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Disenfranchised Need Not Apply: United States Citizenship

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Ellen Kellie

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Transcript of Disenfranchised Need Not Apply: United States Citizenship

Double click anywhere & add an idea Ways to Achieve Citizenship/Green Card Status The Latino Threat Narrative Global Inequalities The United Kingdom vs. Mexico The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services "The United States has had a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. America values the contributions of immigrants who continue to enrich this country and preserve its legacy as a land of freedom and opportunity. Deciding to become a U.S. citizen is on the most important decisions in an individual’s life. If you decide to apply to become a U.S. citizen, you will be showing your commitment to the United States and your loyalty to its Constitution. In return, you are rewarded with all the rights and privileges that are part of U.S. citizenship. " Marriage
A Relative
Employment
Investment
Adoption
Special Immigrant Status
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
Refugee Status Many global inequalities have
created a distinct difference in
public opinion over who and who
shouldn't be allowed to immigrate
to the United States. Many of these are based on socially constructed myths. The U.K.'s per capita income
is $35,200 (2009 estimate)
Relatively Low poverty rate Mexico's per capita
income is $13,500
Mexico is regarded
as a third world nation
Among the highest
poverty rates in the world The Latino Threat Narrative (Leo R. Chavez)
Socially constructed terms like
"illegal alien"
"invaders"
"threats"
"floods of aliens"
create a fear discourse that thrusts Latino/a
immigrants into a villian role. Disenfranchised Need Not Apply:
United States Citizenship Because abundant resources are required to legally become a U.S. citizen; without them, citizenship and naturalization or even asylum becomes a virtually inconceivable goal; and an even harder goal for anyone coming from a third-world country that does not have access to resources or control over their country’s socio-economic position in the world. Currently, the U.S.’s views on immigration are based on European and European-American race relations and privileges which favor migrants from countries like Canada and the United Kingdom and discriminate against Hispanic migrants from countries like Mexico. Based on the current immigration policy it is concluded it is in support of immigration from countries whose populations are not made up of people of color which leads to the conclusion immigration policy is derived from a white social hierarchy of white control and racism. "The United States has had a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. America values the contributions of immigrants who continue to enrich this country and preserve its legacy as a land of freedom and opportunity. Deciding to become a U.S. citizen is on the most important decisions in an individual’s life. If you decide to apply to become a U.S. citizen, you will be showing your commitment to the United States and your loyalty to its Constitution. In return, you are rewarded with all the rights and privileges that are part of U.S. citizenship. " THE END!
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