Essay On Mexican Immigration Reform

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Immigration Reform from an Immigrant’s perspective. Sophia Auguste De Silva October 31, 2011 United States society defines immigration reform as basically a Mexican issue, or an issue involving an employer who hires illegal Mexicans. But Americans have failed to understand that the problem of illegal immigrants is an issue that is affecting all America, and all Americans. This is not just a problem for some, but a problem for all. For instance, let’s look at the statistics: In 2006 the census showed that the largest number of illegal immigrants reside in six major cities of the U.S. (California, Florida, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas), and overall, illegal immigrants make up a whopping 12.4 % of the United States’ entire population. That is 35.7 million illegal immigrants going about their day as if they belong, not knowing when the U.S. is going to erupt and decide to send every one back to their birth country. Immigration reform was readdressed after the 9/11 on the world trade center. People believed that the terrorists had come through the Mexican border. But you can’t name one Mexican immigrant with enough money to pay for flying lessons. With that kind of money, Mexicans would pay for two things: a) their…show more content…
Yet the public still views this problem as a “Mexican” problem. I want to believe that America has come a long way from racism, but I am not naïve. I know racism still exists whether it is towards blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans or other minority groups. But as of today racism is more obviously against Mexican immigrants. The misconception seems to be that Mexicans are the only group of immigrants in America. However, U.S. society is seems to be prejudice towards Mexican immigrants, but in favor of Asians immigrants and others. It’s

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