The Language of Humanness : Migrant and Refugee Experiences of Mexicans and Venezuelans in Chicago
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There has been a global migration. The United States has been seen as the promised land of opportunities. Many people arrive in the U.S. after being forcibly displaced from their country of origin. Their displacement can be rooted to a variety of reasons whether that appears through seeking protection and or life opportunities in regards to education, job opportunities, and more. The U.S. has responded to the arrival of migrants in various forms through dialogue and policy. Hence, this study focuses on two communities, Venezuelans and Mexicans living in the United States in Chicago. This study examines their peripheral experiences to migration from their predeparture, border crossing state infrastructure, and post-arrival experiences. Though the study works with two different communities, this study does not compare· their experiences to each other. Rather, this study examines how their experiences have been shaped by U.S political infrastructure towards immigration. Furthermore, the study is developed through the use of different theories from George Agambea, Jason De Leon, Miriam Ticktin, and more to answer the question of' How does the language of humanness and the technology that reinforce it define the experiences of immigrants and refugees in Chicago?