Wetbacks Illegal Immigrants Analysis

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Illegal immigrants either in the United States or making their way into the country are constantly under fire of generalizations. The goal of a generalization is to help explain why an event occurs while looking at patterns and reoccurring factors, and predict what will happen in the future. Such can be explained with the behaviors of the illegal immigrants moving through the United States and Canada. As seen in the documentary, Wetbacks, it was not the first time that many of these people had tried illegally crossing the Mexican border. For many of these people, they had been on their second, third, or maybe fourth attempt to illegally cross into the United States. Why is this a regular trek for many of the people living in Central and South …show more content…
By the looks on the faces of some of the men and women, while they were captured in Mexico, the police had obviously done some terrible things to them. Each and every culture believes that their culture, way of life, values, beliefs, etc. are superior to those around them. Many have the belief that all Latin Americans and Central Americans are of the same nationality and ethnicity- that they’re all “just Mexicans”, perhaps. The truth of this, though, is that there is bountiful points in the documentary that demonstrate the social animosity between all these different nationalities shown- including the Americans shown, as well. The vigilante group, Civil Homeland Defense (CHD), believes that America is only for Americans, and often show hostility towards the immigrants coming into the country, although many seem to be uneducated and unsympathetic towards the migration towards America. Mexicans look down on many of the Latin American people, calling them pigs, beating them, stealing from them, and treating them in an inhumane way, unlike the Border Patrol shown in Texas/Arizona. Many from Latin American countries look at Mexicans like they are dirty, rapists, thieves, gangsters, and not to be trusted. Nayo and Milton, two of the men attempting to cross the border, seemed extremely ill at ease about crossing into Mexico. They decided to travel separately, using signals to communicate, hide their money, and either eat on the road or not eat at all, due to their fear of Mexicans and being caught by the Mexican border patrol. After being captured by the police and held in jail for deportation, both men seemed brutally beaten and discouraged. This behavior towards each other only increases the animosity that already

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