“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.
Some debates talk about citizenship, border security, driver's license, mass deportations, threats, economic burdens, and higher crime rates. For example, in America, 72% of legal citizens oppose allowing illegal immigrants the ability to obtain a driver's license (Miller). Other problems create disadvantages towards American citizens and workers, such as the Southwest seeing an increase in mass murders, sexual assaults, kidnappings, shootings, armed robberies, burglaries, and more, most being tied to illegal immigration (Greenblatt). These problems further drain public budgets and intensify competition for jobs, social services, and low-cost affordable housing because of the congestion in cities and towns that involve minorities, the homeless, everyday citizens, and both legal and illegal immigrants. Throughout the current wave of immigration, polls have consistently found that the public, at large, favors curbing immigration.
While a penny may seem insignificant and mundane, its monumental value too is special. From the desert of Death Valley to the tips of Mount McKinley, the penny serves as an essential persona of everyday life, as well as a symbol of our national roots. Both a convenient and recognizable component of modern American life, the penny is far too entrenched to be easily uprooted. In fact, the cost inherent in the abolition of the penny would be tremendous, and simply illogical to the “benefits” of such revolutionary change. To rid out economy of the penny, the government would first needed to confront a public greatly in favor of preserving the penny.
Some people oppose the DREAM Act because they think it encourages and rewards illegal immigrants and will attract other illegal immigrants creating migrations of whole families to enter into the U.S. Some Americans believe this Act is unfair because they may have to pay full tuition at state universities and colleges when immigrant students will have easier access to lower tuition to college because they are poor or minority. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
That is your right in this great nation we live in. As for me, I would like to take this opportunity to present you with the reasons why I am passionately a supporter of making English the official language of the United States. In this paper you will learn about some vital arguments for and against making English the official language. This paper will show you the affect not having an official language has on taxpayers, how it affects logistics within our nation and how the lack of a standardized language in the conduct of business has a significant impact on our nation that can not be ignored any longer. I feel we need an official language placed into law now!
The United States fought of the oppression over the colonies in the late 1700’s by first peacefully protesting the unjust taxes waged against them. Slowing building into a common belief that the people in the colonies had the same rights as those of Britain, and asking for the same rights. After the government chose to ignore their rights, and tax more or in and out of the colonies did the American raise arms to separate from the tyrant rule of Britain. We still find certain laws unjust and willingly break them to bring forth the point of wrongdoing, and that issues need to be addressed in today’s society for the betterment of our children. We have people that chose to not wear their seatbelt in their vehicle.
A recent altering of immigration law has afforded some of the nation's undocumented community , commonly referred to as illegal immigrants ,a reprieve from the risk of deportation.Under this deferral the President made provisions for undocumented residents who were brought to America unlawfully as kids to get on the right side of the law and to temporarily be immune from deportation.This has led to a series of arguments of what constitutes not only an American,but more so about the term illegal immigrant. Is the term illegal immigrant misused, politically incorrect or dated? Formally, an illegal immigrant is any person who occupies unlawful presence in the United States of America or any of its jusrisdictions. By this definition individuals who were outlined in the President's deferred action plan also fall outside lawfull status and to some should not be afforded any
They were either pursuing a better life, new opportunities, or just running away from a political system. Here they found peace, tranquility and opportunity for advancement — the so-called” American Dream”. Illegal immigration is one of the most controversial issues in the United States, but the new the Arizona law has provoked intense debate from Texas to Montana, drawing support in several polls and generating rejection by major civil rights groups. That is, Americans are trying to correct unlawful immigration dilemma with laws that infringe people’s freedom, liberty and equality. Although the federal government stills working on the immigration reform, according to Arizona’s law, it is a state crime not carrying immigration documents.
Ena Figueroa Social Psychology Mr. Smith 10 March 2012 The American Dream America is often referred to as a "nation of immigrants" because of our open-door policy toward accepting foreigners hunting their vision of the American Dream. Recently, there has been an appeal by some politicians and citizens toward creating a closed-door policy on immigration. They are arguing that immigrants "threaten" American life by creating unemployment by taking jobs from American workers, using much-needed social services, and intruding on the "American way of life." If we are to continue to excel as a nation, the traditionalists who fear an invasion of foreign-born Americans need to evaluate the good and the bad of immigration to the United States.
Why are prisons bursting at the seams? According to Joe Romaine of the International Business Times, it is because of America’s “insane drug laws,” which are doing more harm than good (Romaine). Many people may argue that drug offenders are getting what’s coming to them— they broke the law, and therefore it is part of their consequence to suffer through the overcrowded “cruel and unusual” incarceration. Individuals who argue this point are mistaken because although criminals should indeed receive punishment for their actions, there comes a time when a line of propriety is crossed. The ‘war on drugs’ has become a harsh and unnecessary measure that frankly costs American taxpayers far too much money.