the power point should be based on the paper linked below
- A general overview of your essay. What type of essay did you attempt to write? Provide background for your audience. Why did you pick this topic and how have you changed?
- Your research questions. What did you set our trying to learn? Are you any closer to an answer after writing this essay?
- Review of your sources that you used. What did scholars have to say about your topic?
- Give the audience an idea of what articles and books you used. What were some quotes that stood out and why?
- Statement of Purpose. Basically, this is your thesis statement or research question. Explain how your thesis or question differs from the existing information that you already read about your topic.
- Description of your research methods.
- What types of research did you conduct while writing this essay? You might want to consider surveys, personal interviews, critical questions asked, new viewpoints not discussed in current articles, etc. What do you believe you are missing?
- Consider the opposing viewpoint. What will you need to anticipate?
- The presentation should be 4-6 minutes and should be presented using a Prezi, Animoto, or another on-line resource that can be uploaded to Blackboard. No PPT. Take into consideration the aesthetics of your presentation. Your goal is to capture your audience’s attention.
Composition II (English)
16 April 2021
Immigration Policy in Mexico and the United States
There has been a huge catastrophe happening in the recent years in the place that we americans call home. There has been consistent calls to the political divines to hastily handle immigration crisis. In recent years we have seen a massive exodus of people from all corners of the world into America. These immigrants escape from their motherlands for a number of reasons. The most obvious causes are evading war and conflict, poverty, hunger and political turmoil. Although these god people are just here trying to make a living for themselves and their families they are not always welcome in the most powerful nation in the planet. Some of them face discriminatory practices from the local population and the public authorities (Michalikova). This has led to contentious debates on how to handle the ever growing migrant population. Laws and executive orders have been issued by the existing regime on tackling immigrants, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
.Immigration policy in the United States of America is a broad concept that arises from what works and what does not work. This law is based on reunifying families, admitting skilled immigrants, securing refugees, and enhancing diversity. Immigration in the United States of America is managed through The Immigration and Nationality Act (Silber Mohamed and Farris). The Immigration and Nationality Act enables the United States to issue approximately 650,000 permanent immigrant visas annually. Furthermore, the policy has no regulations regarding the number of American spouses, children below 21 years, and parents immigrating into the country. About seventy thousand immigrants, genuine immigrants and seekers are currently held in US Immigration and Borders Compliance correctional facilities. Department of Homeland Patrol is holding an extra fifty thousand youngsters, while the Social security Administration Welfare is holding twenty thousand in total. Limitations such as bonds, ankle bars, and limb locks are used excessively on immigrants (Michalikova). In case of incarceration, immigrants are subjected to beatings and harassment. Such practices offend human dignity as unfair treatment is part of violation of human rights and privileges.
Since assuming office in early 2017, the Trump Administration enacted stringent immigration policies. These regulations were unfair and unjust since they targeted specific groupings. The government went on to regulate the number of people moving in and out of the country. The zero-tolerance policy, which states that if you enter the country unlawfully, police will split you from your kids regardless of the conditions, was a cruel practice. Nevertheless, immigrants can play a key role in the economy (Wirth). In certain sectors, they operate at significant wages and account for greater than a quarter of the employees. Their regional versatility aids regional industry in responding to labour deficiencies mapping out irregularities that might otherwise stifle development. Immigrant employees contribute to the welfare of the ageing native-born populace by growing the amount of personnel in comparison to seniors, thus strengthening the Public Pensions financial resources.
Mexico immigration law describes a wide range of immigration requirements, rules governing visas, enacting penalties applicable to overstays or unlawful immigration, and enacting a legislation procedure for undocumented immigrants (Silber Mohamed and Farris). In Mexico, the Nationality policy manages the naturalization procedures. Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon focused on one principle governing border protection: to protect Mexican borders and the rights of the people residing in those regions.
Immigration has been a concept that has raised questions on what works and what does not work, especially in the United States of America and Mexico. Immigration has been the key factor that fosters international cooperation between nations (Silber Mohamed and Farris). In America, the immigration laws have been causing conspiracy as to what is applicable or not. This conspiracy increased after President Donald Trump took office in 2016. Even though many immigration policies govern the immigration rate, there is a thin line that separates what immigration policies work and which do not work. The Immigration and Nationality Act governs the number of people entering the United States of America. Once a person is admitted to the country through the Immigration and Nationality Act, they become legal residents. Legal immigrants can apply for jobs and live lawfully permanently in any of the states in the United States of America (Silber Mohamed and Farris). According to the Nationality Act, all legal permanent residents in the United States can apply for all jobs apart from these jobs lawfully reserved for Americans. However, the legal permanent residents have the right to apply for American citizenship after residing for five years in the United States of America.
Immigration in the United States of America takes place in many methods. The immigration methods include family-based immigration, employment-oriented immigration, Per-country ceilings, Refugees and lifestyles, Diversity Visa, programs, and other Humanitarian Relief methods (Silber Mohamed and Farris). All these immigration methods work in the United States apart from the sanctions that President Trump issued. Upon entering the Oval Office, President Trump ordered the erection of a wall in the southern America section bordering Mexico.
He also abolished legal immigration and banned all refugees from Muslim-majority nations. Furthermore, Trump ordered that all illegal immigrants must be deported with immediate effects. Nevertheless, the United States administration has worked closely to amend immigration policies onto the country (Guerra). Some of the measures that have been taken are adding further requirements as to who should be selected for immigration, reducing the number of refugees, and slowing the process of attaining a visa.
In my perspective, the United States’ immigration policy should be lenient to accommodate every person willing to make their dreams come true. In other countries, people migrate and become citizens without having to go through complex procedures. Even though the United States’ immigration policy is enacted to prevent increased immigration of refugees and unemployed people, they must consider some other key performance metrics (Guerra). For example, looking at the immigrant’s education level, skills, and potential will give a blueprint as to who will perform better and who won’t. Additionally, reducing the time it takes to become a citizen in the country increases immigrants’ working life.
I conducted a personal interview with an Immigrant in the United States. His name is Alexander. He immigrated to the country in 2017 from Singapore. Alexander came to the United States to pursue a career in computer science while working for one of the giant technology companies around. Over the years, He aspired to work for a big firm, and his dreams were fulfilled when he won a green card in 2016. When I asked him how it has been since you came into America. He said, “Honestly, life has been tough, but I am now coping with the situation. When I came into America, I first thought that I would find a collaborative environment to grow. However, capitalism is the King in America, and I had to adapt to that. Additionally, immigrants’ segregation was on the rise, especially after Donald Trump entered the oval office in 2016.” (Alexander). I also as went on to ask him to describe the effects of Trump’s reign on immigration in the United States. He said, “What I can say is that Trump decreased immigrants’ probability into the United States through strict immigrant policies and ruthless deportations. This has many disadvantaged immigrants, but it has also promoted the wellbeing of those working in various jobs.” (Alexander).
Mexico’s immigration law describes a wide range of immigration requirements, rules governing visas, enacting penalties applicable to overstays or unlawful immigration, and enacting a legislation procedure for undocumented immigrants. In Mexico, the Nationality policy manages the naturalization procedures (Guerra). Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon focused on one principle governing border protection: to protect Mexican borders and the rights of the people residing in those regions. The governing principles of Mexico immigration include:
I. Unconditional respect of human rights for both immigrants and Mexican residents.
II. The same security and protection offered to Mexicans abroad should be the same policy that Mexicans give to immigrants in their country.
III. Shared responsibility with foreign administrations on immigration concerns.
IV. Family unity
The immigration policy in Mexico is very lenient to all immigrants. Most immigrants acknowledge that the administration in Mexico offers them equal opportunities with the Mexicans. Mexico’s immigration policies work because all the immigrants are treated fairly, just like Mexicans are treated in other nations (Guerra). In my perspective, the Mexican immigration policy should also include the students aiming to advance their skills in those countries. Additionally, I also acknowledge the existing work and education minimum requirements to migrate into the country. This will continue to reduce the probability of allowing unemployed immigrants alongside refugees. I envisage great ideas to assist immigrants and their encounters in the country. The first would be to integrate them in the community. This entails taking them through the values and norms of society. This will help them bind and blend properly in the community. Natives will be able to recognize them as their compatriots. Second I would identify the immigrant’s ability which would suit him or her perfectly. Some of the immigrants are naturally talented and endowed with specific capabilities. Identification of these skills will give them a better chance to be placed in their area of specialization. I would vehemently oppose any form of segregation aimed at the immigrants (Wirth). Third, I can assist the immigrants by teaching them the local dialect. Often, most of the immigrants may come from regions that do not speak English. This may pose a communication barrier with the locals. In this context, I would take them through language lessons for them to comprehend the vocabulary. It is ideal to posit that the current regime should take pragmatic steps in finding remedy to the immigration crisis. The solution should be swiftly arrived to avert any prospective dangers
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