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ETHNfinal1 - #1 Public Charge is a federal immigration term...

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#1 Public Charge is a federal immigration term used to describe someone who will possibility become dependent on the federal government and it’s benefits. Therefore the government can then deem them unfit for immigration and deny them citizenship. But even if they get into the country, their social citizenship can be affected. In the case of Estelle Ishigo’s “Days of Waiting”, the Japanese internment caused a public charge, because of the government, and as a result it took away their social citizenship completely. While Public Charge is used at the federal immigration level, it is also part of the social citizenship of an immigrant. Because the government can control the funds that are going to these people deemed a ‘public charge’, it effects where, how and the way that these people have to live. To start off, social citizenship is an inclusion where you have all of the rights of a citizen, you are accepted socially and your belonging isn’t questioned. When the people who are deemed ‘public charges’ are put into projects,
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ETHN 2B taught by Professor ? during the Winter '07 term at UCSD.

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ETHNfinal1 - #1 Public Charge is a federal immigration term...

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