Byron York states, “Of all the arguments made in the long and contentious debate over immigration reform, the one heard most often, from all sides is that our immigration system is broken” with many strong and valid arguments in mind, I believe our immigration system must be reformed. Immigrants are very important to the growth of our country not only economically, but also culturally, educationally and more. With the current system I am left to question,
United States is a very enormous country and so immigration becomes a huge concern for the country. People prefer to shift to United States in order to feel the liberal lifestyle, and the prosperity that America is known for. United States has millions of immigrants who are both legal and illegal. America needs to create new job opportunities and vacancies for the people moving in the nation and also the citizens of the nation. Much of the mess in the nation is caused by immigrants.
Ever since the 1800s, America has been undergoing a gradual change that would change the lives of Americans further on. Americans has been constantly debating whether immigration is or is not beneficial to the country and its inhabitants. Such is why immigrants have difficult times assimilating, more importantly joining, into the American culture. While some would argue that immigrants have been cultural benefactors to the American society, others would argue that they are rather a threat to everything American. Immigrants, who believed that their freedom would come from America, found the exact opposite of what they were expecting.
I am curious what it is that makes the Middle East so filled with political and social unrest. It seems curious that some of the oldest nations are locations of some of the greatest strife and frustration in the modern day. It makes me wonder if all nations, including the larger developed nations, will some day become war-torn and politically unstable in the future. It seems that much of the unrest is caused by cultural differences between peoples. In America we seem to get along just fine, but the melting pot idea concerns me in that it could lead to infighting between cultures in the U.S. far beyond what we have seen thus far.
The changing surrounding atmosphere greatly influenced the focus of popular authors of this time. During the modern era, authors began changing their styles of writing by illustrating the values and beliefs of this time. The values of the post modern time period were much different than other eras of literature. The surrounding condition of the United States greatly impacted American’s values and beliefs. America was going through a time of trouble, caught in the midst of fighting what is known as “the last great war” and a time of depression.
Most nations experience some sort of immigration, be it from a neighboring nation mired in conflict, or from someone seeking better economic prospects across the globe. Regardless of circumstance, the question inevitably arises about how to deal with these new countrymen. A hotly debated issue for many years, certain corners of American political discourse center around the idea that in order to protect the dominant culture, policies ought to be in place that coerce immigrants to adopt the customs of this, their new home, while abandoning traits distinctive of their place of origin. This reactionary mindset that values assimilation over integration and the preservation of uniqueness of culture is harmful to immigrant groups themselves, and American society as a whole. Rather than attempting to construct a common identity amongst vastly different groups, the behaviors and beliefs that make certain groups different ought to be celebrated and respected, as these differences constitute the true American identity and provide a richness that allows America to continue strengthening.
During the 1970’s, Iran was not the most ideal place to live in, with the abundance of restrictions placed upon its citizens. In Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Satrapi documents her life and what it was like to live in such a place from childhood to adulthood, giving the reader a direct look at life inside Iran. While the Iranian government made it a point to restrict many freedoms and desperately oppose westernization, there were other places that were open to change and allowed freedom for its people, the main one being America. The contrast between America and Iran is perhaps the most prominent example of contrasting places in the novel, since once area promotes freedom while the other seemingly obstructs it. The two contrasting countries are the key representation of opposing forces in Persepolis, and they perfectly show Satrapi’s struggle through discovering herself and fighting the restrictions that her home of Iran enforce.
Perhaps, the “Melting Pot” myth gained strength during the Industrial Revolution. With millions of immigrants entering the United States, culture was changing within the United States. Americans set a high standard for there society and everyone wanted to be accepted. There was a social requirement to live in a civil society creating together the “American Dream,” which leads to prosperity. Many immigrants moving to the United States brought with them various traditions of their culture and after moving, they repressed such beliefs and forged ahead with a new way of “American Thinking.” The rituals and traditions of such societies should have brought diversity to this nation’s culture however, these ways would soon become a part of the past.
America The Unusual by John W Kingdon The government of the United States of America is very unique. While many Americans complain about high taxes and Big Brother keeping too close an eye, the truth is that American government, compared to most foreign democracies, is very limited in power and scope. One area American government differs greatly from others is its scope of public policy. Americans desire limited public policy, a result of several components of American ideology, the most important being our desire for individuality and equal opportunity for all citizens. There are many possible explanations for the reason Americans think this way, including the personality of the immigrants who fled here, our physical isolation from other countries, and the diversity of the American population.
Will future generations of Americans ever remember a time when same sex couples were not allowed to marry? This paper will attempt to explore the history of marriage inequality in America as well as highlight the issues that are being debated and voted on in present day elections. Background Marriage is by no stretch of the imagination a static institution. It is dynamic, which is to say that is always changing or evolving. The idea of marrying for romantic love is a relatively new phenomenon, or at least the resurgence of an ancient one.