Immigrant Social Structure Theories The social structure theories that best describe the circumstances immigrants encounter when leaving their native countries, is social disorganization and cultural deviance theories. Immigrants who live in disorganized countries and poor villages have a risk of their communities being high in crime. Due to the lack of businesses, declining populations, and deteriorating structures the social disorganization perspectives are easily seen. These factors along with the lack of resources are enough to make immigrants leave all they’ve ever known at a chance for a better life. Cultural deviance theories for immigrants exist because they feel breaking laws instead of conforming to laws are their only hope to survive.
There has been a pattern in United States history that the new group of immigrants are being discriminated against and not wanted. A clear example is the growing Hispanic community in the United States and some of them are coming illegally. They are being hated against because there is stereotype that all Mexican Americans are illegal. Legislation also has been passed to make life difficult for the illegal immigrants such as not being able to receive loans for college, and making Hispanics in the state of Arizona need their papers or they could be sent to jail. Many people believe that is unfair that the illegal immigrants do not pay taxes and are getting and taking away jobs from other people.
All these immigration laws have consequences and some are worst than others. A sad one is when families are being separated as a result of all the deportations taking place. From one day to another fear has been brought to thousands of innocent children whose parents have been affected by these laws. Native born kids with immigrant parents are being subjected to being left without parents or having to go back with their parents to their country of
Back in their own countries, immigrants were arrested and driven from their homes because they had different political views than the government or had a religion that was banned. Immigrants wanted to come to America to preserve their religion. In places like Russia, the czar supported programs, or organized attacks o Jewish villages. The Jewish people didn't want to be driven from their home any longer and decided to come here. Also, if people lived in a country with a strict dictator, they could be arrested without reason.
By allowing illegal immigrants to obtain legal status to work and live in the U.S., they add a potential benefit to our economy by spending the money they work hard for and put back into our economy. In the near future it has been predicted that nearly more than half of all U.S. retail banking will come from new immigrants. This is an alarming number of illegal
Many illegal immigrants leave their country in hope to find something better in America, they want a better education and lifestyle. Immigrants believe America can change their lives. There are so many opinions, debates, and approaches about illegal immigrants that live in the United States of America. However despite of all of it, illegal immigrants have been generally discriminated against and somehow put aside in our society, put aside in our society as outcasts. In order to fight for their rights, illegal students who were brought to the U.S by their parents have been trying to change their illegal status and became part of this nation.
Illegal immigrants: Should they be citizens? For seeking of better life and dreaming to become a part of the American culture many immigrants are getting in the United States since over a decade. However thousands and thousands of immigrants have begun to enter the United States illegally. Those people who ignore the law set by the American government are called illegal immigrants. Most of those illegal immigrants are uneducated; poor and they are intended to commit criminal activities.
With unemployment at one of its highest peaks in history, Americans are worried they may be losing possible jobs to illegal immigrants. Also, the immigrants themselves are interested in the issue because they want to know what is going to happen to them. For the ones currently residing in America they want to know if they will be given the opportunity to become citizens or if they will be deported. For the immigrants currently living in their home countries, they want to know what they will face if they come to America and if it is still worth it to them. There are many constraints to consider: politicians that are stuck in their ways and are not willing to do what is best for the country, the American people who don’t want immigration because they won’t part with their beliefs and that are losing jobs to immigration, and the immigrants who have no other choice besides coming to America because they need to provide for their family and there are no jobs where they are from or it is just too dangerous to keep living
The Washington Times and the Washington Post, two online periodicals, posted an article about President Bush’s point of view about deportation. “Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic. It’s just not going to work,” Mr. President said. “The biggest problem in this debate is going to be what to do with the people who are already in our country illegally.” “A person ought to be allowed to get in line. In other words, pay a penalty for being here illegally, commit him or herself to learn English, which is part of the American system, and get in the back of the line.” President Bush is against massive deportation of illegal immigrants; he states that a massive deportation won’t help the United States solve the problems with illegal
Amnesty The illegal immigrant issue in America is an ever increasing issue. Bills have been sent to be passed to the president and have been declined. The issue now is becoming more and more of a problem, when our borders go unprotected. The problems that illegal immigration causes to a society and a nation can be harmful. By granting these people amnesty, we can counter some of these problems and provide a system in which people can be treated fairly and not be forced to be paid less and soak up the benefits of living inside the United States without contributing.