immigrants

'Venephobia' in Ecuador and throughout Latin America

February 5, 2019
Body: 

Following the very public femicide of a pregnant Ecuadorian woman by her partner, a Venezuelan immigrant, violent protests have erupted among Ecuadorian citizens who are demanding a crackdown on immigration from Venezuela. After the start of the protests, Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno announced that new measures would be considered to limit immigration and that security forces would be deployed to monitor Venezuelan immigrants. These public reactions to the murder, and Moreno’s response, have been harshly criticized by those who view them as xenophobic against innocent Venezuelans.

Are narcocorridos the new gangsta rap?

January 14, 2019
Body: 

About two decades ago, gangsta rap evolved from being an underground movement born on the East coast of the United States to a popular genre that swept the nation with the release of N.W.A.’s album “Straight Outta Compton.”  In addition to casting light on gangsta rap, the group moved the geographic center of the genre to the West coast, or more specifically, the inner-city of Los Angeles.

Partisan divide deepens as caravan of Honduran immigrants nears U.S.-Mexico border

October 25, 2018
Body: 

In recent weeks, immigration has once again risen to the forefront of the American political dialogue since President Donald Trump began to vocalize his objections to the latest ‘caravan’ of Honduran immigrants heading towards

A Lottery System not so Random

May 29, 2018
Body: 

The rhetoric and reality behind the immigration policy is something that has been widely debated. In particular, the Diversity Visa Program, is aspect of the immigration policy that has notoriously gained negative rhetoric through the Trump administration. However, I argue that the reality behind this program contrasts the negative rhetoric that has been attributed to this program.

The Politics of Language

Body: 

The use of Spanish in the US has been a long contested issue. For a long time Americans sought to ban the use of non-English languages. During the Republican debate in South Carolina, candidate Marco Rubio made a comment to competitor Ted Cruz that Cruz couldn’t have understood his arguments because they were previously delivered in Spanish and Cruz isn’t a fluent speaker of Spanish (see video).

Subscribe to RSS - immigrants