The American Dream

Mexican immigration to the United States

Essential Questions

  • Why do Mexicans try to immigrate to the USA?
  • What are the circumstances of their migration to the States?
  • How do the American border states handle the situation?
  • Why do they employ these means to tackle the issue?


Describe the pictures in detail and explain how they answer these questions.


Read the article and follow the given steps.

Viewing Assignment

What are the different perspectives on illegal immigration?

Viewing Assisnment

Broken lives of immigrants deported from US to Mexico - BBC News
Collect information from the film about the situation of illegal immigrants and deportees

  • in Mexico
  • at the boarder
  • in the US

How do the US authorities handle the deportation of illegal Mexican immigrants?

How do the Mexicans feel about it?