The United States Of America Essay

778 Words Nov 17th, 2016 4 Pages
“We are a country where people of all backgrounds, all nations of origin all languages, all religions, all races, can make a home. America was built by immigrants.” Hillary Clinton spoke those very words, words that should reflect the United States of America but does not. America is known as the melting pot, because of all the cultures that are in the United States. However, there is this great sense of prejudice and discrimination that develops among some people when it comes to immigrants in America. Many Americans believe that immigrants should not be in America, because they are not “American.” These same Americans believe that they do not provide any success to America and should not be inside the borders of the United States. Just look at Donald Trump and what he has said in this past election about him wanting to “build a wall.” This type of attitude shows this strong discrimination among these immigrants and this same type of discrimination is explored through the documentary Documented. Documented is about journalist Jose Antonio Vargas who is an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines. Vargas becomes an advocate for the immigration reform and stresses that people who are undocumented immigrants are in America, because they want to be a part of the American culture and because they want a better life for themselves. Vargas pushes for changes to occur in how immigrants are treated in America and he becomes the voice for these immigrants. Through the…

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