Immigration Notes - Midterm Outline Immigration Debate...

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Midterm Outline Immigration Debate Intercept unauthorized immigrants at the border Stop employers from hiring undocumented immigrants Stop government services to unauthorized immigrants Grant an amnesty and give workers a path to gain citizenship Create a guest-worker program Expand the number of legal immigrants to the fit the existing job market Streamline the legal immigration process Aid Mexico Time Magazine/SRBI poll (March 2006) o Almost two-thirds (64%) say that illegal immigration is a very serious problem in the United States. o About three-quarters (74%) favor providing and enforcing major penalties to employers convicted of hiring illegal immigrants. o A majority (55%) think the U.S. would be "better off" by deporting all illegal immigrants and toughening security at the borders compared to about one-third (35%) who think the U.S. would be "worse off." o About 3-in-4 (76%) favor allowing illegal immigrants in the U.S., citizenship if they learn English, have a job and pay taxes; o Most (73%) favor a guest worker program for illegal immigrants, with a quarter (23%) opposing. o About two-thirds (64%) favor granting temporary visas to immigrants not currently in the US to do seasonal work here and then return to their own countries; o A majority (56%) think illegal immigrants are taking jobs that U.S. citizens do not want or cannot do. Comprehensive Reform (2005-2006) o Senate bill passed May 2006 Strengthen enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border, interior enforcement and worksite enforcement Establish guest worker program Create paths to earned legalization (amnesty) o House bill passed in December 2005: criminalize illegal presence (currently civil offense) bar any current illegal immigrants from ever legally working or staying in the U.S. build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border strengthen worksite enforcement o Secure Fences (2006) House and Senate passed bills in September: Double-layered fence at five heavily used crossing points along 700 miles of 2,000 mile US-Mexico border
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Access roads, lighting, cameras and motion sensors Tocqueville Believed that America is a country that all persons are equal in social conditions (all can rise and fall, does not say all are equal economically) Lack of aristocracy in America (or is there under a new name?) Found deep respect in American law. American citizens had the power to change the laws – lawbreakers were immediately branded. Found that, though most Americans were illiterate, courtrooms and civic engagements in local pubs and corners provided a common understanding of laws and regulations Only full citizenship went to white males (degrees of citizenship today?) Freedom to civic associations lead Americans to be involved with their fellow citizens – more stake in the government… leads away from majority apathy and the slow seeping of tyranny. o
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2008 for the course MC 201 taught by Professor Lynnscott during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Immigration Notes - Midterm Outline Immigration Debate...

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