Friday, February 3, 2012

Latino Immigration
The America's Society was established in 1965 by David Rockefeller. The Website 'supports the further intergration of immigrant workers into businesses and local communities.' The America's Society, together with 'Council of the America's' produce America's Quarterly, a policy journal for the Western Hemisphere. In these times of critical debate on immigration legislation and the backlash against immigrants, AS/COA believe that greater integration and appreciation for immigration to society will ultimately help advance immigration reform. The America's Society mainly focuses on advancing the immigration of latino's/hispanics, not specifying where it could be improved or how it could be improved. Although they do no focus on helping those who want to immigrate, they do focus on trying to help those who have immigrated adjust and fit in to their new surroundings.
AIC (Americans for Immigration Control) was founded in 1983 and is based in Monterey, Virginia. 'AIC is about deporting those illegal aliens already in the U.S.' AIC are in favour of enforcing stricter immigration laws and increasing penalties. AIC try to encourage all citizens to join their efforts to secure American Borders. This website continually refers to the latino immigrants as 'illegal aliens', giving the impression that they do no belong on the planet, let alone in the U.S. The website also has a list of solutions, one of which is to increase the manpower of U.S border control. I feel like this website is extremely negative towards Latino immigrants without actually giving them a chance. They do not take the time to think of the possibility that these 'illegal aliens' may bring positive opportunities to the U.S. Not only that but I think the AIC has the assumption that they are all illegal, with no reference to those immigrating in a perfectly legal manner. Surely America, as the land of Liberty would allow these immigrants into their country?

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