immigration, racism, border, community, ethnicity, hispanic, us/mexico border, border town, social bias, immigrants, immigration, trump
94% of the United States population within ten miles of the US/Mexico border identifies as Hispanic. Even among these Latino-Americans, opinions of immigrants vary from extremely supportive to extremely opposing. What is the basis of these varying perceptions among Americans? This paper analyzes interviews conducted among residents of border towns in south Texas for opinions on how these perceptions have changed under the Trump administration, for any "us versus them" feelings, and for any other factors that may contribute to the construction of perceptions of immigrants.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Clifford, Michelle, "Us Versus Them: A Study of the Basis of Varying Perceptions of Immigrants in Border Towns" (2020). Student Works. 295.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Political Science 303
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