EH 102 2EA
Articles on Illegal Immigrants The system in which to integrate illegal immigrants is weak, and has been held off for to long. Because the Dream Act has been held off for so long it has not progressed and adapted as it should have already done. In my essay “The Dream” I explained a plan to improve the Dream Act for the years lost. The articles, “Children of Illegal Immigrants”, “Children of Illegal Immigrants Struggle when parents are deported”, “Lawmakers should pass the Dream Act” help to support my idea.
The article “Children of Illegal Immigrants” talks about the percentage of children of illegal immigrants that were born in the United States and the rights of citizenship given to them by the Fourteenth Amendment. It then mentions a state that is extremely against integration, Arizona. Arizona’s senator even went as far as to say that the 14th Amendment should not apply to the children of illegal immigrants that where born here, he says the Amendment was only meant for African Americans and that “It’s got to be fixed”(Wall Street Journal). The Amendment states that anyone born in the United States is a legal citizen with every right as any other citizen. If the rest of the U.S. was as harsh as This Arizona senator (Russell Pearce) then even I would no longer be a citizen. The article goes on to talk about how most of the children, who were brought here at a young age, only have memories of the United States, not of their country of birth, and do not understand why they are not considered citizens. The Dream Act is mentioned as a way to help these children as way to get a temporary residency. This article would be great to use in my idea because it shows how unreasonable those against integration can be and shows struggles faced be the young immigrants.
In Marjorie Valbrun’s “Children of Illegal Immigrants Struggle when Parents are Deported” she paints a picture of the struggle the parents of