Bong-Bong’s Deterioration

In the short story “The Blossoming of Bongbong,” the main character, Bongbong, moves to America with big hopes to reshape his life and achieve success. This vague notion of the American dream leads to Bongbong’s desire for the quintessential, yet seemingly paradoxical American life: a movie star career, and a simple, non-contradictory lifestyle— everything he … Read more

Why Do People Immigrate?

Immigration is primarily the movement of people from their country to a different country of which they do not have citizenship. According to the data of the Census Bureau, there are almost 42.4 million immigrants in the United States. According to the data of 2015, there are approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. … Read more

Importance of DACA

December 13, 2017 Professor Ozgercin DACA 1 On June 15, 2012 President Barack Obama gave a brief speech on a new Department of Homeland Security Immigration policy. This new policy will benefit thousands of undocumented students living here in the United States that were brought by their parents since they were young children from their … Read more

The Situation In Nauru And Manus Island: Liability For Crimes Against Humanity In The Detention Of Refugees And Asylum Seekers

For those who’ve come across the seas we’ve boundless plains to share; With courage let us all combine To Advance Australia Fair. These words familiar to all of us are part of our national anthem but is our government really trying to fulfil them? As of April this year there are 1,369 asylum seekers in … Read more

Migratory Workers

The images of the Dust Bowl migrants, made famous in John Steinbeck’s best selling novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), tend to dominate the historical memory of migrant workers during the Great Depression era. However, while thousands of Okies and Arkies did take to the road in search of survival, they joined migrant workers who … Read more

Republicans’ and Democrats’ views and beliefs on immigration

“ During recent years, the topic of Immigration Reform has once again resurfaced to the forefront of most, if not all, political debates. To demonstrate, the Republicans and Democrats share their views and beliefs on immigration. Both parties highly express the need for Immigration Reform. The only difference they have on immigration laws is what … Read more

Carlos Bulosan’s America Is in the Heart: Reconciling Postcolonial Conflict

America is in the Heart begins with Bulosan’s childhood and traces a difficult immigrant experience defined by poverty, rootlessness and illness and culminates in a remaking of his self through writing. As Rajini Srikanth notes, the novel is “curiously marked by a faith and idealism in the possibilities of the United States even as it … Read more

The scots-irish immigrants

“ During the late 1700s and the early 1800s there were the first settlements of Scots-Irish people happening in the Americas. In 1693, King Charles II granted 24 landowners settlement in the American colonies and about 700 Scots-Irish settled in the colonies. In the colonies, up until about 1697, every governor of the colonies was … Read more

Forced migration

Population movements have been a constant feature of the evolution of human civilisation. But, in the last hundred years the world has witnessed many events responsible for global displacement of people on an unprecedented scale due to various factors. Migration and forced migration as global processes are today seen as a burning issue and an … Read more

Migration as Anthropocentric in Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World, a Book by Scott Russell Sanders

In Scott Russell Sanders’s book, “Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World”, Sanders addresses Salman Rushdie’s and the mass majority of the American public’s views on how migration brings tolerance in order to exemplify his point that migration is anthropocentric, that claims that migration cause tolerance are overblown and idealistic. Sanders also offers … Read more

Migratory Workers

The images of the Dust Bowl migrants, made famous in John Steinbeck’s best selling novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), tend to dominate the historical memory of migrant workers during the Great Depression era. However, while thousands of Okies and Arkies did take to the road in search of survival, they joined migrant workers who … Read more

The Creation of the Myth of the American Dream

Does America Still Provide Access to the American Dream? “That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” -(James Truslow Adams). There are many different perceptions of the American Dream. To many, the American Dream is of materialistic … Read more

Chinese Immigration

In many aspects, the motivations for the Chinese to come to the United States are similar to those of most immigrants. Some came to “The Gold Mountain,” and others came to the United States to seek better economic opportunity. Yet there were others that were compelled to leave China either as contract laborers or refugees. … Read more

Illegal Immigration

The world has gone through a revolution and it has changed a lot. We have cut the death rates around the world with modern medicine and new farming methods. For example, we sprayed to destroy mosquitoes in Sri Lanka in the 1950s. In one year, the average life of everyone in Sri Lanka was extended … Read more

The “Know-Nothings” take a blow

A “Know-Nothing”, as defined in David Cole’s argument, is an immigrant who sees himself as a “Native American” but blames society’s scourges upon recent groups of immigrants. If you are a Know-Nothing then David Cole has just knocked you down for the count. In his essay, “Five Myths about Immigration,” David argues a very convincing … Read more

Immigration & Americas Future

The world has gone through a revolution and it has changed a lot. We have cut the death rates around the world with modern medicine and new farming methods. For example, we sprayed to destroy mosquitoes in Sri Lanka in the 1950s. In one year, the average life of everyone in Sri Lanka was extended … Read more

Chinese Immigration

Every person who lives in America is either an immigrant or a descendant of an immigrant. Though we may not consider it, it is a fact that everyone here has come from some other place. The majority of immigrants have come to America voluntarily. Seeking a change they envisioned America as country thriving with different … Read more

Interrogations of Chinese Immigrants at Angel Island

Chinese immigration, after being shut down for many years by governmental legislation and an anti- Chinese climate resumed quickly after 1906. The major earthquake and fire that occurred in San Francisco lent the Chinese immigrants a window of opportunity to regain entrance to America. Immigrants could now claim, without proof, that they were indeed the … Read more

Immigration of the Eastern Dragons

The latter half of the nineteenth century was an important period in Chinese American history. The story of their migration from their homeland to America to seek riches with their combined strength, knowledge and skills changed the face of Hawaii and the American West. Unfortunately, this dynamic period also saw the rise of racism and … Read more

The Chicano View of Mexican Immigration

During the 1970s, Mexican Americans were involved in a large social movement called the “Chicano movement. ” Corresponding with the great development of the black civil rights movement, Mexican Americans began to take part in a series of different social protests in which they demanded equal rights for themselves. Composed mainly of Mexican American students … Read more

United States Immigration

Many Americans are concerned about the influx of immigrants into our country. They see new arrivals as a threat to jobs, a drain on over-burdened social services and a threat to cultural traditions. They complain, “There is a limit to how many newcomers can be absorbed, and the rate at which they can be assimilated … Read more

Indians Immigrating To America

Their homeland has the second largest population in the world, yet in America they form one of our smallest minorities. Americans were influenced by their beliefs long before the first immigrants arrived, and an important interchange of ideas has continued to the present day. Although many came to America as early as the turn of … Read more

Irish Immigrants in Boston

The life of Irish immigrants in Boston was one of poverty and discrimination. The religiously centered culture of the Irish has along with their importance on family has allowed the Irish to prosper and persevere through times of injustice. Boston’s Irish immigrant population amounted to a tenth of its population. Many after arriving could not … Read more

The immigrants in United States

The United States is having its largest surge of immigrants since the states became united . Who knows what will stop these immigrants from endlessly flowing into the country? The changes in our immigration policies of the past have allowed immigration to greatly change. There are a lot more immigrants now and a lot less … Read more

Racism in British Immigration

The purpose of this paper is that to highlight what I see as racist, unjust and inhumane elements in Britains immigration system and the culture of secrecy surrounds it. The permanent residents (who has indefinite leave to remain), central to this discussion not the illegal immigrants and bogus asylum seekers. Also immigrations treatments of people … Read more

The Japanese Americans

The Japanese Americans have maintained loyalty to the United States throughout the history of there immigration beginning in 1843 (Leathers, 6). Over the years, they have persevered through the trials and tribulations of discrimination and prejudice. The white community often discriminated them because of the misunderstanding of their language and culture. They overcame this obstacle, … Read more

Should America Close the Golden Door

America has, is, and will always be a nation of immigrants: the great melting pot. In the years that have passed since Emma Lazarus poem was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty the golden door has seen times when it was open wide and times when it was closed shut to almost all immigrants. Many … Read more

Polish Immigrants to the US

This was true of my stepfather’s grandparents, who came to the United States from Poland around 1915. “During the late 19th and early 20th Century, social as well as economical hardships fell upon a country which saw more then three million emigrate overseas to the New Land. ” (American Identity). The mass movement of people … Read more

Immigration & Americas Future

The world has gone through a revolution and it has changed a lot. We have cut the death rates around the world with modern medicine and new farming methods. For example, we sprayed to destroy mosquitoes in Sri Lanka in the 1950s. In one year, the average life of everyone in Sri Lanka was extended … Read more

Immigration problem in the United States

The first move stopping immigration decided by Congress was a law in 1862 restricting American vessels to transport Chinese immigrants to the U. S. The Alien Contract Labor Laws of 1885, 1887, 1888, and 1891 restricted the immigration to the U. S. of people entering the country to work under contracts made before their arrival. … Read more