Stereotypes Are Present Within The Mexican Community Essay

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Stereotypes are present within the Mexican community. The United States is currently facing issues where people from mexico are illegally crossing the border without the proper certification and documentation to access the United States. Opposing viewpoints stated the following “Criminal aliens—noncitizens who commit crimes—are a growing threat to public safety and national security, as well as a drain on our scarce criminal justice resources. In 1980, our federal and state prisons housed fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens. Today, about 55,000 criminal aliens account for more than one-fourth of prisoners in Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities, and there are about 297,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local prisons. That number represents about 16.4 percent of the state and local prison population compared to the 12.9 percent of the total population comprised of foreign-born residents.” This statement supports the stereotype that all Mexicans are bad people and considered illegal or aliens. This encourages society to view Mexicans as bad people and want to get rid of them. Donald Trump is the current republican running for president. He shared his plans to get rid of illegal Mexicans due to them causing crimes and disturbing the peace. Not all illegal Mexicans cause crimes and disturb the peace. Some Mexicans crossed the border illegally because they didn’t have any other choice, America was there only hope now everything they have worked for is at stake and can be
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