Monday, September 12, 2016

Immigrants preying on Americans with false tales of abuse to stay in US, experts say

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/08/immigrants-preying-on-americans-with-false-tales-abuse-to-stay-in-us-experts-say.html
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Summary: 
Immigrants, whether legal or illegal, may apply for the U visa if they are victims of certain crimes, including stalking and domestic violence, and if they help law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution. The visa was created created as the "Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. This act allows alleged illegal victims to remain living in the US while assisting law enforcement. Also they can become eligible  adjust to lawful permanent resident status.

Connection:
This article is connected to the previous unit we have covered in class. Immigration has become a serious issue from the past and to the present day. Immigrants are coming from these troublesome backgrounds and see America as their ticket out. However, the strive for the American Dream can can become so critical that people do anything by all means to live there lives out as an American legal or illegal.

Discussion Questions: 
Why do you think immigrants are going to the extremes just to secure a life in the United states? Do you think that America is that great for these immigrants to be playing dirty? Is the American Dream really worth it?



12 comments:

  1. I beleieve the the US is doing the illegel immigrants dirty because there making it a law, that if the illegals help the law enforcement to snitch out on other people to help the police enforcement's prosecute someone they wont have to anything but give the them a number. That is exactly why people hate immigrants because there willing to do anything to become legal here,which i get, but basically the law is forcing them to snitch on other people and that's why people hate on them. The government is using the right of being a citizen for the immigrants in order for them to snitch on other people, which could get those immigrants killed by the people they ratted on. The government is a ruthless group of people that have no sympanthy for peoples life's, they only care about the money and themselves.

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  2. I think that the immigrants are going to extreme to have a secure life in America because they don't want to be scared of being involved with cops because they are scared of being sent back to their country.

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  3. I believe that the US isn't really helping the illegal immigrants because they're not really giving them a choice but to snitch people out if they want to stay in US and not get deported. Which leads to immigrants not have the freedom that they expected to receive when coming to America. Immigrants don't feel like they have their "equal rights" or freedom because they are forced to do something that they either don't have answer to or don't want to tell because that could get them in trouble or get killed. This shows that the government doesn't really care about the immigrants and what they want and the government figured out that they would do anything in order to stay in the US and all the government want is that immigrants to do something that benefit the country and themselves

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  4. I believe the immigrants are risking and sacrificing so much in order to live in the US because the US has much more opportunity and freedoms compared to other nations. In this case, however, I disagree that these immigrants are "playing dirty" in order to stay in the US. I believe the immigrants are staying due to a passed law allowing them to stay in order to help law enforcement personnel. As for other illegal immigrants who aren't legally staying in the US, I believe that escaping into the US would only be worth it if they're escaping persecution or some life-risking factor, and they need come to America in order to survive. Otherwise, I believe that illegal immigration wouldn't be worth it because they would end up suffering in the US due to treatment and the laws regarding illegal immigrants, and they might end up being deported back to their old country anyways.

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  5. I think immigrants are going to these extremes because they don't have many other options that are secure. Their american dream is probably worth it, they could be dealing with something way worse at their country, thats why they could be lying about being "stalked" or domestic violence. I don't really think immigrants are doing the U.S. dirty, i get that they are lying and its wrong but they could just be trying to live in a safe place, but instead the U.S. is making it harder of them to live here.

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  6. It's upsetting to see and realize how much the country is so worried about letting the immigrants stay. It's unfair that they still have to go through hard processes to just stay in a place which they thought was going to be the best, where they thought they could finally accomplish their "American Dream". The US shouldn't be putting more pressure on them, because they don't know the hardships of trying to get into the country and continuing to provide themselves or family.

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  8. I feel like it is a good and bad idea. It's good because it gives people a place to go if you are being stalked, but people can make up something and get in fast if they wanted to. I feel like some people would abuse this and start making up excuses also.

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  9. Immigrants are going to these extremes because life in the US is very good compared to the rest of the world. The quality of life in some places in the world is so much worse than the quality of life in the US. Even if it is a difficult process to get into the US, leagally and illegally.

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  10. I think that the immigrants are afraid to go back to their own country. This is because they believe that the U.S is far superior to their old form of life. The American Dream is definitely worth lying for. I believe that it is worth trying to deceive your way into getting.

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  11. The immigrants don't want to go back to their country because their country is no where near as good as the U.S, the U.S gives more opportunities. They are afraid of going back to that unstable life. I agree with Sid, The American Dream is Worth lying for.

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  12. Immigrants are going to the extreme with coming to the US because because they want to leave their country for many reasons. For example it could be for, political views, religious freedom, sexuality, freedom of speech and poverty. I feel that america has its pros and cons for immigrants, so the American dream really depends on each person.

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