7 October 2013
In her essay “Immigration,” Emily Sintek states that when choosing sides in the immigration debate one should know that there is a middle ground. Summarizing Guttentag and Parrent, Sintek states that people over estimate the amount of immigrants coming into the country each year and shouldn’t be afraid of immigrants taking U.S. jobs. Sintek explains that these immigrants provide “moral, social and economical benefits” (2) and we should encourage immigration to aid the country. Collecting information from News that Misfits from the National Review, Sintek reveals the other side of the argument. Instead, she says, they believe immigration “produced little or no net economic gain for the country” (2). She says the immigrants are making it difficult for natives, using up all the resources and benefits. Sintek then explains the idea of the middle ground between the two sides. She argues that the common ground present in these arguments is apparent because those involved are “either immigrants themselves or decendants of immigrants” (2). Sintek explains that no matter what side you may choose both sides are arguing for a better life and a better America. She claims the only way to fix these arguments is by finding a balance because too many immigrants will throw off the stability of the country but too little immigrants will result in “lost opportunities” (2). Sintek states that the only way for this to work is through government enforcement to ensure “maximum benefits” (2). Lastly, Sintek claims that as of right now, the immigration situation in America is not stable and is negatively impacting the nation. She states with the help of “stricter policies and fewer immigrants,” (2) the nation will reach the balance it needs to reach the highest quality of living for each of its inhabitants.
Sintek, Emily. “Immigration.” Purpose and Process. Fifth ed. Ed. Stephen Reid....
...were, half of us stay quiet because they’re afraid. Why? The horror of Immigration/Deportation. Children, teenagers, adults coming to this other side of the country are the hardest decision ever but, why do they hide when it comes to speeches? Because they’re too scared that someone would judge them and this is not fair at all.
St. Augustine is right when he says “an unjust law is no law at all”. Everyone should be heard; no one should be ignored on how they feel towards a law/s that isn’t unfair. Everyone has the right to speak, right? But, why does everyone hide when it comes to an important discussion? Because they’re scared to speak their mind out. Half of us, humans, think that if we talk for ourselves, we can be judge but that is wrong! Me, you, him, her, anyone deserves to speak, shout or whatever they want in order to get respect from everyone.
Immigration is what carves the picture of the modern world. Traveling from one place to another is a mission for any person. But, why do people travel to places illegally? To get a better life for themselves and their family. Almost 60 million people, more than one fifth of the total population of the United States, are immigrants or the children of immigrants. For most of this community, immigration policy is not an abstract but a means of family reunification and an affirmation that they are part of the “American dream.” Immigration to...
I cannot quite describe what I was feeling the day that my mother loaded me onto a large ship on that cold, dark day. England was the only place that I had ever called home. After my father and two younger siblings died, my mother was determined that I would travel to America for a new life. A life that I could never have in England. My young, sixteen year old mind could not quite comprehend the entire reasoning of why my mother wanted to send me away to a place that either of us had ever been. Of course we had all heard the stories of others traveling to America for a better life. I did not want to leave my mother, not right after I had lost the rest of my family. But there I was, alone on that ship, the year of 1895, traveling to a new land for a new life.
The only recognizable face was that of another young girl that I knew from our neighborhood. She was two years younger than me but I remember her being friendly to my younger sister when she was alive. It was her that approached me about five days into our journey, introducing herself as Mary. It turns out that she, too, was scared and nervous. I tried to be of comfort, but I do not think that I was able to hide my own trepidations behind my brave façade. We decided that we needed to stick together and it was comforting to have a new friend.
The first time I saw her, I was in awe. I had only heard tales of the gigantic, green lady holding a torch high to the sky. It was a beautiful sight....
Assistant Professor McCombs
ENG 1301, Essay 1-Expressive,
22 October 12
Nation of Immigrants
It is often said that America is a nation of immigrants. Generations have drifted to the United States in hope for opportunity and liberty, and have also helped this country become very wealthy. Many illegal immigrants left their country in hope for a greater life in America. These immigrants have brought their culture to the U.S. They have made a new America by changing economy, work and culture for the better.
Immigration to the United States is a complicated analytical circumstance that has been a major reason for cultural change throughout much of the history of the United States and population expansion. For many years, the United States has opened its doors to welcome those seeking political and religious freedom. Many illegal immigrants also chose to come to the United States because they want to escape poverty or oppression and to make a better life for themselves and their children. Some immigrants already have members of their family residing in this country, and desire reunification. The social, political, and economical condition of immigration have caused discussion regarding economic benefits, jobs for non-immigrants, ethnicity, settlement patterns, crime, and voting behavior. The United States has accepted many legal immigrants as permanent residents. Throughout the years,...
The Illegal Immigration Issue in the United States
Increasing illegal immigration is a considerable problem in the United States. Both preventive and interventive strategies have been applied to the problem in the past, including reducing the number and types of visas granted and returning illegal aliens to their home countries once discovered. Though efforts have been made, the number of illegal aliens in this country continues to grow.
The number of illegal immigrants in the United States continues to grow. In 2013, Koslowski maintained that illegal immigrants in this country made up between 1/4 and 1/3 of the total migrant population of 38 million in this country (4). About 60 percent of unauthorized immigrants are from Mexico, many of whom have crossed into the United States along the more than 2,000 miles that comprise the southern border (Koslowski 3- 4). There are a variety of strategies that have been applied to reducing the problem of illegal immigration, including reducing the duration of visas and parameters by which visas can be obtained. Research indicates, though, that non-Mexican illegal immigrants often pass legally into the United States and simply overstay their welcome, suggesting that changes in visa status may not be the
solution to the problem of increasing illegal immigration from Mexico. As a result, existing interventive strategies need to be used in...
...the epitome of what the United States was to represent in the face of the world in regards to immigration. She speaks of the Statue of Liberty which became the symbol in which immigrants have come to know as the “Beacon of Hope and Opportunity,” with such titles as “Mother of Exiles.” The lines from the poem: “Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the “Golden Door!” sounds too good to be true, it sounds like a bargain, especially if I was a foreigner. I would believe these words, and set sail for the United States. This poem shows the good side of immigration in the US, but I wonder if the immigrants that set sailed for America with these hopes, dreams, and ambitions knew what truly awaited them at this said “Golden Door?”
The first set of immigrants that were moving into America was the Irish and the German-born Jews, from around 1800 to about 1850. These people came to the shores of America with hopes and ambitions of becoming citizens of this great land, but unbenounced to them that 10 years prior to their arrivals, there was a law passed called “The Naturalization Law of 1790” which stated that in order to become a naturalized citizen, you had to be a free “white man.” So this law here already starts some trouble in immigration because quite a few of the immigrants that...
...Danny Roca 9/17/14
Mr. Lear-Nickum History
The Impact of Immigration on our Society
One would think having a diverse population would be a positive aspect and a good trait to have as a country, but knowing the United States social and economic situations right now, you can point a finger at many things that cause tension within our country, especially the war on drugs, immigration, and education in the United States. Although the United States isn’t a cartel filled country like many other countries, we are still deeply involved with trying to settle the war on drugs as it can affect the economy and the employment rate in the US. Immigration into the US also plays a big part with drugs in our country, as many immigrants smuggle illegal substances, which increases crime and causes the government to spend more on detention centers for these criminals. Today, immigration is one of the most feared things by many Americans because there is a threat to job security and strains the education system in the country, a reason being that almost none of these immigrants know or even care enough to learn English. Of course, immigration can bring positive things to the country, but lately it has been obvious that immigration within the US has more of a negative impact than a positive one in our society today.
One of the biggest causes for immigration into the United States...
... Canada’s immigration is very effective on the life, and wealth of all Canadians. There are many reasons why people immigrate. Some of the reasons are due to the political, economic health or security factors of the countries where immigrants come from. These are also the reason why people emigrate out of a country. Immigration is the act of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. Immigrants are needed in Canada to boost the population and help with the economic development. Even if you take into account the inhabitable parts of the north, we still have a very low population. Also, we have a birth rate of 1.7 children per woman in their lifetime. Pretend for a moment that we would never have any more immigrants; imagine how much our population would fall within 60 or so years. Immigration is the key role in building the Canada of tomorrow because at this rate, that the death rate matches the birth rate, their might not even be a Canada in the 22nd century. The immigration policy in Canada is effective because of the point system, the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP), and the acceptance of refugees, economic and family class immigrants.
Firstly, the acceptance of the refuges, economic and family class immigrants is the finest part of the immigration policy. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act dates from 2002. In this act they made categories of who can come to...
Doctor Todd Bruce
5 October 2014
Hidden Intellectualism: A Summary
During my lifetime, I’ve been referred to as “book smart” once or twice. For many years I thought this was preferable to the less flattering “street smart” label. However, Gerald Graff, a professor of English and education at The University of Illinois at Chicago, argues in his writing Hidden Intellectualism from his 2003 Book Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind that these terms can cast a haze over the true nature of an individual’s intelligence. In other words, Graff emphasizes that an individual’s intellectualism should not be judged solely on the individual’s performance or interest in exclusively school-related subjects.
It’s easy to relate to subjects that are enjoyable. Sports, art, and pop-culture are just some of the many topics that appeal to many, and can yield thoughtful debates and worthwhile conversations. However, the subjects that we are encouraged (if not forced) to study and talk about in school can be considered dull and uninteresting by many individuals like myself. Graff writes, “...they [students] would be more prone to take on intellectual identities if we encouraged them to do so at first on subjects that interest them rather than ones that interest us.” (Graff 381). Magazines like Sports Illustrated and People can help students formulate intellectual thoughts and debates, especially since it is easier...