March 9 - Immigrants and Core Issues of US Democracy

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Political Science 201 American Government March 9, 2007 Immigrants and Core Issues of US Democracy 3 approaches to immigration in Congress today o 1. Hard line approach Concern for lack of law and order at the boarder National security is at stake There should be less legal immigration also because it puts a strain on the economy Proposals: Double wall along the border with Mexico Beef up border patrol No concern for Canadian border Decrease legal immigration Place emphasis on skilled immigrants What to do with 12-20 million unauthorized immigrants o Strong internal enforcement o Mass deportation o 2. Bush administration approach Keep immigration levels constant Slightly beefed up border patrol Temporary worker program Bring in low wage workers People can come in a seasonal workers
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Unformatted text preview: Illegal immigrant proposal Those here 5 or more years can stay if: o Pay back taxes o Learn English o Apply for citizenship o Pay a fine Here 2-5 years o Leave the country then apply for a green card and will be allowed to return Here less than 2 years o Ordered to go home o Deportation o 2. McCain-Kennedy Proposal Employer sanctions Beefed up border patrol Increase in legal immigration Immigration as a parable of American politics o Categories and power Dillingham Commission Creates background for racial discrimination Eugenics Prerequisite cases Census race categories Tensions between order and freedom in immigration policy o...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course POLISCI 201 taught by Professor Tichenor during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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