“Step out of the vehicle, put your hands in the air, where I can see them.”
“Why? There has to be a mistake! ” You ask yourself as you see the tall men with black jackets, and what does it say in the back, ICE? Well, since you “zoomed” through the stop sign and were asked for your license, which you couldn’t provide, you are now considered…
“…dangerous and an illegal alien,” the officer finishes your thought. “You have the right to remain silence, anything you say can and will be used against you.”
Now you remember, Bob! Why yes of course that is why, but you don’t worry because you do have a valid license just not with you at that very moment. You are only hoping the process to prove you do “belong” here is not very long. ***
The lives of many have changed since the implementation of the new law SB 1070. Those of Latino appearances must always carry their identifications and hope to never forget their wallet at home or else they can be mistaken and profiled as an illegal alien. Republican Governor Jan Brewer enacted the Arizona Law SB1070 believing it would protect citizens by getting rid of those whom were endangering the lives of others. The intent of the law as stated in the 49th legislature is to “make attrition through enforcement… to discourage and deter unlawful entry and unlawful alien presence” (“Senate Bill 1070,” 1). With the Governor’s attempt to regulate immigration, the issue has been re-ignited with a new problem at hand: the constitutionality of laws. Many scholars understood that the law was racially profiling Latino’s/Hispanic’s, since in the Governor’s eyes they are the ones negatively affecting the state. However, no resolution has been discussed within the arguments. The reasoning behind immigration policy should be a process of decision making considering both countries by not harming any individual based on ethnic, economic, or racial differences. By avoiding discrimination, countries will be able to move forward without foreign friction. Specifically, I am asserting a means by which SB 1070 might be revised to a law that limits immigration by only incarcerating those who have a criminal record, by exploring amnesty, and showing how borders could be controlled by remaking of the visa process.
Before explaining ideas that can possibly solve the problems previously mentioned, the arguments exposed must be explained briefly. Indeed, such laws have spurred a new discussion questioning the law’s constitutionality; however, its constitutionality was not the only concern for many scholars. Consequently, scholars represent two different views, one against immigration and one for. Samuel Huntington argues that Latinos are “threatening to divide the United States into two peoples, two cultures, and two languages” (Huntington, 30). He opposes immigration because the flux of incomers is huge and is not assimilating to the American culture. In his article, “The Hispanic Challenge,” Huntington argues that the American culture is composed of the English language, Christianity, individualism, and work ethic among the few mentioned (Huntington, 36). He states that the Latino population is not assimilating to these American values. I would question his argument for the reasons that Latinos have proved of having a work ethic. Which Mexican worker is not accustomed to getting up at five in the morning? Which Latino’s religion is not based off Christianity? Which Latino does not have a strong sense of individualism by making the decision of coming to the United States for a better life? Where in that case does someone not see individualistic characteristics? Huntington continues by stating that Hispanics promote bilingual education, retaining their Spanish language, lacking a proficiency in the English language, and attach to ethnic enclaves and that this in turn is dividing the American culture. Huntington, however, fails to realize...
...Immigration in America: A Hot Topic, But Why?
Dr. Jessica Guire
July 1, 2008
The issue in America is a very hot topic and the majority of people seem to have an opinion on the matter. While people mainly focus on the issues of illegal immigration there are many immigrants that become legal permanent residents of this country every year. According to Jefferys, Monger (2008), in a publication written for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security titled U.S. Legal Permanent Residents 2007, 1,052,415 people became legal permanent residents of this country in 2007. Maybe the issue is not that immigrants come into this country, but rather how it is accomplished. Some people classify the issue as a humanitarian issue or rather a fiscal issue, some categorize it as a legal issue.
The first issue that needs to be examined is how people immigrate to this country. Is it an easy process, is there information? The United States government does have a division that is specific to this issue alone. This division is part of the Department of Homeland Security and is called U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The USCIS is responsible for providing information about the immigration process to immigrants that wish to become legal permanent residents.
The Services that the USCIS provide to immigrants ranges from flash cards to enable the practice of studying in immigrants...
...Immigration is the movement of people from other countries that come into another country of especially which they are not a native in order to settle there. Immigration is made for diverse of reasons. The most important of these are escape from poverty, economic, social, political reasons, natural sisaster, unimployment and live in clover. Other causes are retirement migration from rich countries to lower-cost countries with better climate is a new style of international immigration. For example British citizens would rather to immigrate to Spain or İtaly or retired Canadian citizens to the US. While for some migrants education is the primary reason, some migrants has personal reasons, relationship between family or a partner or marriage. As can be seen there are many reasons to migrate and in more detailed examined we can see more reasons.
Over the past quarter century the number of international migrants has doubled to more than 200m this trend is set to increase. (See Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan in book, “Exceptional People”) If rich countries were to admit enough migrants from poor countries to expand their own labour forces by a mere 3%, the world would be richer, according to one estimate, by $356 billion a year. (2) For instance if implemented within a well thought out policy, migration can be the most effective tool yet devised for reducing global poverty.
There are pros and cons of migration for...
...The Classical Argument Final Draft
Racial Profiling and the Arizona Immigration Law
The Arizona Immigration Law is a form of racial profiling, and it is wrong for the following three reasons 1) it is racists, 2) it is unconstitutional, and 3) it is regressive in today’s modern society. Supporters have taken the position that the Arizona Immigration Law should be welcomed in our society since similar legislation has been accepted in Utah, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and South Carolina. However, articles, cases, and research have proven that the position of the supporters to be wrong. (Fox News).
The first reason why the Arizona Immigration Law is wrong is that it is racist. Joseph Healy in his book, Race, Ethnicity and Class, defines ideological racism as, the belief system that asserts a particular group, or social class that justifies their prejudice towards someone. This is used to rationalize the prejudice of one cultural group over another in society (Healy 27). Following, is an example that demonstrate how the Arizona Immigration Law is racist. The Alabama Immigration Law is similar to the Arizona Immigration Law. In an article by Maureen Costello she states that the Alabama Immigration Law states that “schools are required to determine the immigration status of every student at the beginning of each...
On the brink of another historical election in our life time Immigration and presidential politics will play a major roll in who will become the next president of the United States of America. President Obama, and several GOP candidates all agree our immigration system is broken and in need of a overhaul. However, it is there different sentiment on immigration and how to fix the open invitation for illegal immigration into this country that leave these candidates at odds. How these candidates plan to handle these issue will have a serious effect on the polls in November. These particular issues in latest news have not been favorable topics for several GOP candidates. The population of the United States in recent decades have become more divers .
In 2010 with a growing population of 308,745,538 today non-Hispanic Whites constitute three quarters (231 million) of the country's population of 308 million people. The largest minority group is composed of 50 million Hispanics composing of 16.3 percent. The remaining population of the United States are African American, comprising about 13.6 percent of the total, or 42 million people, 14 million Asians, 5 million American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts and 1 million Pacific Islanders” (Census). Most studies of the relationship between demographic context and political behavior in the United States have focused on African Americans. However, in recent years there...
...Title: Mexican Immigration
Specific Purpose: To inform classmates on the causes and effects of Mexican immigration
Thesis Statement: The causes of Mexican immigration is a combination of "push/pull" factors, where conditions in Mexico push them out and opportunity in the U.S. pulls them in, where they actually become an asset to the U.S. economy.
Attention-getting material: Imagine waking up everyday to hunger, hopelessness, and despair, knowing that you cannot
do anything about it, knowing that next door there is opportunity, and that the grass is greener on that side, and the only option is to stay where you are and starve or find a way to make it to the other side. This scenario is one that millions of Mexicans face or have faced, and the issue of Mexican immigration has once again become a hot topic, after 9/11 and during this conservative fever that seems to be sweeping the nation.
Credibility material: For my speech I have used six credible sources three books and three Internet sources for statistics. Jorge Castaneda Mexico's former foreign minister wrote one of the books that I used, the other two books were written by Dale Maharidge and Andres Oppenheimer, Mr. Oppenhiemer is a columnist for the Miami Herald. My Internet research was gathered from PBS.org the Census Bureau, and The National Catholic Reporter respectively.
PREVIEW: Throughout my speech I will be explaining the causes of...
...world more submitted to global crisis since their economies are closely interlinked than a crisis in one country would lead to the same effect on economies of other countries that are its economic partners. In this respect, migration seems to be probably the most effective by such a striking contrast that leads to high level of emigration from developing countries and respectively high level of immigration in developed countries. This means that people from developing and poor countries prefer to move to developed and rich countries.
Moreover, this process keeps growing despite the fact that globalization produced a positive influence on international trade flows that have increased significantly since the beginning of the process of globalization. Presumably, it should really improve the situation in developing countries and decrease the level of emigration. Nonetheless, in actuality the trend, which will be discussed in details a bit later, remains practically unchangeable even though many developed countries attempt to create certain artificial barriers to both legal and illegal immigration. In such a way it is necessary to remember that globalization is a dubious process that has both positive and negative sides and migration is highly dependent on this process to the extent that the basic migration flows are defined by the current situation in the global economy and possibilities of population movement between different countries.
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Theoriesof International A Migration: Review and Appraisal
DOUGLAS S. MASSEY JOAQUIN ARANGO GRAEME HUGO ALI KOUAOUCI ADELA PELLEGRINO J. EDWARD TAYLOR
OVERTHEPAST30 YEARS, has as imrnigration emerged a major force throughout In theworld. traditional immigrant-receiving suchas Australia, societies Canada, andtheUnited has and the of States, volume immigration grown itscomposition has shifted decisively away fromEurope,the historically dominant source, In and countries that toward Asia,Africa, LatinAmerica. Europe, meanwhile, for centuries had been sendingout migrants were suddenly transformed in intoimmigrant-receiving societies. After 1945,virtually countries Western all Europebeganto attract significant numbers workers from abroad.Although of the migrants were initially drawnmainly from southern Europe,by the late in 1960sthey mostly came from developing countries Africa, Asia,theCaribbean,and theMiddleEast. in By the 1980s even countries southern Europe-Italy,Spain, and Portugal-which onlya decadebefore beensending had to migrants wealthier in countries the north,...
...Economic Effects of Immigration in the UK
Within the past ten years, immigration has tripled in the UK. The rising trend of immigration has led to a strongly negative perception towards foreigners within the British population. Economists have a more modest opinion on immigration; the economic impact of immigration seems crucial, but it would seem that it in fact only has a small effect on the domestic labor market. Furthermore, the Home Office has indirectly conceded that they have lost the general compendium over the number of incoming immigrants, creating objectives to manage immigration to the benefit of the UK. Firstly, an assessment of the immigration statistics will be made, giving an overview of the accrued immigrants as of 1971. Next the performance of immigrants from the A8 countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) will be evaluated and then the economic impact of rising immigration will be outlined. To conclude, an introduction to the Home Office’s reformed immigration-system will be given.
Between 1971 and 1986, net migration made a negative contribution to UK population growth. PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has published research results, which illustrate that net migration has made an increasingly positive contribution since 1996. It has doubled over the past five years,...