02 Opinions on Immigration

02 Opinions on Immigration - driving force behind something...

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Opinions on Immigration, Comparative Immigration Politics: Lecture 2 August 27, 2010 First assignment due Friday the 10 th . What is immigration o Push and Pull Factors Bad economy Education War Physical danger Job opportunities Democratic government Stable economy Population Growth Industrial Revolution Economic Opportunity Types of Flows o Legal Immigrants o Refugees – run through the UN. o Asylum Seekers o Illegal Immigrants (undocumented) Visa overstayers Illegal Entry The immigration debate in America
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o A country of immigration o African forced migration o European migration Population growth Industrial revolution o Lack of social disruption Relatively small number of immigrants Pluralism and geographic dispersal Economic vitality – immigration seen as positive because it was the
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Unformatted text preview: driving force behind something? Wanted to see the country grow. • Current immigration o Change from Europe to latin America and asia Similar disruptions • Can we continue to be a nation of immigrants? o Unskilled immigrants and economic debates Welfare and healthcare Family reunification • Mexico and the U.S. • California, Texas, Arizona • Texas takes pro immigration stance. Hispanics in Arizona don’t have as much political strength as they do in texas. • Info and organizations o Pro-immigration links • Federation for American immigration reform o Texas data o Center for immigration studies...
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