For the Case Assignment in this module, you will choose a current issue or topic, develop a title and thesis (main point), and construct an annotated bibliography. An annotated bibliography is a list of references you intend to use for a research project. Your annotations should include at least five full sentences. Your annotated bibliography should include five sources.
We discussed topics together, and you decided to focus on immigration which is an excellent choice! A possible thesis can focus on the following:
Immigration has provided the United States with hard-working and talented citizens who contribute greatly to its rich culture; however, it has also opened the door for illegal entry which endangers the safety of United States citizens and national security making Illegal immigration an alarming problem in the current times.
The annotated bibliography is as follows:
Alden, Edward. (2012) Immigration and border control. CATO Journal; Winter2012, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p107-124, 18p. Found in Academic Search Primere October 11, 2012.
This source discusses immigration and U.S. border control. It provides a brief history of border control and its efforts to heighten US-Mexico border security in order to reduce the amount of illegal immigrants who enter this country. Also discussed is the heightened response after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to keep the borders safe. The author contends that the U.S. should reconsider associating border control with national security and maintains that an open U.S.-Mexican border would allow for greater economic development. However, Congress and the administration continue to be focused on the elusive goal of creating a perfectly secure border through
enforcement measures alone.
Anderson, Stuart. (2006.) Legal immigrants: Waiting ...
The solution creates an annotated bibliography for a current issue or topic.