– to officially order someone to leave a country or region as a punishment
ex. The knight was forever banished from the kingdom.
– a person who comes from another country
ex. I sometimes get nervous when foreigners ask me for help.
[ˈɔːrɡənaɪzd kraɪm] (noun)
– criminal organizations that plan and commit crime, or the crimes that are committed by such organizations
ex. Chicago has been famous for its organized crime since the 1920s.
[ˈkrɪmɪnl ˈrekərd] (noun)
– an official list of crimes that someone has committed
ex. The suspect had no criminal record.
-(the act of) forcing someone, or being forced, to leave a school, organization, or country
ex. Tom's parents weren't happy about his expulsion from school.
– relating to a congress
ex. The congressional hearing on corruption was scheduled to begin in October, but the storm damage forced Congress to postpone.
Argentina Amends its Immigration Law, Speeds Up Deportations
Argentina made a major change to its immigration law to make it easier to banish foreigners who do crimes or who are under investigation.
President Mauricio Macri ordered the change to the 2003 immigration law.
The presidential order notes a rise in organized crime by foreigners and prevents immigrants who have criminal records from entering the country. It also speeds up expulsion for those who do crimes, including selling drugs and weapons or hiding illegal money.
The new law is designed to lower the increase in crime. The issue is a top concern among Argentinians who will vote in congressional elections later this year.
However, one human rights group said it is a mistake to think of the migration crisis as just an issue of national security, and to link immigrants with criminals.
Argentine Vice President Gabriela Michetti defended the new measure.
She told a local radio station that "Argentina is an open country that will always be in favor of diversity." She also rejected suggestions that the new law is like an immigration order signed last month by Donald Trump, the new president of the United States.
1. Who ordered the change to the immigration law? 是誰下令要修改移民法呢？
2. Does the change in the law prevent all immigrants from entering the country? 修改法律是否會阻止所有的移民入境該國呢？
3. What is the main purpose of this new law? 這項新法律的主要目的是什麼呢？
1. What do you think about the changes to the immigration law in Argentina? 對於阿根廷修訂的移民法律你有什麼看法呢？
2. Does your country have similar immigration laws? 你的國家有類似的移民法嗎？
3. Do you think this law is similar to the immigration order signed last month by Donald Trump? 你覺得這項法律是否類似唐納·川普上個月所簽署的移民命令呢?
Advanced exercises 進階練習
Please describe the main topic of the article with 1 or 2 sentences.
- Have you ever thought of fighting crime by becoming a police officer? Why or why not? 你是否曾想過要當警察來打擊犯罪呢？為什麼呢？
- Which developing countries do you think have the highest crime rate? 你覺得哪一個發展中國家的犯罪率做過呢？
- Do you feel safe in your country? Why or why not? 你覺得你的國家安全嗎？為什麼呢？
- Would you say that your country is safe for foreigners? Why or why not? 你覺得你的國家對外國人來說安全嗎？
- Do foreigners or immigrants often engage in criminal activities in your country? If so, why? 外國人或是移民常會在你的國家進行犯罪活動嗎？為什麼？
This lesson is based on a news article originally published by [VOA news](http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/argentina-amends-immigration-law-speeds-deportations/3701786.html)
Translated By April Wu