Limitations And Consequences Of Criminalization Of Immigration

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Criminalization of immigration has many definitions, especially when there are different types of categories. According o the power point the author states “Criminalization of Immigration refers to policies which make it a crime subject to deportation for undocumented entrants who have been deported to re-enter and for undocumented entrants or permanent resident aliens to remain in the United States after deportation” (Healey, 2013).One category under criminalization of immigration is basically the restrictions to reduce immigration (deported individuals) or in some cases discriminate against individuals who do not have legal documentation to reside in this country. In the Power Point “Criminalization of Immigration” it describes how during …show more content…
Especially, when workers were required to verify the legality of documentation for work, immigrants had to obtain domestic, construction, gardening or any type of job that didn’t required legal documentation. After criminalizing immigrants with the term “illegal alien” it created an impact on the American society. In addition, this term not only cleated restrictions to enter to this nation, but also limits their access to work opportunities. In my opinion, media plays an important role in the America society because of the negative exposure of violent crimes committed by certain felons, is generalized by the hold Hispanic and Latino community. Moreover, media is not objective because it only shows what they want to hear and believe, but they don’t show how many immigrants are in the U.S. to work in order to provide for their families. Generalizing or having a program that advocates for discrimination and racism against immigrants clearly affects the image and public opinion about them. For this reason, the negative image created by the media has a connection with hate crimes against illegal …show more content…
In addition, the video described a Margaret creating movements against illegal immigrants. Margaret mentioned based her arguments against illegal immigrants in a incident that one Mexican killed a pregnant woman in an accident and men whistled females in a 7/11. She used this two arguments to create a movement against illegal immigrants workers, especially intimidating contractors by taking pictures and recording when they were trying to provide job for them. In addition, she also created an environment of fear among the community. After the creation of the movement, the video mentioned how in September 17, 2007, a male was murder and other (Israel Lopez) was cut with a knife. The crime committed is known as a hate crime because they the individuals who did it had tattoos and symbols of hate against the illegal immigrant

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