Cartoons


Team Member Name:   Ryan Neeley

Publication: Washington Post        Date: 3/24/2011

Cartoonist: Mike Keefe          U.S./International (circle)

Title of the cartoon: Arizona Immigration Law    Cartoon#

What action is taking place in the cartoon? Two Arizona State officers are holding a suspect at gunpoint for being an illegal immigrant. Another officer is using color swatches to check his skin color.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)

2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants? The cartoonist is using satire to frame these officers as they are taking the laws to an extreme. This law is also being portrayed as being discriminatory towards immigrants because all immigrants may be questioned for being illegal.

Team Member Name: Kyndall Peterson

Publication_ALAS______Date: Jan 28, 2008

Cartoonist: B. Deutsch____U.S./International (Highlight)

Title of the cartoon: Immigrants Are Running the Economy_______ Cartoon#___

What action is taking place in the cartoon?

In this cartoon, there are 4 pictures of different times in history. Each era is complaining about immigration and the economy.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (Highlight answer)

2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Highlight answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

The reality being constructed in this cartoon is that us as Americans have and will always complain about immigration no matter who the mass majority of immigrants are at the time. We complained about the Asians, the Irish, the Jews, and many more; and now our generation is complaining about the Latinos. Like the cartoons says, “History marches on; Nativsm marches in place.” This means that history will repeat itself, and people will never change when it comes to immigration.

Team Member Name: Jill Dean
Publication:  The Cagle Post         Date:  6/19/2011
Cartoonist:  Monte Wolverton           U.S./International (circle)
Title of the cartoon:  Alabama Immigration Law  Cartoon#___
What action is taking place in the cartoon?
The action that is taking place is the deportation of an average looking family. They are standing in front of a train, labeled “Alabama Immigration Law”. There is an authority figure, dressed as a Nazi.  He is tapping his whip.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)

2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)
What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

The reality that is being framed is that of the Holocaust trains.  The Nazis would round up Jews, men, women, and children, and take them to a train station.  Then, they were taken to concentration camps where they were used for slave labor.  The Jews were being eradicated from society, and millions were killed.  In this cartoon, the train is labeled “Alabama Immigration Law”, and the Nazi is telling them “Into the boxcar, folks”.  The undocumented workers are being rounded up and deported.  The Alabama immigration law is dehumanizing to undocumented workers, just like the Nazis dehumanized the Jews.

Team Member Name: Jill Dean
Publication Other words.org                Date:  8/15/2011
Cartoonist:  Khalil Bendib           U.S./International (circle)
Title of the cartoon:  Deporting Mom and Dad      Cartoon#
What action is taking place in the cartoon?

A child is standing in the road crying as his parents are being driven away in a truck labeled ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). They are headed towards Mexico.  The bird asks: ‘”No child left behind”, Mr. President?’

Tone of the cartoon:
1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)
2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)
What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants? The reality that is being framed is that government regulation is so concerned with no child being left behind, yet according to the Alabama immigration law, children of undocumented workers are being left behind. The No Child Left Behind act was passed by President Bush.  Under this law, schools are required to test students frequently.  The students’ progression is measured by how well they test.  Also, they are spending more time with those who are not testing well, and not as much with those who are.  Both the NCLB, and the Alabama Immigration law have failed.  Also, children and families are being affected the most.  The driver is framed as being insensitive, or even happy, about taking the parents away.  He is whistling.

Team Member Name: Jill Dean
Publication:  http://www.otherwords.org             Date:  May 3, 2010                                             Cartoonist:  Khalil Bendib                             U.S./International (circle)
Title of the cartoon:  Arizona Immigration                    Cartoon#___
What action is taking place in the cartoon?

The action is the representation of inconsistent duality in Arizona government, shown here by a “Doctor Arizona and Mr. Hyde”.  The one side wants to have the cheap and “docile” labor that the undocumented workers are willing to do.  But the other side doesn’t want undocumented or “anyone who looks Latino” to take those jobs.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)
2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)
What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

The reality being framed is that the government has two “personalities”.  The Arizona government wants to enforce immigration laws, yet it wants cheap labor that the undocumented workers will provide. Many U.S. citizens, including citizens of Arizona, employ undocumented workers because they will do the job, and for much less than minimum wage.  However, the Arizona immigration law does not tolerate workers who are undocumented.

Team Member Name: Jill Dean
Publication:  Politicalcartoons.com            Date:  10/5/2011
Cartoonist:  Jimmy Margulies                         U.S./International (circle)
Title of the cartoon:  Mi casa es su casa                   Cartoon#98930
What action is taking place in the cartoon?
The action is the officer is using a welcoming Spanish phrase to seem like he’s welcoming the immigrants.  The real intent of the officer’s “welcome” is a more literal “my house is your house”, with the officer’s house represented by a prison with a stone wall and barbed wire at the top.

Tone of the cartoon:
1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)
2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)
What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

The reality that is being constructed is that according to the Alabama immigration law, undocumented workers will be arrested.


Team Member Name:  Ryan Neeley

Publication; AAEC                                               Date:Jan 11th 2011

Cartoonist: Angelo Lopez                                     U.S./International (circle)

Title of the cartoon: Fighting for Immigrant Rights Cartoon# 94589

What action is taking place in the cartoon? People from different races are protesting for their rights and acknowledging policies or laws from their individual time periods.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) Positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)

2) Positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants? The cartoonist is creating an image that helps us see that history is repeating itself and how we have discriminated these people all in different time periods including today.

Team Member Name: Ryan Neeley

Publication: Alabama Live                                    Date: Jun. 21st 2011

Cartoonist: J.D. Crowe                                          U.S./International (circle)

Title of the cartoon: Immigration Law: Alabama Brownout    Cartoon# NA

What action is taking place in the cartoon? Alabama man is looking in the mirror with hopes that his farmers’ tan will be gone by Labor Day. He is fearful that the effects of the new immigration law may lead to him being confronted by police.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) Positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)

2) Positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants? With the new law being passed, it will now allow Alabama police to make an arrest when “reasonable suspicion exists”. This cartoon is framing the new law in a way that helps you see how strict the law is.

Team Member Name: Ryan Neeley

Publication: Alabama Live                                    Date: Jun. 21st 2011

Cartoonist: J.D. Crowe                                          U.S./International (circle)

Title of the cartoon: Immigration Law: Alabama Brownout    Cartoon# NA

What action is taking place in the cartoon? Alabama man is looking in the mirror with hopes that his farmers’ tan will be gone by Labor Day. He is fearful that the effects of the new immigration law may lead to him being confronted by police.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) Positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)

2) Positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants? With the new law being passed, it will now allow Alabama police to make an arrest when “reasonable suspicion exists”. This cartoon is framing the new law in a way that helps you see how strict the law is.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) Positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)

2) Positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants? With the new law being passed, it will now allow Alabama police to make an arrest when “reasonable suspicion exists”. This cartoon is framing the new law in a way that helps you see how strict the law is.

Team Member Name: Ryan Neeley

Publication: Atlanta Journal-Constitution                              Date: Oct 4th 2011

Cartoonist: Mike Luckovich                                     U.S./International (circle)

Title of the cartoon: Waiting in pumpkin patch                          Cartoon# NA

What action is taking place in the cartoon? The Georgia farmer is waiting for the Hispanic workers that the governor scared off by passing the recent HB 87. Without his Hispanic workers the farmer may loose thousands of dollars worth of crops this year.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) Positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)

2) Positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants? Many farmers need the immigrants as labor workers across the state. This lack of labor is may cause many famers to lose money on crops.

Team Member Name: Kyndall Peterson________

Publication:_Eastern Group Publications Inc.__Date:_July, 7 2011

Cartoonist:_Jim Crowe__U.S./International (Highlight)

Title of the cartoon:_Alabama Immigration___Cartoon#___

What action is taking place in the cartoon? This Cartoon is a snapshot picture of two children arriving at school with Signs on the doors. In 1963 it says, “Whites Only” and on the same door in 2011, “No Latinos.”

Tone of the cartoon:

1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (Highlight answer)

2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Highlight answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

This cartoon is framing the Alabama Immigration Law to look like the state is reinforcing segregation; but this time to the “Latinos,” just like they did with the Negro population in the 60’s. The bird at the bottom of the cartoon is shouting, “Jim Crow laws are dead, long live Jim Crow.” The bird is making the point that we are doing the exact same horrid thing we did to the Blacks. History is repeating itself.

Team Member Name: Kyndall Peterson_____

Publication:_________ Date: June 12, 2011_

Cartoonist: J.D. Crowe__U.S./International (highlight)

Title of the cartoon: The Alabama Governor and the good SamaritanCartoon#99977

What action is taking place in the cartoon?

The Good Samaritan is being handcuffed by the Governor of Alabama for helping a hurt immigrant.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants(Highlight answer)

2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Highlight answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

In this cartoon, the cartoonist is exposing the reality of how rigorous the Alabama immigration law is. J.D. Crowe is framing the law to look exceptionally strict saying that even Jesus would be arrested if caught helping an undocumented immigrant.

Team Member Name: Kyndall Peterson_

Publication:_Eastern Group Publications Inc.____Date:_July, 7 2011

Cartoonist:_Jim Crowe_U.S./International (Highlight)

Title of the cartoon:_Alabama Immigration____Cartoon#___

What action is taking place in the cartoon? This Cartoon is a snapshot picture of two children arriving at school with Signs on the doors. In 1963 it says, “Whites Only” and on the same door in 2011, “No Latinos.”

Tone of the cartoon:

1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (Highlight answer)

2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Highlight answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

This cartoon is framing the Alabama Immigration Law to look like the state is reinforcing segregation; but this time to the “Latinos,” just like they did with the Negro population in the 60’s. The bird at the bottom of the cartoon is shouting, “Jim Crow laws are dead, long live Jim Crow.” The bird is making the point that we are doing the exact same horrid thing we did to the Blacks. History is repeating itself.



Team Member Name:        Danielle Cox    

Publication:      Could Not Find Publication       Date:      June 2011

Cartoonist:      Mike Corthell              U.S./International: U.S.

Title of the cartoon:   Estados Unidos Los HispanosCartoon             #___

What action is taking place in the cartoon? The Mexican flag is covering the United States, while the American flag is in the garbage can.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)

2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

This Editorial cartoon shows the Mexican flag taking over the entire United States. Which represents the negative viewpoint/frame that Mexican residents are “taking over” the United states. The American flag, in the garbage can, shows that U.S. citizens have just been discarded as far as controlling their land. This cartoon is similar to the conspiracy theory that Hispanics want to take back the United States and kick the citizens out so they can reclaim what was once theirs.

Team Member Name:      Danielle Cox

Publication:         Houston Chronicle          Date:       April 27, 2010____

Cartoonist:        Nick Anderson___U.S./International: U.S.

Title of the cartoon:_Raging Arizona__Cartoon#___

What action is taking place in the cartoon? A Hispanic man is being approached by an Arizona police officer.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)

2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

This cartoons shows a Hispanic man being approached by a police officer who “suspects” he is an undocumented worker. This is a satirical means of exposing the controversial  Arizona law, where police officers can arrest a person if they have a “reasonable suspicion” that the person is an undocumented worker. It also shows the Hispanic man mowing the police officers lawn, which is showing that the man who hired the undocumented worker is the same man trying to enforce immigration policies. It is one of those “in your own back yard” cases. Well known by Lou Dobbs.

Team Member Name:        Danielle Cox

Publication:            The Journal News New York  Date:   2006

Cartoonist:       Matt Davies______U.S./International: U.S.

Title of the cartoon:        Unknown___Cartoon#___

What action is taking place in the cartoon?

Two different men are in front of  two different signs, the sign on the left has a lot of text, the sign on the right has barely any.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants

2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

The sign on the left, with what appears to be a Hispanic man, describes the details of leaving home to immigrate to the United States. The sign is full of emotion and sacrifice, it shows a human with needs, wants, and desires. Matt Davies includes, “working their fingers to the bone” along with many other descriptive words of the mans journey. To the right, there is a man, who seems like a white, U.S. citizen and all his sign reads is, “Go Home, Illegal”. This shows what little effort this man put into his opinion. It shows an ignorance and also a quick jump to being against immigration. The man on the right is treating the man on the left quite impartially, almost dehumanizing him with his lack of effort and education on the matter of immigration.

Team Member Name:        Danielle Cox

Publication:         Chattanooga Times Free Press _Date:      2010______

Cartoonist:      Clay Bennett______U.S./International: U.S.

Title of the cartoon:          Welcome Mat _____Cartoon#___

What action is taking place in the cartoon?

It is a picture of a mat in front of a door that reads “Welcome” in a bed of nails.

Tone of the cartoon:

1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants

2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies

What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

This mat reads, “Welcome” with the words, “Immigration Policy” below it. This shows that the United States immigration policy says, “welcome” but doesn’t really mean welcome. Instead, when you are walking into the house you get stuck by a bed of nails. This draws a parallel to the U.S. Immigration policy when Immigrants apply to become U.S. citizens. They are paraded through loops and measures that become a full time job. Many Hispanics who apply for citizenship do not hear back for years and years, and once they finally do, there are more hoops to jump through including their status in education, wealth and family ties. This cartoon depicts the house as the United States and the welcome mat as saying Welcome, but not really meaning welcome.

Team Member Name: _Allison Suckow_
Publication__CNS News.com_Date:_10/10__
Cartoonist:_Adam DiOrio_U.S./International (circle)
Title of the cartoon: ”Alien Tsunami”_Cartoon#_n/a__
What action is taking place in the cartoon?
A giant tsunami wave labeled “3 Million Illegal Aliens Per Year” is about to smack right into the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is worried about getting hit by the wave.
Tone of the cartoon:
1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)
2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)
What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

 “Give us your poor your tired, your huddled masses longing to breathe free…” comes from a poem by Emma Lazarus that is displayed on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty and those words have welcomed immigrants to America for hundreds of years. When those words were written this country offered hope and opportunity.  However, nowadays America is filled with poor, tired, huddled masses of American citizens that have a lot of their own issues to deal with and no longer can carry the load of immigrants at the expenditure of its own citizens.

Team Member NameAllison Suckow
Publication South Florida Sun Sentinel__Date:_04/22/10___
Cartoonist:__Chan Lowe_U.S./International (circle)
Title of the cartoon”Immigration Policy”_Cartoon#_n/a__
What action is taking place in the cartoon?
There is a regular person ordering nachos from a fast food joint. Then five soldiers grab him. The man is noticeably frightened and freaking out. One of the soldiers say “That’s it!! Probable cause!!” Another says “Typical! No papers, just a driver’s license.” And another says “A fake, no doubt. Cuff him.”
Tone of the cartoon:
1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)
2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)
What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

Unlike those living in Europe, Americans don’t typically carry national identity papers around with them that prove their citizenship, as the man in the cartoon doesn’t have anything but his license. This cartoon makes the point that Arizona law enforcement authorities are going to be accidentally taking a number of innocent Americans into their custody and accuse them of being illegal.

Team Member NameAllison Suckow_
Publication__South Florida Sun Sentinel_Date:_06/12/2011___
Cartoonist:_Chan Lowe__U.S./International (circle)
Title of the cartoon: ”Reject Corner!!!….Not”_Cartoon#_n/a__
What action is taking place in the cartoon?
An overweight policeman is arresting a man with dark hair and a moustache because he looked like an “foreigner” because he was too skinny.
Tone of the cartoon:
1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)
2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)
What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

Alabamans have a reputation for having one of the highest obesity rates in America, which is where this cop is from and why he’s drawn to be overweight. This cartoon portrays how visual profiling as a legal procedure is prejudiced, cruel, and basically ridiculous.

Team Member NameAllison Suckow
Publication AJC  OpinionDate:_04/29/10______
Cartoonist:_Mike Luckovich_U.S./International (circle)
Title of the cartoon: ”April 29 Cartoon”_Cartoon#_n/a__
What action is taking place in the cartoon?
There is an Indian chief in Arizona who is telling two white men to show him their papers as they are simply walking their dog.
Tone of the cartoon:
1) positive or negative framing of undocumented immigrants (circle answer)
2) positive or negative framing of immigration policies (Circle answer)
What “reality” is constructed/framed about immigration/immigrants?

Technically the first illegal immigrants were everyone other than the Native Americans and that creates the irony in this cartoon. But in this cartoon, the tables are turned because the Native American is visually profiling the white males asking to see their papers.


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