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Class Discussion Friday, November 22nd. In your opinion, what “should” the USA’s policy on immigration be? What are the pros / cons to your position?. After today…. Students will explore both sides of the USA immigration debate.

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class discussion friday november 22nd

Class DiscussionFriday, November 22nd

In your opinion, what “should” the USA’s policy on immigration be? What are the pros / cons to your position?

after today
After today…
  • Students will explore both sides of the USA immigration debate.
  • Students will look at migration patterns within and from Latin America
  • Students will find and analyze political cartoons on immigration.
homework
Homework
  • Find 3 current events stories over the 5 day Thanksgiving break.
  • These stories can be from a variety of sources: print, radio, internet, television.
  • Provide Mr. Henry with a copy or link to the site where you found the story.
  • Write a short synopsis (5 -7 sentences) of the story.
  • Be prepared to discuss the story AND your feelings about the story when you return.
class notes
Class Notes
  • The 1960’s and 1970’s were a time of tremendous population growth in most parts of Latin America.
  • The 1990’s and 2000’s have generally seen declining rates of fertility in this region due to factors like increased urbanization & education.
  • Exceptions: Guatemala & Bolivia – two rural countries with high Amerindian populations.
bolivia
Bolivia
  • President Evo Morales is one of the few indigenous Americans to lead a Latin American country.
  • He is a socialist who advocates land reform and redistribution of wealth.
  • He is often critical of the USA and its policies.
class notes1
Class Notes
  • After gaining their independence from Iberian (European) countries many of LA new leaders sought to increase immigration from their former Colonial masters.
  • From the 1870’s to 1930’s large numbers of Italians, Portuguese, Spanish, and Germans immigrated to Southern Cone countries.
  • The DeKirchner’s of Argentina – Former and current President.
class note
Class Note
  • Between 1908 and 1978 a quarter million Japanese immigrated to Brazil which is now home to 1.3 million people of Japanese descent.
  • In more recent years much of this immigration has come from South Korea.
  • Former President of Peru – Alberto Fujimori
class notes2
Class Notes
  • Migration occurs within the region of Latin America due to shifting economic and political realities.
  • PUSH EG – Civil War in El Salvador
  • PULL EG – Venezuela’s oil boom.
however
However…
  • Americans are most familiar with immigration INTO the United States from Latin America.
  • While the majority of Hispanic immigrants in the USA are Mexican - not all immigrants from this region are Mexican.
  • Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the USA’s population.
transnationalism
Transnationalism
  • Transnationalism is the phenomenon whereby many migrants maintain close ties with their home countries.
  • Remittance Payments are transfers of money from one country to another. According to the NY Times about 50 billion dollars “leaves” the USA annually in recent years.
  • This is an important source of income for many LDC’s
background research
Background Research
  • GO TO: nytimes.com
  • SEARCH: Arizona Immigration Law
  • ASK: Do you agree with this law? Why or Why Not?
  • HAS your opinion on immigration been influenced by anything you have heard today?
citizenship
Citizenship
  • GO TO:
  • http://www.history.com/interactives/citizenship-quiz
  • Take the shorter version of the test and record your score.
after today1
After today…
  • Students will look at LA immigration patterns.
  • Students will find and analyze political cartoons on immigration.
  • Students will explore both sides of the USA immigration debate.
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