Chomsky Illegal Immigration Analysis

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By looking into the history of Immigrants in the United States, we can see that the United States is a nation of immigrants. The Majority of the United States population is made up of immigrants and their descendants. Nowadays, there are still hundreds of thousands of immigrants who come to the United States from all around the world every year. The main reason for immigrants, legal and illegal, coming to the United States is that they all want a chance for a better life. Many people believe that the United States is one of the best countries for immigration because it has been known as the land of opportunity for centuries. Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal by Aviva Chomsky is an in-depth analysis of how the concept of “illegality” …show more content…
Evidently, laws and regulations are created in order to improve our society and promote social equality. However, the current legality of the United States Immigration system is too vague and internally contradictory. This is the root cause that has created many negative effects on the economy and society in the country. In addition, Many Americans think laws are just and can be understood by a process of objective reasoning. This is not entirely true as suggests by Chomsky, “They change over time, and they are often created and modified to serve the interests of some groups–generally the powerful and privileged–over others” (1). If the United States government does not review and reform their broken immigration system and border policy, this issue will continue to divide the Americans. Laws can be both objective and unjust; therefore, it is fundamental that American public should change their current view on immigration legality in order to play a positive role in influencing the decision of the government in policy …show more content…
Chomsky addresses how the concepts of illegality affect our immigration system. According to her, “Countries, sovereignty, citizenship, and laws are social constructions: abstraction invented by human. What’s more, they are all fairly recent inventions. Today, we use them to justify differences in legal status” (23). Changing thinking pattern can lead to new perspectives. In my past experience, when I came up with a new approach to solve a mathematical problem, I was able to look at the problem from a different angle which helped me to have a better understand on the

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