Dehumanization Of Immigrants

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There can be a lot said about a person or family who travels through thick and thin to reach a point in their life, where they can finally say they are grateful to have finally made it. But the journey, where they have to go through, is something extraordinary. The fact that these people have been labeled as an "illegal immigrant" or "illegal alien" is an insult to them. The definition of an illegal immigrant is defined as: "A foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country 's authorization" (Dictionary). However, the term "illegal" itself dehumanizes the person and unlawfully charges them instantly for a crime that needs them to be punished for. Labeling them as a criminal to their friends, families, and …show more content…
In the 1940 's its said that many employers from the U.S craved for cheap and reliable labor that would suitable to their needs. And together, employers were willing to do whatever it took to get a workforce that big and cheap, even if it meant doing it through illegal methods. (Beyond Borders) Now, with the inflation of immigrants, it permits capital accumulation to change due to the supply of labor that is brought in by them. With this in place, it provides an assistance to immigrants to give their fair share of income that will inevitably increase over time to natives. It 's also stated that immigrants have boosted the U.S ' wage earning of someone who is native by about 0.7% to 1.8%. Which allows U.S citizens to actually gain more than what they would normally. (Immigration Economic Impact). Even though most immigrants do indeed lack somewhat of an educational background they do not hinder any sort of employment outcomes of people who were naturally born as U.S citizens. The amount of people who also lacked education were immigrants between the ages of 25-34. (Pew-Hispanic) Meaning that the job or any sort of career that they would be looking for would be limited, because of their educational background. In most cases undocumented workers seem to take all the jobs that are deemed to be pretty low for the average American who has undergone some educational …show more content…
These workers do what they can to make an actual living wage to sustain themselves and whatever family they have here or back home. In reality, these workers are not the same people who come to the U.S and corrupt the country using illegal methods. Instead, the amount work that they have been doing and putting in is not only supporting the country but creating a positive change. We must be able to differentiate the worker and criminal than just looking at their residential status so they are not wrongly accused by their background

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