In the article ‘Se Habla Entitlement’, Star Parker addresses the issue of negative impacts caused by illegal immigrants in the USA. Although Singapore does not have major problems with illegal immigrants, the foreigners who have settled down legally in our country are causing the locals to worry for their own future.
Looking through the news, the amount of articles reporting the unhappiness of Singaporeans with foreign talents have been increasing. They complain about foreigners stealing their jobs, raising the cost of living, polluting the civilized local culture and more. Citing a recent example, bus drivers of a certain foreign country held a strike, which was something that had never happened in Singapore since independence. The locals were enraged by their behaviour, and legal action was taken against them.
Personally, I had also experienced unpleasant encounters with foreigners. I have heard them talking loudly on the phone in public transport, disturbing the passengers. I had been shoved aside by rude foreigners barging their way through the crowd as if they own the roads. I have sat on a bus driven by a foreigner that made me worry about whether I could reach my destination alive.
I feel that foreigners should have humble attitudes whenever they are out of their homeland. Rather than behaving freely like how they do in their homelands, they should respect and learn the culture of their new ‘home’. Perhaps Singapore should set higher standards when taking in foreign talents and workers. Or maybe, Singaporeans should just stop complaining and deal with it.
...extended Singapore's history back to around 1299." Do you agree with this assertion?
The Sejarah Melayu claimed that the stone was thrown by Badang the Strongman across the Singapore River and the boom guarding the river during the 1300s was still in existence at the time of its writing. However, the overall characteristics of the Sejarah Melayu did not warrant its serious consideration as an accurate historical account without extensive corroboration from a variety of sources and physical evidence. Many key details were contradicted by Portuguese accounts such as the Suma Oriental.
The British knew that they were not the first to create a strategic hub on Singapore because of they discovered the Old Malay Lines of Singapore – a rampart running from the coast along Stamford Road up the side of Fort Canning Hill. John Crawford also found the foundation stones for religious building similar to those found intact in Java on the Fort Canning Hill. Raffles also read the Sejarah Melayu, confirming his suspicions of Fort Canning Hill as the place of residence of the kings of the old Malays. The Batu Belayar found at the current Labrador Park is a sail-shaped rock used for navigation purposes before 1819. The British also found the Singapore Stone, a tall sandstone structure with Indic writing at the mouth of the Singapore River. As such The British found more than enough solid evidence to know that Malay...
A few months after Singapore was founded, the population began to grow very quickly. By 1821, Singapore's population had increased to about 5000. The main cause of this increase was immigration. Singapore in the 19th century attracted many people from different parts of the world. Businessmen and traders came here to trade while others came to look for jobs.
At that time, more men came toSingapore than women. This was especially so for the Chinese and Indians. Most of the Chinese and Indian immigrants did not intend to stay long in Singapore, so they did not bring their womenfolk along. This meant that the Chinese and Indians could not set up families here even though there were large numbers of them.
However, unlike the Chinese and Indians, the Malays and Europeans brought their families along when they came to Singapore. Thus, the number of Malay and European men was almost equal to the number of Malay and European women. While most Europeans returned home after they had completed their work here, most of the Malays settled with their families in Singapore.
Types Of Labourers
Many people came to Singapore to work because there were a lot of jobs in Singapore. Men were needed for jobs such as the clearing land for plantations, the building of roads, and the building of houses and offices. They were...
November 4, 2014
Illegal immigration, a fervently debated issue in the United States, is defined as the migration of people across national borders, or the residence of foreign nationals in a country, in a way that is illegal according to the immigration laws of the destination country. Because the United States is such an attractive country, for it provides opportunity and prosperity, many people who live in less fortunate countries legally and illegally migrate to the United States. Illegal immigration causes a great ordeal, because many politicians and economists argue that illegal immigrants are an economic burden to the United States. On the other hand, some economists claim that illegal immigrants do not actually hurt the economy but they help it.
In the article “Illegal Aliens a Drain on U.S. Taxpayers, Report Says” Writer R. Cort Kirkwood argues that Illegal aliens are largely poor, uneducated and drain the welfare and public education systems, which causes a burden on the economy. Because most immigrants don’t have papers to work, they have to take jobs, which pay less then minimum wage causing them to live in poverty. Kirkwood writes,
“’according to the CIS (Center for Immigration Studies) …Illegals live in poverty at high rates because they earn much less money compared to Americans. The average household income for illegals is...
...Immigration Options for Foreign Managers and Executives
Let’s say you are the CEO of a top international company and now want to come to the U.S. to oversee a new U.S. branch office that just opened up in San Diego, California. Sounds like a legitimate reason to come to the U.S. but determining the best immigration strategy may not always be easy. For example, many people will think that the U.S. company can just petition an H-1B visa for the CEO. However, it is a little known fact that many CEOs do not actually qualify for an H-1B visa. In fact, many executives and managers will not qualify for a H-1B visa because being a CEO/Manager is viewed as a more of a managerial occupation than a “specialty occupation”, which requires a college degree. For example, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg would not even qualify for an H-1B visa because he did not graduate with a Bachelor’s degree. Others may think the executive can come on a B-1 visa but a B-1 visa holder is not allowed to work in the U.S.
So what type of visa would be the best to bring over a multi-national executive or manager? Many companies and executives/managers go with the L visa. The L non-immigrant visa category is useful for international companies to bring foreign executives and managers to the United States on a temporary basis. The L visa is used to transfer employees from a foreign company to a “related” U.S. company. The maximum time period for L-1 classification is 7 years. It can...
...Stress Reduction Plan
Name Mahder Fentahun Section #1164-8400 Date 7/27/12
For full credit, all lines must be filled in (see chapter 9 for help.)
My top 5 sources of stress are:
1. |My Job|
2. |Siblings |
5. |The Future|
Ways I will use stress management to reduce my top 5 sources of stress are:
5. |Talking to friends|
The relaxation technique I will practice is Running everyday while listening to relaxing music.__________________________________________________________________
Amount of time I will spend in relaxation is at least 1 hour every day.____________________________________
Time of day I will practice relaxation is _Evening______________________________________
Place I will practice relaxation is : Around my neighborhood ____________________________________________
Nutrition and Weight Control Plan
Name Mahder Fentahun Section # 1164-8400 Date 7-27-12
Based upon the results of Lab 8a, how will you change your diet to bring it into line with the Food Guide Pyramid (reference: chapter 8 & web page supplemental material).
I have already cut out junk food. I have encouraged my mother to buy more fruits instead of chips as snacks and she agreed so knowing that my family is behind me it will keep me motivated.
134 Current weight 123 desired weight
My goal is to:
________ maintain my weight...
...Immigration: Liberty and Justice for All
There are many social problems making up our criminal justice system. The significant problem I chose to emphasize on is illegal immigration. Immigration is a major social problem in the criminal justice system because the laws or regulations are always changing, and some people are just not willing to accept change. As with anything, illegal immigration does have its consequences and does not always impact society in a positive manner, but in general, immigration is very important to the economy and diversity of the United States. Immigration has been responsible for religious changes, cultural change and population growth throughout the history of the United States. The political, economic, and social aspects of immigration have created much controversy in regards to religion, ethnicity, job growth, economic benefits, poverty, crime, moral values, and work habits.
Immigration is a highly debated and significant issue in our criminal justice system today. Immigration has several outcomes both good and bad. New immigrants bring our country diversity and introduce new customs, beliefs, and ways of life. Immigration also causes problems for some in our society who feel as if they are taking away jobs, criminally active and overall negatively impacting society. In the United States, we all...
...Running head: Immigration
Which Way Home by Rebecca Cammisa, is a documentary that follows a group of children, between the ages 9 and 17. The children in the film are from Central America and are attempting to cross the Mexican border into America. The film demonstrates the struggling lives
that these children have in their native country, which is why they decided to migrate. On the
journey to America, they find out all the other dangers and different struggles they have to face,
questioning their decision of migrating. The documentary talks about the increased amounts of
children migrating alone to the United States. Under the program, Unaccompanied Child Immigrants, border patrol apprehends about 100,000 children trying to enter the US each year and
many of those children, sadly, are found dead. Children found either around or on the US-Mexican border, are either taken by American or Mexican patrol officers. Those apprehended are then
sent to either an American shelter or a Mexican shelter to await deportation.
The documentary focuses on two particular children, Kevin a 14 year old and Fito a 13
year old. Both are migrating from Honduras which is were the majority of unaccompanied children come from. These children have to travel 1, 450 miles, alone, just to get to the GuatemalanMexican border. Once in Mexico, these children have to travel for months, even a year to...
...Why be bothered by immigrants?
Immigration is a heated and contemporary subject in America, both in the White House and among the Americans. Currently, 11 million immigrants have their home in the shadows in America trying hard not to get caught by authorities and deported back to their native land sometimes leaving their family behind. The problem is dividing the country, and the Arizona state has taken it as far as to creating a set of immigration laws applying within the state borders. There is no doubt, immigration changes a country, but is it for the better or the worse? Is it necessary to be bothered by immigrants?
The pros and cons on the immigration subject are many, especially for the States where only 0.16 % of the population consists of Native Americans1 leaving the remaining 99.84 % to be immigrants or descendants of those who immigrated earlier. America has a long history of immigration dating all the way back to the Vikings and the Italian born explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492. This has made America what it is today, a country with a population reaching 316 millions and in addition to that the 11 million undocumented immigrants. It is a country with great diversity regarding race, ethnicity, religion, culture etc. The consequences are numerous, and they come both with positive and negative perspectives.
One of the major advantages is the innovation of the country and...