Imagining The Immigrant Summary

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The United States was founded upon principles that anyone can achieve the american dream. This dream is that everyone that has an opportunity to make their way living easier than in other countries. Immigration is a huge effect from the opportunities that the U.S offers its foreign travelers. There have been so many people that move to the United States making illegal immigration a big issue . . John Savant wrote an article on how the government should give immigrants the opportunity to express their rights while they are in the United States. He argues in his article, Imagining the Immigrant: Why Legality Must give way to Humanity, “ law and morality are not always commensurate.”(pg.347 ). When immigrants migrate to the U.S, they have these rights that Americans have, but the government does not always see it that way, the laws always change based on the situation that are present at the moment. The government might agree with the law or might go against it. As Savant mentions, “ one…show more content…
He creates a situation about a man named Eusebio, who has just been deported back to Mexico as an undocumented worker in the United States. Eusebio lost all his income that he earned in the United States and in the end was not able to support his family. Many people like Eusebio come to the US seeking opportunities to support their families, but they do not realize that coming over illegally doesn't open as many benefits. He disputes in his article on how we should confront the issue , “In concern for “respect for law,” can we demote these and many similar tragedies to a category of lesser urgency, considering them the “collateral effects” of market forces?”(375) There are thousands of undocumented workers that are being deported because big companies exploit them by reporting them to I.C.E (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) even though they advertise these jobs in their

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