Friday, 3 February 2012

Hispanic/Latino Immigration.

The NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is the largest national latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The aim of the organisation is to improve opportunities for Hispanic's, working on a variety of different issues such as health, housing, education, workforce development and youth leadership. The website put their point's across convincingly, with statistics to back their points. For example the number of Hispanic-owned businesses is rising dramatically. It grew by 44% from 2002 to 2007, compared to 15% growth in the number of firms owned by non-Hispanics. Approximately 2.3 million businesses—8% of all U.S. nonfarm businesses—are owned by Latinos. This shows the NCLR's efforts in securing the Hispanic populations worth in American Society by presenting the ways in which the Hispanic people contribute to the U.S Economy - not just as a cheap labour force as they are primarily thought to be. The NCLR website puts across the view of the American Dream being achievable for Hispanics, although it does apply to those who are willing to learn English. They state that they are grateful for the opportunities America has given them, but believe that these opportunites should not be any lesser than those of White Americans.

ALIPAC, is an immigration enforcement and border security advocacy organization, who state that they are anti-racist but simply believe more should be done to reduce illegal immigration in America. They put their points across effectively although slightly bias, as they do not mention the positives immigrants can bring to the population instead focusing on how immigrants are taking jobs away from 'pure' americans, who have a greater right to the jobs. Here they quote that 80% of the American population are against illegal immigration. You can tell that the website feels strongly about their views, wishing to show readers the problems illegal immigrants are creating, thus gaining greater support. We can see this through links such as 'contact law enforcement, government agencies, law makers, media, and other organizations', aiming to get as many people to get involved in order to make a difference.

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