Racism and discrimination is not accepted in mainstream society. However, SB 1070 contradicts this belief of equal tolerance. This type of law opens the door for racial profiling. It is empowering law enforcement officers to practice a form of racial profiling. As stated by Kristina M. Campbell, “It was heavily criticized as a law whose enforcement would rely on racial profiling of Latinos and other racial minorities and that would require anyone to produce proof of citizenship to law enforcement officers on demand.”(Campbell 1) SB 1070 is visibly targeting immigrants from Mexico.
Their article addresses various points about the issues with Mexican immigrants and jobs dealing with the Mexican border. Americans look at immigrants as a threat and a burden on the US economy even if they are Mexican immigrants they should have the same rights as a U.S. citizen and be viewed equally. The U. S. is cracking down on the border to keep immigrants out of America when “undocumented immigrants represented approximately 4 percent of the U.S. population” (165). There are still immigrants in the U.S. who are
An illegal immigrant is any person who enters the United States illegally, or any person who enters legally and stays past the time legally allowed. There are many arguments that support allowing illegal immigrants into America. Illegal immigrants are essential to the American economy, they contribute more to the government than they receive in benefits, and current” ihttp://www.customessaymeister.com/customessays/Immigration/9282.htmmmigration policies are discriminatory. 10.) “No, they shouldn't be allowed in the U.S. WHY?
Sometimes, we even begin to wonder whether God thinks that way about us too.” (Groody, 5) Therefore, Mexicans at this time are compelled to feel inferior to the Yankees. For the Yankees not only instilled fear to the Mexicans, but undermined their status as human beings. Racial stereotypes of Mexican Americans began during the American-Mexican war in the mid 19th century. The United States went to war with Mexico over disputed territory on the Texas border. For Americans believed all of North America belonged to them.
Many people migrate from their own country to the US because they seek better opportunities, freedom, and rights, not to take jobs from the US citizens, like many people assume. Almost half of Mexico’s population lives in poverty, which is one of the major factors for why mexicans migrate. They wish to provide for their family and for some, the only way of doing that is coming to the US to have a chance. After all, America is suppose to be “The Land of Opportunity”. According to the Human Rights Watch World Report 2013, there are also some human rights that are being violated in Mexico.
Using named examples, assess the advantages and disadvantages of top down and bottom up development strategies (15 marks) Development is the ways in which a country seeks to develop economically and to improve the standards of living for its inhabitants. Numerous development strategies both top down and bottom up can be used by countries to help them progress. However, while these may be advantageous in certain areas, not all strategies are as effective everywhere and thus problems can arise with top down and bottom up development schemes. Top down strategies are generally capital-intensive and often conducted by the government. The main criticism of these schemes is the fact that the money which is supposedly meant to aid the poorest people in the country who are most in need is actually diverted to those who are richer instead.
Also the book gives us another perspective about what really happen during the whole Mexican Independence and also how the United States considered itself superior in many ways to Mexico and other Latin American countries. Henderson examines several factors that explain why Mexicans permitted that the United States took its land, apparently he make us think that it was because the United States ambitions to become a powerful nation. I think that this book explains very well the reason why Mexico went to war with the United States and we can conclude that it was because Mexico was suffering very political troubles, also because Mexicans didn’t have the economical resources to success, in other words they were very weak. Finally we can see that even thought there has passed a lot of time since the Mexican and American war happened some struggles still going on in Mexico while the United States ambition still
Mexican and Americans and the Law Summaries Ch1. Forms of discrimination are history that Mexican Americans have experience during the growing of this nation. Mexican Americans were discriminated against in many ways. From law enforcement using brutal beatings to obtaining jobs are examples of how they would demonstrate such racial profiling to attack us. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo it guaranteed enjoyment of all rights to the first Mexican Americans.
Immigrant Reform For all of those who call the United States home, you are currently immigrants, or born of immigrants. America will always be a nation of immigrants. This leads to a growing concern about the 11 to 12 million unauthorized immigrants that are migrating over our borders. These illegal aliens as some like to call them, come to the United States seeking freedom, justice, and the pursuit of happiness, just as our forefathers did. Our nation has two positions on what to do with these people, some have crossed U.S. borders illegally to enter, others who overstayed visas.