Immigration Synthesis Essay
America’s immigration policy expresses the nation’s desire for a certain composition of “whiteness.” Hence, America has no appeal to embrace Colombians or other Latino groups, like the Guerrero family.
As America created immigration quotas for non-whites, the restriction generated the inevitability of undocumented immigration, introducing the problem of illegal immigration into the nation (Ngai 5). Illegal immigration was not an extensive issue for America until the nation’s immigration policy implemented the recognizably race-based quotas, repressing the immigration of all non-white races. The fact that European immigration is not limited while Latino and Asian immigration is suggests that race and legal status remain intently coupled in America. These quotas make it difficult for unfavorable immigrants to come to America without being of undocumented status. Thus, the restrictive immigration policies leave immigrants, such as the Guerrero family, with no other option but to enter the nation illegally. Due to this, the term “illegal alien” developed as a