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Various institutions in the United States have utilized oppressive systems in domestic and international spaces to build up immigrants as dehumanized tools of labor. Unauthorized immigrants (particularly from Mexico and Central America) have been classified legally and socially as undeserving of space by hegemonic forces such as politicians, capitalists, and mass media. These forces have aggressively tried to deny immigrants their dignity and human rights. The obfuscation of rights and voice takes place when these larger institutions create systems to separate human diversity and capitalize on the abjection of others. In this top-down perspective, one gains a greater awareness of how broader socio-political systems interact to affect large groups of people.

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