Political Issues with the Current Immigration
December 12, 2011
Political Issues with the Current Immigration
“In the wake of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1965. This new law abolished the national origins quota system and barred racial considerations from expressly entering into decisions about immigrant visas; it also imposed for the first time a ceiling (120,000) on migration from the Western Hemisphere.” (Johnson, 2006). Historical Framework for the Issue of Illegal Immigration
Towards the end of the 19th century, Congress passed the first immigrant exclusion law restricting criminal and prostitutes, and followed up with the Japanese, Asian and Chinese. Even with this law in place the immigration still reached a record high of 1.3 million personnel in 1907. In 1965, Congress then passed the Immigration and Nationality Act amendments that ended the quota and initiated the concept of family sponsored immigration. In 1987, Congress enacted the Immigration Reform Control Act (IRCA) which authorized two programs to identify and legalize illegal immigrants who are able to document their entry into the U.S. prior to 1 January 1982 (America.gov Archive, 2003). The immigration migration is a phenomenon of crucial importance to the United States as long as the immigration guidelines and procedures are followed, but with the vast number of amendments being reconstructed and enacted by Congress, on almost a daily basis this put additional strain on our border patrol, government agencies, and our military forces who have been tasked to assist in the protection of the U.S./Mexico border alongside the local police officers. On October 1, 2004, Mr. Jim Gilchrist, U.S Vietnam Marine veteran, founded the multi-ethnic Minuteman Project after he had been frustrated dealing with the United States Government to enforce the immigration laws. The Minutemen, who formed the name from militiamen who fought in the American Revolution, has described themselves as “a citizen’s neighborhood watch on our border”, and have continued to get the media attention on dealing with the illegal immigration issue plaguing the United States. The Minutemen organization has portrayed more of a negative connotation rather than the positive that they had initially strived for. On May 25, 2005 there was the Garden Grove Incident dealing with protestors. On October 4, 2006 they had the Columbia University incident where their stage was stormed by student protestors. The T-Shirt incident on April 6, 2005 in which minutemen had an old man poses with a racial discrimination T-shirt, and in August 2007 there was a fake murder video published by the organization (Sanchez, 2011). Even with this negativity, on April 28, 2005, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the Minutemen Project on a Los Angeles radio station KFI. The issues of the constant illegal immigration border crossings, violence and murders on the borders of the immigrants and law enforcements officers, the immigration laws will continue to be pushed through Congress in order to keep our borders safe and ensure the diverse cultures visiting the United States are entering with the appropriate documentation instead of through the desert with a backpack, bottles of water, and for some, with bags of drugs. Is the Media Portrayal of biased or unbiased Illegal Immigration? On October 6, 2010, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced that record numbers of deportations of criminal aliens, declaring that these figures have demonstrated that President Obama’s administration is focused on enforcing our immigration laws that prioritizes public safety and national security. One of the political issues on July 7, 2011, according to Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (2011), a memorandum was published entitled “Individuals Who Are Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2...
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The border between the United States and Mexico is about 2,000-miles and has existed since the Guadalupe Treaty in 1848. This border which follows the Rio Grande river and consists of many roads and towns that join the two countries, some of which have families living on each side. For many years people were free to cross back and forth between the two countries, though there were some that were considered as high traffic and had gates that would get closed and locked between certain hours. These gate closures were initially meant to be a means to monitor goods between the countries, not allowing certain items in based on governmental controls : example the Food and Drug Administration, drugs are approved based on clinical research and a prescription is necessary that same drug elsewhere not need a prescription.
With the ability to move between the countries so lax an individual could come and go between then a their will, and was not supposed to stay for a specific time without getting a Visa. The Visa was a way for people traveling in either country to show they intended to remain for a specific length of time, and could be for work, education, vacation and even to become a citizen. As people came even those who documented their intent, and their time or Visa expired or they remained and became what we call and have categorized as illegal immigrants. Illegal...
...The issue of illegal immigration has always been a “hot topic” not only in the political world but also with the average American. The increase in illegal immigrants has threatened our security and put a strain on our already tightened economy. The illegal immigrants choice not to assimilate has also affected the general attitude towards them. Most people have strong feelings about the immigrationissues facing the United States right now. However, there is a strong division of those feelings towards immigration.
Easy access has played a part in the high number of illegal immigrants in this country. The Canadian and Mexican borders give easy access to the people who do not want to go through the legal process of immigration. The Mexican border sees the most activity with thousands of people crossing through every day. “…The United States is host to an illegal population of 7 to 12 million, of whom the vast majority are Mexican or Hispanic in origin” (Hayes 17). These millions of people usually come here with little or no money to start a new life. They look to the United States government for assistance in getting a fresh start. A study conducted in 1994 in the state of California showed the cost of illegal immigrants at $4 billion annually, which covered unemployment, medical, educational and other costs (Hayes 18). Many illegal immigrants know how to work the American...
...Politicalissues plague our society from maintaining peace. Boundaries have been in place by means of social networks and cultural identities that come from the borders of countries. The most serious political problem the world faces is immigration due to the disregard of international boundaries and we should resolve it by creating serious border control bills in order to gain control of national borders.
Globalization is a new theme which has led to recent political problems among nations. Globalization would make national boundaries something of the past. The current confusion in the middle-east is partly due to confusion of nation states. President Bush made the decision to invade another nation state in order to defeat al-Qaeda. International treaties such as the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement open the national boundaries to flows of capital, finance, manufactured goods, and services. The capability of global communication has made international agreements and trade much easier. However globalization would be hard to accomplish because it would be difficult to do justice for people whose languages and cultures are far different. International boundaries are broken through immigration which leads to problems occurring in host countries. The creation of boundaries between national and alien is the main practice of...
...28 November 2012
There are many controversial issues related to political communication in the world today. In my opinion one of the most important issues is illegal immigration. Every year thousands of illegal immigrants sneak into the United States and take advantage of our government. Unfortunately, the under enforcement of U.S. immigration laws is a crisis, and several states are taking it upon themselves to enforce their own immigration laws. Illegal immigration has contributed to many problems including public policies, economic and labor markets, neoclassical models, trade laboralization, poverty, over population, and many more. The media evokes social debate over borders, boundaries, and citizens. The usage of politicians and the medias word choices can paint different pictures for many people.
A good example of immigrationissues in political communication is in the 1930s when the federal government targeted to export the Mexican immigrants. The purpose of focusing on one population wasn’t to deport the Mexicans, but to create a fear produced by the media. The goal was to scare many of the illegal immigrants out of the district. The media gave a lot of attention to the issue, which resulted in thousands of Mexicans moving. Many of the newspapers, even local Spanish newspapers, focused on the...
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...ENGL 1113: English Composition I
Writing to Convince Essay
For this assignment, you are to
select a topic that is somewhat global in nature and inspired from your reading Dr. Seuss
using one of the Dr. Seuss stories, analyze the plot of the story to identify and explain the subtext of the story—the author’s theme or underlying lesson about something more than the literal story
research some helpful background information that the author Dr. Seuss may have known or used to develop the story—many articles have been written
develop a reasonable thesis statement that will make a claim about the stance that is taken by Dr. Seuss—is he right or wrong?
think about what will you use to support both sides. Parts of the story along with researched information are to be included.
complete your research and document all of your sources cited (used in the essay)
make use of the rhetorical triangle: ethos, logos, and pathos
avoid logical fallacies
use invention techniques such as brainstorming, listing, cubing, reporters’ questions, free-writing, and clustering.
organize ideas and supporting details in a clear and effective manner.
express the main idea of an essay in a thesis statement.
develop effective paragraphs that exhibit unity, organization, and coherence.
write correct and effective sentences.
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Weak governance has contributed to growing militancy in Pakistan, economic troubles, and regional instability. As in the past, the possibility remains that Pakistan’s military could conduct a coup if it perceives the government as inept. Or Pakistanis may rise up in protest due to the government’s inability to deal with economic issues.
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