Monday, September 27, 2010

Blog 2: The Dream Act

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The Dream Act was first introduced in the United States Senate on August 1, 2001. The bill has been set aside for a while, until recently it has becomed a big hit. The Bill gives out certain requirements for "Alien Minors" to get an higher learning. These requirements are as follows; " students must graduate high school, good citizens, arrived in the U.S. as minors, and have been in the country for at least five years, the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency if they complete two years in the military or two years at a community college." It becomes controversial though , because these students are getting restricted from learning because of their residential status.
Once the student finally qualify for these, they can either go to the army or to school. They have to painfully struggle to get what most people got easily. They get subjugated from the rest of society, just because of their social status. It feels like a tensions amongst those who were born with residency with those who fought for it. Which is more legitimate, or are they both equally the same just that one fights for it way harder than the other.
This bill becomes very tense, in the Constitution it states, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." That these rights are for everyone, no matter class or social status. Everyone is endowed with equality well, what kind of equality is it when one certain group must fight harder for a status when another is just naturally born with it.
This Bill, specifically helps out those who weren't born here. Yet, we have people trying to argue against this bill, but we have to remember how this nation was made out of, it was made out of illegal aliens. What kind of hypocrisy are we trying to run? These senators& representatives need to face reality, because they know that the truth has slapped them. If coming to this country was "illegal& wrong" it was a misunderstanding because last we checked our people were exploited and were raped out of their land. It is not their fault that they pursuit a better life. Is it not why they came here, to "pursue happiness." The Dream Act, is hope for people who desire to make progress. These people are here for this nation, some will make new inventions to better this nation. While others will die for this nation. Is that not enough for you? The Dream Act, it will change lives.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blog 1: Political Cartoon "Immigration."


This political cartoon by Lattimer Massacre Project, points out the similarity and the hypocrisy between the economic and illegal things that an immigrant does. In the cartoon you see on the left side of the wall a “Help Wanted sign.” While on the right side of the wall you see a “Wanted side. On the left side you have a business entrepreneur, while on the other side you have a “sheriff.” Both posters have identical picture, yet they re-wrote some of the things. The political cartoon is very hypocritical, because they want cheap labor, but at the same time the cheap labor you need is also getting deported. The message of the picture is that while immigrants are very economically useful, they need to be “deported.” It is very ironic at how we need them to work for us, yet we want to kick them out. So, what you are trying to say is that you want help but at the same time you don’t help from them because they broke the law. I find it ridiculous because if you want to follow the “law” and deported them, what would you use for cheap labor who would do the jobs that most people find it so disgusting and pitiful to do.
This political cartoon can surely rest easily in the “Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and the Constitution.” Surely someone can say that no matter what you come from you still are human beings. What happened to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?” We get to use and manipulate these people for our own convenience? They are the back bone to this nation, what you are trying to pull off especially if you are trying to remove the people that take most of the jobs that others wouldn’t want to do. Their life is getting abused, their liberty is being mistreated, and their happiness is vanishing slowly. Where is the crime to whom someone who wants nothing but work. Where does the phrase “break the law” come to play when the people who come here want nothing but work. Why deport someone who can be easily manipulated and a surplus of it. The political cartoon is contradictory, because it shows the necessity of what an immigrant can give to this country, but if you want to send them back to where they came from then how are you going to help your economy.