Conduct research using at least 3 secondary sources (should include at least 1 scholarly article and at least 1 news article) that center the nation and contextualize the geopolitical/social/cultural/economic environment the asylum seekers left and/or their current environment in the detention center.

Essay 2 (Perspective Essay) Directions: Browse The Otay Mesa Detention Center Detainee Letter Collection.(https://digitallibrary.sdsu.edu/islandora/object/sdsu%3AOtayMesaDetentionCenter) Select 1 letter from an asylum seeker or migrant. Conduct research using at least 3 secondary sources (should include at least 1 scholarly article and at least 1 news article) that center the nation and contextualize the geopolitical/social/cultural/economic environment the asylum seekers left and/or their current environment in the detention center. Write your essay as a letter to the detainee. In this essay/letter incorporate your response/reaction to their letter and a discussion of your research. Also include why you selected their letter, what surprised you about their letter and/or research, questions you have, and connections youve made between their letter, your own life, research, and readings.

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