November 18, 2013
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to
Central Idea: The immigration system needs to be reformed.
I. "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." These words are engraved on the Statue of Liberty that was assembled in 1886. The statue was meant to be a beacon of hope for all immigrants that enter the U.S. Hope for opportunities, a better life, a better home. But can we really say that’s what they are given? II. A big issue that has been focused on lately by the government is Immigration law reform. For this speech I have done research about immigration laws and how they affect undocumented immigrants. III. A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. has found that there has been an increase of unauthorized immigrants in the United States since the end of recession in 2009, which means there a lot more people that live in the United States that will be affected. This can also be said that everyone in California can be affected by these laws because we are a border state, which usually get a larger influx of immigrants. IV. Today I would like to tell you about the serious issues with present day immigration laws and persuade you to help reform them. First I will explain what immigration laws are and their purposes. Then I will tell you about some of those laws, and how they affect undocumented immigrants and society. And I will end with why and how you can help to make a difference.
(So what are immigration laws?)
I. Immigration laws were created to regulate who and what may come into the United States. According the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, this is to protect us in four different major ways: public safety, public health, jobs, and national security. A. Ever since 1960, creating laws based on public safety, is to ensure that immigrants that may be potential...
...September 29, 2013
The UnitedStates of Immigrants
The UnitedStates of America is known as “the land of the free”. We are a nation full of immigrants who have traveled from across the globe. Being the most diverse country on Earth, America is where they want to go. But why? Why do people consistently choose America as their destination to live? America was founded on freedom which attracts people from different cuts of life. We take in individuals and give them a chance to thrive. Whether it is with work opportunities, freedom of religion, a better economy or shelter from war and discrimination, the UnitedStates of America is the place to be.
Job opportunities have continuously been one of the greatest push/pull factors in bringing people to America. Since the birth of America, up until very recently, jobs were in high demand because of the rapid growth of our nation. When people in other countries did not have work, they came to America, the land of opportunity. During the 1830’s to the 1880’s, it was dubbed “Old Immigration” when numerous immigrants originating from Northwest and Eastern Europe came to America. From the 1840’s through the 1850’s, mass quantities of Irish immigrants arrived at port cities like New York and Boston for work. Since work was scarce in their home countries, they had agreed to work very hard for long...
Ethiopian Immigrants in the UnitedStates and Israel: A Preliminary Comparison
Dr. Jeff DeWitt
September 17, 2014
Kaplan, Steven. 2010. “Ethiopian Immigrants in the UnitedStates and Israel: A Preliminary Comparison.” International Journal of Ethiopia Studies 5:71-92
Most of the Ethiopian immigrants have settled in the US and Israel. In examining more about theimmigrants, it seems that there are many differences among the two. In order to break down these differences Steven Kaplan has provided different features such as demographics, migration and resettlement, geographic distribution, education and employment, domestic life, religious organization, political activity, race and racism. The theory behind all of these different features is to prove and explain that immigrant’s characteristics cannot be explained by just one specific way.
There are a significant amount of the Ethiopian community in the UnitedStates and Israel. Even though the Ethiopian community is growing in these countries there has not been enough research done to have a depth understanding of the way they live and the way they are. There is so much more to immigrants than just statistics which is the focus of this article. Among all other Ethiopian communities the communities in these two countries have the largest...
...Immigration and the UnitedStates
How does immigration affect the way that we live our day to day lives? Two authors write about how immigration has affected the daily lives of everyone and what we as a nation are doing about it. In "The American Dream and the Politics of Inclusion" by Mario M Cuomo, he writes about how everyone from all over the world should be welcomed into this land of freedom and opportunity. "Immigration: The Sleeping Time Bomb" written by Robert J. Bresler speaks openly about how each wave of immigrants has effected the UnitedStates. Immigration has affected the UnitedStates in many ways, some good, some bad, but it is something that we as a nation must prepare and deal with.
Written in the Declaration of Independence is-the promise of equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. For the past 210 years we have tried so hard to give this to every American. Those who have reached the American dream, should know that the dream is not yet fulfilled until everyone has been given an equal opportunity. Some may view Immigration as a bad thing, but I consider Immigration as a more diverse way of seeing things. It's not fair if we do not open our doors to other shores to share the same dreams that we all have.
I am the first generation American born in my family. My mother came to this country with absolutely nothing in her pockets, no...
...the UnitedStates in so many ways. This review argues against U.S. immigration restrictions. The U.S. stance on immigration policies will need to be reevaluated as it has been in the passed. Many believe Amnesty is a practical and just solution and should not be taken lightly. Granting Amnesty will be best for the U.S. economy and illegal immigrants. This review will also show it is time the UnitedStates government pass another Amnesty act similar to the IRCA (Immigration Reform and Control Act also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli act) passed in 1986. It will also reveal that some Americans are against illegal immigration and want the government to end it. It also shows why Americans believe immigrants are getting a free ride.
Grant Amnesty or Punishment to illegal immigrants?
Legalizing undocumented workers will help alleviate some of the issues faced by the UnitedStates Government today. The legislative plan that would allow illegal aliens currently residing in the U.S. to apply for citizenship is called Amnesty. Amnesty should be granted because it’s a practical solution and should not be served as punishment towards immigrants. Granting Amnesty for the over 12 million illegal immigrants living in the UnitedStates today will only boost the United...
...differently than other countries. Immigrants come from all over the world with different skills set and for greater opportunity. It is a way to for not only for people seek a better but different ethic groups coming together to as one whole nation. Coming together as a nation that is well diverse can improve the economy by creating more jobs. From 1880 to 1924, over 25 million Europeans migrated to the UnitedStates, because America was a way for people to start over. Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus” is a symbol of new immigrants coming to American to seek freedom, job opportunity, and a better life for themselves and their families.
Immigrations seek freedom and a change to start over with offers of jobs and land for farms. Industries were rising in America and immigrants from all over the world wanted to pursue the “American Dream”. “In 1862, Congress passed the Homestead Act, a law that gives 160 acres of federal land to any settler who could successfully farm.”(Reed) Emma Lazarus poem The New Colossus is describing America by using a figure that is well know around the world. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of what all America represents in one. Many immigrants coming over from Europe, see this historical figure and see a better future for them. Lazarus is contrasting America, a diverse and democratic nation of immigrants, with the Old World of Europe, at the time...
...Adversary System in UnitedStates
The scheme of American jurisprudence wherein a judge or jury renders a decision in a controversy between or among parties who assert contradictory positions during a judicial examination such as a trial, hearing, or other adjudication.
U.S. courtrooms have often been compared to battlefields or playing fields. The adversary system by which legal disputes are settled in the UnitedStates promotes the idea that legal controversies are battles or contests to be fought and won using all available resources.
The contemporary Anglo-American adversary system has gradually evolved, over several hundred years. Early English jury trials were unstructured proceedings in which the judge might act as inquisitor, or even prosecutor, as well as fact finder. Criminal defendants were not allowed to have counsel, to call witnesses, to conduct cross-examination, or to offer affirmative defenses. All types of evidence were allowed, and juries, although supposedly neutral and passive, were actually highly influenced by the judge's remarks and instructions. In fact, before 1670, jurors could be fined or jailed for refusing to follow a judge's directions.
The late 1600s saw the advent of a more modern adversarial system in England and its American colonies. Juries took a more neutral stance, and appellate review, previously unavailable, became possible in some cases. By the eighteenth...
... Why Should Immigrants be allowed in the UnitedStates?
I say yes because of the economic growth. The influx of people could mean an influx of new skills for the job market. The more people from different places that enter the UnitedStates will bring unique skills not known in America. (Venture Articles 2013).These types of innovations will bring the country many billions of dollars for businesses which were created and will help employ many Americans. This will make some Americans very wealthy and also this type of wealth pumps billions of dollars into the UnitedStates economy. In addition, the companies pump billions of dollars back into the economy.
Not only does it bring wealth to the UnitedStates but it also brings culture and diversity. We would not have all these good food choices here if someone didn’t originally bring them here. If a new food choice opens up in the UnitedStates that you couldn’t find anywhere else previously, new restaurants can open up to cater to that food and new products can be created around that food.
They help spread our values from one place to another when immigrants come here. They bring in more tax revenue, low labor cost and more money. They take jobs that some Americans won’t take, because of the low pay.
It doesn’t take them long to learn...
...Rhetorical Analysis Paper:
My Life as an UndocumentedImmigrant
The article “My Life as an UndocumentedImmigrant” was written by Jose Antonio Vargas. In it, Vargas tells of the time when his mother brought him to the Phillippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport when he was twelve. His mother told him that she wanted to give him a better life so he boarded onto a plane with a man he had never met before and was told that he was his uncle. He arrived in Mountain View, California and moved in with his grandparents Lolo and Lola. Vargas says that he grew to love his new home and when he entered sixth grade that’s when he found his passion for language. He tells of his struggle of making a distinction between “formal English and American slang” (Vargas 1) and says that he won his 8th grade spelling bee by spelling words that he couldn’t even pronounce properly. The first time Vargas realized he wasn’t a true American was when he was denied his driver’s license because of his fake documentation. After this happened he knew he wanted to prove to himself and everyone else that he was a true American.
Vargas believed and stated that if he worked hard enough and was successful in what he did, that would prove he was a true American. The article states all of the things that Vargas accomplished: graduating from high school and college, a successful career as a journalist and living the American dream...