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Soc 4 midterm guide - SOC 4 Immigration (Midterm Study...

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SOC 4 Immigration (Midterm Study Guide) I. Histories and Patterns of Immigration in the U.S. - Provide a brief history of immigration in the US from the early 17 th century to the present. From the early 17 th century through the 20 th century immigrants coming into the U.S. are mostly White Europeans. The First two centuries had immigrants from Britain and Western and Northern Europe. From 1890 to 1910 there was a major increase of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe. After the 1930s there was a significant decrease of incoming immigrants due to the great depression and lack of jobs. However, after 1965 “New Immigrants” began to enter the U.S. from Asia and Latin America. - How does Doug Massey describe the patterns of immigration in the 20 th century? [What are the three time periods? How did the racial composition of immigrant groups change over time?] - Make sure you are familiar with, and can briefly describe the content of, the following immigration reforms in the US: United States naturalization law of March 26, 1790, Chinese Exclusion Act (1882), National Origins Quota Act, 1924, Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments, 1965, Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), 1986. II. Explaining International Migration: Why do People Move? - Summarize and explain the following theories of international migration: New Economics of Labor Migration Segmented Labor Market Theory Social Capital Theory Macro Context of Decision-Making - Can you find examples from the story of the Flores Family that illustrate the four theories of international migration listed above?
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III. Current US Immigration Policies - Briefly describe how the US government and other social groups responded to the agricultural growers’ dependency on Mexican migrant workers during the following time periods: 1900-1929 (Active recruitment), 1929-41 (Deportation years), 1942-1964 (The Bracero Program) 1965-1985 (Massive undocumented migrant workers) - Identify the three steps in the 1986 IRCA that were designed to solve the perceived “border crisis.” 1. Increased resources allocated to border patrol 2. Sanctions on Employer of undocumented workers. Made it illegal to knowingly hired illegal immigrants. 3. Amnesty Program: gave amnesty to all current illegal immigrants, gave clean slates to those who could prove they have steadily worked while in the U.S. Why did illegal immigrant increase rather decrease as a result of the IRCA? Illegal immigrants increased because the militarization of the border made it much harder for immigrants to get back to the sending country, it also placed harsher negative social consequences on illegal immigrants causing them to stay in the country rather than return to their native land. -
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