Reaction to Media Essay example

751 Words Mar 9th, 2015 4 Pages
Topic: Can immigration reform pass in 2014? Much thought has been given to this question not only by me, but by many politicians, who have the ability to influence the resolution of this issue. Therefore, in the context of this paper, I will attempt to answer this question based upon my understanding of the facts related to this issue. What is the historical framework of this issue? For many years, people from all over the world migrated to the United States for various reasons: a fresh start, a better living, and a quality education. In addition, they also wanted to escape oppression or to experience “The American Dream.” According to website, “The American Dream is an idea that suggests that anyone in the US can succeed …show more content…
There are approximately 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. (Kaplan, 2014) The media is trying to provide information on the unresolved illegal immigration issues. Their goal seems to be to provide just enough information to keep readers coming back for more. At the end of articles on immigration reform, I am often reminded of cliffhangers for nighttime soap operas. The media coverage is unbiased? Was the issue sensationalized or portrayed objectively. The article is unbiased; the reporter is providing facts on illegal immigrants and the numerous failed attempts for a solution. However, the article had overtones of sensationalism. It could possibly ignite fear, anger and anxiety many people, especially immigrants. The primary reason that causes these feelings is the inability of Congress to vote on immigration reform. 2013 appeared to be the year that something would be done to put this contentious issue rest. Especially, after the tremendous support that President Obama got from the Hispanic voters. Consequently, once again “Immigration Reform” proved to be more of a political issue than a bipartisan one. Media coverage generally provides crucial information and may also raise the public awareness and concern. However, immigrants, their families, and employers will desire to know how changes in the law might affect them. The article did not encourage or discourage prejudice, discrimination or stereotyping.

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