Immigration Scholarship: History, Trends and Development in Global Immigration
LATINO IMMIGRANTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
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It is a commonly known fact that immigrants face discrimination and prejudice in the US, and as immigration rates to the country rise, so do the attitudes against these communities. This research topic involves delving into cases of immigrants and how their position affected their outcome in the criminal justice system. These cases will assist in understanding the need for reformation in the criminal justice system. The research will cover both the last two presidencies. This is to analyze how public and political perspectives change and influence this issue. There is a negative connotation related to being an immigrant in the judicial system and this connotation tends to lead to worse punishments and court decisions. The secondary argument is an untruthful and unjust fear of immigrants specifically from South America. The fear of losing jobs and rising crimes is a false narrative. The provided cases and legal analysis will assist in highlighting injustices and hypocrisies.
immigration, ICE, justice system, border crisis, injustice, latino