Last month a policy in which protected 800,000 immigrants came to an end. This policy was DACA ( Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), 91%of those immigrants were employed. My name is Luis Martinez, my issue is unfair treatment towards Latino immigrants. The ones affected in my issue are Latino immigrants because they are being discriminated. The government holds the power in this issue because they determine who stays in the country. Privilege doesn’t show up in my issue because immigrants don’t get the same education or job opportunities as people in the country.
Unfair treatment towards Latino immigrants is an issue that motivates me is because I am part of that group. I am a Latino immigrants who came into the country 15 years ago with my parents in search for a better future. Now in days Latino immigrants are being targeted for “making the country look bad”. I look forward to see how Latinos are being treated in different parts of the U.S.
A website titled, Racial Identity and Racial Treatment of Mexican Americans the websites explains how Mexican-Americans with high educational levels suffer from more discrimination and stereotypes than those with lower educational levels due to their interactions with whites. An academic source titled Perspectives of Work among Mexican Immigrants demonstrates how Latinos are the largest racial minority group in the U.S. There are 10 million Latino immigrants living and working in the U.S. Latinos migrate from their countries to seek more financial and educational opportunities for their families, because in their own country the opportunities are too limited. A news article titled Gina Rodriguez’s new ‘Dreamers’ series hopes to rid America of the term ‘illegal’ debates about Immigrant kids that were brought into the country illegally don’t have the education opportunities. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was removed recently. A film audio video titled Activists Question Treatment of Undocumented Immigrants shows how Latino youth entering the Mexico-USA border are forced to sign a contract that helps border patrol to rush their process of deportation. A young boy was being pushed to sign something, the boy refused because he didn’t know what he was signing. Border patrol officer insisted him to just sign.
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