Case Study Mexico To USA

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Case Study Mexico To USA

  1. 1. When? What? Why? Where? Who?
  2. 2. Mexico to the U.S. California at the San Ysidro crossing, which can be seen in the background. Who? Enrique Aquilar Canchola , 42 What? To try (unsuccessfully) to sneak across the border... When? Where? Why? July 2006 Disguised as a bus seat
  3. 3. Aims: -Be able to locate Mexico and the USA . - Give reasons for why people migrate from Mexico to the USA. - Describe the advantages and disadvantages for Mexico and the USA. - Consider the different perceptions surrounding the issue of migration. - Use and develop skills in creative writing . Keywords International Migration, Push, Pull, Mexico, USA.
  4. 4. USA Mexico
  5. 5. Why might people want to migrate from Mexico to the USA?
  6. 8. How many immigrants can you get in one car?
  7. 9. BERNABE MENDEZ from the State of Guerrero works as a professional window cleaner in New York. He sends 500 dollars a month. Photos by Dulce Pinzon
  8. 10. JUVENTINO ROSAS from the State of Mexico works in a fish market in New York. He sends 400 dollars a week. Photos by Dulce Pinzon
  9. 11. FEDERICO MARTINEZ from the State of Puebla works as a taxi driver in New York. He sends 250 dollars a week. Photos by Dulce Pinzon
  10. 12. MINERVA VALENCIA from Puebla works as a nanny in New York. She sends 400 dollars a week. Photos by Dulce Pinzon
  11. 13. ADALBERTO LARA from the State of Mexico works as a construction worker in New York. He sends 350 dollars a week. Photos by Dulce Pinzon
  12. 14. SERGIO GARCÍA from the State of México works as a waiter in New York. He sends 350 dollars a week. Photos by Dulce Pinzon
  13. 15. PAULINO CARDOZO from the State of Guerrero works in a greengrocer loading trucks. He sends 300 dollars a week. Photos by Dulce Pinzon
  14. 16. OSCAR GONZALEZ from the State of Oaxaca works as a cook in New York. He sends 350 dollars a week Photos by Dulce Pinzon
  15. 17. ERNESTO MENDEZ from Mexico City works as a gigolo in Times Square New York. He sends 200 dollars a week. Photos by Dulce Pinzon
  16. 18. NOE REYES from the State of Puebla works as a delivery boy in Brooklyn New York. He sends 500 dollars a week. Photos by Dulce Pinzon
  17. 19. Imagine yourself as being a superhero who has gone unnoticed. You are going to write a diary that details the real story of what it is like to be the Mexican immigrant worker in New York...
  18. 20. <ul><li>Use the past tense </li></ul><ul><li>First person viewpoint (ie. “I”) and make it personal </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological order (i.e. Order of time) </li></ul><ul><li>Use adjectives to project the mood and describe your feelings </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. How would you feel if you got caught? </li></ul><ul><li>Try not to just describe, but explain </li></ul><ul><li>Use paragraphs for each section of your work </li></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>The information you have been given (facts, letters, wage slip, advertisement, newspaper article). </li></ul><ul><li>Describe your situation, feelings and plans. Why do you want to leave Mexico? </li></ul><ul><li>Details of the push factors and pull factors (Social and Economic). </li></ul><ul><li>How you travelled over the border and what you did if you managed it. </li></ul><ul><li>Any danger you experienced along the way; did you meet the border patrols? </li></ul><ul><li>In your final paragraph you suggest whether your quality of life is better now than in the past. </li></ul>
  20. 22. Created by Liz Smith Acknowledgements: Alan Parkinson for blogging about the Mexican Superheroes gallery! Dulce Pinzon- for the Superheroes images. Idea for use of Westside Story video and lyrics unknown. Disguised as a bus seat image- http://www.weirdnewstoday.com/2006/07/disguised-as-car-seat.htm

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