#2 Cartoons


IMMIGRATION & UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
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Team Member Name: Sarah Menlove, Jessica Hoskin, Paul Christiansen
Publication: El Universal, Mexico City Date: 6/3/2010
Cartoonist: Angel Boligan                         International
Title of the cartoon: Immigration
Cartoon# 79195

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
In this cartoon the Statue of Liberty is shown holding a gun and a flaming torch, about to light a pile of sticks on fire. An illegal immigrant is tied to the top of the stick pile. The Statue of Liberty has a badge on its’ chest that says SB 1070, which is the name of Arizona’s legislation act regarding illegal immigration.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) negative framing of undocumented immigrants
This cartoon depicts a negative framing of undocumented immigrants because it is suggesting that getting rid of the immigrants is the solution to the problem, despite the inhumane or aggressive tactics used to do this.
2) negative framing of immigration policies
This cartoon suggests that Arizona’s immigration policies are negative, harsh and unfair. Depicting the Statue of Liberty as an authoritative “bad guy” suggests that even in America where people are suppose to be free and have equal opportunity, some are not welcome and will be treated unfairly.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
This cartoon suggests that Arizona’s policies regarding immigration are harsh and extreme. It constructs the reality that Arizona’s policies contain no mercy for immigrants. This cartoon will prompt people to think about the fairness or unfairness of U.S. immigration policies.

IMMIGRATION & UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
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Team Member Name: Sarah Menlove, Jessica Hoskin, Paul Christiansen
Publication: The Cartoonist Group Date: 6/25/2012
Cartoonist: Signe Wilkinson                                        U.S.
Title of the cartoon: Arizona’s ‘Do-It-Ourselves’ Immigration Law
Cartoon# none

What action is taking place in the cartoon? what is the context?
This cartoon shows an Arizona police officer who has pulled Antonin Scalia over. Scalia is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court who opposed the decision to veto portions of SB 1070. There is a sign on the side of the road that says, “Arizona Do-It-Ourselves Immigration Law,” which is referring to the SB 1070 bill that would allow Arizona to create its own policies regarding immigration.

This cartoon recognizes that Arizona has its’ own policies on immigration. It is ironic that Scalia is being pulled over by a police officer in Arizona because he strongly supports Arizona’s SB 1070. (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/06/antonin-scalia-dissent-immigration-arizona.html)

Tone of the cartoon:
1) negative framing of undocumented immigrants
This cartoon suggests a negative framing of undocumented immigrants mainly because of its context. According to SB 1070 Arizona feels that illegal immigrants should be removed from the state, which creates a negative framing of immigrants.
2) (neither) positive or negative framing of immigration policies
This is neither a negative or positive framing of immigration policies. This cartoon merely shows that Arizona has its own opinion of how immigration policies should be in the U.S. It also shows that there was a lot of controversy and opinionated people, such as Scalia, arguing over the proposed policies.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
Scalia believes that Arizona has the right to exclude people from the state, which constructs the reality that the States have complete sovereignty over the federal government. This however is not true, which is demonstrated by the federal government’s repeal of SB 1070 after it had been signed into law by Arizona legislation.

IMMIGRATION & UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
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Team Member Name: Sarah Menlove, Jessica Hoskin, Paul Christiansen
Publication: The Arizona Star
Date: 9/6/2012
Cartoonist: David Fitzsimmons         U.S.
Title of the cartoon: Gracias Arizona
Cartoon# 118258

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
This cartoon depicts President Obama showing his support of Arizona’s SB 1070. However at the same time Obama is holding shoulders with a “Latino Voter.” This represents Obama’s mixed views on Arizona’s policies.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) (BOTH) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants
This creates a positive and negative framing of undocumented immigrants because it is showing how President Obama has mixed opinions regarding immigrants.
2) (BOTH) positive or negative framing of immigration policies
This creates a positive and negative framing of immigration policies because Obama is supporting both the anti-immigrant advocates from Arizona as well as the actual Latino voter.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
This cartoon frames the reality that immigration is seen as both positive and negative. Obama has mixed views of immigration; he supports racial diversity and doesn’t want racial profiling to occur, which is why he vetoed parts of Arizona’s bill. However he did pass parts of the bill, which means he supports their harsh immigration policies to a certain degree.

 IMMIGRATION & UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
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Team Member Name: Sarah Menlove, Jessica Hoskin, Paul Christiansen
Publication: Florida Today and the Fort Myers News-Press
Date:  6/28/2012
Cartoonist: Jeff Parker     U.S.
Title of the cartoon: Supreme Court Arizona Immigration Ruling
Cartoon# 114234

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
In this cartoon an Arizona police officer is requesting to see immigration papers of a Latino man who he has pulled over. The man gives the police officer a copy of the Supreme Court ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned parts of Arizona SB 1070, but ruled that the provision requiring police to question people about their immigration status can be instigated.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) negative framing of undocumented immigrants
This cartoon frames undocumented immigrants in a negative way because it is suggesting that if a person is suspected to be an illegal immigrant, the police have to ask for documentation establishing their status. This alludes to the fact that undocumented immigrants are unwanted in the country and will be deported if they cannot prove their U.S. citizenship.
2) positive framing of immigration policies
This constructs a positive framing of immigration policies because it suggests that according to the Supreme Court, police officers have the right to ask for documentation proving of a person’s citizenship if they are suspected to be an illegal immigrant.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
This cartoon frames the reality that in Arizona it is acceptable for authoritative figures, such as police officers, to have power over people who they believe are immigrants. This creates questions about freedom rights as well as issues regarding racial profiling.

 IMMIGRATION & UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
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Team Member Name: Sarah Menlove, Jessica Hoskin, Paul Christiansen
Publication: RJ Matson, St. Louis Post Dispath
Date: 4/28/2010
Cartoonist: RJ Matson         U.S.
Title of the cartoon: Anglozona Tan Block
Cartoon# 77714

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
This cartoon is created to look like an advertisement for “Tan Block” that makes a person look like a white U.S. citizen. It is labeled “Anglozona” which mixes the word Anglo, which is a white English-speaking American and the word Arizona. The cartoonist chose Arizona because of the controversial immigration policies Arizona has attempted to pass.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) negative framing of undocumented immigrants.
This cartoon implies a negative framing of undocumented immigrants because it suggests that if you don’t look like an American, you aren’t considered to be one.
2) negative framing of immigration policies
This cartoon gives a negative framing of immigration policies. Arizona’s policies say that if a person doesn’t look like a U.S. citizen, police officers have the right to question their citizenship status. The bottle of tan block says, “protects against police harassment” which suggests that the Arizona immigration policies are a form of racial profiling.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
This constructs the reality that in order for people to be treated equally in America, they must look like a typical white U.S. citizen. This cartoon suggests that racial profiling is very real and problematic in today’s society.

IMMIGRATION & UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
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Team Member Name: Sarah Menlove, Jessica Hoskin, Paul Christiansen
Publication: Chappatte in International Herald Tribune
Date: 5/2/2009
Cartoonist: Chappatte          International 
Title of the cartoon: Danger from Mexico
Cartoon# none

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
This cartoon shows the U.S./Mexico border. There are two American border patrol guards cowering away from the fence that has signs posted on it saying: “No immigration” and “no sneezing.” A Mexican is standing on one side of the fence with a tissue in his hand.

Many immigrants who are in the country illegally refuse to obtain health care when they need it for fear that they will be deported back to their country. This has created the stereotype that illegal immigrants carry disease with them and will infect the country.

Here is a link to a story demonstrating the issues that arise when an illegal immigrant gets sick but refuses to obtain health care. http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2007/12/ccas3-0712.html

Tone of the cartoon:
1) negative framing of undocumented immigrants
This cartoon frames undocumented immigrants in a negative way. It suggests that immigrants bring diseases with them across the border.
2) positive framing of immigration policies.
This cartoon frames immigration policies in a positive way. It suggests that immigrants who are in the country illegally carry diseases, so the policies keeping immigrants out of the country are a positive thing.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
This cartoon constructs the reality that some people see immigrants as a threat to America; a metaphorical and literal disease that could spread through the country infecting the purity of our nation. (http://www.ehow.com/info_8642528_effects-immigrants-health-care.html)

IMMIGRATION & UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
Cartoon Analysis Worksheet: Include with each cartoon.
Team Member Name: Sarah Menlove, Jessica Hoskin, Paul Christiansen
Publication: The Arizona Star                Date: 4/24/2012
Cartoonist: David Fitzimmons                    U.S.
Title of the cartoon: Arizona is in the court                Cartoon#: 110515

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
Outside of the Supreme Court building, two statues of the symbol Justice can be seen eavesdropping in on the happenings in the courtroom. Inside the courtroom, the Arizona law SB1070 is under trial. In SB1070, Arizona law enforcement officers are authorized to see the documents that prove U.S. citizenship for any person in question.

A person who is arguing on behalf of the legality of SB1070 is heard asking to See Justice Sotomayor’s citizenship papers. Sotomayor, coincidentally, is the first Hispanic justice to serve on the Supreme Court.

Tone of the cartoon:
1)  (neither) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants
Nothing is directly said about undocumented immigrants here, but the background shows that Arizona law enforcement, under SB1070, would be allowed to ask any person in question to prove their legal status, whether an immigrant or not.
2) negative framing of immigration policies.
This cartoon shows that Arizona SB1070 could be thought of as utilizing racial profiling to find wrongdoers. Although Justice Sotomayor is a legal U.S. citizen, because she is of Hispanic decent, her citizenship is being questioned.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
The “reality” constructed here shows that Arizona law SB1070, however full of racist issues, is being defending by representative for the state. In addition, Arizona representatives seem to find that there is no fault in asking those citizens who are of Latino origins to prove that they are legal citizens. Law enforcement doesn’t appear to need to any real reason to question anyone other than if they look as if they are Hispanic.

IMMIGRATION& UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
Cartoon Analysis Worksheet: Include with each cartoon.
Team Member Name: Sarah Menlove, Jessica Hoskin, Paul Christiansen
Publication: The Arizona Star                Date: 7/12/2010
Cartoonist: David Fitzimmons                    U.S.
Title of the cartoon: Vermin COLOR                Cartoon#: 80631

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
This cartoon shows a man talking about the harm to society that illegal immigrants can do. As his argument goes on, he begins to resemble Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazis, who wanted to cleanse Germany of any “impure” persons who were destroying their society. Hitler, like the man in this cartoon, believed that a “cleanse” of the homeland needed to be done by any means necessary. This manner of thinking resulted in the holocaust that totaled some ten to 11 million deaths under the Nazi regime.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) positive of undocumented immigrants
The tone set by the cartoon shows that immigrants are likely not the problem, and those opposing their immigration are the ones behind the issues.
2) negative framing of immigration policies.
There is a negative frame set in regards to immigration policies here. The man in the cartoon is calling for a “cleanse” of the homeland, which would likely call for all immigrants, legal or illegal, to be deported.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
The “reality” constructed here shows that some citizens are becoming so obsessed with immigration restraints. The artist conveys that some citizens are beginning to advocate dangerous, Nazi-esque strategies that call for a “pure” nation.

IMMIGRATION& UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
Cartoon Analysis Worksheet: Include with each cartoon.
Team Member Name: Sarah Menlove, Jessica Hoskin, Paul Christiansen
Publication: El Imparcial de Mexico                           Date: 7/13/2010
Cartoonist: Dario Castillejos                                International,Mexico
Title of the cartoon: Buen Samaritano                     Cartoon#: 80698

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
In this cartoon, a “good Samaritan” is seen lowering a ladder to a Mexican who is trying to get over a wall labeled as “Ley Arizona”(Arizona Law). He is shown as someone trying to help immigrants to get over the blockades set in their way. The Samaritan looks to be a depiction of President Barack Obama.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) positive framing of undocumented immigrants
In this cartoon, immigrants are framed as being the victims of unjust legislation that was put in place by Arizona law.
2) negative framing of immigration policies.
Immigration policies are framed as being an unjust blockade set up to prevent immigrants from taking advantage of the American dream that they cannot find in their own country.Barack Obama is shown as trying to overturn these injustices and lend a helping hand.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
The “reality” shown here constructs the image of unjust state immigration law enforced by Arizona. President Obama is shown as attempting to go over the laws by trying to aid those immigrants seeking to enter the U.S. and obtain a better life.

IMMIGRATION & UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
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Team Member Name: Sarah Menlove, Jessica Hoskin, Paul Christiansen
Publication: The Columbus Dispatch                     Date: 6/27/2012
Cartoonist: Nate Beeler                                U.S. 
Title of the cartoon: Arizona and Obama COLOR                     Cartoon#: 114181

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
In this cartoon, a representative of the Supreme Court is shown telling an Arizona lawman that the federal government is responsible for the enforcement of immigration laws, not the state. In the next scene, President Barack Obama is shown as burning a document labeled “Deportation Rules”, and saying that it is not the Supreme Court’s job to deport those who are illegal. It appears that Obama is granting amnesty to all illegal immigrants who were in danger of being deported under the Supreme Court ruling against Arizona.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) negative framing of undocumented immigrants
The artist is trying to convey that if an immigrant is illegal, then they should be deported, as ruled by the Supreme Court.
2) positive framing of immigration policies.
I see this cartoon presenting a positive look at actual immigration policies being upheld and enforced by the federal government rather than by state government, but there is a negative tone to Obama’s attempt at going against the ruling.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
The “reality” constructed here shows that the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government will handle the ruling on how illegal immigrants will be handled, whether by deportation or other means. President Obama is shown as going around this and destroying the rules of deportation so he can make the final decision on how the policies will be handled.

IMMIGRATION & UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
Cartoon Analysis Worksheet: Include with each cartoon.
Team Member Name: Jessica Hoskin, Sarah Menlove, Paul Christiansen
Publication: NA                                                Date:4/28/2010
Cartoonist: R.J Matson                             U.S.
Title of the cartoon: Boehner Profiling                    Cartoon# 77711

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
In this cartoon there is an Arizona cop holding a picture of Congressman Boehner. He yelling out the window, “Anyone with a tan darker than Congressman Boehner’s  has to show I.D.” Boehner doesn’t support illegal immigrations and claims Obama has made it hard for any immigration legislations in congress to be passed. He believes there should be reforms.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) (NEITHER) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants
This cartoon is showing neither positive or negative. It comes across as racist against darker skinned people because the cartoon is showing a picture of a white men and claiming you have to have to be darker then white to show I.D.  In applying that white people will not have to show I.D. Boehner views on immigration are positive for immigrates. He believes there needs to be a reform to help make the progress easier for immigrates to come to the U.S.

2) (NEITHER) positive or negative framing of immigration policies
This cartoon is a positive framing for immigrate policies.  Congress Boehner believes there should be reform to help the progress be easier for immigrates.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
The “reality” is framed that to be treated equally or not to have to show I.D. you have to be white. It also frames Boehner has an a Congress man that is bester then anyone with darker skin.

IMMIGRATION & UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
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Team Member Name: Jessica Hoskin, Sarah Menlove, Paul Christensen
Publication The Washington Examiner                     Date:4/27/2010
Cartoonist: Nate Beeler                            U.S.
Title of the cartoon: Illegal Immigration                   Cartoon# 77686

What action is taking place in the cartoon? What is the context?
In this cartoon two cops are looking down at a Federal Immigration enforcement person who is sleeping with a pillow under a sign that reads U.S./ Mexico Border. The cartoon is implying that this Federal boarder control officer isn’t an illegal immigrant cause he is lazy, inept and irresponsible.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants
This cartoon is a positive framing of the cartoon. It is implying that the Federal boarder control officer isn’t an immigrate cause of his lazy and irresponsible because he is sleeping. This is saying immigrants are not lazy, inept or irresponsible
2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies
This cartoon is positive framing its stating that immigrants are not lazy, inept or irresponsible. Some of the fears about immigrates coming to American is that they are lazy, inept and irresponsible.

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?
The reality is not all immigrates are lazy, inept and irresponsible. Its a label that immigrates get when they come to American. American people such as Federal boarder control officers  can are lazy, inept and irresponsible.

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