Orange Is The New Black Documentary Analysis

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The popular show “Orange Is the New Black” is a show off Netflix. One of my favorite character is Maritza Ramos. In real life, the actresses name is Diane Guerrero and she was born here in America. Her parents and older brother were born in Colombia and immigrated here before she was born. When she was 14, she was coming home from school, saw that the dinner was ready, lights were on but her family wasn’t anywhere to be found. She went to her neighbor 's house, where they broke the news to her and told her that her parents and brother had be deported. Unfortunately, situations like hers are actually very common. La times has reported that last year around 315,943 people were deported from the United States. There should be more opportunities …show more content…
There is not enough money to go around helping those who aren’t citizens of America. On the contrary, they contribute to the cash flow. They make money that they then go back and spend, just like documented citizens. They are spending their money on bills, education, food, shelter, etc, again, just like documented citizens. Like I stated earlier, they have been here for years and all they’re doing is living like every other documented American, the difference is one is not allowed to be here. In fact, many spend so much money trying to get documented. Going through the fees for applications and waivers, it could cost between $1490 to $2490, plus the trips they might have to make or if something goes wrong, they might still have to pay more. All that money is given to the United States. By giving more opportunities to help undocumented immigrants, there will be more money that’s given to America. For example, my family has spent a couple thousand dollars in applications, waivers, trips, and fees to get documented. Money that somehow we had to have to continue our process every time. My family had to somehow find jobs where they wouldn’t ask too much about their status, which goes into my next point. Also, according to Fiscal Times, “Immigration benefits America in at least two ways. First, increased immigration expands the American workforce and encourages more business start-ups. Second, immigrants increase …show more content…
They are worried about theirs and their families safety. I can see and understand that they don’t want criminals coming into their country and if they’re here illegally they want them out, but immigrants are not criminals. According to Reason, “Much is made of the alleged fact that 30 percent of federal prison inmates are illegal immigrants. Actually, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the correct figure is 14 percent, and many are in just for violating immigration laws. In prisons at the state level, where most violent crime is prosecuted, illegal immigrants account for less than 5 percent of all inmates”. This mean that not everyone is in jail because of rape, murdering, or bring in drugs. They didn’t come to America to do such horrible things some people think they came here for. They come to get get away from that. When they talk about how most are in there because they’re violating immigration law, they mean they might have used fake papers for work purposes, fake ID card and maybe fake social security number. Helping them get the proper documents would bring that 14%

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