ARTICLEOf Migrants and Metaphors: Disrupting Discourses to Welcome the StrangerMcGuire, Sharon OP, PhD, FNP-BC, TCN-A; Canales, Mary K. PhD, RNAuthor Information Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan (Dr McGuire); and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (Dr Canales). Corresponding Author: Sr. Sharon McGuire, OP, PhD, FNP-BC, TCN-A, Siena Heights University, 1147 E Siena Heights Dr, Adrian, MI 49221 ([email protected]). Advances in Nursing Science: April-June 2010 - Volume 33 - Issue 2 - p 126-142 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3181dbc624 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract An increasing vitriolic anti-immigrant discourse has grown in media venues in the last several years, creating a climate of fear and hatred of immigrants that has spawned violence against some of them at individual and systemic levels. Historically, metaphors have been used to create a public acceptance of policies of discrimination, racism, and even genocide of targeted social groups, including immigrants. This article examines the use of such metaphors, juxtaposing an analysis of nursing journal articles regarding immigrant health, and of major nursing organizations for policy statements that might support immigrant healthcare. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.