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Social Media: An Immigrant Perspective

This section of the website was created as a final project for a class at Pima Community College: LIS 150 (CRN 12048). Part of this project was collecting anonymous interviews with immigrants who are public about their immigration status on social media. If you would like to read the interviews, please click the button below.

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The United States is a nation of immigrants: It always has been, and despite what certain political factions would have people believe.

 

An immigrant is defined as “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence” (Merriam-Webster); However, for the purposes of this project, I would define an immigrant as anyone who calls the United States their home and has not been granted the privilege of U.S. Citizenship by virtue of birth.

 

My project aims to explore xenophobia on social media, and how it effects individuals in real life, both physically and mentally.

NONE OF THE CONTENT HERE IN THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY LINKED PAGES, IS LEGAL ADVICE.

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For the purposes of this project, most of the social media referenced will likely be either Twitter/X, Instagram, and/or TikTok. I am aware that there are other social media platforms, however those are essentially some of the most popular ones.

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"Legal" immigration vs. "illegal" immigration are a complex set of topics. This has especially been a hot button issue since the 2016 presidential election in the United States, but make no mistake: It was an issue wlll before then too.

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Since we have clearly defined what social media means for the scope of this project, and delved a little deeper into the types of immigrants we are referring to, I'd like to take this opportunity to dive into the psychological impacts of social media and xenophobia.

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