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Andy Singer -- The First Illegal Immigrants -- No Green Cards? No Visas? I'm Sorry ... But We Need To See Some Identification.
Andy Singer -- The First Illegal Immigrants -- No Green Cards? No Visas? I'm Sorry ... But We Need To See Some Identification.
Digital CollectionStreet Art Graphics
TitleAndy Singer -- The First Illegal Immigrants -- No Green Cards? No Visas? I'm Sorry... But We Need To See Some Identification.
CreatorAndy Singer
Time Span2013
Geographic LocationCalifornia, United States
LanguageEnglish
Classgraphic arts
Typesticker
DescriptionThis cartoon is an insightful social commentary that depicts an alternative historical scenario in which Native Americans treat newly arriving British colonists the way the United States treats immigrants today. Upon arriving in America, the colonists (also referred to as pilgrims) are asked to show identification and are reprimanded for having neither visas nor green cards. "With over 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally (as of 2012), the issue of illegal immigration continues to divide Americans. Some people say that illegal immigration benefits the US economy through additional tax revenue, expansion of the low-cost labor pool, and increased money in circulation. They contend that immigrants bring good values, have motivations consistent with the American dream, perform jobs that Americans won't take, and that opposition to immigration stems from racism. Opponents of illegal immigration say that people who break the law by crossing the US border without proper documentation or by overstaying their visas should be deported and not rewarded with a path to citizenship and access to social services. They argue that people in the country illegally are criminals and social and economic burdens to law-abiding, tax-paying Americans." -- ProCon.org Website
Subjectimmigrants; illegal aliens; emigration and immigration; imperialism; Indians of North America; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) -- Massachusetts--1620; boats; plays on words; appropriation; political cartoons
References"About Andy Singer: Andy Singer is co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and a professional cartoonist and illustrator. He's the author of four books including his latest, 'Why We Drive, ' which examines environmental, land use and political issues in transportation. You can see more of his cartoons at http://www.andysinger.com/ and you can learn more about the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition at http://www.saintpaulbicyclecoalition.org/" -- streets mn website; http://www.andysinger.com/index.html; ttp://www.everydaycitizen.com/2012/02/an_interview_with_cartoonist_a.html; http://immigration.procon.org/
NotesCollected at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair in 2013. "The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event for people interested and engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue between various political traditions and anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect our movements' strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics." -- Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair website Contact Us: You can email the Book Fair Committee at bayareabookfair@gmail.com Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaAnarchistBookFairps://bayareaanarchistbookfair.wordpress.com/
RightsPlease see http://www.stlawu.edu/gallery/copyright/.
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