Is immigration a primary political issue for Latina/o communities despite racial, gender, and class differences? Why or why not? UCSB Spring 2019 Final Essay In a 6-8 page essay, answer the question below. Your answers should directly and specifically address the essay prompt. Responses should develop a clear and coherent argument and marshal evidence from the course’s lectures and readings to support your central claim. The best responses will critically engage class readings and materials, including the arguments and ideas presented in class. Make sure that your papers do not simply summarize these materials, but that you critically evaluate the sources and arguments. In addition to textual evidence, be sure to use clear and specific examples to substantiate your claims. Your essay should be 6-8 pages, doubled-spaced, using 1” margins and Times New Roman 12-point font. Make sure that you use proper citations and references in your paper according to APA or Chicago style. Also, include a cover page with your paper’s title and your name 1. “While Latina/o communities are diverse in terms of race, class, gender, and immigration status, the contemporary politics of immigration control are one of the primary political issues that shape the contours of power for the Latina/o community as a whole. Indeed, despite the fact that the vast majority of Latina/os in the U.S. are legal permanent residents or citizens, Latina/os are subjected to the scrutinizing gaze of the state and civilians, racialized as ‘perpetual foreigners’ regardless of immigration status, and criminalized as “suspect”, dangerous, and a “threat” to the U.S. nation-state and the ‘American Way of Life.’” Critically evaluate the claim above. Is immigration a primary political issue for Latina/o communities despite racial, gender, and class differences? Why or why not? Your responses should draw from the readings for the second half of the course, particularly Gonzales (2014) and Sampaio (2015).