Immigration Policy Thesis

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I. Introduction a. Audience Hook: “Immigration law and policy cannot be divorced from issues of race, national origin, ethnicity and color” (Dobkin, 2009). b. Thesis Statement: Research will show that immigration policies are ineffective because of stereotyping, social profiling, and area economics. c. Preview of Main points: i. Stereotypes and racial profiling has shaped immigration policies in America. ii. The perception of immigration can vary from area to area based on the economic status of the populace and because of this it can influence the content of immigration policies. II. Stereotypes and racial profiling has shaped immigration policies in America. Show visual aid (Martinez…show more content…
Such as everything from increased revenue from taxes generated by legal immigrants, to improvements in innovation by a high skilled work force Question: How does immigration policy affect local communities? Answer: In states that adopted anti-immigration laws, such as Houston; local farmers saw a steady decline; 20-50 percent in the month’s following the passing of such laws (Esbenshade & Obzurt, 2007/2008). Landlords in areas that had past the anti-immigration laws found it hard to find renters, due to the ordinances being passed. It not only affected those individuals that were illegal, but the citizens as well. “If landlords’ licenses are revoked for violations, as contemplated by the ordinances, this would affect the renters in all units owned by the landlord” (Esbenshade & Obzurt, 2007/2008). Question: Why don’t we just close all our boarders and not let anyone in? Answer: we need to be a global nation in order to continue to prosper. Diversity is what drives new ideas and promotes growth across all fields. Globalization is needed if we wish to stay competitive and if we wish to continue to drive innovation. Works…show more content…
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