Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Diverse sources - Jake Martinez

Diverse Sources
Quotes collected by: Austin MorleySource: Jake MartinezCommunications Major, 21



Question 1: So you are familiar with trump’s immigration policy where he’s trying to deport most if not all illegals


Answer: yes I am familiar

Question 2:how do you feel about that and illegals in general?

Answer:"I feel like deporting all illegals would be counter productive to American values as well as American economics, illegals make up a workforce that generally most americans would not want to do because they are low-paying, physical labor. Such as janitors and maybe construction workers and stuff, trying to take away these uh these jobs people wouldn’t want to uh take them. So yea I don’t feel like it would be very productive"

Question 3: Then regarding students, do you feel like undocumented students have a place on college campuses in the United states?

Answer: "yeah absolutely, I mean, America can benefit from intelligents minds regardless of citizenship or not, so uh yea I believe so."

Question 4: Do you think that Texas State could benefit from becoming a sanctuary campus? 

Answer:" Yea, in a sense, eh, I mean . . . I guess it just depends. We still would have to have the guidelines to what we hold for our normal students such as grades and stuff lke that so we couldn’t just accept anybody. But yea, I feel like if we follow our own guidelines we could benefit from that."

Question 5: Greg abbot has stated he would pull funding from any texas university that becomes a sanctuary campus, do you think we should still strive towards being a sanctuary campus?

Answer: "We wouldn’t want to get our funds pulled because protests could only do so much at one institution such as texas state. Considering texas state isn’t necessarily a top institution such as Ut or A&M or baylor or TCU. I don’t know if we could afford to lose the funding we get from the state."

Question 6: Do you think the status of sanctuary campus would affect how safe students feel?


Answer: "Oh yea, it would definitely affect how they feel about their safety, absolutely, because immigrations is already a hot button issue, and so I believe there is a large majority of students that would feel like their security was at stake."

Diverse Sources - Cameron Goodall

Diverse Sources
Quotes collected by: Adam Cheng
Source: Cameron Goodall
Public Relations, Junior, 22


1. Question 1 What is your opinion about the President Trump’s immigration polices that are affecting people across the country?



"I think that at first it was a never before seen move to sign something to take place immediately without any warning or anything like that. It could be effective for what he was trying to say he was doing which is keeping out terrorism. I mean the reason he singled out seven countries is because there’s no denying that there are terrorists coming from at least those countries so he had a good idea on doing that."


2. What if anything concerns you about the new law?


"Just the way that people are perceiving it strictly as a Muslim ban. The way that people talk about it, it does comes across as really racial and anti-Islam which I personally don’t think is the ultimate agenda. People that are trying to fight and oppose Trump are trying to put this label on it to make it seem like a derogatory kind of law."


3. Why should or why shouldn’t illegal immigrants be detained?


"I think it depends more on what the criteria is right now. I feel like if you’ve been in the country for basically your whole life illegally and you’ve started a family and everything like that and you’ve been a good citizen with no criminal problems then I think that should be perfectly ok. I mean you did come in illegally but if you’ve already been here and started a life and everything then there’s no reason that you should be just uprooted from everything and kind of thrown to the side but on the other hand if you have criminal history or if you came here and don’t do anything to benefit the country or the community you’re in then you’re just taking advantage honestly."

4 Do you personally know someone who is illegal? How does that influence your opinion?


"No I don't know anyone that's illegal, I mean I have known of people who were illegal in the past. I've never known a criminal like that, I don't want to associate myself with those kind of people so I wouldn't have an opinion on that honestly."

5.     How do you feel about ongoing discussions with university administrations to deem Texas State a “Sanctuary Campus?” Do you think that status would affect how safe students feel on campus? 

"I think sanctuary campus and feeling safe on campus do not go hand in hand personally. I see the idea in where a lot of people would think that it would be such a great thing to have happen by thinking if you're illegal you're safe here. That in my opinion would push the limit for people that think they can get across the border illegally and you come to our city because it's a safe city and you'll be ok. Those cities are going to grow and grow which I feel is just going to effect way more things negatively than it would if you just don't have the sanctuary in place. I get the idea that it's safe for people that are here right now but in the long run it wouldn't be a positive thing."

6. What was your main reason for voting for Donald Trump?

"Honestly, I have in the past watched him on TV like when he was on the Apprentice when it first started. So when I was younger I had a really great respect for him just from the way he presented himself even though I know it was on TV. He's still kinda somewhat doing that same thing, those kind of deals and that type of boardroom setting whenever he's actually working, because of how successful he's been. People try to say how unsuccessful he's been because he has gone bankrupt three times out of the hundreds of business's that he owns,  but I just see him as somebody who is very successful and he taught himself everything that he did and whenever he was age 18 he was studying tax law and building real estate tax law so he is just self-taught. I feel like he kind of has a vision for what he wanted to do with this country and it was in a way better direction than his opponent candidate was trying to take things. In a sense, I feel that he saved the country from what would have happened if he had lost."



Diverse Sources Interview

Quotes collected by : Trista Castillo
Source: Arjun Bains
Applied Arts & Sciences Senior

Question 1: What is your opinion about the President Trump’s immigration policies that are affecting people across the county?

"I feel like the intention is good but it is not being executed in the right way, so if you want to stop terrorists that’s not the right way to do it, because you’re trying to stop innocent people -you know, and that’s not stopping anything."

Question 2. What if anything concerns you about the new law? 
"What concerns me is that not every one coming in here is bad or a terrorists or is breaking the law. Some people are here to escape bad places and find new ones. "


Quotes collected by: Trista Castillo
*Asked not to be pictured*
Source: Michael Cody
English Senior

Question 1.  What is your opinion about the President Trump’s immigration policies that are affecting people across the county?

"No I do not agree with this president’s policies on immigration I think his policies on immigrations are going to lead to a fracturing on our greater society which ultimately weakens ours society."

Question 3. Why should or why shouldn't immigrants be detained?

"I don't think they should be detained, for what?"

Question 4. Do you personally know someone who is illegal? How does that influence your opinion? 

"No I don’t, but I have dealt as a nurse with what I like to call new arrivals. I know many people right now that came in legally instead of illegally into this country my wife who has the daughter of my child and her family from Acuna decided to migrate over here in the 1970’s it took 17 years to legally migrate into Del Rio and they did it and I am astounded to hear her Hispanic perception to where she says no grab them and throw them the hell out...why should they come over here and break the law. She says that they are just lazy and it isn’t impossible for Mexicans to get in and she was a part of a poor Mexican family."

Question 5. How do You feel about ongoing discussion with university administration to deem Texas State a "Sanctuary Campus?" Do you think that status would affect how safe students feel on campus?

"Actually, I think that Texas State is not going to be able to do so. Certain states can, but because the government the President of the University's hands are tied. Trauth can't do anything unless the government allows so, but I don't think that Texas State will become a sanctuary campus, because all of this is State property and we have to abide by the state. "

Diverse Sources Interview- Christian Bouchot

Diverse Source Interview
Quotes collected by: Iliana Martinez
Source: Christian Bouchot
Sociology major at Texas State University, age 21



Question 1: What is your opinion about President Trump’s immigration policies that are affecting people across the country?

"I am against the Trump administration's commitment to cracking down on immigration. It's an attempt at enforcing economic nationalism at the expense of the various ethnic groups in the United States. It is also an attack on the global working class."

Question 2: What, if anything, concerns you about the new law?

"What concerns me is the concentrated assault it has on the large number of immigrant groups that have escaped from the third-world. Under the neoliberal capitalism of the late 20th century the third and developing world was flooded with corporate rule. This brought extremely low wages and a harsh economic environment of capital to these countries. Naturally many citizens of the third world escaped to the first-world countries in search of a better life with higher wages. Now that free market capitalism no longer allows the first-world workers an exorbitantly higher amount of wages the working class in the first world is selfishly calling for a closed borders."

Question 3: Why should or why shouldn't illegal immigrants be detained?

"Immigrants shouldn't be detained because they are our comrades in the global struggle against capitalism. Everything that has put them in this position has been the by-product of capitalist tyranny on the global scale."

Question 4: Do you personally know someone who is illegal? How does that influence your opinion?

"I have worked in restaurant kitchens ever since I was 15 years old. Almost all the workers in these kitchens have been illegal immigrants. They all have the same story about growing up in a third or "developing" nation where giant monopolies own all the land within their towns and provinces and employ all the workers at an incredibly low wage. They tell me about the long trek they had to make to the United States in order to seek a better life. When they arrive in the United States all they have to look forward to is 60-80 hour work weeks where they send remittances to their families in their home countries and spend lonely day after lonely day in the bars. So these experiences have influenced my outlook greatly."


Question 5: How do you feel about ongoing discussions with university administrations to deem Texas State a "Sanctuary Campus." Do you think that status would affect how safe students feel on campus?

"I think its an awesome gesture that takes a stand, however, it almost always falls too close to the useless liberalism that has taken over the left wing in this country. The only way it makes sense to fight the establishment is if we root our actions in a larger revolutionary sense not in the empty liberalism that is supported by the wealthy upper class.

Question 6: How did growing up in a border town influence your outlook on the Trump administrations stance on illegal immigrants ?

"Its had a profound influence on my outlook in politics, let alone on the Trump administration. This is a war being fought against the global proletariat especially the Mexican workers that claw their ways into the light of the United States. In the end if Trump and the first-world workers have their way it will only be at the expense of the Latin American working class and their brothers and sisters that are coming into the country every day along the border."







Diverse quotes from source


Quotes collected by Alicia Singletary
Source: Junior San Juana Velez
Age: 27
Degree: Interdisciplinary studies in education

Question 1:   What is your opinion about the President Trump’s immigration policies that are affecting people across the country?

“The immigration policies that President Trump is doing I don’t agree with it. Hispanics that are in the United States do create jobs and new businesses that help the economy but without them, it wouldn’t be where it is today. To deport immigrates from the United States is racist towards the different diversities of people. To divide the country is not good and will cause a lot of people to have hate towards each other and cause fights. It is not right, making people feel like they don’t have the right to choose where they want to live and work. That is controlling and taking their rights away it is inhumane. This country is known for the freedom but with the immigration policies it doesn't seem to be anymore. This should be done in a better way to handle immigration”
 
Question 2:   What if anything concerns you about the new law?

“As of right now I don’t have any concerns and I don’t know what to expect with the new laws. The part that is upsetting is how children are going to be affected during this process and can damage them long-term.”
 
Question 3:   Why should or why shouldn’t illegal immigrants be detained?

“Immigrants shouldn’t be detained because they are people that want to build a good life for themselves just like white Americans  and other ethnic groups. Immigrants are not any different from humanity they are people also. To put limitations or detain them is very controlling and can lead to more crime. Immigrants are hard workers to earn what they get just like everyone else.”
 
Question 4: Do you personally know someone who is illegal? How does that influence your opinion?

“No I don’t know anyone that is illegal personally but I feel bad that they have to live in fear because of the new law and what is going to happen to them. They should be excepted and give them time to get their citizenship.”

 
Question 5:  How do you feel about ongoing discussions with university administrations to deem Texas State a “Sanctuary Campus?” Do you think that status would affect how safe students feel on campus?

          “The sanctuary campus petition I do agree with because we need to try to protect our own rights as people and where we choose to be for school. Taking that way is unfair because students just want to learn and get their degree. I do think it would affect how safe students feel on campus to where they may not want to be at school long periods or would transfer to a different school. With that, I feel that it would bring harm to the university as a whole and not make it a good image for future students that plan to go there.”

 Question 6:      How do you think the united states would be affected once all the deporting of immigrants is done?

 “I think it would affect the United States in a bad way in the beginning because we would lose a lot of businesses and Mexican restaurants. While that is going on the economy would be going down, people without jobs and business shorthanded. A business that is shorthand would take longer to get a job done and would have bad customer service that Americans wouldn’t be happy about.  Without people working they cannot help build the economy.”

Diverse Sources Interview

Joseph Bogorad
Photo credit to ktsw.txstate.edu/about/cpntact

Quotes collected by: Chandler Watson
Source: Joseph Bogorad
Senior majoring in Finance
Hometown: Brownsville, Texas

Question 1: What is your opinion about President Trump’s immigration policies that are affecting people across the country?
“I don’t agree with his policies. I also believe and evidence has proved that immigrants improve economies.”

Question 2: What if anything concerns you about the new law?
“It doesn’t affect me directly, but indirectly. I have a friend from Lebanon and it can have an impact in our lives and our community. If our leader is saying that a group of people are terrorists or want to cause harm then that mentality is going to pass onto our community, and I would not like to be a part of a community where uneducated biases are present.”

Question 3: Why should or shouldn’t illegal immigrants be detained?
“There is a way to get inside of a country and a way not to. Some people go through the entire process of citizenship and learn the culture, props to them. Other times people have a golden ticket and the get in illegally because they hear America is the land of golden opportunity. I don’t think every illegal immigrant should be detained, only the ones who have done harm to our country and aren’t here to prosper with everyone else.”

Question 4: Do you personally know someone who is illegal? How does that influence your opinion?
“Not personally, but my family has lived in the valley for about 9 years now, and it’s right on the border. There are many people who just cross the border there to go back-and-forth to work. Most people who work in the states in my town are from Mexico and cross illegally, and with President Trump saying he’s going to build a wall really scares people because they know they won’t be able to get to work anymore. The economy will be hurt badly from the lack of workers in that area. Even my own mother was pretty scared from the whole thing, yes she has her papers, but there’s still that fear of not knowing whether or not an individual will be detained.”

Question 5: How do you feel about the ongoing discussions with university administrations to deem Texas State a “Sanctuary Campus”? Do you think that status will affect how safe students feel on campus?
“I haven’t educated myself too much on the sanctuary matter but I know the governor of Texas was going to take away funding towards Austin because they wanted to have a sanctuary city, from my knowledge it’s like protecting people. I feel like it will make people on campus feel safer, but technically it’s like breaking the law. So, I do feel that it would make kids feel safer but it seems like a bad thing overall.”

Question 6: How do you think the presidency so far is going with the policies in place?

“I think it’s embarrassing for the most part; we’re taking a step back. In my economics class, my professor talked quite a bit about capitalism and how much it has expanded. The republican administration has had some drastic changes since Reagan was in office, and now it seems like we’re onto a more Liberal capitalism. The reason for the big change is that we don’t know what’s to come in the future and that’s why most people voted for president Trump.”


Diverse Sources Interview

Photo taken from: Texas State
University School of Journalism
and Mass Communication website.
Quotes collected by: Kelli West
Source: Olga Mayoral Wilson
From: Puerto Rico
Public Relations Senior Lecturer

Question 1: What is your opinion about the President Trump’s immigration policies that are affecting people across the country?

“When I started looking at this Trump thing I started thinking, first of all, he didn’t run on any platform. To me, that was never seen before. Since I am in communications and have always been interested in politics and I worked in Washington D.C. lobbying, I know how things work and I always thought this was really weird. I am against the policy; I think it goes against the fiber of America itself.”

Question 2: What if anything concerns you about the new law?

“Everything. This is just the beginning. If he continues with this, I think it is going to get worse because he is working under the influence of white supremacists and you see that in the people around him. They only think of America first and no one else. It’s like moving back to the 40’s. It really hurts to tell you the truth.”

Question 3: Why should or why shouldn’t illegal immigrants be detained?

 “I don’t think they should be detained. They are doing it at the airport and I know theyre doing it at the border as well and I’m really concerned about how they will be doing this. Get the ones that are criminals maybe, but the ones that have stayed here so long that they have a family here and a job, they are American citizens. Just work with them so that they become citizens. Basically, what he’s doing is just closing doors."

Question 4: Do you personally know someone who is illegal? How does that influence your opinion?

“Personally, yes, in the work force. They work gardening and stuff like that. I worry for them because I know they are hard-working people and I don’t know how long they will stay, but they do not influence my opinion on the policies. I just worry.”

Question 5: How do you feel about ongoing discussions with university administrations to deem Texas State a “Sanctuary Campus?” Do you think that status would affect how safe students feel on campus?  


“I think it should continue even though I know that the university has to abide by the state. Whatever the state decides is what it’s going to be but I think the conversation needs to keep going. Even if it’s not accomplished, we have to protect the students that are here that might not be legal. I think safety depends on the students on the right getting more vocal because as trump gains more power, then whoever believes in what he’s doing is going to get more radical.”

Question 6: Have you felt a change in the way people perceive or talk to you since Trump has been elected?

"Not really but I am much more careful because when I open my mouth the accent is there. I think I am more careful because where I live is very to the right. I'm more careful in everything. It's sad. My husband is American, full blood, and he even says he's never seen anything like this."