The Creation of the Border Crisis: How the Media Influenced the Situation at the U.S./Mexico Border in 2014

Alejandra Paola Baron, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

In 2014, thousands of women and children from Central America trekked across Mexico to reach the United States border in hopes of seeking asylum. As oppose to previous immigration surges, it was the first time that this amount of asylum seekers had reached within a short period of time the border. The media in the United States took an important role in describing the occurrences at the U.S./Mexico border in the rhetoric and dialect used. The polarization of the audience mimicked the partisan government that could not agree on a solution and left the situation at the border in a worrisome circumstance. Eventually, this became known as the border crisis where the same stereotypes of immigrants were repeated as well as how the border was viewed. ^

Subject Area

Communication|Latin American studies

Recommended Citation

Baron, Alejandra Paola, "The Creation of the Border Crisis: How the Media Influenced the Situation at the U.S./Mexico Border in 2014" (2017). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10282902.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI10282902

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