Latino Immigration and concerns about “national security”
When I was in 8th grade I had a teacher that was Mexican. It was strange for me because it was the first time I had a teacher that was not from Puerto Rico or from United States. The students respected him for who he was and because he was a figure of authority. His name was Juan Rodriguez, he was my English teacher and I still don’t understand why most of the Mexicans men are named Juan. The point of this blog, is to prove that no matter where are you from and/or if you are an immigrant, if you have the desire to be successful I don’t know why there would be an issue of not giving him an opportunity.
This whole situation of Donald Trump of being elected as the President of the United States has terrified a lot of immigrants that wants to come to the country in search of new opportunities. I’m not saying that is the correct way to do it but, why you wouldn’t help somebody that really wants to progress and be better? Trump has made clear that he doesn’t like Mexicans in general and his “ability to rouse supporters by talking about immigration in explicitly ethnic terms suggests that many white Americans’ opinions about immigration policy are motivated by unacknowledged prejudice against Latinos, as some research has suggested.”
A survey made by Morris Levy and Matthew Wright in June 2015, presented what is the opinion that many white Americans’ have about “immigration policy”. This survey used 3 names that represented 3 different culture and nationalities (Mexican, Chinese and German) with the point of seeing how much is the support to Hispanic people, specially Mexicans. When they asked about how they think of an immigrant who have no work and can’t speak English, the percentage of support for the Chinese and German was not more than 1% of difference but the Mexican received 8% less than them. But if they do speak English and have a work (stabilized) for 2 years then white people would support more the Mexican named Juan (83%), than Yuan (81%) and Johan (82%).
“Discrimination against Latinos may grow not from hostility against an ethnic “outgroup”, but rather stereotypes about whether they will contribute to the United States or become a burden.” Technically, if you are educated, employed, assimilated and with a legal status, you will find no racism or discrimination against you; no anti-latino or very little. White people are afraid of “the bad immigrants” but most of the immigrants doesn’t have the opportunity to be educated, so we should give them a chance to see what are they capable off and even consider legalization. For example, Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. If she could do it, then every other immigrant who are willing to be better could do it.