People came to the United States whether it was illegal or not. They came to the United States because they were looking for a better life for themselves and their families. America is or was known as the land of opportunities and freedom, the land where an immigrant can build a safe and secure life for themselves and their family. It is not too farfetched to think that the legislators in Congress can come up with an amnesty program that would give illegal immigrants legal status in the United States which can also be beneficial to the United States
“Imagination… can lead to moral clarification.”(1) Savant believes that we must try to imagine why an illegal immigrant chooses to come illegally before we make a judgment call. He goes on to tell two stories of two different, yet similar illegal immigrants and their (though illegal choice) morally correct choice. He closes in stating that “The survival and growth of our own civilization may well depend upon our imagining better.”(2). In other words, to achieve a better society we must imagine a better society. What Savant fails to provide in his article though, is both sides of immigration.
Krikorian presents a good argument and has done his homework. The author seems to respect patriotism and feels we have a greater obligation to our citizens than foreigners. Krikorian speaks of a country we once were when our grandparents came to America but not that same country now. He argues our immigration laws need to be shaped to improve the United States along with the government enforcing more stringent immigration laws. This would shrink the illegal population and life for American workers would improve.
Jeff Bone Professor Rick Keith SLS 1122 March 24, 2009 Opposite Paper I really think that the issue of immigration should be handled like this; if you’ve been waiting patiently for access to the United States then you should be able to legally reside in this Country. However, many unbeknownst circumstances are involved in which an immigrant may be on the run from the law in their country and has to take immediate action. This individual decides that the United States is the safest way for them to escape without being caught, figuring he will just get a change of name so that he will not be discovered. This person brings his family along with him and then all of a sudden there is not only one outlaw immigrant, but now there is an entire
We have the availability we just need to give them the opportunity. Instead of throwing every law and legalization process at them that we can think of we need to build them up and give them what they came for. The United States should give illegal immigrants the opportunity, benefits, and
For America to remain a free country we must protect our borders. A country that does not protect its own borders will cease to be a country at some point. Any thought of legalizing illegal immigrants without first securing our borders could be a means to an end for America. Solving the illegal immigration issue could be simple if we use some common sense. First thing we should do is modify the birthright citizenship rule to only grant citizenship to the child being born on American soil.
Or they know and simply don’t care because of the life they are living now and America somewhat rewards illegal aliens by certain processes of business marriages, immigration and naturalization laws that will eventually allow them to become legal. The United States do have laws on the books for these actions, but they aren’t acted on because of the immensity of the illegal alien problem in this country. The government of this country uses this problem as politics to gain the power and elections that they want in their state or Washington D.C. I was born in The United States and my parents are Jamaican and worked hard to be here and legally. However, as a descendant I do understand why illegal aliens do come here and want better.
Illegal Immigration: America’s Downfall Each person in the United States at a point in time was an immigrant. If a person were to trace back their ancestors, most people would find that he or she were in some way apart of the immigration movement. Finding that their families moved into America to hunt for freedom, jobs, money, and a free form government. America became a safe haven for citizens from around the world who were being dictated under communist rule. America also enabled natives who needed jobs to gain wealth in order to support their families.
Individuals from all around the globe throughout times past have immigrated to America so they could have the chance to live a free and better life. They arrived with the mentality to work earnestly as well as bring in money for their loved ones, but they were undoubtedly by no means prepared to be confronted with the reality that some people in the U.S. at no time wanted them to arrive in the U.S. in the first place. There was a feeling of anger and even hate steered towards them, and the viciousness of hatred crimes that came along with the racial discrimination spurned these feelings further. A collective way of discerning racism is that of a set of beliefs about the unfairness of races, wherein some are considered inferior to others (Gracia, 2010). Racism predominately happens when a person from one race views another person from a different race in an adverse behavior which can sometimes involve physical and emotional violence.
We are immigrants. However, adding the one word, illegal, in front of immigrant defeats to purpose of those in the past and in today's world who have worked or are currently working hard to get here to America. Those who are working hard to have the opportunity of a lifetime, to make dreams a reality, suffer as well from those who skip that extra effort of coming legally. America as a country can stop deporting and make sure