Ethnicity and Immigration: Between Many Worlds

Reading Packet Three: Immigration and “the border”

American Cultural Studies, Chapter 2, “Ethnicity and Immigration: Between Many Worlds”

2017 Trump Administration Memo re: families at the southern US border (leaked): https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5688664-Merkleydocs2.html

Valeria Luiselli, “Shakespere, New Mexico” (fiction): https://www.guernicamag.com/valerialuiselli/

The 2017 leaked memo from the current administration is specifically about Immigrant families at the border, while the Luiselli story imagines a family of citizens traveling to the border. What similarities does Luiselli imagine between her own family and migrant families? What similarities or differences do you see after close reading both of these texts?

 

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