The World Of Undocumented Immigrants

Essay by adones1University, Bachelor'sA+, February 2005

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In this day and age it is hard to believe that there are still so many undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Recently, President George W. Bush accepted a legislation that would give rights to undocumented immigrants already working in the United States. The majority of the undocumented immigrants are of Latino decent, many of which hold jobs that are often dangerous and humiliating.

There are "9 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, and 80 percent of the immigrants are Latino" (Latina, 2004, p.92). Every person is connected to them in one way or another. They wash our clothes, sweep our floors, serve our meals, and pick the vegetables we eat. That is why these immigrants are so important to our society. These millions of Latino immigrants are like everyone else they are mothers and fathers, wives and husbands, daughters and sons, who are just trying to survive in hopes for a better future for them and their families.

These immigrants have to work in harsh conditions, and are paid well below the minimum wage. This is because they have no social security card, or any other form of documentation, and are taken advantage of.

It is hard to believe that in this country people are treated so unfairly, we must help to change the laws. We can volunteer to help in nonprofit organizations, such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. This group has helped strike down many propositions in California, which tried to deprived education, health care, and social services to all undocumented workers in the United States. This and many others are organization of a group of local immigrant, refugee that are challenging anti immigrant legislation.

Most of the people who are born in this country do not...