The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act

1454 Words Jan 26th, 2018 6 Pages
After that horrible day, the government started making changes to their immigration policies, therefore creating awareness of immigrants. These biased thoughts about immigration create concern and angst towards these groups, which lead to prejudices. The media also likes to use realistic threats toward the American people including realistic threats to one’s health, including physical harm or loss of resources. Including immigrants in American society would also threaten the beliefs, values, and ways of life according to the media. Another frame used is one of intergroup anxiety, making society afraid to be rejected by the out group, making American citizens feel more senses of nationalism, decreasing their openness towards immigrants. Political conservatism is a major factor that impacts the way these threats are perceived, creating fear and anxiety. According to Jost, Glaser, Kruglanski, and Sulloway, “Political Conservatism is associated with motivational concerns related to the psychological management of uncertainty and fear” (asap) and it is backed up by a set of motives such as intolerance of ambiguity, need for order, structure, and closure. Political conservatism creates conservative newspapers that are more likely to frame the immigration problem in terms of threats towards the American…
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