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61: The United States has Changed from a Melting Pot to a Vast Culture with Varying Racial Backgrounds.
... common man, known as an American. ³Modern communication and transportation accelerate mass migrations from one continent . . . to the United States (Schlesinger 21). Ethnic and racial diversity was bound to happen in the American society. As immigration began to explode, . . . a cult of ethnicity erupted both between non Anglo whites and among nonwhite minorities. (22). Until recently, the only country who has made a multiethnic society work, was the United States. Hector ... is toward multiculturalism, diversity and adapting the newcomer, rather than on the newcomer adapting himself or herself to . . . a diverse society (61). Many Americans believe the nation has lost control of its boundaries. Concerned if immigration continues, the U.S. economy will suffer, and that employment will be scarce. Immigrants . . .are flooding the welfare rolls and are heavily involved in crime. (Morganthau 18). The increase number of U. S. immigrants does effect the number of jobs available. The problem is, immigrants are either highly qualified ( take American jobs) or are less than skilled in any field (increase welfare). The view on immigration today is one of a drag on the economy, instead of a lift (18). In 1995, new immigration laws transfigure the American society. As a result, races group together to defend their customs. The ...
62: The Saga Of Elian Gonzalez
... Ramo 61). Many Americans are disgusted with both Castro and the anti-Castro zealots in Miami, who are shamelessly using Elian and his father as pawn in their political game of chess(Ramo 60). The Immigration Naturalization Service (INS) ruled that Juan Miguel had the right to call him back to Cuba, although the fight over the boy’s future wasn’t doe yet. On Friday, January 4, 2000, an Indiana ... freedom, and then ought to make his decision on what’s best for his boy... I think it’s a mistake for the INS to send the boy back to Cuba (Ramo 67). U.S. immigration officials had granted Elian permission to stay and apply for residency, but a family court would decide his fate. As soon as Elian was plucked from the ocean, Cuban-American politicians appropriated him as a ... find for him there. Everyone talked about the father and not what the mother wanted: an opportunity, career, and freedoms(Ramo 61-62). A reason not to send Elian back was because a U.S. immigration officer met with Elian’s father at his home in Cardenas. The officer was worried that Juan Miguel might be manipulated by Castro and wanted a location that was unlikely to be bugged. The ...
63: Angel Island
... the needs of the Chinese males. The women were also slaves and the white men would take all the profits. To disgrace the Chinese reputation and obscure the fact that the government was denying female immigration, whites would say the Chinese preferred their singsong girls better than their wives and was why no families were being started. Within Chinatown, another smaller government also prevailed: the Chinese Six Companies. They were not ... and against each other, the capitalists are able to keep the work wages to a minimum. Profits were maintained and work continued without complaint. Labor unions, farmers, merchants, lumbermen, and house wives all opposed Oriental immigration. Advocates of Chinese labor argued that Chinese workers reduced the production costs, and as a result there would be lower prices, which was equivalent to an increase in salary for white workers. Eventually, Chinese labor ... directors. By the end of the 19th century, there was an economic crisis that caused unemployment for the first time. The Asian Exclusion League was another group formed for the elimination of Chinese immigrants and immigration. They were affiliated with the American Legion, the State Federation of Labor, and Native Sons and Daughters, who all held political power. Chinese were described as heathen, morally inferior, savage, childlike, and lustful, who ...
64: Are Immigrants A Burden To the U.S?
Are Immigrants A Burden To the U.S? Immigrants are not a burden to the U.S. Therefore, we shouldn't stop all immigration . Immigrants are hard workers and are not causing unemployment for legal citizens. The work ethic of today's immigrants os as strong as that of the Irish, Italians, and Poles of early immigration. According to a 1990 census, forgien born males have a 77% labor force participation. Now, compare that to the 74% participation of native-born Americans and you see that immigrants are not as lazy as ... 1.25% of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Around 1% can't be the cause of the 7% unemployment rate. The loss of jobs and lower wages are primarily aren't the effect of immigration. The loss of jobs and lower wages are primarily an effect of manufatuers moving overseas and federal economic policies. So, what are the jobs that immigrants are supposedly stealing from us? Well, undocumented immigrants ...
65: Ellis Island
Ellis Island Within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty lies Ellis Island, the immigration center for the Port of New York, between 1892 and 1954. While Bartholdi's soaring statue was a world famous symbol of liberty and opportunity, the sight of Ellis Island and it's low-lying ... quarters on the island. The navy continued to store weapons on the island until May 24, 1890 when it moved it's storage place for arms. Shortly after this Ellis Island was turned into an immigration center by the federal government. The change of Ellis Island into an immigration center took major construction. A channel had to be dug to receive ferry boats, new docks and buildings had to be built. The main building made of Georgia pine at a cost of $500, ...
66: Israel 3
... the League of Nations made Palestine a mandated territory of the British. Britian was supposed to help the jews build a national home, but in fear of the arabs fighting back promised to limit jewish immigration to Palestine, but were never enforced. Lots of European jews immigrated to Israel in the 1930's to escape the Nazis. Palestinian arabs didn't like this and the British began to limit jewish immigration. Durring World War ll, the nazis killed more than 6 million jews in eastern Europe. There was a big demand for a jewish state, but Britian continued to limit immigration. Finally, in 1947 the British submitted the problem to the United Nations. In the early 1950's, the holocaust began. This was when 6 million jews were killed in concentration camps, such as Auchwitz. ...
67: Early Chinese Immigrant
... racial antagonism. Toward the end of the 19th century, many whites felt that there were too many Chinese in the United States. Congress acted by passing the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 which banned the immigration of Chinese into America. As the number of Chinese immigrants increased, the anti-Chinese forces began to arise. The Chinese provided a cheap form of labor. Racism built up due to cultural and economic fears ... Examples like this show the inequalities of the legal system at that time period. What has all this accomplished? Asian Americans belong to the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. Kept out by immigration laws in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Asians have recently been coming again. In the early 1990's, half of all immigrants entering annually are Asian. In 1960, Asians compromised a mere 0.5% of the population. By the year 2000, Asian Americans will make up 4% of the total population of the United States. In California already, Asian Americans represent 10% of the states total population. The immigration of the Chinese into the United States has greatly supplemented the cultural heritage of the nation. Asians with their capacity for hard work in the face of economic and social adversity and to advance ...
68: How The Garcia Girls Lost Thei
... as a tool to find out what she is thinking , and to understand things ,while developing books that are fun to read . If you take this book for example , it s what she thinks about immigration and her understanding of the subject . This book was made for everyone to see what the immigration experience is like . Immigration appears to be an experience of struggle , and change shared by immigrants no matter what the origin . Alvarez was born in New York and then moved to the Dominican Republic shortly after she was ...
69: McCarthyism
... go after Palmer. He had used legislation passed in 1917 to deport many "communist" that were a threat to the American way of life. As was clearly seen in the Legislation passed in 1952. The Immigration and Nationality Act tightened previous restriction on aliens and heavily reduced immigration from nonwhites countries. It allowed for the denaturalization and deportation of citizens deemed "subversive," as well as the deportation of residents aliens for political activity. Removed deportation case from the courts by setting up own ... were under the distorted impression that everyone that was not Anglo-American or came from Western Europe was a threat to national security. In response to this they passed a series of laws declining the immigration of people from Eastern and Southern Europe. They also passed laws deporting many of our own residents because of fear. "In the nineteenth century there were men of Anglo-Saxon stock who came to ...
70: Eugenics
... movement on the legislature. The eugenics movement inspired many different types of laws to be passed in Congress. These laws include not only the marriage and sterilization laws, but also laws about sexual segregation and immigration restriction. As to marriage, all eugenicists across America were in agreement. They believed in the “righteous idea”16 of wiping out social defect through the marriage restrictions. This was also applied in sterilization laws. As for segregation, the American Eugenics Society published pro-segregation pamphlets explaining how it would be beneficial, as opposed to simply sterilization.17 As for immigration issues, in 1924, eugenicists successfully lobbied for an Immigration Restriction Act that was based on the ratios from the Act passed in the 1890s.18 The active role played by the government in the eugenics movement was not only seen in the U. ...

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