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This notion deals with the geographical and symbolic areas that all societies occupy and the interactions between men and different societies. Our world is built on the exploration and conquest of new spaces. The different cultural, economic, sociological and language interactions have shaped and characterised our modern-day world. (PROBLEMATIQUE+PLAN)

-is the american dream still alive ? what attracted immigrants to live in the usa

- Family VS money : How will win

There are many reasons why people leave their homes and move to other places. Economic reasons have always been among the main ones for migration. Life in poverty often forces people to seek a

better life.


One of the most well-known migrant flows is that from countries like Mexico to the United States. The emigrants cross the fence, which is very control. Many people emigrate to America in the hope of a better life, (or go to join family who have already settled there.) All these people believe in what we call « the American dream ». The US are developped their soft power with the series, the multinational corporations like Mac DONALD'S, or APPLE, so the US are very attractive for the migrants. This situation is paradoxical because, the US dosen't want mexicans come into their territory and yet, it accept their money. That is to say : the US accpet a differents monetary flux however they refuse a humans flux.


Once in the US territory, the migrants find a job to survive like Ana in the texte « why the caged bird sing ». She first found a underqualified job via a specialized service. One the one hand, Ana's kids get money from her, but ine the other hand, they never see her. Ana's mum say that, even if they are poor, the were happier before she emigrated. Now Ana, is like a prisoner in the USA, however, she feels like a US citizen. The migrants can emigrated to make money to the detriment of their families remaining in their country of origin.

III) Illegal economies

However the illegal immigration have an impact in the US economy. The illegal are essential to the US economy, especially in the South, because they are a many farms. But if there were no illegal, in certain states products would be more expensive like a milk in example. We can say that the migrants participate to increase the US economy, because migrants are paid less. This money will be send to the family that is still the country of origin

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