“Donald Trump will not stop me from getting to the U.S.,” said Juan, a 35-year-old migrant from Nicaragua, referring to the Republican president-elect who will govern that country as of Jan. 20. Juan, who worked as a street vendor in his country and asked that his last name not be mentioned, told IPS: “I got scared when I heard that Trump had won the election (on November 8). Maybe with Hillary (Clinton) there would have
ON MIGRATION | Change the Narrative, Change the World: The Power of Immigrant Representation on Television
Define American, with USC Norman Lear Center’s Media Impact Project, presents our third television impact study.
We looked at the portrayal of immigrant characters on 79 scripted television shows that aired between July 2020 and June 2022 and surveyed viewers on how four immigration storylines shaped their attitudes toward immigrants in the real world.
The findings? Immigrant representation on television has shifted in important ways — both positive and negative — since 2020.