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  • Eastman, Cari Lee Skogberg, 1974- author.
  • United States -- Emigration and immigration.
  • United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
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  • United States -- Emigration and immigration.
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    1. Who are we? : demographics, immigration history, and the shaping of the United States -- Is the current U.S. immigrant population the largest in the country's history, and are unauthorized immigrants the largest share of this population? -- Are most immigrants in the United States from Mexico? -- Has the United States always welcomed immigrants who arrive legally? -- Given the well-known dangers of illegal border crossings, why don't unauthorized immigrants "stand in line" to enter legally? -- Are Obama's executive actions on immigration responsible for the increase in unauthorized children and families living in the United States? -- Given existing immigration trends, will Hispanics soon overtake whites to become the majority population in the United States?
    2. Labor, employment, and economics of immigration -- Are immigrants taking the jobs of U.S. workers? -- What impact does immigration have on the U.S. economy and economic growth? -- Are immigrants primarily employed in the agricultural sector? -- Do undocumented or "illegal" immigrants pay taxes? -- Do immigrants receive more aid through government-funded programs than they pay in taxes?
    3. Unauthorized immigration, refugees, and asylees -- Are most immigrants in the United States "illegal/unauthorized" immigrants? -- How accurate are terms like "illegal alien" and "illegal immigrant" in describing people entering the United States without authorization? -- Is illegal immigration into the United States getting worse? -- Are most unauthorized immigrants in the United States from Mexico? And does the Mexican government maintain a policy of pushing the "worst" of its citizens into the United States? -- How expensive and feasible would it be to deport all "illegal immigrants" living in the United States? -- Are most people illegally crossing the border into the United States doing so in order to find work?
    4. Assimilation, education, and social programs -- Do immigrants to the United States generally make an effort to assimilate and learn English? -- Do immigrants comprise the least educated group of people living in the United States? -- Do all immigrants come to the United States because they want to experience the "American Dream"?
    5. Immigration and crime/public safety -- Are immigrants more likely to commit crimes than native-born U.S. citizens? -- How do crime rates along the U.S.-Mexico border compare to the rest of the United States? -- Are individuals who enter the United States illegally or those who enter legally but overstay their visas regarded by the U.S. justice system as criminals? -- Have immigrants been found to be the source of recent disease outbreaks in the United States?
    6. Immigration and children -- Is the unauthorized flow of children across the Mexico-U.S. border into the United States creating a crisis? -- Are most unauthorized alien children (UACs) automatically sent back to their home countries under current U.S. immigration laws? -- Can a child born in the United States to parents who are unauthorized then sponsor his or her parents for citizenship? -- Is the United States the only country in the world with birthright citizenship? -- Are "anchor babies" and birthright citizenship the primary motivations behind illegal immigration?
    7. Immigration and the U.S./Mexico border -- Has lax security at the U.S-Mexico border resulted in a large influx of unauthorized immigrants into the United States in recent years? -- Is a fence along the border the most effective way to address unauthorized immigration into the United States? -- Is national security the primary issue of concern along the U.S.-Mexico border?
    8. Policies and politics of immigration -- Do politicians see the growth of immigrant populations (and especially immigrants of Hispanic descent) in the United States as a major influence on both present and future elections? -- Are state authorities or federal authorities in charge of immigration law and its enforcement? -- How do mainline religions and religious denominations in the United States feel about comprehensive immigration reform measures such as the "Gang of 8" legislation proposed in 2013? -- Are congressional attitudes toward comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to legalization for unauthorized immigrants, divided along party lines? -- Has immigration enforcement been neglected during the Obama administration?
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