Beyond the Wall

photo: Wall in El Paso by Jonathan McIntosh When people talk about immigration policies probably the first thing that comes to people’s minds is the construction of a wall that prevents people from entering the country illegally. This idea became popular due to the new President Trump’s administration but a “border wall won’t make as...

The wall of prejudice

After reading the article of “Trump orders construction of border wall boosts deportation force” by Jeremy Diamond, we know that the presidency of Donald Trump wants to build a great wall like the great wall of China. the great wall is for ” speeding the deportation of undocumented immigrants (Jeremy Diamond).” I think his...

Exploring Where I live II

“In the city of Woodside, where I live, I walked around my neighborhood… Woodside is a very nice location to live. There isn’t too much attraction going on or too little attraction going on.” I remember writing this in the first assignment, ‘The Urban’ at 1st Glance. Yet, writing ‘The Urban at 2nd Glance,...

The Hypocrisy of Immigration

  Image Credit: Walt Jabsco A quick and easy way for politicians to get votes and popularity is attacking and blaming the nations failure in immigrants, always making people drift away from the real problem, like injustice in the government and the controlling of corporations. Therefore, many fail to remember that the United States...

“They’re Stealing Our Jobs”

One of the classic lines against immigration–besides quips about drug smuggling–is that immigrants are taking jobs that “rightfully belong” to American workers.  Mexican workers have faced the brunt of the backlash, beginning in the 1940s during World War II, when the Bracero Program was introduced (Kwong 301).  More conservative Americans believe that undocumented immigrants...

Broken Windows and Turnstiles

  “If a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired,” they observed, “all the rest of the windows will soon be broken.”  said James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling in an influential article in The Atlantic. According to Wilson and Kelling, tracking down petty crimes like jaywalking, jumping over the turnstiles, making...

“I CAN’T BREATHE”

Photo:https://www.thenation.com/article/many-struggling-breathe-amid-rampant-injustice/ The conflicts between people of color and the criminal justice system is no secret. This has been an ongoing problem in America for centuries and sadly it never seems to stop. Throughout history people of color have had to suffer at the hands of the criminal justice system which time and time again...

The Central Park Five – Criminal Injustice System

Image source: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/centralparkfive/about/overview/ America carries the ideal view of being the “dream country” and melting pot where opportunities and liberal rights are offered equally to all people. However, this is most definitely contradicted by the criminal justice system. People around the world hope to come to the United States with the hopes of achieving the...

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