For our project, we sought to answer whether or not illegal immigrants truly are the backbone of the U.S. economy. We observed the issue of illegal immigration and how classism, racism, and sexism all intersect in exploiting these individuals. Within our video, we expose how Corporatists vs. Racists are locked into battle against each other for support in their exploits, releasing stereotypes and propaganda in the wake of their war. We also show how this battle and its intersectional exploits affect not only domestic immigrants, but individuals on the other side of the border.
Is it safe to conclude that illegal immigrants do have an effect on our economy? They do carry the latter burden of labor force and contribute to our economy through taxes, which will be explained in the video. Their only hope for acceptance is to get fair and just labor reforms that will include their rights as people living in the United States.