital in many ways, such as national security and for a prosperous America.
Typically, most if not all undocumented immigrants cross the border between the US and Texas; the Rio Grande. That trip in and of itself is the second most dangerous immigrant journey second to the path taken by Syrian refugees, according to the Huffington Post, “Crossing the border is inherently dangerous...” (Huffington Post). The risks that these immigrants run are high, there is the risk of apprehension by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) which results in a criminal record and the registration of fingerprints and a ten year delay of entry into the country, there is the risk of death posed by inclement weather, the dangerous river currents, and the scorching heat of the desert and dry terrain, thirdly the threat that many gangs such as “Los Zetas” pose to those crossing and traveling through their turf near the border. Not to mention the cost, the trip is extremely costly and can range from as low as $1,000 to as high (but not limited to) $5,000 to hire a “Coyote” to arrange the trip and bring them across. Often times they are not guaranteed a safe crossing or even a crossing at all. If apprehended the family loses the money it paid and is deported back to Mexico within a couple of weeks. If this monstrous journey can be accomplished with a couple of scars and a few adrenaline filled