#Undeportable Campaign Argues Racial Bias in US Immigration Policy
Immigration rights advocates have launched a social media campaign to draw attention to what they say is a double standard in U.S. immigration policy. Following the arrest of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, young immigrants have used the hashtag #undeportable to post selfies with fake blonde hair and blue eyes, sending the message that they believe preferential treatment is given to white immigrants and that anti-immigrant rhetoric is often against Latinos.
Some immigration advocates have argued that many non-white immigrants have been deported for issues less severe than the pop star’s recent arrest on charges of driving under the influence. According to University of California, Merced professor Tanya Golash-Boza, immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean are more likely to be deported than Asian or European immigrants, a statistic many advocates say highlights racial biases in U.S. immigration policy.
Here’s an example of the meme that’s been developing on Twitter and Facebook:
Check out more at the link below. It’s pretty cool.