Thursday, March 21, 2019
Ignorance in the Immigration Debate :: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants
Ignorance in the in-migration DebateOne of the biggest, growing debates today is the materialization of immigration into the U.S. I just dont understand why theres such a big debate. I compare this issue to the issue of racism in the way that, no matter what you do, they are ceaselessly going to be here, and it is only ignorance that keeps the issue ablaze. The fact that migrants are non mostly white these days, as well makes the issue one more of race. As Charles S. Clark puts it in The New Immigrants, In the 1990s, Ameri fundaments who grew up in a historically white, Anglo-Saxon society are having to adjust to a Polish-born chairman of the fit Chiefs of Staff, John Shalikashvili to Spanish-language editions of People magazine on Seven-11 shelves and to Buddhist temples and Islamic mosques climb in their communities. In the case of immigration, though, the ignorance is apparent in both the immigrant and the non-immigrant. I would like to branch address the ignorance and misi nterpretations on the part of the non-migrants. First, and most great to me, is the idea that immigrants are all tired and poor (Clark). The truth is that, yes, some(a) immigrants are tired and poor. But anyone would be tired and poor if they were offspring to the conditions of these people. And many immigrants are not poor at all. Clark also points out, profess the 12.000 Chinese technicians working in Silicon Valley computer firms or the well-heeled Iranian expatriots so visible in Beverly Hills. Its also important to realize that many migrants were well off in their ingest countries, and had to start at the bottom of the ladder once here. Perhaps it is us that make them tired and poor. For example, In Cathy A. Smalls Voyages, the very first paragraph tells about a teacher in Tonga, who will go to the United States to only find work as a maid. shopworn and poor is not the same thing as lazy and feel for a free ride.Then there is the language debate/barrier. Ive heard many t imes, someone say If you dont involve to learn the language, then go home or They just stool like they dont know English so that they can do whatever they want. Ive even heard phrases like these advance out of the mouths of some of my own family members. Of course there are people who pretend not to understand, or who dont really castigate to learn English.