Immigration in back seat in Texas governor's race

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Catherine Ibarra
3.9
by Catherine Ibarra - Sep. 24, 2010

a) It is very obvious that Texas Governor, Rick Perry, is intimidated to suggest how he plans to address immigration in his campaign. The complexity of this topic worries Perry due to its versatility. He fears loosing the votes of his Latino/Hispanic audience by a comment that might not appeal to this distinct group of people. The article also mentions that most campaigns attempt to avoid the subject of immigration. This is found to be very suspicious and leaves Texas voters full of concerns. b) The article provided very detailed information about the Perry’s approach to immigration. He is merely touching the surface by enforcing border security. He also intends to limit the drug violence in Mexico. The action he is taking towards this topic is irrelevant to the actual hardships immigrants encounter. His actions are practically insulting to all immigrants by demeaning their struggles. c) This article raised a lot of questions about whether the governor has any empathy towards the struggles of its public. Immigration has been a concern for many years and has yet to be fully addressed. Ironically Texas has 1.6 illegal immigrants and nothing is done to solve this problem. What is it going to take for someone to finally make a change? d) This article will make a great impact in society due to the large amount of immigrants in the US. Immigrants were once seen as a minority but are now overpopulating. This is the exact reason why immigration is such an important issue and needs to be addressed. e) The article exposes the governor in his sneaky attempt to overshadow this topic. It allowed the reader to feel empathy for immigrants who are not getting the attention and solutions to their challenges. I am an immigrant, as well as my parents. I was born in Peru and came to the US at the age of two. I have seen the struggles my parents faced to become residents and then transition to US citizens. My parents are hard working people with morals, education, and strive. I can relate to those who go through similar situations and understand the importance of this issue.

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