Title

Central American Migration: An Issue Consumed in U.S. Ideology

Presenter Information

Melanie GuardianFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Spanish/Finance

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Robert Fritz

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

The purpose of this study is to examine how articles portray the issue of Central American families seeking asylum in the United States. I found that conservative articles focus on preservation, while liberals focus on progressivism each appealing to our emotions. They demonstrate strong arguments to be against or in favor of these people seeking asylum. The study also points at new legislation, such as the “Zero-Tolerance Policy. This policy has provoked different responses from both liberal and conservative members of society. However, it takes a look on similar immigration issue and proposes that it will be beneficial if they work together and find a solution in both countries instead of trying to solve it here. In the end, it is difficult for both ideologies to be compatible and in order for a proposal to be followed one or the other must cooperate. While their point of view is opposing, it is brought to the attention that it is a social issue that is growing and needs to be taken care of immediately.

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GLT 400

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Senior Colloquium

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Central American Migration: An Issue Consumed in U.S. Ideology

The purpose of this study is to examine how articles portray the issue of Central American families seeking asylum in the United States. I found that conservative articles focus on preservation, while liberals focus on progressivism each appealing to our emotions. They demonstrate strong arguments to be against or in favor of these people seeking asylum. The study also points at new legislation, such as the “Zero-Tolerance Policy. This policy has provoked different responses from both liberal and conservative members of society. However, it takes a look on similar immigration issue and proposes that it will be beneficial if they work together and find a solution in both countries instead of trying to solve it here. In the end, it is difficult for both ideologies to be compatible and in order for a proposal to be followed one or the other must cooperate. While their point of view is opposing, it is brought to the attention that it is a social issue that is growing and needs to be taken care of immediately.