Friday, April 25, 2008

An Illegal Immigrant's Life In The US

This Youtube clip that I have provided gives us a real life experience from an illegal immigrant, and how they feel about the US.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Gov. Don Carcieri Sings an Executive Order To Combat Illegal Immigration

The order signed requires state agencies and companies that do business with the state to verify the legal status of employees. It also directs the State Police and prison and parole officials to more aggressively find and deport illegal immigrants.

Immigrant advocate Juan Garcia feared Carcieri's proposals would drive a vulnerable community underground. He said illegal immigrants who are victims of crime will fear approaching police, and that children could suffer if parents lose their jobs.

Under his order, state police will enter an agreement with federal immigration authorities permitting them access to specialized immigration databases. That information would allow police to identify and detain immigration violators.

Hear is an interview with the Gov. Don Carcieri

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Peter Griffin Is An Immigrant

It is not a secret that Americans believe that immigrants are taking over their job opportunities, and in the following Family Guy episode we see how Peter starts an anti-immigration group, but immediately changes his views after discovering he was born in Mexico. Unable to prove his American citizenship, he is labeled as an illegal immigrant and forced to work as a laborer.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Immigrants As A Threat To Americans

With more illegal immigrants entering the U.S., a lot of Americans are beginning to think that all immigrants are taking (legal and illegal immigrants) over their opportunities. Americans are starting to feel as if immigrants are beginning to take over the jobs that are available to them and over the benefits that the government offers.

From what we have seen in the past a lot of the maintains people that clean in restaurants, hotels and in many other places, are jobs that have been given to immigrants since Americans don’t want them. Some employers don’t care if the person who is cleaning their kitchen or toilets at their restaurant is an illegal or legal employee. Many employers would just rather hire illegal immigrants for cheap labor and since they work "under the table" it will be less paper work for them as well. So why now do Americans want to take those opportunities away from these immigrants?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Difference Between Immigrants

There is a difference between illegal immigrants and legal immigrants, for those that don’t know. Legal immigrants have legal paper to prove that they belong in this country. They have what is called a legal alien resident card also known as a green card. This allows immigrants to work and go to school. It also allows them to go back home and travel, allowing them to come back to the U.S. This is what a lot of people from other countries around the world apply for in order to make it into the U.S. The process in many cases are denied, and in other cases it takes up to ten years for the paper work to go through, which they could still then deny it after waiting.

Illegal immigrants are the immigrants that come to the U.S. without any legal paper stating that they are a resident of the U.S. There are many under the table jobs that hire illegal immigrant because of cheap labor. Many are hired under the minimum wages, which are as low as $4 dollars an hour.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Why We Migrate

There are many reasons on why we migrate to the U.S. This country is considered to be the land of the freedom and the land of opportunity where all dreams can become true. A freedom that allows all citizens and residents of the United States of America to achieve their goals in life through hard work.

Immigrants migrate to the U.S for a better life style. They sacrifice their lives by leaving love ones, family and friends behind just to make it to this country. Hear they have the opportunity to provide for their family back at home. Some migrate to the U.S. to give their kids a better education, and break the cycle of life style that has haunted them from generations to generations. Overall many just come hear to escape the economy and the poverty of their country.

Hear is a video that shows the young hardworking poor of Rural Bangladesh, thanks to Uncultured Project: