Immigration Law

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Submitted By hollieballard
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Hollie Ballard
MGT 201-Z1
Professor Lau
6 Aug 2011
Changes Need to Be Made Illegal immigrants go through a rigid journey to cross the border into the United States of America. Crossing the border successfully does not mean the journey is over for these illegal immigrants, their life of living in the shadows is just beginning. In the article “America’s Divide,” it discusses the debated immigration reform legislation, which has been projected in the U.S. Senate, and well as the U.S. House of Representatives. This article tells the story of Irma Palacios’ story of her family and their legal status. It is not uncommon for legal immigrants to have family that have diverse statuses for legality. In Irma’s family she has members that are legal through birth, permanent residents, naturalized citizens, and some, like her brother-in-law Raymundo, undocumented immigrants. Raymundo, among others, are burdened with the stress of living a life unseen. He cannot achieve his full potential because he is stuck doing the work that citizens of the United States do not want to do, such a working in the fields and hard labored factory working. With the status of being undocumented, if he was to lose his job he does not get unemployment, and when he has a job his wages a lower than they should be. Raymundo stresses about is immigration status to a point where he will get a rash on his body. He has a wife and a child who are citizens of the United States, and if he gets caught, he will be sent back to Mexico away from his family. “Field of Tears,” is another article that discusses the Journey to El Norte, or the promise land up North. Teresa Vega had to watch her first son die, due to her and her husband, Marco, not having any money to take him to the doctor. When Teresa discovered she was pregnant again she decided that once the child was born she was going to migrate to the…...

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