The pieces I have chosen to write about are "Immigration Reform And Workers Right", "A New World Full Of Strangers" and " What Does An Illegal Immigrant Look Like".
All three of these pieces are about immigration and immigration experiences. They all focus on the disadvantages of being an immigrant and mention the negative life of abuse and exploitation that an immigrant is affected by. Even though they all can be categorized under the same broader heading, they are however also still different in the sense that they tell different stories and are written with different techniques and structure. One of the pieces is about immigration reform, the other is about the experiences of an immigrant child and the last is about the way immigrants are described.
There are different techniques used by each of the writers of the pieces. The writer of the article "Immigration Reform And Workers Right", used the persuasive technique, by the way he stated the negative impact of being and illegal immigrant can cause, such as lowering the cause of labor. While the writer of "A New World Full Of Strangers", used the first person technique and the poet chose to used the descriptive technique. The writer of this shot story also used figurative speech when she described the door as a cage.
The only piece that used statistic and data is the article on immigration reform. The writer included the results of a report that done by a coalition of labor, immigrant and human rights group.
The writer of the of the short story seems to be writing of personal experiences, while the poet of the poem, " What Does An Illegal Immigrant Look Like", uses a lot of figurative speech to describe immigrants.
America was always and still is a nation filled with diverse groups of people, many of whom emigrated from many different countries. There were always people coming into the UnitedStates. However, from the 1870s through to the 1920s, a new wave of immigration took place, one that was explosive and history-altering. Immigrants came from all over the world in search of new jobs, lives, and opportunities; some came out of force, due to their poverty-stricken countries. Although they had made the journey, most immigrants had difficulty assimilating or being accepted into American society. These immigrants faced a series of oppression and hardships that were challenging. Racial discrimination and rejection were not uncommon; immigrants encountered social inequalities and injustices. The sudden spurt of immigrants and the opposition of them from nativists consequently caused an extreme suppression imposed by the US government. The 1924 National Origins Acts dramatically cut the number of immigrants allowed into the country. With this in effect, immigration, mostly targeted at Asian and Southern and Eastern Europeans, ended.
Between 1880 and 1920, around 25 million people came to the US. (Nash, 236) The "US became more of a melting plot, with different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups blended together." (Nash, 283) These massive floods of...
...Immigration in the early 1900s had tremendous impacts on the civilizations in Europe and in the UnitedStates. Immigration in any country can affect the economy and society. Domestically, there can be detrimental effects on the economy caused by the increasing number of immigrants. Also, nationally there have been problems in society with immigrants. But there are other views on immigration, stating that multiculturalism is increased and it strengthens society. Immigration has many different effects on a country, some good and some bad. Therefore, one may argue whether immigration has negative or positive effects within a country. Immigration has effected the UnitedStates socially and economically, significantly in the late 1900s some of the effects for the good and some for bad.
Americans’ standard ways of thinking contain worries that the large numbers of immigrants are affecting the economy. In the source “The Case Against Immigration” Roy H. Beck states “an honest look at major trends during the recent mass immigration shows that ordinary Americans’ concerns can hardly be dismissed as narrow and unenlightened.”1 He is stating that with the recent incline of immigration, people are not going to change their views on what they think of immigration. The large...
...Immigration is what has made America and what it is today. In fact, there would be no America if there were no immigrations, because everyone in the country is an immigrant or is directly descended from one. Even the oldest inhabitants, the Native Americans, emigrated from Asia. From “Immigration: Who Is an American”, mainly discusses about the significance of immigration policies in UnitedStates. I believe, immigration is definitely a necessity, however if uncontrolled, to some extent, it can also have devastating affects on the country’s economy.
There could be several obstacles on the nation’s wellbeing due to immigrations. First of all, as the population of immigrants increase, there is a population imbalance problem. Increase in the population density in certain regions might cause excessive use of the resources of one nation that may lead to imbalance of natural resources. Also, the costs incurred in the provision of the resources such as education and health facilities to the immigrants, cause trouble on the nation that hosts immigrants in large numbers. This is because, the economic growth brought by immigration is avoided by the costs that the nation's government has to bear in providing the immigrants with the resources. Secondly, jobs available in the country and the nation's wealth are its property. So, allowing...
...German Immigration into the UnitedStates
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Over a period of three centuries, beginning in the early 1600’s, more than seven million Germans immigrated to America. Some immigrated due to the unstable political situation in their country or forced state religion, while others immigrated due to famine or disputes over inheritance laws which restricted who land could be passed down to in a persons will (German Migration, n.d.).
By the middle of the 18th century German immigrants accounted for one-third of the total population. By the end of the 19th century German culture was generally accepted in American life. German immigrants were less isolated than previous generations and spoke English as their first, rather than their second language. The German language was taught in public schools and was studied by both German and non-German students. Based on the kindergartens of Germany, German immigrants launched the first kindergarten in 1855 as well as introducing both physical and vocational education into the public schools. German immigrants were also responsible for the addition of gymnasiums in school buildings and were leaders in the call for universal education (Immigrants, n.d.).
Due to their introduction of large-scale recreational facilities, picnic grounds, bandstands, sports clubs, concert halls, bowling alleys, and playgrounds, German Americans were...
...Illegal Immigration into the UnitedStates
One of the most controversial political issues is illegal immigration from Mexico. Somewhat overlooked until September 11, illegal immigration became a hot button issue after these events because of the easy access for terrorists to come into the UnitedStates. Illegal immigration into the UnitedStates is a problem that needs to be stopped, because it is unfair to both Americans and to the people of the country that they come from. The majority of the illegal immigrants in the US are from Mexico (Marek, 30). Roy Beck, a former journalist and frequent speaker on population and immigration issues, says "The national consensus is that the UnitedStates should be a post-mass immigration country that has included most leaders of business, religion, labor, academia, and social work." ("Illegal Immigration", 12) Illegal immigration from Mexico must be stopped, because the effects on both Mexico and the UnitedStates are mostly unfavorable.
First, there have already been many policies and ways of preventing illegal immigrants from entering the U.S. that could be strictly enforced now. Proposition 187 is an immigration law clamping down illegal aliens, used in California,...
Short Paper: Week Five
Saundra D. Hale
In the UnitedStates today, immigration is a hot topic that has left the country divided on how to proceed with immigration reform. Economic factors, nationalism, and politics all contribute to the immigration debate, as the “us” versus “them” becomes a common theme among American citizens and immigrants. Surveys show that 53% of the population favor deporting illegal immigrants, while 40% believe they should be allowed to stay within the country (Sitler, 2010). Though public opinion of Latin American immigrants has risen over the years, other minorities are not seen as favorable. In addition, 52% of the population feel that immigrants take away employment and housing opportunities for American citizens (Sitler, 2010). Others argue that immigrants simply fill the jobs Americans do not want. No matter the view, immigration is a topic that must be discussed and understood.
To better understand immigration, it is best to define exactly what immigration means. At best, it can described as an individual who seeks a new country due to the need for better resources, economic and educational opportunities, and to secure a more positive future for the individual and their descendants. As time passes and nations change physically,...
Real facts of immigration
The effects that immigration has on the UnitedStates are limitless. There have been endless debates over these effects since as early as the colonial times. The economic, fiscal and demographic effects are three major topics that tend to rule these debates. Regardless on someone’s political view of immigration, everyone should realize how it has and is shaping the UnitedStates today. Based on both positive and negative essays on immigration by Roberto Rodriguez and Star Parker, one can conclude that immigration is good, but should be limited.
The economic, fiscal and demographic effects are three major topics that tend to rule the debates on immigration and its laws. Rodriguez points out in his essay “The border on our backs” that Mexicans and Central Americans are targeted by shameless politicians. These politicians target groups based on statistics that show crime rates, productivity and gain. Parker states in her essay “Se habla entitlement” that latino immigrants are responsible for most of the gang activity, but fails to say whether it is positive or negative activities.
The most prominent advocate of the “more immigrants, less crime” theory is Robert J. Sampson, chairman of the sociology department at Harvard. A year ago, Sampson...
...Immigration in the UnitedStates
Even though the UnitedStates is over populated, legal immigrants benefit Americans because they provide cultural diversity and having them here does not discriminate against other nationalities. However, illegal immigrants affect the UnitedStates in a negative way. Even though legal immigrants benefit Americans by proving a diver setting for their children, it does not always end in a benefit. Illegal immigrants take away health care and housing that Americans could be receiving. They also, do not pay taxes as all legal citizens do. This affects Americans greatly by not only being cheated money wise but then also lose out because illegal immigrants who do not pay into social security are still able to receive it. Unfortunately, there are two sides to every story so it is up for one’s own interpretation.
Immigration in the UnitedStates can be a positive thing when done legally. Immigrants benefit the American citizens tremendously. By having immigrants in the UnitedStates it provided the nation with cultural diversity. Manali Oak stated, “Immigration leads to an exchange of cultural values. It results in an exchange of knowledge and expertise between two nations. Immigration serves as an opportunity to interact with people of other...