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1)Julian Simon, author of the book THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF IMMIGRATION states:

"Immigration does not exacerbate [make worse] unemployment.... Immigrants not only take jobs but also create them. Their purchases increase the demand for labor, leading to new hires roughly equal in number to the immigrant workers."

Do you agree with Mr. Simon's assessment? Explain your answer using specific examples.

2) Compare and contrast the ways that many Americans expressed their opposition to immigrants in the 1840s- 1850s with the

ways that many Americans expressed their opposition to immigrants in the 1910s-1920s.

3) Discuss the immigrant experience of 2 of the following groups. How did 2 of the following immigrant groups transform American society in the post-World War 2 period?

Moslem immigrants from Asia and the Middle East Immigrants from the Caribbean countries

Russian immigrants from the former Soviet Union Mexican immigrants


You have been asked by President Trump, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to propose an immigration law which will permit immigration while protecting the security & integrity of the United States. You should also discuss the issue of illegal immigrants and how to deal with them. Should they be given amnesty and allowed to stay in this country or should they be deported to their country of origin? 

Subject: History, US History

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