Invisible Immigrants Analysis

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Before reading Invisible Immigrants, I always thought that everyone who crossed the border to come live in the United States always ended up having a better life here. This was not the case for women in Invisible Immigrants. Women are being neglected basic medical needs because there aren’t fully U.S. citizens. After reading Invisible Immigrants, I realized that there are many women who cross the border illegally and have to work in a place that doesn’t require Social Security number. Eventually, these women find jobs in a farm or small local place, but face even a bigger problem. Their supervisor or boss rape these women because they have a power of them since they are illegal citizens who can easily be deported. Women who are pregnant face …show more content…
My mother was born in Mexico and came to the United States, like all of the other women immigrants, in hope of a better life. She married my father and built a business in San Diego. By their third year in marriage, they grew economically and were able to expand their business. Unfortunately, my mother’s case is very rare. I feel very blessed that my mother didn’t face these types of problems that other immigrant women are facing, but that won’t stop me from using my voice to make a change. The first problem that should be fixed is the medical needs for these women who are pregnant or not. The government shouldn’t wait until all these immigrant women are dying. They should find a way to make it accessible to even non U.S. citizens. I believe the country has a duty to provide for everyone (even those who are trying to become citizens). In Invisible Immigrants, “immigrant Even immigrants with green cards must generally wait five years to qualify for basic Medicaid programs” (Chen 207). The government is making it almost impossible for these women to receive basic medical needs. In order to fix this problem they need to accept that this a problem that will only get worse with …show more content…
Since they are immigrant women without papers they don’t have much options in where to work. The problem is that in the farms, where immigrant women are working, they are exposed to pesticides that put their baby and themselves at risk. The baby is at risk of birth defects, but the women is only thinking about getting the job done in order to provide for her son/daughter. I strongly think that the government should provide more safe and adequate jobs for these women who don’t have a green card. They are just looking for a better life for themselves and their babies, but end up in dangerous health risks. A women shouldn’t risk her health just to receive minimum wage or even less. When I read this I was shocked because I thought this wasn’t an issue since Cesar Chavez’s speech in 1984. I realized that this is still in issue that needs to be fixed in order for these women to have a safe

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