The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy

Migrant Farmworker Student’s Counterstories: Contradicting Immigration Myths and Stereotypes

Blanca Estela Araujo



Many events happened across the United States due to recent immigration reform policies. Different reactions resulted from these policies such as massive immigrant rallies, speeches, and demonstrations. Numerous anti-immigrant and xenophobic stories were also been published through different media outlets. At this same time, the participants in this study, eight Latino migrant farmworker students, were sharing with me several counterstories that were contradicting myths and stereotypes about immigrants. The article will focus on the counterstories that will contradict the myths that immigrants don’t want to learn English, that they are taking away jobs from Americans, and that they are getting a free ride in the United States.


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