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Illegal Immigration. Bell Work. Brainstorm the CAUSES of illegal immigration Why do people immigrate illegally? What is it about their home country makes them want to leave? What is it about our policies that makes it difficult for them to immigrate ?

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Illegal immigration

Illegal Immigration


Bell work

Bell Work

  • Brainstorm the CAUSES of illegal immigration

    • Why do people immigrate illegally?

    • What is it about their home country makes them want to leave?

    • What is it about our policies that makes it difficult for them to immigrate?

  • Brainstorm the EFFECTS of illegal immigration

    • What does illegal immigration do to this country?

    • Why do people want to stop illegal immigration?


Review

Review

  • What is an immigrant?

  • What is an alien?

  • Define naturalization

  • What are 3 qualifications to become a citizen?

  • What are the 3 ways to disqualify from naturalization?

  • What are the steps to naturalization?

  • What is a difference between citizen and non-citizen rights and responsibilities?


Causes why do people immigrate illegally

Causes: Why do people immigrate illegally?

  • Economic Incentives

  • Oppression in Home Country

  • Obstacles to Legal Immigration

    • Quotas: What are these?

    • Limited Visas

      • Family and employment preferences

    • Cannot apply: entered illegally


Who are the illegal immigrants

Who are the illegal immigrants?

  • Estimated total foreign born population:

  • Estimated unauthorized immigrant population:

    • 59% from Mexico

    • 25% live in California

    • 1.3 million under the age of 18

    • 4.5 million children born U.S. citizens by unauthorized parents

    • Estimate 9 million live in “mixed status” families

33.6 million

11.5 million


Types of illegal immigration

Types of Illegal Immigration

  • Illegal Entry

    • Enter the U.S. without

      documents or inspection

    • 6-7 million immigrants

      (over 50%)

    • Estimated ½ million illegal

      entries each year

    • Smugglers: professionals who

      are hired to help bring people across the border for pay

    • United States Border Patrol


Types of illegal immigration1

Types of Illegal Immigration

  • Visa Overstay

    • Entered the country with a legal visa but stayed past the time it expired

    • Estimated 4 – 5.5 million (33-50%)

    • Tourists, business visas, student visas

    • Tend to be more educated and better off financially


Types of illegal immigration2

Types of Illegal Immigration

  • Border Crossing Card Violation

    • Border Crossing Card allows people

      to enter legally for a period of time

    • Immigrants enter legally, but stay past

      the expiration date

    • Estimated 250,000 – 500,000


What issues do illegal immigrants face

What issues do illegal immigrants face?

  • Employment

  • School

  • Law Enforcement


What are the effects of illegal immigration on the united states

What are the effects of illegal immigration on the United States?

  • Economy

    • Unemployment

  • Crime

    • Gang Members

    • Identity theft

    • Drug trafficking

  • Security

    • September 11, 2001: Mohamed Atta and two of his conspirators had expired visas when they executed the attacks


Polar solutions to illegal immigration

Polar Solutions to Illegal Immigration

  • Grant Amnesty

    • Amnesty = government forgiving a group of people for their offenses

    • Amnesty to illegal immigrants would forgive their illegal entry and allow them to obtain legal status


Polar solutions to illegal immigration1

Polar Solutions to Illegal Immigration

  • Secure Borders and Deport

    • Secure U.S. borders

    • Crackdown on companies using illegal workers

    • Require U.S. citizenship for enrollment in school

    • Deportation


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