Illegal Immigrants Deserve a Humane and Fair Immigration Law Which Would regulate Their Status
There is an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. They are working jobs that need to be done, that someone has to do and that many of us would never take. They are still in the darkness waiting for a change in the system which could regulate their status and come out to the light. These people deserve fair treatment. We can not remain indifferent about this situation. We live in a country formed by immigrants from all over the world. Illegal immigration is one the principal world problems that humanity faces today. Humiliations, and ill treatment suffered by immigrants are constantly reported. Thousands of people die every year trying to cross landborders and seas in very dangerous ways, risking their lives just to find a better future. Thinking about this sensitive and complex topic, it is good to share some of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was approved and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations the 10 of December of 1948. Article 25
1.Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, and housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. Article 26
1.Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace. Article 13
1.Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to...
The Progressive Reform Movement !
The modern America that society enjoys today pays homage to the reforms of the
progressive era. Numerous positive changes occurred during this time through the
efforts of progressive reformers, however, the most important social, economic, and
political reforms were as followed: ﬁnalizing the right's of women to vote, improvement
in products, and the governments new way of regulating growing businesses and
outlooks on government. Among those who beneﬁted from the reforms were middleclass white women, consumers, and local, state, and national politics. Collaboratively,
this era represented a time of improvement in American society by working toward
achieving the long-term goal of equality and promising growth. !
Although women had been ﬁghting for their rights for nearly half a century by this
era, a rise in the efforts from larger more powerful groups presented itself once again
before the government granting women the right to vote. “A new generation of women’s
rights leaders came together in the suffrage movement.” 1 This reform had every
intention of creating a more humanitarian society for the growing nation. It also brought
on many changes for society. It “inspired American activists to develop new tactics and
Jacqueline Jones et al., Created Equal: a History of the United States, Fourth ed. (publication
place: Pearson, 2013), 467.!...
...In the years following the Second Great Awakening of the United States, numerous reform factions began to spring up around the country, fueled by recent evangelical ideals. Seeking to improve and expand democratic ideals, many of these factions undertook drastic measures to achieve what they believed to be a proper aspiration. Nevertheless, it would be farfetched to claim that such reform movements within the US resulted in any positive outcomes, and it would be much more logical to claim that many of the so-called reformers were in fact trying to further their own ambitions. By keeping penitentiary, church, and alcohol reforms as a pretense for egotistical purposes, they were able to attract an elite following of people that that acted with virtues that were anything but democratic.
On of the first reform movements to become advocated was the penitentiary system. It had become a brutal institution, becoming known for excessively cruel punishments for criminal offenses. Extreme cases included imprisonment for insignificant amounts of debt, and asylums were common practices for what was believed to be insanity, following medieval practices. The Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents, in 1829, reported that they were "proud" to have "rescued" the youthful from temptation and turning them into "valuable members of society". Yet by allowing the Society, and other institutions like it, to determine which of...
According to the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project, there are an estimated 11.7 million immigrants living in the United States illegally (as of September 2013). This number has not varied by much over the last three years but according to new estimates, it may be on the rise.
Contrary to what most people in the U.S.A. think, they do NOT all emigrate from Mexico. Here are the estimated percentages of illegal undocumented immigrants: Mexicans are only 59% of the whole. Asians are 11%, Central America 11%, South America 6%, Europe & Canada 4%, Caribbean 4%, Middle East 2%, All other or unkown 3%. People come from all over the world in hopes that this will be their golden ticket to a better life.
Why come here illegally? That is where the very 1st step of immigrationreform is broken. The process of coming to the U.S.A. is an extensive one. They have to go the American consulate in their country. There they have to determine their basis to immigrate. This process is made easier if they will be filing as a refugee/asylum status or being petitioned by a family member. To file the petition, they need to know the category they fall under. Whether it is family based, employment base, special class of immigrants or under a humanitarian program. Mind you, to file these forms it ranges from free due to humanitarian process up to $1000 JUST to file.
After you file you wait for a decision. The...
...Nonetheless, there have been a number of Immigration Acts in the United States. The first one was the Naturalization act of 1790. Then the immigration act of 1965 passed, and immigration restrictions applied to Mexican Immigrants for the first time. Nearly 30 years later in 1986, the immigrationReform and Control Act was, created which granted amnesty to immigrants that had lived in the United States before 1982. Nevertheless, this later act made it a crime for employers to hire undocumented immigrant workers. In order to create a successful ImmigrationReform Policy, the government has to consider several socioeconomic areas including border control, worker programs, education, and the economy. “All the elements of this problem must be addressed together” (Bush 2006)
Who is controlling our borders? We must secure our borders to prevent illegal crossing. The United States recognizes illegal immigration, has been an issue for decades. Creating a successful Immigrationreform policy will decrease illegal crossings. In addition, implementing more experienced Border control officers; will decrease the use of military personnel. In addition, allowing military personnel to secure our Nation not just the Mexican borders. The new policy will also need to enforce, the improved Border Control and assist Police, in being more...
Progressive Reform to Improve American Society
The Gilded Age was a time of reform in the United States. It was known as the Gilded Age because on the outside everything looked perfect but the perfectness was only skin deep. The public was often uninformed and uneducated during this time and began to realize it. Muckrakers called for change on a variety of topics that much of the general public had no idea about. At this time, trusts, monopolies, and political bosses ruled the big stage and politicians that wanted to help had no real voice. The Gilded Age is often thought of as the most corrupt time in American History.
Hazardous conditions plagued workers across the country. In the meatpacking industry tuberculosis was so rancid that if a man so much as scrape their finger they would get sores so infected that they would soon pass away. The hands of men were laced with cuts and their nails were reduced to stubs from years of pulling hides. In the textile industry doors were locked so that workers could not escape for breaks. This caused the majority of the deaths in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Employers locked the doors to the factory so none of the workers could escape causing hundreds to perish in the flames. Headlines like these angered the public and many called for reform. When three employees at the Hull-House club died from factory work the Hull House company did absolutely nothing about it....
Immigration is an Economic Benefit to the Host Country
Name: Cindy Winata
Student ID: 12413091
Professor: Vyas Utpal
Immigration is an Economic Benefit to the Host Country
Is immigration an economic benefit to the host country? As the world globalizes, this issue has become a topic of a debate in recent years. The inflow of immigrants may bring a positive effect or negative effect to the destined country. However, in some countries like the United States, their economic development has become dependent on immigrants. As Marco Rubio once said, “Americans believe in the value of immigration”. Immigration has made and is making favorable contribution in term of economy to the host country. Immigrants have benefited the U.S economy by filling in less-skilled job vacancies, increasing native’s wages and labor productivity, and lastly driving innovation.
Immigrant Workers Fill the Growing Number of Job Vacancies
Immigration plays an important role in filling in the less-skilled jobs vacancies in United States. The main reason why the United States has become significantly reliant on immigrants is because of the growing shortage of workers that are willing to do the less-skilled jobs. In recent years, American worker’s educational level has improved dramatically, thus result in the growing number of less-skilled jobs in which U.S-born workers are available....
...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...
...ImmigrationReform: Closer to Reality or Destined for Failure?
In the present day, the United States is an open country for migrant workers who seek temporary employment or students who wish to study at American colleges and universities. Nevertheless, permanent residence and citizenship are still barely attainable for most immigrants. The reason why I chose to talk about immigrationreform is that it relates to my life and what I have seen and heard about immigrants. I immigrated to the United States, and it is really sad to know that many immigrants who are here have not seen their families in a long time; some people go more than fifteen years without seeing their family members. I understand how they must feel because I have not seen my parents in more than eight years; my kid met his grandparents for the first time at the age of seven years. No one knows what it is like to be immigrant until one is in an immigrant's shoes. America always has been good for immigrants, and immigrants have been good for America. Over the past several decades immigration policy has become increasingly confusing and unfocused. Today, immigration policy is mostly debated at the extremes between those who want no immigrants and those who want no borders, implying that immigration is an all-or-nothing proposition. At the current time, the United States is dealing with the controversial question...