GFM 04-29 - The Enemy in our Midst Asylum seekers who are...

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Geography of Forced Migration April 29, 2010
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Geography of Forced Migration How does the media portray forced migrants? What (if any) affect does this have on forced migrants?
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Geography of Forced Migration Study of letters to newspapers in Britain Main issues genuine vs. ‘bogus’ refugees differentiating the ‘other’ ‘the enemy in our midst’
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Genuine vs. Bogus Refugees ‘Bad feeling occurs when refugees are housed ahead of homeless British citizens. No-one begrudges genuine refugees a home, but when bogus ones are housed within weeks and UK citizens, black and white, are left to rot in hostels, it does not seem fair.’
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Differentiating the ‘Other’ ‘Blindness is one of the most cruel of afflictions and to stop anything that helps make life easier for sufferers is disgraceful. Instead of accepting the situation why don’t those asylum seekers in question speak out against a system which sees handicapped British citizens playing second fiddle to them?’
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Unformatted text preview: The Enemy in our Midst Asylum seekers who are genuine should have no qualms about being held in a reception centerBut the fear is that, because such centers would be open, any would-be-terrorist could easily disappear and go undercover. Fortress Australia Media impact on refugees Study in Britain They dont like you because of the mediaSo when they see black person they think that this one is a refugee, automatically, so the first question: where you from, why did you come in this country, and when are you going back? You see, you feel like you are not welcome. They [media] make us to be enemies of the people. My neighbors boy asks my son, is that right that you foreigner just get car here free, you dont pay taxesall things is not their fault, it is the medias faultThe whole problem come from the media, the negative attitude has come basically from the media....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 272 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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