I chose to analyze this article which discusses changing the trends of Mexican migrants. The U.S. is no longer "the magnet it once was" to Mexican citizens aspiring to advance their socioeconomic status. Migrants are now "casting themselves across a wider range of cities and countries in the region (Mexico/Latin America), pitting old residents against new, increasing pressure to create jobs and prompting nations to rewrite their immigration laws, sometimes to encourage the trend." The story says that Mexicans are increasingly avoiding the U.S. and the border region in favor of safer cities like Mérida, Oaxaca City and Querétaro. The appeal of Chile, Argentina and Brazil is also strengthening.
I talked about this article with Juan, a university student who is of Mexican descent. He said that this article reflects what he observed when he was last in Mexico. Juan explained that the next generation of would-be immigrants does not view the U.S. "as a haven" like before. Juan thinks that the change in attitude in young Mexican citizens comes from a new source of wealth that their parents did not have access to. Reflecting on the new Nissan factory mentioned in this article, he said a new plant will create more jobs and more incentive to stay in Mexico. He views staying in Mexico as a more logical option for his younger cousins, as opportunities within the country continue to appear.
The report moves beyond stereotype into something substantive by using quotes from experts who have insight on the subject as well as personal accounts from citizens who have relocated within Mexico. The author also included statistics and thorough information which strengthened the article. It is very informative and fact-based, and does not come of as a story that relies on stereotype to convey a message.