Unit 4 Performance Assessment:

Immigration Policy Debate

GENERAL LINKS

PRO/CON: Overview of Immigration Policy Arguments

PRO/CON: Should undocumented immigrants be allowed to stay in the US legally?

What powers does the Constitution give the federal government over immigration? 

Timeline of immigration policy throughout US history.

Estimates of the overall economic impact in the United States of undocumented immigrants

What constitutional rights do undocumented immigrants have??

Percentage of undocumented immigrants in U.S. prisons; use of for-profit, private prison facilities 

What are the obstacles confronting undocumented immigrants: money, time, other?

FULLY OPEN BORDERS

ThoughtCo: "Open Borders: Definition, Pros and Cons"

RETAINING THE STATUS QUO

Pew Research Center: "Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes"

INCREASE BORDER SECURITY

AP: "Military operation sends 5,200 U.S. troops to stop migrants at border"

GUEST WORKER PERMIT VISAS

NewsELA: "Farmers want law to keep immigrant workers"

AMNESTY

NewsELA: "Central American caravan seeks asylum in the U.S."

DREAM ACT

PRO/CON: "Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?"

END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP

PRO/CON: "Birthright Citizenship Debate: Should Children Born on US Soil to Undocumented..." 

PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP

CBPP: "Inclusive approach...can help families and states"

INCREASE DEPORTATIONS

PRO/CON: "Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?"

PUNISHMENTS FOR BUSINESSES 

PRO/CON: "Should Employers Who Unknowingly Hire Undocumented Immigrants Receive Lighter Penalties?"

STATE BASED SOLUTIONS

PRO/CON: "Should State or Local Governments Help Enforce Federal Immigration Laws?"

FULLY OPEN BORDERS

ConnectUS: "17 Biggest Pros and Cons of Open Borders Immigration"

STATUS QUO (CURRENT POLICY)

USA.gov: "Current Immigration and Citizenship policy"

INCREASE BORDER SECURITY

PRO/CON: "Should US Customs and Border Enforcement Use Military Equipment to Help Prevent Illegal Immigration?"

GUEST WORKER PERMIT VISAS

Constitutional Rights Foundation: "The Debate Over Guest-Worker Programs"

AMNESTY

PRO/CON: "Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants - Pros/Cons"

DREAM ACT/DACA

AP/NewsELA: ""Dreamers" program must stay, judge rules in setback to Trump"

END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP

PBS/NewsELA: "Checking the facts about US Birthright citizenship"

PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP

PRO/CON: "Pathway to Citizenship Pros/Cons Overview"

INCREASE DEPORTATIONS

CNN: "Yes, Obama deported more people than Trump..."

INCREASE PUNISHMENTS FOR BUSINESSES 

McClatchy-Tribune: "Farmers want law to keep immigrant workers"

STATE BASED SOLUTIONS

NewsELA: "Sanctuary Cities: City leaders reject White House threats"