Monday, February 27, 2017

Underground network readies homes to hide undocumented immigrants


http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/us/california-immigrant-safe-houses/index.html











Summary: 
Reverend Zach Hoover, one of many religious leaders that have formed the Rapid Response Team, fights to protect potentially deported immigrants by building houses underground. The organization tries to protect immigrants rights by building private homes for them to hide from federal agents. This is just one of many examples of people protesting Trump's immigration ban, which prevents refugees from 7 predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US. His immigration policies also threaten non-citizens living in the US.

Connection:
Trump's ban on immigration can be compared to Japanese Internment during World War Two during which all Japanese decent people were forced out of the West Coast of the US. This was seen as cruel and unfair treatment but the government did it anyway because the Japanese were a war enemy and had to be prevented from spying and sabotaging the US. Trump has the same mindset about middle eastern immigrants as we are currently fighting the War on Terror. However, his actions have been seen as unfair and cruel to innocent immigrants.

Discussion Questions:
Do you think the immigration ban is justified?

11 comments:

  1. I do not think that the ban is justified because America is supposed to be a free country, and this is taking that privilege away from them, by not letting a specific race enter the US. This will change how other countries look at the US because they always accepted everyone, and now that changed.

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    1. I agree with Arturo, that the ban is not justified because as America being a free state, others should be able to come here either escaping war, life of violence or entering as a refugee should be allowed to start a fresh in a new country.

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  2. I don't think this ban is justified because the immigrants that come to this country in the first place are just looking for a better life and we should deny them a chance to life a better life

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  3. The immigration ban is not justified because they are already in the US, they have worked hard to get where they are now, and it is unfair to take them away from their families.

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  4. The immigration ban is not justified because the immigrants were already in the US and the US is supposed to be free country.

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  5. The immigration ban is not justified. Being Middle Eastern I can say that many of the immigrants come to America in search of a better life to be able to better support their families. As well as take their families and themselves out of danger from what is occurring overseas.
    Everyone in America has come from a different area in the world other than the Native Americans therefore leading to the conclusion that immigrants shouldn't be banned because if you ban one group of people then you have to ban the rest of them which would basically destroy the population and economy of America. In the US's Pledge of Allegiance it says, "with liberty and justice for all," by conducting an immigration ban President Trump is going against the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States.

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  6. The immigration ban is not justified. The reason Trump gave was that it was stopping radical Islamic terrorists from entering the country and that the majority of fatal terrorist attacks in America have been carried out by people from other countries but it is really a 50/50 split between immigrants and US born citizens and the odds of a terror attack in the US by a refugee is 3.6 billion to 1.

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  7. The immigration ban is totally not justified. By doing this, this wont help the economy become better.

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  8. I agree with Ashlee, if there is a ban it's not solving anything. It's only making matters worse.

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  9. The immigration ban is completely unnecessary because it is not solving any issues and people will most likely find other illegal ways to gain entry into the US. America is a land composed of immigrants and immigrants hold jobs that affect our daily lives.

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  10. I believe the ban is unjustified and unnecessary. Immigrants hold many important jobs and without them the country's economy would suffer. Also there are far more pressing issues Trump should be focusing on as president than immigration policies.

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