The Role Of Immigrants In The Media

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When you hear about immigrants in the media many in America think of this quote “"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best. They're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. They're rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they're telling us what we're getting."(CBS News) Unless you live underneath a rock you know this quote was said by Donald J. Trump during his presidential campaign in the 2016 election. This was heavily criticized by the media [besides Fox news which is honestly not surprising] for its outlandish and very fictional nature but it makes one question about how immigrants are portrayed in the media. What are immigrants really like? What do they do for America? …show more content…

Immigrants from Mexico aren’t stealing highly coveted good paying jobs from United States workers. Many are working in the fields or in low skilled jobs that most white America’s don’t work. In Working in The Shadows Thompson goes to work in the lettuce picking fields in Arizona and manages to be one of the few white Americans that continues to pick lettuce for more than a few days. He references how many only have a high school education and can’t get into higher education for one reason or another. These immigrants or descendants of immigrants work hard and long days that can span from 8am to 10pm harvesting. With these long days with little breaks it’s hard to do much especially criminal activity. One worker even told Thompson he moved there to get away from drug

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