Lecture 9--Immigration--oldppt

Lecture 9--Immigration--oldppt - -Since 1980s 16 states and...

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Immigration History Current System Backlash Other Issues/Proposals
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The modern Period 1965 Immigration Act - Not based on national quotas - priority given to family reunification The new boom--3rd world immigration - air travel, chain sponsorship - 1986 IRCA granted amnesty for 3 million here illegally - Today an estimated 12 million in the country illegally
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Current System Types of legal immigration: - Family sponsored (for Green Card only spouse or child) - Student or Employment based - Refugee/Asylee—“reasonable fear of persecution for ethnic, cultural, religious reasons” - Other—“Diversity Lottery”, etc.
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Post 9/11
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Is immigration (still) good for the country? costs: schools, medical, courts, police, etc. benefits: provide labor, pay many taxes, reinvigorate cities objection: new immigrants not assimilating like old--a permanent foreign underclass, especially given “new economy” defense: are assimilating
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Backlash English as Official Language
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Unformatted text preview: -Since 1980s 16 states and several municipalities passed Official Language laws, ban bilingual ed and services 1994 Prop 187-denying illegal immigrants state-funded education and non-emergency medical care-thrown out by the courts Other issues Drivers licenses-permitted in four states Matricular IDs-granted by foreign countries consulates-accepted as valid in a dozen states, some cities Voting-a history of non-citizen voting-NY, Chicago, and others allow it for school boardsSF? Proposals before Congress House version: Criminalize as a felony illegal immigration Expand border patrol and build 700 mile barrier (both House and Senate) No path to legal status from within US Senate version: Illegal immigrants in the US for 2 years could be eligible for a new temporary guest worker program After 5 years of steady employment, can apply for a green card...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course PLSC 200 taught by Professor Diamond during the Spring '10 term at Skyline College.

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