Immigration Class Analysis

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trying to immigrate in the first place. Besides the social stigmas such as the various myths previously mentioned. Before this class I did not fully know all of the hardships potential immigrants face trying to legally get into the country. One such hardship that I never knew existed was Notario fraud. And the way Mary Dolores Guerra puts it, I am surprised that it is not talked about more than it is. “The notario ―takes advantage of an individual‘s desperation, inability to speak or read English, and unfamiliarity with the [U.S.] legal system to persuade the individual to pay money for the notario‘s immigration services, charging ―exorbitant fees and then doing nothing.” (Guerra, 2011, 28) The bigger question is that even after going through that, why would someone want to still attempt to immigrate. But that is exactly what people are tying to do. So there must be a reason for it. Thankfully the text also provided an answer to that question as well. “Even discounting for the…show more content…
Not everything in this class changed my views on immigration. Such as my overall view on immigration as a whole. Throughout most of my life, I have been around people who have immigrated to this country from various other countries. And even going through various history classes, I have learned about the United States and its connection to immigration. Rogelio Saenz express this nicely. “The United States is a nation of immigrants. Over the last four centuries, immigrants have shaped this country.” (Saenz, 2004, 212) Even though that is not a new viewpoint, I think it is still the viewpoint of a majority of the country. Even though the vocal minority make it seem like the complete opposite. I mainly go by this idea due to the simple notion that the vast majority of people are immigrants at some point in their ancestry. And thanks to this class, I was given a reason to ask my grandfather about his story and experience with
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