Assimilation and U.S. Immigration Policy

analytical Essay
1558 words
1558 words

Assimilation as U.S. Immigration Policy America is a country that has an unspoken immigration policy, and that is based entirely upon race. This policy has been in effect since we began racial classifications. In J.L. Hochschild’s paper titled “Racial Reorganization and the United States Census 1850-1930 Mulattoes, Half Breeds, Mixed Parentage, Hindoos, and the Mexican Race. Studies in American Political Development.” The reorganization of races was rooted in who is and who isn’t white. What we honestly know is that being white carries a cache and that has never changed. It’s like having a backstage pass to the greatest rock concert ever performed. Everybody you tell wishes they were there too. Within that frame work a determination of whom would be included and who would be excluded would have to be made. Did Native Americans have the ability to assimilate, would Mexicans be included in the Jim Crow laws, and whether all Asians should be excluded from entering the country were questions white people would determine. (J. L. Hochschild 1) And, these questions would form the basis of each groups place on America’s racial totem pole. The focus of Professor Hochschild’s paper is that the Census Bureau is deeply implicated in the social construct of race, and precious little has changed in all that time. This view of the Power of the Census is supported in any number of ways, and it is the painstaking work of Professor Hochschild, Professor Stephen Steinberg, and the Pew Research center that will tie it all together. This paper will attempt to make plain what nearly every media and government source has done to divert the public’s attention from a system based nearly entirely on which groups will blend into the white mainstream.... ... middle of paper ... ...8. Document. 5 March 2014. J.L Hochschild, Brenna Powell. Racial Reorganization and the United States Census 1850-1930: Mulattoes, Half Breeds, Mixed Parentage, Hindoos, and the Mexican Race. Studies in American Political Development. scholarly. Boston:, 2008. Palmer Stacy, John Vinson. The Great Betrayal: U.S. Immigration Policy 1965-2012. Supplement to previous report. Monterey: American Immigration Control Foundation, unknown. Doc. Steinberg, Stephen. "Neoliberal Immigration Policy and its Impact on African Americans." Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy (2009): 209, 211. scholarly journal. Taylor, Paul, et al. When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity. Report. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center, 2012. Pdf. Word Press & Atahualpa. "That's My Congress." 28 March 2014. Irregular Times. Doc. 28 March 2014.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes j.l. hochschild's paper titled "racial reorganization and the united states census 1850-1930 mulattoes, half breeds and mixed parentage. studies in american political development."
  • Argues that the racial hierarchy is the guide by which the distribution of goods and resources flows. professor hochschild, professor stephen steinberg, and the pew research center will tie it all together.
  • Analyzes how judsen berger reported on that local governments were urging illegal immigrants to respond to the census.
  • Explains that 36% of our population is hispanic, while a much smaller portion, (3%), identify as black.
  • Analyzes professor steinberg's paper, "neoliberal immigration policy and its impact on african americans," in which he argues that whites installed an occupational apartheid system throughout american history.
  • Explains that african americans were virtually excluded from the industrial revolution, which took newly minted whites of eastern and southern european descent into the middle class.
  • Analyzes how professor steinberg reminds white liberals that they must not forget that african-americans did not arrive at this point of the american journey as immigrants.
  • Analyzes how steinberg offers viable and fair solutions to the current "policy" that is represented as an illegal immigrant problem, except that the government should issue a national i.d. card.
  • Analyzes how argues in favor of an amnesty to protect the american economy.
  • Analyzes how the 1990 immigration act was legislated to satisfy special interest groups that had been left out of the 1986 legislation.
  • Explains that the article alleges he determined to give every special interest group what they were looking for: skilled workers for business, irish-american voters for politicians, reunified families for mexican and asian groups.
  • Explains that b. j. ridder, a thoroughbred horse owner, would have benefitted from both bills, but his paper placed all the blame at the feet of democrats.
  • Explains that the movement to grant another amnesty has attempted to repackage him as a hero for their cause, when that was clearly not the case.
  • Analyzes how the pew research center offers an insight into a very complex issue. hispanics attribute their identity to their family’s country of origin.
  • Explains that the census can't determine a race for you if you self-identify as some other race. 51% of hispanics identify as sor and 79% say they would come to the united states.
  • Analyzes how sheila jackson lee of texas is a perfect example of what is really happening in districts like hers.
  • Analyzes how the woman is walking a fine line, because her two largest demographics have opposing interests. it will be interesting to see if that representative puts the needs of hispanic constituents first or solves the bigger issue of parity for all.
  • Concludes that we must not allow migration based primarily on race to continue and that the census continues to support our construct of white supremacy.
  • Cites j.l. hochschild, breanna powell, and brenna powell on racial reorganization and the united states census 1850-1930.
  • Explains palmer stacy and john vinson's the great betrayal: u.s. immigration policy 1965-2012.

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