Stress stems from the world trying to reach the “American Dream”. For the poor, it is rather like a nightmare, according to the Strain theory. “Poor people are not taught to be satisfied with their life but rather are instructed to pursue the American dream; through hard work, it is said, even the lowliest among us can rise from rags to riches”. These ambitions have consequences for the poor because “the social structure limits access to the goal of success through legitimate means (e.g., college education, corporate employment, family connections)” (53). Therefore, crime is a way of life for many Americans because it helps them reach the American dream.
If Congress does not toughen up, this country will crumble. There are already concerns for not enough jobs. Why keep letting immigrates come over here if there isn’t enough jobs? Now, Mr. Osborne knows that sending people back to their country where they face death or more serious problems is a terrible thing to do to someone, but Mr. Osborne understands that this great country will not be able to last if hard decisions are not made. This country has too many homeless, to many jobless, and has a too big of population to support it.
Some people say that illegal immigrants are taking American citizens’ jobs. This can be argued because many illegal immigrants will perform low paying tough jobs that American citizens are not willing to do. These jobs, that are not what people call attractive, are crucial to our economy. Most of the nation’s farmworkers are illegal immigrants. They also work in construction, in cleaning services as janitor and housekeepers and in landscaping.
In the autobiography A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive, Dave Pelzer reflects on the abuse and maltreatment brought upon him by his alcoholic mother, Catherine Roerva. At the age of five, the abuse from his mother started gradually, incomparable to the treatment of his other four siblings. As the years went by, Pelzer’s abuse only escalated. He was forced to do strenuous chores and was banned from all family activities, eventually leading up to not even eating dinner with the family. At the age of eight, he was forced to live in the basement and perform chores that were nearly impossible while his food was reduced to about half a meal a day.
People back home began to see changes in their lives and they didn’t like it. The Vietnam War caused social, political, and economic tensions back in the United States. The Vietnam War resulted in economic problems back in the United States. In document D it shows LBJ trying to hold up American society but the Vietnam War is pulling him down. This was exactly the problem.
Free trade may be ruining the world's economy, I personally don't like the idea that some rich industrialized countries invest in poorer countries, outsourcing jobs to foreign lands for an absolutely atrocious wage. Yes, some of those countries actually end up with a stronger economy, but it's at the expense of thousands of workers working in sweat shops for over twelve hours a day earning a wage they wouldn't be allowed to earn back at home. Overall, globalization brings
I felt like I never had any help because whenever my husband was home my baby would not stay quiet with him. I would just sit and cry all night long, which eventually caused me to become overwhelmed and depressed. Being in school so young married with a kid and husband was causing me to have problems with my husband because I never had time for him anymore. I would spend anytime I had in between taking care of the baby and house chores doing homework. I was out of the house for four to six hours three times a week.
It wasn’t until about the early 1920’s, that the United States began to restrict immigration. Most people believed that the number of immigrants in the country were way too high and needed to be reduced. Many arguments against free immigration were because of economic reasons in that many Americans feared that American workers were being pushed out of their jobs and their wages were declining because unskilled immigrant workers were entering into the labor market and occupying jobs that had belonged to Americans. Prior to the 1920’s, because of World War I, refugees were allowed in and even so immigration levels slowed, however at the end of WWI, there was a lot of anti-immigration sentiment that arose mostly based on the country’s economic well-anxiety as well as anxiety towards foreigners because they might threaten national security. This was about when the U.S. began to make more harsh restrictions on immigration.
Senators say that they broke the law, but they contribute to the economy by doing jobs that Americans would not do. That is the reason they cannot deport them to their countries. “Legal immigrants will earn more, pay more taxes, consume more, buy more houses, start businesses, and contribute more to the economy” (Stein). American people have to compete with immigrants for jobs is one argument many people make. However, immigrants accept low wages and poor working conditions and U.S. workers cannot compete with that because they do not want to do those jobs.
The hispanic minority is looked down upon in America because of the crappy jobs they take, and the living situations many of them have. Which is very contradictory for any american citizen to feel because a good a majority of our forefathers came from nothing and had to work their way up. I don’t think the hispanic community should give up. I think they should fight for what coming to America is all about. Eventually society will get off of it’s high horse and appreciate the immigrants who came here to get away from something more awful than our own day to day problems.