The United States is a nation of immigrants. There is a great deal of controversy over issues of undocumented immigration.
- What is the historical pattern of immigration concerns in the economy?
- How are certain groups targeted?
- What role do corporations that use cheap labor practices play at home and overseas?
- Does immigration pose a threat to the host nation?
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- What is the historical pattern of immigration concerns and the economy?
In the past, immigrants were accepted into countries that needed workers to support the industrial boom. During the early part of the 20th century, for example, the numbers in the United States boomed due to a high need to run the factories and support the economic conditions of the Industrial Revolution. However, during the Great Depression, many immigrants returned to their native country in response to depressed conditions of the economy and immigrants entered the United States in far less numbers. Since the end of the Great Depression, the flow of immigration became more due to ...
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US Immigration and Public Policy
Identify a current public policy issue/controversy in the news today.
Describe and analyze the scope of the public policy concern.
Who are the stakeholders and affected constituencies?
What political institutions are relevant to the policy discussion about this issue?
What are some of the proposed policies to address this issue?
Do you think there is a solution to the problem that you favor? What factors went into your decision?
How much does the public policy issue cost Americans? How much would it cost to address the issue? If the costs are unknown, why are they unknown?
Is the public policy issue one faced by both the federal government and state governments?View Full Posting Details