• Immigration
    of writing in “Border on our Backs” and “Se Habla Entitlement” respectively. Although Roberto Rodriguez uses a personal approach to convey his message, Star Parker’s method of using real life facts and details to support her opinion really pulls through and is therefore more convincing. Roberto...
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  • Immigration Debate
    Edward G composition 1 The Immigration Debate “The Border on Our Backs” written by Roberto Rodriguez is an article that reflects a position on immigration and the political environment surrounding this issue. Mr. Rodriguez feels that the political climate around immigration is based on...
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  • Immigration
    immigration is good, but should be limited. The economic, fiscal and demographic effects are three major topics that tend to rule the debates on immigration and its laws. Rodriguez points out in his essay “The border on our backs” that Mexicans and Central Americans are targeted by shameless politicians...
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  • The Truth Behind the Border
    of our parents and grandparents sneaked into this country and went not only to thrive but to give a good deal back. Some have even argued that our borders should simply be thrown open. The whole picture is that the United States is not taking into account that everyone has some sort of...
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  • Ride Along
    already responded to the domestic violence call and didn’t take any action against the officer. The child had been returned to the mother with red marks on her neck, legs, and back and the mother had taken pictures. Officer Rodriguez spoke with the mother and heard about the officer’s previous use of...
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  • Media Reaction Paper
    state is to protect the rights of Arizona’s citizens. Extreme measures had to be taken. We can see that those who have lived in this country for many years illegally and have obeyed by our laws will be scared to be picked up and detained, and or sent back to Mexico. After establishing a life here for...
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  • Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member
    United States. With our history going back to between 1846 and 1848 when my country was neighbors with America then we went to war, the war was almost over when we lost nearly half of our territories to America. My culture lived in a few states which formerly belong to us which we lost by the end...
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  • "English66 Essay'
    what leads him away from gang life. Just by being Mexican, Rodriguez experience a lot of abuse and violence, which leads him to seek the protection of a gang. His family has a hard time surviving when they cross the border to live a new life in America; they live in poverty and have a hard time...
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  • Choice of the Student
    at a cost. While looking back, the decision to pursue academic success may not be all we've expected. Rodriguez sums this up very pointedly, "I was able to frame the meaning of my academic success, its consequent price – the loss" (Rodriquez 564). After all of his education, Rodriguez comes to...
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  • Chipita Rodriguez
    Rodríguez was for many years known to be the only woman legally hanged in Texas. People think to be the daughter of Pedro Rodríguez, she moved with her father to San Patricio de Hibernia, Texas, and for several years after Rodríguez's death furnished travelers with meals on the porch of her lean-to...
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  • My Racialized Comunity
    and gangs. I even thought about going back home but I had sold everything to pay the Coyotes to get me to America. That evening I was moved from where I was at to a house while others arrived. We were told that we would walk across the border that night and that it would take about thirty minutes. It...
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  • Immigration
    borders. The U.S. enforced border patrol at every crossing and the numbers of people being arrested and deported were astounding. In 1950, less than 20,000 were imported and more than 96,000 were turned over to agricultural employers after being arrested by the INS for illegal crossing (Rodriguez...
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  • Welfare: Toil and Trouble
    about how the minimum wage is too low, and that the jobs offered have no dignity. The nerve. Then there are the immigrants. Not the immigrants who come to America looking for freedom and a new life-I'm talking of the ones who invade our beaches and our borders, and head straight for the welfare sign...
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  • Mexican Drug War
    as part of the drug war. Not only have these terrorist acts been on Mexican soil, but violence has been carried out on our side of the border. For example, an American missionary, Nancy Davis, and her husband were driving on a highway near San Fernando when killers opened fire, killing Davis from a...
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  • Final Review Notes
    trade, because of WTO, because of our membership in WTO, because of our policies and practices in place now… we will never ever ever ever have closed borders. So when you hear anyone talking about closing our borders (ANYONE), you know that they can’t be serious because that’s a direct violation...
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  • The American Dream
    arose in December 2005 when the United States Border Patrol agents shot and killed a Mexican man trying to enter the United States illegally to take a job picking fruit in California (Bailey 101). The United States fought back and claimed the man was a coyote and was arrested and deported twelve times...
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  • Literature
    crossing, sometimes detain/prosecute, and send them back over the border. According to the US Department of Homeland Security and the Border Patrol Enforcement Integrated Database, apprehensions have increased from 955,310 in 2002 to 1,159,802 in 2004. "But fewer than 4 percent of apprehended...
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  • hello
    --a heaven without heroes, a heaven without special names. Back to Table of Contents My Wishes for the Future by Silvia Rodriguez Read other essays by Silvia Rodriguez One of my wishes is that I want people to remember me by my personality. I want them to know I was kind, friendly...
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  • Immigration
    in immigration in combination with recent terrorist attacks on US soil has caused the American people as well as the legislators to call for more security to our borders. S 2611:  On April 7, 2006 the Senate proposed bill S2611 to the 109th congress.  S2611 , The Comprehensive Immigration...
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  • Marijuana Trafficking
    marijuana into the United States through Florida while laundering millions of dollars, federal authorities announced.” On Tuesday, federal authorities charged 39-year-old Manuel Geovanny Rodriguez-Perez, the reputed ringleader, 30-year-old Miguel Cantres-Sanjurjo and his 29-year-old cousin, Felipe Cantres...
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