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Democratic Parties Essay

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The Democratic Party and America’s Issues
We are now four months away from the Presidential Elections, and we must choose what is best for America. The current running candidates are Barack Obama with the Democratic Party, and John McCain with the Republican Party. Barack Obama is now representing the Nation’s Democrats; he recently said that he is trying to balance hard head with a big heart. (Election 2008 P.48). Obama has planed many solutions to our current issues, on the health care issue according to Democrats. Org we will join 36 industrialized nations in making sure everyone has health care, starting by fixing the prescription drug program and investing in stem cell and other ...view middle of the document...

” Senator and now presidential candidate John McCain offered a meeting in Pennsylvania, he talked about immigration issue, and said that he would secure our borders first, and then he would worry about legalizing the 12 million illegal aliens in the country. I remember two years ago he was trying to get the bill pass through congress, but now that he became the Republican Candidate he backed up. According to Fitzgerald, in an appearance on July 13 before the National Council of La Raza in San Diego, Obama said that McCain had “abandoned his courageous stand” on immigration in order to win the GOP nomination, Obama said he wants to bring illegal immigrants “out of the shadows” and onto a path to citizenship. For many immigrants cross the border means a lot, but it can also mean death, crossing the border is very dangerous to people, but immigrants stills take the risk. In December 2003, the Palm Beach Post detailed the lives and work experiences of migrants brought to Florida to work in citrus and other agriculture. Individuals described a five-year old child dying in her mother’s arms as they crossed the Arizona dessert , a baby dying of cold in an unheated shack, a twenty-year old forced into sexual slavery to pay off her debt to a coyote, a sixteen-year old run over by the truck carrying him to a work site. It is almost incredible what immigrants do to be in the United States, they come here to work hard and as much people don’t want to admit that immigration brings most of our economical success to this country it is true. I believe that these people should be able to become permanent residents of the US and eventually citizens. Years ago during the World War II, the Roosevelt administration instituted the Bracero program, which granted temporary work visas to thousands of Mexican farms and factory laborers. The Bracero program stimulated illegal immigration; the program was terminated in 1965. When the Bracero program was on many people tried to get in status and couldn’t, so people decided to cross the border, and get a job on their own. At that time immigration penalties weren’t so rough on illegal immigrants, they would just get deported, and once deported they could turn around and come back. Many non-braceros noticed that small businesses were willing to hire them. At that time there were many positions to be taken, such as housekeepers, nannies, seamstresses, and so on. (Why Immigrants Come to America, Braceros, Indocumentados, and the migra P.15, 18, 23, 157). Throughout the years we’ve had millions of illegal immigrants coming into America, whether crossing the border or people coming here legally and overstaying with their visas. According to the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Department of Labor, and several think tanks estimate that 60 percent of unauthorized immigrants come across the borders, mostly with Mexico, without proper papers, and that about 40 percent enter legally but overstay their visas. (Illegal Immigration...

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