Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice CJUS399-1401B-01 Professor Russ Pomrenke IP 1 Michael Davidson Due date 2/25/14 Between the years of 1991-2001 the U.S. has witnessed a few terrorist attacks that have lead on to the largest attack known to this day as September 11th. During the timeframe chosen (1991-2001) there were warning signs that occurred and should have set in motion improved counter-terrorism policies. However, it did not occur. One may say because of the arrogance of government officials’ mentality of being “untouchable” we were vulnerable and left open for attacks. Because of the underestimation and lapse of judgment of the U.S. government officials, we were attacked by a force to reckon with, Al-Qaeda.
One hundred twenty thousand immigrants from the Western Hemisphere, with no “national limitations,” are also to be admitted. Before President Johnson signed this bill, the Senate voted 76 to 18 in favor of this act, with the most opposition votes cast by Southern delegates. The House voted 326 to 69 in favor of the act. The 1965 immigration act revolutionized migration to the United States and changed our society in a couple of different reasons. The Immigration Act of 1965 abolished the national-origin quotas that had been in place in the United States since the Immigration Act of 1924.
The War in Afghanistan was extremely successful; the U.S. dethroned the Taliban and destabilized al-Qaeda. In 2003, The War on terror expanded. On March 20th of that year The United States, Great Britain, and other nations went into Iraq in an “…effort to remove of the government of Saddam Hussein and his alleged weapons of mass destruction, considered by the US-led coalition to be a global threat, and the replacement of the Iraqi government with a democratic, pro-Western government.” (CITATION?) Unfortunately, this was not as successful as the war in Afghanistan, and quickly
Tommy Ochoa December 16, 2013 Ms. Wills English cp. Immigration People in Mexico are neglected and forgotten every day.That is what it feels like every day for Mexicans in certain parts of Mexico were the cartels run ramped and the government is full of corrupt officials. In the United States today there are nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants. Many of these immigrants are here because they know they will not be able to survive in their own country. Mexicans immigrants that come to America should be legalized because of the problems with the mexican economy, the support mexican immigrants can give to the United States, and the opportunities for mexican immigrants in the U.S. job market.
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
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.
“Illegal Immigration from Mexico,” and “Mexican Immigration to the U.S: the latest estimates,” by Jeffrey Passel. In, “Illegal Immigration from Mexico,” UIS explains the reasons on why the flow of illegal immigrants from Mexico is so large and why this specific country and its citizen are deciding to migrate away from their homes and illegally into the United States. It argues that Mexican citizens sole purpose of migrating into the United States is not to cause havoc, but to have the opportunity at a better life. In his article, “Mexican Immigration to the US: The Latest Estimates,” Jeffrey Passel analyzes Mexico’s contribution to the United states total population of illegal immigrants and provides statistics on how this will emerge changes in the nation’s illegal immigration policies and procedures. Both articles approach the topic very
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.
The impact that immigrants have on, not just California but the entire U.S. is really overwhelming and astonishing. Immigrants that migrate to a whole new life, come exactly just for that. They want the freedom and liberty that America has to offer. Being a second-generation immigrant, relating to the difficulties that my ancestors and even my parents had to go can be breathtaking and very appealing to me. Immigrants suffer through their long and treacherous journey but fortunately people unite, stand strong and that’s when historical events get
Mexicans have lived in the Pacific Northwest since the 1850s. They continued to come to the region for mining and ranching opportunities through the latter half of the nineteenth century. In the first two decades of the twentieth century, political and economic conditions in Mexico that resulted from revolution and the repressive policies of President Porfirio Diaz pushed many out of Mexico to go north. Agricultural and railroad expansion and labor shortages in the United States also pulled thousands of Mexicans from their homeland to the Southwest and to other regions of the United States. Mexican American communities in the Columbia River Basin began to grow dramatically beginning in the early 1940s.