Although Congress passed for bills known as the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798 intending to help protect the government of the united states from potential threats, they did not truly protect Americans from their foreign enemies. There were many controversies that developed around and because of these acts. The Alien Acts had three parts. The first part stated that you had to live on U.S. soil for at least fourteen years in oder to become a citizen. This made it harder for foreighners to become citizens.The second part stated that the President had power to deport all aliens that he thought dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States.
Although Governor Jan Brewer in the article “Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration,” has a good point about the importance or working to solve our immigration crisis; however, this crisis does not mean that the police should be given the power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. Illegal immigration has been a major problem for many years now in the United States. Everyday thousands and thousands continue making their way into our country through the Mexican border, oceans and neighboring states. Many, including former President George W. Bush have attempted a reform, but have failed or only got so far because it was too controversial. However, Governor Jan Brewer took on the illegal immigration issue to a whole new level by signing the “nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration into law”, as it was put by the NAACP (“Put an end to Racial Profiling”).
Americans thought that after they moved to Texas, this purchase would stimulate more immigration, which would bring more potential buyers for the land that they had purchased. Also, no agreements had been officially made between the United States and Mexico enabling creditors to collect debts or return fugitives. This made Mexico even more attractive to the farmers in the valleys of Mississippi who had defaulted on their loans when the prices of good had gone down at the end of the War of 1812 from whom bankers demanded immediate payment. These farmers could safely stay in Texas instead of facing property seizure or debtors’ prison in the United States. In order for Anglo-Americans to immigrate to Mexico, they had to take an oath of loyalty to the nation, which meant being or becoming Catholic.
President Polk want to go to war with Mexico, while the Wig protested against going to war with Mexico. Document G. Sumner argued against the war because it all started because of the States annexing Texas, and it was unconstitutional to annex Texas at the first place. While in document H, the editor of New York Sun stated it was fine to go to war with Mexico because it brings the Mexicans liberty, safety, and prosperity. Another problem was the compromise for Oregon between the States and British. Due to the compromise, the northern border of the Oregon territory was set at the 49th parallel.
Illegal immigrants become employed in “low skilled jobs” that no one else wants to work. These jobs can be from working in fast food to working on a farm. Many people have tried to take it into their own hands to try and stop immigrants from crossing the US and Mexican border but the most successful has been the Customs and Border Protection. The CBP falls under Homeland Security with the workforce of more than 42,000 sworn Federal Agents and
For example, Star Parker is correct because, if you read labels today on any object, they partake in having Spanish right along side with English. Hispanics are slowing becoming a vast culture group in the United States. Additionally, we Americans do need to fix our laws and its something we need to accomplish by starting off speaking all in English. Another example is said: “Activists who fight illegal immigration oppose a new California law that bans cities from requiring businesses to use E-Verify, an online program that enlists federal databases to check the immigration status of workers. Several California cities had required businesses to enroll in the program to ensure that they weren't employing undocumented workers, but these cites no longer are allowed to force businesses to use it.” On MEL I came along this small article and it flattered me that this website was shutdown.
Isn’t the federal law in charge of immigration? Why must our local officials then deal with immigration issues? We are creating a vicious circle of hate, what guarantees the citizens that police officials will not violate or take advantage of the power that they have been given? This new law is “giving police officers a green light to harass anyone who looks or sounds foreign” explained Alessandra Soler Meetze, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona. The question again arises, how will the officer detect these illegal immigrants?
After the ten year termination, the exclusion act was reenacted without a terminal date. Along with the new immigration law came rebellion; foreigners neglected the law and crossed the border. With time immigration had such a major increase that the government had to enforce the law by protecting its border. To protect its border the government built a fence, a fence that was not able to control immigrants from bringing their families to the land of opportunity. Families fled from their country to the United States in order for their children to have a brighter future in the land of opportunities.
When I was young, I could think that people have gone mad since most of them used to do their shopping even before the sun would rise on Black Friday. It appeared humorous to me. In my viewpoint, stores should not remain open on this day. It should be the day when families and friends gather together as one and give thanks to God as they celebrate. Some retailers are always open on Thanksgiving Day, for instance, Wal-Mart and Best Buy amongst others (Millard n.p.).
Most sources which suggest that immigrants do not help the economy are anti immigration groups and conservative think tanks such as the Centre for Immigration Studies and The Heritage Foundation. The Public Policy Institute of California, which claimed that immigrants are ten times more likely to be put in prison, is also a non partisan group. After the recent economic recession and the threat of America’s economy being overtaken in the next 40 years, I think it is in the best interests of the American Government to encourage immigration and ultimately boost their economy, which should be done by allowing more people applying for us citizenship to be allowed a green card, and thus prevent the large amount who enter