Monday, 28 March 2016
US Border Issues
This pro immigration organization, FIRM (Fair Immigration Reform Movement) main commitment is for immigrant rights at local, state and federal level across the United States. Consisting of 30 organizations committed to immigrant rights from across the country, this website aims to both raise awareness of the issues faced by immigrants daily.
The main focus' of this organization is to: provide a path to citizenship for ALL members of the community, reunite ALL families and reduce immigration backlogs, provide opportunities for safe future migration and etc.. A large part of the organization's work is the focus on establishing a border policy that protects border communities, focusing primarily on the border between the USA and Mexico.
Founded in early 2000, FIRM have created and hosted many projects and campaigns in order to raise awareness for immigration rights. Projects and campaigns such as: DREAM, which gave young immigrant adults the opportunity to temporarily be shielded from deportation and allow them to live and work legally in the U.S. by applying for "deferred action".
This anti immigration organization, FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) is a non-profit organization which over 35 years experience and 250,000 members. Their main goal is to educate and increase public awareness of immigration issues, present solutions, hold our leaders accountable for answers, and ensure the public's voice is heard.
The belief of the organization is that "America has reached a point where perpetual growth cannot realistically continue within limited space". The website offers additional information regarding various immigration issues, such as, illegal immigration, legal immigration, national security, border security etc..
In comparing both websites, in how they address the issues, both websites and organizations address their opposing issues in formal ways, for example the pro website clearly lays out all the issues they hope to address and overcome for immigrants in the future. The anti website is similar as it likewise lays out the issues that immigration has causes to the united states and what they wish raise awareness towards.
I feel the anti website is very calm in terms of the message it is trying to portray as it does not post blame on any particular race or ethnic group, like many other websites, and likewise it uses paragraphs such as: "We understand that immigration policy involves sensitive and emotional issues, and we believe in respecting the basic human rights and the dignity of all involved. We also believe that immigration policies should not be based on favoritism toward, or discrimination against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender or nationality."