How Immigrants Are Discriminated in the Business World

In surveying 4,387 workers in various low-wage industries, including apparel
manufacturing, child care and Studies have found that nearly three in every ten Hispanic workers feel they have been
discriminated against their employment. Some report being referred to with racial slurs at
work, while one in four feel they are paid less and have reduced career advancement prospects
than their Caucasian counterparts. In many organizations, there is a scarcity of Hispanics,
Latinos and Mexican-Americans in management positions. FBI statistics show a dramatic
increase in anti-Hispanic hate crimes. And sadly, hate groups are increasing due to anti-illegal
immigration concerns. A symbol to many Hispanics, Latinos and Mexican-Americans is the
construction of the U.S.- Mexico border fence which is actually several separation barriers
designed to prevent illegal movement of goods and people across the U.S. and Mexico border.
While much of the purported reasoning for the multi-billion dollar fence was based on
preventing the entry of terrorists into the country, many feel that reasoning is flawed while our
border with Canada remains open. While the efforts have also been aimed at stopping the flow of
drugs into the U.S., a secondary effort is to prevent the flow of weapons bought in the U.S. and
smuggled into Mexico. The fence will not stop illegal immigration along the border with
Mexico, although it may help prevent those who are crossing illegally from blending
immediately into some town populations. However, the fence is not continuous and where there

are gaps, surveillance technology must be utilized. And then, there remains the fear that tunnels
will be used even more extensively than in the past. A section of the barrier was even mistakenly
built inside Mexican territory requiring its removal and rebuilding at a cost of over three million
dollars. Over forty tunnels have been found since 2001 and some have been extremely...