Illegal Immigration and Latino Culture in "Ugly Betty" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Illegal Immigration and Latino Culture in "Ugly Betty"
A look at why the sitcom "Ugly Betty" treats illegal immigration in a humorous way.
# 143082 | 3,000 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Communication (Television) , Ethnic Studies (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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The paper relates that in this episode, Betty Suarez and her family go to Guadalajara to help her father Ignacio's immigration difficulties, and confront the culture difficulties for non-citizens to immigrate, and what results is a comedic representation of the methods behind illegal immigration. The paper discusses how the episode also attests to the common conceptions of a Latino identity within the United States and how that identity correlates to the growing numbers of illegal immigrants in the U.S. However, the paper notes that when the show fails to allow the character of Ignacio to enter into the United States, it is ultimately commenting on how the practice will most likely never be condoned within larger American culture.

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