Task 1B: How the US views immigrants

Task 2B asks you to comment briefly on how a cartoon relates to the discussion in task 1A.

The cartoon depicts two men representing corporate America and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, each hanging a “WANTED” poster on a wall. Both posters feature the same image suggesting a tired-looking man carrying a heavy burden.

The use of identical images suggests that the message of the cartoon refers to a double standard regarding immigrants in the US. On the one hand, immigrants are often seen as cheap labour. Big businesses profit from employing immigrants who have no choice but to accept low paid jobs because of their illegal status, lack of understanding about the jobs system, or poor English skills. On the other hand, the anti-immigrant sentiment in the US has grown stronger over the past yea...

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