Immigration laws Assimilation Illegal immigration. Immigration. "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." -Michael Jordan. Test 2 Results.
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Immigration laws • Assimilation • Illegal immigration Immigration "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."-Michael Jordan
Test 2 Results 18) Rob is in high school. He sees a chance to steal $5.00 that his teacher dropped on the floor, but then he imagines how his teacher and parents would react. He decides not to steal the money. This situation illustrates. A) Control theory- inner controls preventing someone from breaking the law B) Control theory- outer controls preventing someone from breaking the law C) 40 Developmental Assets D) Commitment to conventional goals +1 point for all students
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“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” Quote from Poem Human Familyby Maya Angelou
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History of Discrimination in Immigration Law Chinese Exclusion Act 1882: excluded Chinese laborersfor 10 years Immigration Act of 1921: restrictions Southern and Eastern Europe, quota for each nationality.
History of Discrimination in Immigration Law National Origins Act 1924: Southern Europeans and East Asians and Indians 1950’s eject suspected Communists from the country (usinfo.state.gov)
History of Discrimination in Immigration Law Great Depression: Mexicans and Mexican-Americans faced mass deportation Post World War II: 1954 "Operation Wetback," President Eisenhower, a speculated 1 million Mexicans deported along with their U.S. born children
Effects of Post 9/11 Security Measures USA Patriot Act of 2001: put immigration under control of Department of Homeland Security 2003: Men from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in US, legal immigrants, had to register for the controversial National Security Entry-Exit Registration System or face deportation. The ethnicity of immigrants was a focus during times of national crisis
I am a ... • First generation immigrant (came to the U.S. not born here) • Second generation (parents came to the U.S., born here) • Third generation (grandparents came to U.S.) • Family has been in the U.S. more than 3 generations
Assimilation • Robert E. Park’s traditional assimilation theory • Milton Gordon’s contemporary views • Horace Kallen’scultural pluralism • .
Robert Park’s traditional assimilation model, assimilation occurs after 3 generations. • 1st: struggle to learn the new way of new country, hold on to many aspects of their culture American
According to Robert Park’s traditional assimilation model • 2nd:attend public schools learn English better than parents may move out of ethnically grouped neighborhoods marry someone outside of their race. Still seen as outsiders and may consider themselves outsiders American
Robert Park’s traditional assimilation model • 3rd: grandchildren of immigrants, move completely into mainstream of American life. May learn a few words of grandparents’ language, know a few recipes, or proverbs, but speak mostly English Few questions regarding their nationality American
According to traditional assimilation model,assimilation occurs after 3 generations. • 1st: struggles to learn the new way • 2nd:learn English better than parents, move out of ethnically grouped neighborhoods, marry someone outside of their race. Still seen as outsiders • 3rd: move completely into the mainstream American life. In your opinion or personal experiences has this been true?
Criticism of traditional assimilation model • Ignores age of entry: • children who arrive at young age with parents may feel more like 2nd generation
2. Ignores race: Doesnot accurately describe experiences of non-European groups in America.
3. Ignores choice: Voluntary versus involuntary entrance (slavery) effect likelihood of following the 3 generation model
Criticism of traditional assimilation model 4. Ignores group size, concentrations, and time of entry 5. Ignores similarity between the cultures
Milton Gordon’s Contemporary Views on Assimilation Gordon described 7 different sub processes of assimilation
Milton Gordon’s Contemporary Views on Assimilation 1. Cultural (practices and traditions) 2. Structural (schools, jobs, housing, recreational spheres of society) 3. Marital (acceptable partners) 4. Identificational (the group you identify with) 5. Attitudinal (prejudice) 6. Behavioral (discrimination) 7. Civic (political power, representation in politics) assimilation.
Melting Pot vs. Salad Bowl Cuban Italian Japanese Cuban Italian Japanese Cultural Pluralism America America
Horace Kallen’s Cultural Pluralism Majority’s culture should not replace minority’s culture But add to it Minority group’s ways should be accepted Should be seen as “Americanized” without disappearing as distinctive groups Cuban Italian Japanese Cultural Pluralism America
Melting Pot vs. Salad Bowl Which do you feel is better for the United States? Why? Cultural Pluralism
Milton Gordon’s Contemporary Views on Assimilation Some feel that not all are possible 1. Cultural (practices and traditions) 2. Structural (schools, jobs, housing, recreational spheres of society) 3. Marital (acceptable partners) 4. Identificational (the group you identify with) 5. Attitudinal (prejudice) 6. Behavioral (discrimination) 7. Civic (political power, representation in politics) assimilation.
Japanese American Internment During World War II San Francisco April 1942 After Pearl Harbor attack, President Roosevelt ordered that everyone who was one-eighth Japanese or more to “internment camps” with no trials, no crime charge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mr97qyKA2s&feature=related
Ruby Bridges New Orleans, Louisiana 1960, at age 6 First African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in South http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nrkMxorZT4&feature=related :55
Terms Immigrant does not = illegal immigrant Illegal immigrants also called undocumented workers/ undocumented students Remember immigrant does not =Latino/a
Read Article on Immigration Solutions (1) More border control. (2) Prevent employers from hiring undocumented immigrants. (3) Withhold government services from unauthorized immigrants. (4) Grant workers a path to gain citizenship or work permits. (5) Give police the authority and responsibility to identify illegal immigrants (Arizona SB 1070)
Have a great spring break • For next class, read the article “Immigration Solutions” • Prepare to discuss *5 students with perfect scores (20/20) *2 Students with 21/20