Real America By Richard Raynor

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The fabric of the “Real America” America is a mosaic of different cultures and races. Most cannot see or assemble the image of the “Real America”. Michael Scott argues this idea by writing that the undocumented “aliens” inundation has caused a dilution of the “Real America”. He writes “aliens” have become such a problem for Americans, the latter has lost jobs, money and even their identity. However, Richard Raynor argues this influx of cultures revitalizes the American identity by repopulation of abandoned communities. By analyzing these two essays, it is possible to begin a deconstruction of these ideas and end with a comparison that will help determine which writer has made their point stand tall against scrutiny. Before this can happen, …show more content…
The struggles they have to endure ,while still trying to assimilate into this new culture. The number of illegals coming in the country is roughly 300,000 according to Raynor “The 300,000 figure is considered firm because it was based on the years following 1998, when the I.N.S started to process the genuinely reliable data it amassed following the 1986 amnesty of illegals”(506). Labor is a hot topic in the illegal immigration debate. There are not enough jobs for people with low skills and these jobs are taken by these illegal immigrants . According to Raynor “The number off illegal immigrants in California is thought to be growing 125,000 a year —- hardly an economic catastrophe in a state of 31 million”(507). Immigration has brought decaying communities back from the dead. Revitalizing communities that would other wise be left untouched. While Immigrants give back to these communities they are being exploited by the government and the communities they live in . According to Raynor “Local ,state,and federal governments spend about 11.8 billion a year educating legal and illegal immigrant children, according to the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan research organization, compared with the $227 billion spent to educate all children.Generally, this is more than offset by the taxes that legal and illegal immigrant families pay —- 70.3 billion a year ,the Urban Insititue says —- while receiving $42.9 billion in total services. Illegals immigrants pay $7 billion in taxes.”(504). These immigrants pay money to these local,state ,and federal governments to use these tools provided to these communities. Raynor believes that the problem is not about the monetary cost but the attack on the old ideals of what America once was

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