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The Economic Importance of Cultural Diversity - ... They get free medical. For instance, let's take a man who comes to America from Latin America. When he or she first comes from any Latin American country (let’s say Mexico), they work in an industry or any organization that would allow he/she any kind of job. Usually these kinds of jobs are the unwanted ones. The jobs that the majority of people would not do, or it would take a lot of paying in order to get it done. Hiring immigrants Latinos, is cheaper for any organization. Then after a few years, he or she can get tired of that job, and get something of their own, like for example, a restaurant....   [tags: income and empoyment opportunities, immigrants] 1147 words
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Immigrants to America - I sighed and stroked my quickly graying beard. My family consisting of my son and my daughter had been on this damned ship for what seemed like eternity. We were told that the trip would be long but we didn't imagine steerage to be this terrible. It was filled with sickly people of various nationalities, the food was either rotten or bad, and it was cramped so much that it was hardly bearable. Yes steerage was certainly the best example of hell on Earth I could come up with, but it would be worth it for a new life for my family in America....   [tags: autobiographical recount] 1121 words
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The Influences of One's Surrounding in The Distance Between us by Reyna Grande and A Better Life - ... In the film A Better Life directed by chris Weitz, one of the main characters named Luis lived in a bad neighborhood because his father was an illegal immigrant. One can also be influenced by their surrounding like the people Luis surround himself with, and the area he lived in, which can form a stereotypical part of his identity. Therefore, being an illegal immigrant, one can’t get good jobs, and need to live in the shadows, so police can’t catch them and send them back to wherever they came from....   [tags: culture, immigrants, poverty] 1111 words
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Nature's Creatures in Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle - ... Similar to the coyote’s strong instinct to be willing to do anything to survive, Cándido Rincon is forced to trespass private property and even though he thinks, “[I] was no looter, no thief,” he knows “this was a question of survival, of necessity––he had a wife and a daughter and they had to eat…” and he climbs over the wall into a house with a garden and a shed that would provide both food and tools to build a shelter for his family (299). Cándido’s instinct kicks in when he realizes that the only way to survive is by making the difficult decision of stealing from other’s property, like the coyote taking the dog from Delaney and Kyra to eat and survive....   [tags: mexican immigrants, coyote, behavior] 981 words
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Annotated Bibliography on Deportations - ... N. p., 30 Aug. 2012. Web. 24 Feb. 2014 The author of the article “The Consequences of Legalization Versus Mass Deportation” focuses on the debate about the economic benefits and drawbacks of immigrants. The impact the immigrants have on the economy is very complex. Immigrants are not only workers but also consumers and taxpayers. The author believes that congress should analyze the situation and consider resolving the matter of illegal immigration, keeping in mind that immigrant’s labor and consumption are helping the economic growth....   [tags: immigrants, economy, ethnicity] 1375 words
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The Dynamics of Representation and the Bases of Structure of Comprehension of the East in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane - Introduction This essay shall look into the dynamics of representation and the bases of structure of comprehension of the ‘East’ in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2003). The paper argues that while the characters are alienated from the Orient in their stereotypical rendering through a majorly Occidental lens, the negotiation of the same with the Occident is a rather realistic and variegated experience, and calls for an examination of marginal subjectivities of the immigrant experience as a global phenomenon....   [tags: Conformist Immigrants, Feminist Discourse]
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Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly - Health Disparity Topic Selection and Analysis: Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Asian-Americans constitute an important racial/ethnic minority in the US. A few facts that have been given by the US Census Bureau include: • In 2011, the population of Asians with more than one race was estimated at 18.2 million. • The referred population includes about 50 subgroups with reference to origins, diversity in culture, ethnicity, religious traditions, English proficiency, and geographical and immigration history • The Asian population has been estimated to about 40.6 million by 2050....   [tags: well-being, immigrants]
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The Various Sources of Evils in Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, by Chelsea Franks - ... Additionally, this novel uses its characters to expose the evils inflicted on families and workers during the period of industrialization. Upton Sinclair’s sole premise of writing The Jungle was to help foster the Socialist Movement; he wanted to see widespread change for immigrants venturing into the United States. Upton’s priority was to expose Capitalism for what it truly was, exploitation of namely immigrant stockyard workers. “ Here was a population, low-class and mostly foreign hanging always on the verge of starvation, and dependent upon the whim of men every bit as brutal and unscrupulous as the old-time slave drivers; under such circumstances immorality was exactly as inevitable...   [tags: capitalism, immigrants, socialism] 1146 words
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The New Latino Diaspora - ... This is where racialization comes into play. The dynamics of the different populations over the past years have implemented that there is a difference between the new Latina/o immigrants and other people who have been in the same space. In the Worthham article it stated that Meixcan-Americans African Americans do not work as hard as Mexican Immigrants. This actually makes sense to me because immigrants have more to living for and prove to society that they deserve to be where they are. Also the paper examines and mentions how Mexican immigrant do not pay any attention to what s being said about them, either good or bad, This goes to shows that they are just trying to make a better livin...   [tags: Mexican immigrants, legality] 581 words
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Pursuit of My Dream: Illegal Immigration to the United States - ... Policymakers have considered the option of regularization for the undocumented immigrants. Although offering a regularization process for immigrants is a less employed tool because many citizens consider regularization policies to represent a mark of failure. It is important to recognize the main enforcement goal of regularization, which is not to reduce the volume of immigrants but to reduce the number of unauthorized residents and workers. So, do illegal immigrants deserve to have the option of legalizing as U.S....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, Bracero program]
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Illegal Immigration and its Negative Effects - Illegal immigrants hold over 14 million jobs in the U.S. These jobs should belong to some of the 17 million unemployed Americans. If U.S. citizens would take these jobs unemployment would be at around 2% which is considered full employment. Not only do illegal immigrants take jobs, but they also receive more benefits compared to the taxes they pay. Another negative effect is that many industries pay illegal immigrants a lower wage saving money on the higher wages a native would earn. Even though illegal immigrants bring some rewards the overall negative effects of lower wages, tax burdens, and less available jobs is why illegal immigration should be stopped....   [tags: Work, Immigrants, Wages] 572 words
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WWI Continued in America After the War Ended - ... They could now have the same privileges as men and became a major part in voting for laws and presidents. Even though, women were not able to be drafted for the war during WWI, that did not prevent them from helping towards the war effort and gaining equal rights like men. Furthermore Americans wanted to help fight the disputes at home with their ideology of naivitism. Americans wanted America to be American, which meant getting rid of radical immigrants so there will not be treason due to having enemies within the borders....   [tags: dbq revision, inequality, immigrants] 920 words
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Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Necessary in the United States - Under the scorching Arizona sun, only running on a single can of carbonated energy drink and a couple of caffeine pills, 29 year old Felicitas Martinez wondered in the desert trying to reach her destination in this great country of America. Unfortunately however, this young Mexican woman like countless others did not make it to her destination because the journey on which she chose to embark was too difficult. Martinez died at the side of her 17 year old cousin Julio Diaz. Regrettably this is the story of many of those who aspire to reside in our great nation....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, immigrants] 986 words
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Hardships of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in the United States - Many people of different races and ethnicities have migrated and are still migrating to the United States of America with hopes of finding better opportunities and achieving their American Dream for their families. Majority of them are Asians from developing countries such as Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and more. Unfortunately, they all had their own share of struggles especially in attaining acceptance from the American society. This research project will focus on the hardships that both the Filipinos and Filipino-Americans have experienced in the USA by discussing the following: first, the distinction between Filipinos and Filipino-Americans, second, the different obstacl...   [tags: ethnicities, immigrants, citizenship]
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Mirgration to New York City - In this essay I am going to discuss the issue of migration in New York from different points of view. New York City’s foreign-born population is very high. Between 1970 and 2008, the number of non-native New Yorkers doubled to 3 million while the native-born population declined by more than 1 million (“New York City's Immigrant Population Soars”) YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY THIS IS HAPPENING The role of immigrants in the New York City’ economy It is well-known fact that in New York City people are able to find job....   [tags: immigrants, job, attractive, time] 606 words
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Immigration in the United States - Immigration is what has made America what it is today. An immigrant is a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence. Everyone in the United States of America is an immigrant either moving here themselves or being directly related to someone who did. All of us came from different parts of the world even as far back as the Native Americans when they emigrated from Asia to the United States. Immigration is needed to grow America with new cultures and ideas. Immigration is a necessity, but the way its being controlled now is not functioning well because we are not fair in choosing the citizens we allow in, thus making illegal immigration rise....   [tags: citizenship, immigrants, immigration system]
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Immigration to the United States of America from European Countries - Immigration is an act of coming to a foreign country to live. The act of leaving home country is called emigration. Throughout the years of human developing, process of immigration-emigration (migration) was a big part of society life and relations within it, so it has never stopped, while the hearths of migration has been changing constantly. After Columbus had discovered America in 1492, it became one of the most popular destination of immigration. First, newcomers were Spanish colonists who sought for gold pyramids of Indians, then in America outsiders such as Puritans found their home ....   [tags: new world, migration, immigrants]
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The Weight of Paper in Wayson Choy’s Novel All That Matters - ... This quid pro quo between opportunity and expense often leads to feelings of resentment and unbelonging. The explication of the struggles of assimilation in a new nation provide insight into Choy’s own exposure with immigration, who uses his experiences to provide vivid imagery and deep insight into the emotions felt by immigrants. Literary critic Deborah Madsen writes, “growing up in Vancouver’s Chinatown was instrumental in shaping Choy’s [...] writing” (101). Madsen explains that “the immigrant condition of a failure to belong, both in the nation of ethnic origin and also to the nation of residence” (101) is a common theme in Choy’s writing....   [tags: borders, immigrants, mobility]
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Identity Formation and Assimilation of Ashima and Gogol in the United States - Forming a new identity in a foreign country is not an easy task. Immigrants usually face challenges to identify themselves. Identity formation is the development of one’s distinctive personality due to particular reasons such as new environment, new culture and conflicts. During the process, some characters from Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake either create or deny the bond with their own culture; some undergo conflicts among generations. Those processes reflect significantly in Ashima and Gogol throughout the book....   [tags: immigrants, The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri]
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Portraying the Urban Envirnoment Through the Film Entre Nos - The film Entre Nos has many global issues related to it such as how to succeed in new urban environment, surviving through a close knit of friendship while being unknown in a big city, and dense urban environments. Entre Nos demonstrates how living in a dense urban neighborhood is hard because the population is so high which makes it harder to get jobs and find housing. The film also demonstrates how having a close knit of friends in a big city can be beneficial and can help you succeed in the urban environment....   [tags: immigrants, population, urban] 852 words
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Injustice, Discrimination and Racism in Obasan by Joy Kogawa and More by Austin Clarke - ... Even though, many Japanese men and women were Canadian citizens, they were still treated with such hatred and such discrimination. Not only did the White Canadians take away the livelihood of the Japanese but also took away their right and privilege to gain education. Japanese population has reached its extreme poverty and were beginning to take part in lower activities/jobs than the white Canadians. This is made sure to keep the Japanese at a lower class because “If we are educated the complaint is that we will cease being the ideal servant” (87)....   [tags: alienation, immigrants, harrassment]
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The United States Immigration Policy - The United States Immigration Policy has changed drastically and still continues to be reformed. The U.S. Immigration policy has majorly changed since the United States was named the nation of immigrants and this has created a major divide in our nation. The U.S has a strict immigration policy that can be very confusing but, very necessary. The United States first collected information on the U.S population in 1805. This revealed that out of the 4.7 million population of the United States about 2.2 million people were immigrants....   [tags: immigrants, oreign guest workers] 1250 words
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Transitioning into the Canadian Workplace - Canada has a very diverse group of people, each of whom has studied competently and is a professional in a different skill based occupation. From the 2006 Canadian Census, about one in five Canadians were born outside the country (McMullen, 2009). Each of these immigrants originates from a distinctive culture and language, and have different characteristics such as gender, age, and education. Yet, it is not an easy process as it once was to immigrate to Canada (Dupuis, 2013). Upon arrival, immigrants face countless forms of barriers, such as: language, proper credentials, abandonment of education and work experience from abroad, discrimination, lower earnings and cultural differences....   [tags: mei fang, canada, immigrants]
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Queer Compulsions, by Amy Sueyoshi - ... But, toward the end of the book, the author parts from mere description of personal life of Noguchi to general situations of Japanese in America; such depart is ostensible in the epilogue of the book. As also described in Stranger Intimacy, the lives of Asian immigrants were threatened by heteronormativity and racism; however, in the case of Japanese immigrants and especially of Noguchi, the influence of “orientalism” to Bohemian culture got added, making the Japanese immigrant culture unique from that of South Asian immigrants....   [tags: struggles of japanese immigrants] 810 words
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Immigration is Hurting Our Economy! - Introduction Critical thinking provides an opportunity to explore the positive and negative sides of an argument for and against an idea, theory or notion. Reasoning and perception is attuned to personal impression and provides outcome to belief and opinion. The dictionary term and understanding for the word ‘logic’ is “of sound thinking and proof by reasoning” (Merriam-Webster, 2009). Logic is the examination of the methods and doctrine used to determine ‘correct’ from ‘incorrect’ and is used in the structure of an argument....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Illegal Immigrants] 1591 words
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The Benefits of the DREAM Act - ... Additionally, many scholarships require applicants to have US citizenship or the status of permanent residency. Passing the DREAM Act will allow many of these young people to benefit from all of these additional resources of financial aid that they will most likely need in order to attend college or graduate school and receive their higher degrees. This financial support will allow the DREAMers to achieve their potential and contribute to the nation’s economy. Results of studies done by estimate that there will be a total of 223,000 DREAMers with a postsecondary degree in the workforce with the passage of the DREAM Act....   [tags: immigrants, education, citizenship ] 813 words
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Social Changes and Unrest in American During World War I - ... The other consisted of eight bombs set off in eight different places. One of the eight bombs went off in the home of A. Mitchell Palmer (Schmidt p. 236). Palmer was the Attorney General Of the United States. He escaped without injury but the incident made Palmer start believing radicals were trying to overthrow him and the government. This ignited Palmer’s campaign to start identifying groups who posed a danger to the country. When found individuals within these terror groups would be arrested, tried, then deported....   [tags: reds, communitsts, acarchists, immigrants] 909 words
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Is America Truly the Land of the Free? - ... These immigrants could see the lives of those who were better off than they were, but because not everyone cared about these poor immigrants, they were unable to get out of the slums that they lived in. an example of a company that took advantage of their workers and cared only about bettering their lives, is the incident that happened at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. ("Conditions at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company." Pgs 100-103) .Many innocent and poor people died in the fire that occurred there while they were working....   [tags: immigrants, plantations, great depression] 1416 words
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Demonstrating Effective Leadership Case Study 29 - ... The representative failed to mention the contribution of undocumented immigrants have helped to the economy flourish. “Immigrants add as much $10 billion to the economy each year and they will pay more in taxes than they use in government services over their lifetimes” (Marietta, 2006). Another thing he failed to mention at the press conference is “Social Security Administration accumulated over $400 billion from illegal immigrants using fraudulent Social Security numbers and never once benefit from the services that they pay into” (Marietta, 2006)....   [tags: Pre-natal care for immigrants]
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Immigration, An Issue of Concern to America - Immigration has become an issue of concern to America over the past few years. So many debates on the issue are going on. The main focus of these debates however has been to resolve the rising levels of prohibited immigration as well as improving the conditions of authorized immigrants. Economic standards in a country clearly indicate levels of immigration. Analyzing various economic factors would help create a reliable framework for tackling debates on immigration in the United States. People of a nation could be forced out of their native land because of conflict, escape from persecution due to crimes or voluntarily based on personal desires and objectives....   [tags: economy, immigrants, gobalization, citizenship]
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Anti-Chinese Sentiment in 19th Century American Society - One of the most appalling practices in history, lynching - the extrajudicial hanging of a person accused of a crime - was commonplace in American society less than 100 years ago. The word often conjures up horrifying images of African Americans hanged from lampposts or trees. However, what many do not know is that while African Americans certainly suffered enormously at the hands of a white majority, they were not the only victims of this practice. In fact, the victims of the largest mass lynching in American history were Chinese (Johnson)....   [tags: chinese immigrants, lynching, chinatown ]
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Foods of the Foreign Born in Relation to Health, by Bertha M. Cooke - Foods of the Foreign Born in Relation to Health is a cookbook written by dietician Bertha M. Cooke. It was written as a guide for people that immigrated from Europe and other countries into the United States during the 19th Century. Derived from an Americanization study done by The Carnegie Corporation, Cooke dives into the world of understanding foreign cultures through, “studying people in relation to their diets.” Foods of the Foreign Born does draw attention to the cultural differences of immigrants moving into the United States during the 1920s while also focusing on the dietary needs and social characteristics associated with the integration of these immigrants into American society....   [tags: Medical Age, Immigrants In America]
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Loss of Heritage After Immigration - There are many people who are proud of their heritage, whole communities will hold celebrations in honor of their ancestors. Many people celebrate the holidays and traditions of their ancestors, but there is one ethnic group who will hardly show any favor toward their heritage. These people used to be the “best-organized, most visible, and most respected group of newcomers in the United States”. (Press Princeton) They were the highest immigrating group to the Unites States for multiple decades. In fact, “more Americans trace their ancestry to Germany than to any other country” (Press Princeton)....   [tags: History of German immigrants to America]
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Discrimination on American Farms - Canada’s Prime Minister, Kim Campbell, recently said, “Despite our high rate of unemployment, 300,000 jobs go unfilled.” This large number of unfilled jobs is shocking, since it seems that most people globally are more concerned about their job security and the fluctuating rate of unemployment than ever before. For instance, many high school students today are being professed, especially from their teachers, to choose a major that will have a high demand of jobs when they graduate from college. Furthermore, most people have priorities when searching for a job and more often than not job security is number one on their list....   [tags: job security, unemployment, immigrants] 1603 words
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The Impact on America of Turkish, Greek and Italian Immigrants and Their Respective Cultures - The Impact on America of Turkish, Greek and Italian Immigrants and Their Respective Cultures My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Godfather, The Italian Job, Roberto Benigni, Mario Andretti, Frank Capra, spaghetti, gelato, Turkish baths.. What do all of these have in common?. All of them are well known parts of American culture, yet they have all been influenced and inspired by Italian, Greek, and Turkish immigrants and their respective cultures.. Because America is a melting pot of cultures, it is understandable that each participating culture brings its own unique flavor to the mix.....   [tags: Culture Cultural Movies Films Essays]
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What Would Jesus Do - ... The Catholic Documents tell us that we as humans possess certain rights and responsibilities not reliant on our background, ethnicity, or birthplace: Every human being has the right to freedom of movement and of residence with the confines of his own state. When there are just reasons in favor of it, he must be permitted to emigrate to other countries and to take up residence there. The fact that he is a citizen of a particular state does not deprive him of membership in the human family, nor the citizenship in that universal society, the common, world- wide fellowship of women and men (Pacem in Terris 25)....   [tags: social justice, immigration, immigrants]
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Global issues: Immigration and Migration - Immigration is the movement of people into the foreign country for a variety of reasons. These reasons could be related to job search, education, and lifestyle change or to escape unfavorable conditions in their home countries. It is a matter that has been in the minds of many American leaders. Due to the reasons that lead to immigration, it must be understood as a phenomenon that is meant to be there permanently, rather than temporary movement. Further, most immigrants tend to move into a new country with their families hoping to change their life (Bailey, 2008)....   [tags: immigration, immigrants, illegal aliens]
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The Issue of Illegal Immigration - Illegal immigration is a current hot topic in today’s society. One third of our inmates now serving time in federal prisons come from another country. Our nations criminal justice system is the target of serious budget cut backs. We can not afford to be paying for another nations citizens to be comfortably housed in Americas correctional facilities. America needs to do everything in it's power to ensure illegal immigration stops. There are estimates anywhere from 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States to 30 million....   [tags: Illegal Immigrants, Current Events]
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Moving Forward: Immigration Reform - When the United States was first being formed immigration was accepted and even encouraged. In the late 1880’s through the early 1900’s over 27 million people entered the United States with only two percent being turned down. However even with these staggering numbers immigrants were still faced with hostility and poor treatment. Why has immigration always been such a controversial topic. Although immigration still occurs today, it is not accepted across the board. Issues with equality, safety and economics have hindered reform into becoming a unanimous vote....   [tags: Illegal Immigrants, Equality. Fairness]
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The DREAM Act - The DREAM Act After about twelve years of the DREAM Act floating around in congress, many people on both sides of the issue are unsure of what will happen. For some, the fact that it has been around for long without much progress means that the DREAM Act will not pass. On the other side of this issue, the dreamers, continue fighting to keep the DREAM Act alive, so that all the immigrant students can continue to post secondary education, and not have to stop their education at the end of 12th grade....   [tags: dreamers, law, young immigrants, students]
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The D.R.E.A.M. Act - The D.R.E.A.M. Act My political discourse & opinion report is on the Dream Act. First off the bill has been adjusted for quite some time now, the democratic and republican view will be explained as well as my own personal opinion. Now the latest version of the bill is explained as follows, “The Senate bill states that potential DREAMers must have been brought to the US at age 15 or before, been present in the US since Dec. 31, 2011, obtain a high school diploma or equivalent, and pursue higher education or serve in the military....   [tags: political discourse, immigrants]
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Photography: Lewis Hine - ... “The camera was a modified box type with no swingback and when one wanted to make a vertical composition after doing a horizontal, he had to unscrew the box and turn it down onto its side.” Even though it was a struggle Lewis Hine’s photographs of Ellis Island capture a tender moment that most photographers could not capture. I find it amazing that Hine was able to talk people into stopping and allowing him to take their photo. With the people he stopped he was very good at capturing the drama of the scene....   [tags: immigrants, social reform]
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Self-Induced Abortion - ... For example, Jessica Gonzalez – Rojas of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive health stated that, “We do worry because we don’t know where women are getting instructions about how to take misoprostol. There is misinformation about how to take it, which is why it could be a hit or a miss” (Tornoe, 2009). Medical experts fear about the risks that immigrant women are taking in order to abort their child without utilizing the help of clinics. Medical experts have the proper equipment to limit a mother’s physical pain from aborting her child, like using a suction device to clean out the contents of the fetus....   [tags: illegal immigrants, fear of deportation]
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Opening the Immigration Gates of the United States - Opening the Immigration Gates of the United States It has been a long debated topic whether or not America should continue to let immigrants enter the country. Often, the immediate response would be to withhold more immigrants to come in since there are many existing immigrants already living everywhere around the United States. But the truth is that the immigrants who come in are undoubtedly helping America much more than they harm it. Examples of how the immigrants help would be the economy becoming more powerful, diverse culture, more variety, and even creating job opportunities....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 518 words
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The Immigration and Job Loss Debate - The Immigration and Job Loss Debate A debate that always seems to raise its ugly head when the issue of "foreign labor" is discussed concerns the types of jobs that immigrants take and whether they are actually taking these jobs away from American workers. I look at it as jobs they are "left with", not ones they are taking. The debate always shows an American family that has been displaced or lost their livelihood because they can no longer compete with cheaper labor. In reality the jobs that the immigrants get are the most undesirable, strenuous and dangerous ones....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1160 words
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Borders Should be Tightened to Prevent Illegal Immigration - In coming to grips, the law needs to do more to tighten the borders in Texas to prevent illegal immigration from crossing over trafficking drugs. The White House stated that President Bush would have a debate on illegal immigration. White House officials said Mr. Bush had always understood the need to protect the border as a former governor of a border state, Texas Ruttenberg, J. (2006, May 13). Mr. Bush was considering a bill to increase law enforcements and military personnel patrolling the border to increase the use of high surveillance tools and to increase the enforcement against illegal immigrants and drugs (www.foxnews.com.)....   [tags: Illegal Immigrants Argumentative Persuasive] 1994 words
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Immigration Policy in the United States -            We are now in the 21st century and like the beginning of the 20th century the United States finds itself in the throes of a period of mass immigration. More then one million immigrants enter the Unites States, both legally and illegally every single year. Many argue that this new wave of mass immigration may help sustain the success that our nation is having in regard to the way of living that many American have come accustomed to and yet others believe that although our nation was created by immigrants it is time to "shut down" our borders....   [tags: Illegal Immigrants Essay]
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The Restriction of Immigration in the United States - The Restriction of Immigration in the United States Immigration should be restricted in the United States. There are many political, social, and economic reasons why restrictions should be put on immigration. The United States Government and the welfare of its citizens are chaotic enough, without having to deal with the influx of thousands of new immigrants each year. Along with the myriad immigrants to the U.S., come just as many economic problems. Some of these problems include unemployment, crime, and education....   [tags: Immgration Immigrants Essays] 651 words
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The Benefits of Immigration in the United States - The Benefits of Immigration in the United States      America is known famously throughout the world with the nickname 'The melting pot.' The reason behind this is that America is extremely diverse and has many different people. Immigrants give America the chance to know the culture of many countries. They bring in their culture, religion, economic benefits, and ideology to America. I believe that the United States should allow legal immigrants from all over the world because they bring many benefits to it....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants]
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Examining the Anti-Immigration Policies - Examining the Anti-Immigration Policies United States immigration policies are designed as deterrents to immigration into the United States. Frankly, their message has always been "Stay out!" Recently, California policies have taken a harsher stab at immigration, namely Mexican immigrants that constitute the largest Latin American minority in the United States. This paper intends to examine these policies, the effects they have had on the Mexican population in California, and the connection they have to the anti-immigrant sentiment felt throughout the country....   [tags: Immigrants Immigration Politics Essays]
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Illegal Immigration In The United States - National Issues Paper: Illegal Immigration There are more than 10 million illegal immigrants living in the United Sates, and each day that number is increasing by 1,400 illegal aliens. An illegal immigrant is a foreigner who either illegally crossed an international political border, whether it was by land, sea or air, or whether it be a foreigner who legally entered a country but nevertheless overstayed their visa in order to live and/or work there. The two focal attractions that the illegal immigrants perceive in the U.S are superior job opportunities, and better living for their families....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants] 1218 words
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Immigration in America Today - Immigration in America Today Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants, legal and illegal, from around the world, come to the United States. These immigrants come because they want a chance at a better life; others are refugees, escaping persecution and civil wars in their home country. Many people believe the United States is the best place to go. There is more freedom, protection, and benefits, which seems like a good deal to immigrants. But the large number of immigration is affecting the current citizens of the United States....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]
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We Need Immigration to Remain Strong - We Need Immigration to Remain Strong   As sheltered an enclave as the university campus is, it would take a veritable hermit not to be aware of the emergence of immigration as an important national issue. It is so ubiquitous that even the locals might know something about it; their town, after all, is prepared to evict some immigrants from overcrowded housing. Perhaps, though, your exposure to the issue is cursory, and maybe, like many Americans, you lean to the right in your views on it. After all, it seems quite logical that if hordes of people keep streaming across our borders unchecked, there is bound to be some unhealthy social and economic consequences....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants] 2013 words
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The Negative Effects of Mass Immigration - The Negative Effects of Mass Immigration For decades immigrants to America were sure of two things. They came for the opportunity to build a better life for their families and they would not seek nor would they accept a handout. The drive and attitude of immigrants who came to America during the nineteen twenties through the nineteen sixties built strong work ethics that created our now famous American melting pot. But for the past thirty years a runaway welfare state has poisoned our good intentions....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants] 1549 words
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The Real Issue Behind the Immigration Debate - The controversy over immigration has typically overlooked the political purpose of immigration: to supply citizens who will cherish and uphold the American Founding principles of equality and liberty, of government by consent and the rule of law. Founding a new nation and then perpetuating it are the two greatest challenges of statesmen. Part of that task of perpetuation—and Abraham Lincoln reminded us that it can be a more difficult task than founding—is creating new citizens. In the United States this has involved turning immigrants into citizens....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants] 507 words
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Pro Immigration in the United States - One of our nation's biggest problems if you would call it a problem is Immigration. I am writing this to inform my readers or in this case reader why immigration should be legal. I have based my research on three things, economy, Social Security, and freedom of life. I hope this essay will help you see a different perspective of immigration and what it can do for our country. Immigration has been going on in America since the seventeenth century when the English established settlements on Plymouth and Jamestown, which were originally the Native Americans....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants] 1310 words
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It's Time for Immigration Reform - It's Time for Immigration Reform   News article after news article on immigration characterizes anyone who opposes the current level of immigration as anti-immigrant. This is biased and deceitful. It's like saying that anyone who doesn't want 10 or 12 children is anti-children. The truth is that many people are pro-immigration but recognize that the present level of immigration is unsustainable and will eventually be detrimental to Americans and immigrants alike.   One often-used irrelevant argument is that we are a nation of immigrants....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 840 words
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The Problems of Illegal Immigration - Illegal immigration is an issue that has been around for years, but never has it had such an impact on American society.  In recent years, record numbers of illegal immigrants, most specifically those from Mexico, have entered the United States and stayed here for good.  These undocumented immigrants have their reasons for settling in states such as California and Texas, but do those reasons outweigh the impact they have on our economy, education system, and healthcare?  These three areas are already an issue within our institution of legal citizens, nonetheless there are an estimated 8-12 million illegal immigrants in the United States in December 2013 (Current Numbers)   Going further, be...   [tags: Negatives of Illegal Immigrants 2014]
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The Chicano View on Mexican Immigration - During the 1970’s, Mexican Americans were involved in a large social movement called the "Chicano movement." Corresponding with the great development of the black civil rights movement, Mexican Americans began to take part in a series of different social protests in which they demanded equal rights for themselves. Composed mainly of Mexican American students and youth, these activists focused on maintaining a pride for their culture as well as their ethnicity to fuel their political campaign. Left out of this campaign initially though were Mexican immigrants....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1050 words
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Ignorance in the Immigration Debate - Ignorance in the Immigration Debate One of the biggest, growing debates today is the issue of immigration into the U.S. I just don’t understand why there’s such a big debate. I compare this issue to the issue of racism in the way that, no matter what you do, "they" are always going to be here, and it is only ignorance that keeps the issue ablaze. The fact that migrants are not mostly white these days, also makes the issue one more of race. As Charles S. Clark puts it in The New Immigrants, "In the 1990’s, Americans who grew up in a historically white, Anglo-Saxon society are having to adjust to a Polish-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, John Shalikashvili; to Spanish-language ed...   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1439 words
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Immigration Restrictions - Total inhalation of immigration would not be a healthy choice for the United States. However, setting out for stricter laws to become a citizen is in need. There are over 11.7 million illegal immigrants in the United States (poll 2011). Therefore, having restrictions on immigration overall can help the economy grow, security at airports, docs, borders, and on the streets would not only lessen the illegal immigrants around the country, but supply more jobs for Americans. Illegal immigrants not only live in the U.S, but are supplied jobs in which were made for American workers....   [tags: illegal immigrants, chinese immigration]
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Illegal Immigration Reform in America - One of the most controversial topics today in politics is what to do about illegal immigration in the United States. Should we consider all of the illegal immigrants felons. Should we give them full citizenship rights. These are all important questions related to illegal immigration. In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act made it illegal for employers to knowingly hire undocumented workers and imposed fines of up to $11,000 for each violation. Recently, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill, entitled H.R....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]
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The Pros and Cons of Immigration to the USA - The Advantages and Disadvantages of Immigration to the USA ‘‘Remember, remember always, that all of us… are descended from immigrants and revolutionist’’ by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The United States is a nation of immigrants and the earliest people were the Native Americans who came from Asia. The rest of the people left Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, South and Central America, the islands of the Pacific, and the Middle East coming more towards the 18th century. The United States has witnessed the transformation from an American Indian population to a rich array of ethnicities and races....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]
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Dream Act - Taking U.S citizens rights away or is it just an opportunity to illegal aliens. This is one of the many arguments people have been stating about the dream act. This program was passed to help illegal immigrants grow in education. It was not to acquire U.S citizen’s rights, in fact it was passed because many immigrants want to give back to the country that has offered them many things. This program also known as DACA was proposed by the president Barack Obama and has been applied to many illegal immigrants since 2010....   [tags: American dream, immigrants, education]
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The Problems of Illegal Immigration - Abstract Engraved in the Statue of Liberty are these words: “Give me your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door”(Cooper). When the United States was created, it encouraged people of all backgrounds to immigrate. America is known as “a land of hope and opportunity”. Today, immigrating legally to the United States is a life experience that few are fortunate to experience....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants]
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The Problem with Immgration to the United States - The Problem with Immgration to the United States The first move stopping immigration decided by Congress was a law in 1862 restricting American vessels to transport Chinese immigrants to the U.S. The Alien Contract Labor Laws of 1885, 1887, 1888, and 1891 restricted the immigration to the U.S. of people entering the country to work under contracts made before their arrival. Alien skilled laborers, under these laws, were allowed to enter the U.S. to work in new industries. By this time anti-immigrant felling rose with the flood of immigrants and in this period the anti-Catholic, anti-foreign political party the Know-Nothings, was already born....   [tags: Immigration Citizenship Immigrants Essays]
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Immigration Reform - Illegal Immigrants have always been an issue in America. The solution would seem to be to create and put into action an Immigration Reform. The only problem with this is which reform to choose and put into action. In order to create and implement a reform, America needs to address these main issues: Americans thinking immigrants are stealing their jobs, the bills passed on Immigration in the past compared to the ones to be passed, immigration in relation to politics, and the future of America. Which reform idea is the best....   [tags: illegal immigration, immigrants, America]
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The Answer - The United States is currently in a 14.2 trillion dollar debt (Clemmit, “National Debt”). Even so, many people want to send each one of the illegal immigrants back to their place of origin for illegally entering America. How is sending back a considerable amount of illegal immigrants going to help reestablish what was once a great economy. On the contrary, it will only help worsen an economy that is currently in rough shape. The Comprehensive Reform Act was brought out to offer illegal immigrants a way of becoming legalized in the United States through a hard-earned citizenship and an opportunity for the youth of undocumented immigrants to live the American dream, in addition to an effort to...   [tags: economic, problems, immigrants]
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Problems with Immigration - Problems with Immigration The question is have we given up on turning our immigrants into Americans (Brimelow 30). Undoubtedly, all the hipped-up controversial rhetoric will deter the immigrant population from becoming legal. It has become such a hassle to go through the process that many people choose to cross the border without permission. Before 1960, eighty percent of the immigration to America came from Europe. Since 1960, however, eighty percent has come from places other than Europe (Wishard 153)....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants]
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Japanese Women - Young Japanese immigrant women migrated to California around the 20th century. Many migrated to California to join families that were already established in the state, while others came with their husbands to start a new life in California. Some Japanese women followed their husbands, fulfilling their family responsibilities by being good wives. These Japanese women encountered hardships as compared to other American women because of their ethnicity, new lifestyles such as, keeping their traditional Japanese culture, while assimilating into Californian culture and the fact that they were a minority group....   [tags: immigration, culture, California, immigrants]
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Immigrants - The first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty was an emotional experience remembered for life for the immigrants approaching New York Harbor. Engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty are the words from Emma Lazarus's poem, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." The French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, designed the statue. It was intended as a monument to the freedom found lacking in his own country of France. Bartholdi said, "I will try to glorify the Republic and Liberty over there, in the hope that someday I will find it again here." Bartholdi used his own mother as the model for the statue and devoted 21 years of his l...   [tags: essays research papers] 1412 words
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Immigration into the USA - Immigration into the USA My essay is a nation of immigrants in the United States which is about German, Irish, Jewish immigrants in the 1800’s or early 1900’s. I’m a Asian so I know about Asian immigration. But I didn’t know about Europe immigration very well. So I chose it among many topics. I know that I will find about aspect of immigration important and I will fall into interest of this history. A continuing high birthrate accounted for most of the increase in population, but by the 1840’s the tides of immigration were adding hundreds of thousands more....   [tags: Immigrants Agriculture Essays]
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The American Melting Pot - The American Melting Pot The North and South American continents have been inhabited from ancient times by migrating humans. The first migrations are believed to have occurred by Asians who crossed the frozen Bering Strait from Siberia. When Columbus first crossed the great Atlantic Ocean he mistakenly labeled these natives ‘Indians’, believing he had arrived in India. Europeans then began migrating in mass to this ‘new world’ dividing up the lands of the aboriginals into nations. The greatest of these nations became the United States, which included peoples who had migrated mostly from Western Europe, slaves that had been brought over from Africa and the original natives....   [tags: Immigration History Immigrants Essays Papers]
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America Needs Immigration -   So many times the phrase "melting pot" is used to describe the United States of America. It is a country built on ideals such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and other basic human rights. These  ideals, though they may have originated from European men labeled as liberals, eventually captured followers from all over the world. Soon, America was a mixture of peoples with different ethnic backgrounds, religions, and cultures all working together for the "American Dream."  With the country's vast natural resources, abundance of land, and endless opportunities, there seemed to be more than enough room for everyone....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants]
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Immigration and America - Immigration and America Many modern textbooks state that Christopher Columbus “found” America in 1492. Taken literally, this statement is obviously false. Many geologists will concur that the lands of the world have been in existence for billions of years. More pertinent to the discussion of American history, learned researchers will concur that there is proven fact that humans lived on the land now called America for thousands of years before the name Columbus reached the Western world. Over 37 million people from Europe, 6 million from Asia, and 10 million from the rest of the world have immigrated to the United States since 1820.[1] In essence almost all “Americans” are descended in som...   [tags: Immigrants Emigration Essays] 969 words
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Immigration to USA - When I was in fourth grade a Jewish man visited my school to talk about his experiences during the Holocaust. However, his account of his time spent in the consecration camps was not what made my eyes to tear up that day. He related that when he was a young boy, he and his friends thought that in America money grew on trees. He said that growing up in Czechoslovakia he always dreamed of coming to America and living the "American dream." I could see the tears well up in his eyes and could hear the tremble in his voice when he began to tell us how lucky we were to be born in the USA because it "is the best country in the world." This was the first time when I realized how enormously blessed I...   [tags: Immigrants Immigration USA] 943 words
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American Immigrants - This article focused mainly the emergence of the first people in America: Who they are, where they came from and how they got to America. He discussed three main routes as to how they arrived in America, none of which were without criticisms. In trying to determine whom the first people in America are, Hadingham began with the Clovis points and their creators, the Clovis people, who lived about 12,500 to 13,500 years ago, and tried to trace their origin. According to the article, a Gault site was first investigated in 1929 and the Clovis people who inhabited the Gault seems to stay there for long periods....   [tags: World Literature] 576 words
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Pro Immigration - Pro Immigration      We live in the age where scandalous and controversial topics cover the news headlines. Such subject matters as homosexuality, A.I.D.S, and abortion are fiercely debated upon. Sides are always taken, with the conservatives battling the liberals. One such argument that has always been debated upon since the founding of this nation has been immigration. The fact that it has been argued over for so long makes it seem ironic. A country founded by immigrants perpetually arguing over immigration....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants] 1106 words
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Illegal Immigration - Many illegal immigrants are pouring into the United States. Pro-immigration rallies and anti-immigration rallies alternated with equal fervor this spring, while the number of illegal people living in the country continues to grow the census tells us that is close to 10 million people. A pending amendment to the constitution threatens to make illegal passage a felony; any person that tries to cross the border illegally will be place in jail and sent back to their country. As a form to control illegal passage the government is trying to build a wall across the southern border....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants] 1299 words
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Immigration - Immigration Debate over immigration and immigration policy is not new to the nation's history. For a long time, Congress debated legislation to control the immigration problem. As immigration rises and hatred grows more laws will be carried out trying to release some of the pressure. Immigrants offer cheaper labor to businesses. Immigrants do not get minimum wage, but instead they get paid lower, this gives the business an edge over other competitors. Agriculture industries employ more undocumented workers than any other industry in the country because it cost less....   [tags: Illegal Immigrants Essays] 721 words
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