Fear of immigration

xenophobe: one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially people of foreign origin

When I think of fear, I wonder why some people are so afraid of immigrants.

Fear, I think, is one reason Congress hasn't been able to pass immigration reform.

Some people fear they will lose their jobs.

Some people fear their neighborhoods will change.

Some people are afraid when they hear people speaking a foreign language.

This video on immigration and media portrayals shows how some stoke the fear.

 

Invasion at the border.

They're selling drugs all over the place.

Terroristas.

We have to fight these words of fear and see immigrants as equals, as contributors to our country and as our neighbors.

 

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