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Immigration Policy: 1950's, the Dream Act, and Arizona

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Actividad 1 - Immigration in the 1950s vs. Immigration in the 2010s (ACTFL Standards 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 3.2, 4.2, 5.1)

Puede describir los cambios en cuanto a la inmigración en los últimos 60 años?

Usando el internet u otros recursos, busca información sobre la inmigración en los EEUU hace 60 años y la inmigración en los EEUU en los años recientes. Si puedes, habla con alguien que ha pasado por el proceso. Aquí puedes encontrar unos enlaces que te ayuden.

Wikipedia - Inmigración a los EEUU en los años 1950

Experiencias de Ellis Island

Inmigración en los Estados Unidos

Inmigración contemporánea a los EEUU

Los años 1950s

Los años 2010s


¿Qué tienen en común estos conceptos? ¿Qué es diferente? ¿Por qué piensas que las diferencias existen?

Actividad 2 - Arizona Immigration Law (ACTFL Standards 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 3.2, 4.2, 5.1)

¿Qué ha pasado con las leyes de inmigración en el estado de Arizona?

¿Qué sabes de las leyes de inmigración que existen en el estado de Arizona? Usando el internet y los recursos abajo, busca información sobre las leyes. Después de investigar, piensa sobre el tema y decide si estás de acuerdo o no. Escribe tu respuesta, incluyendo tu opinión justificada.  Compararemos las opiniones en clase.

Datos básicos sobre la ley de inmigración en Arizona

Ley en Arizona contra inmigrantes indocumentados

Críticas a la nueva ley de inmigración en Arizona

ACTIVAD 3 (ACTFL Standards 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 3.2, 4.2, 5.1)

Escribe una breve descripción (un párrafo) de una de las fotos de la página Web

Images from the Border and Beyond


Busca una fotografía o una imagen que te llame la atención. Describe lo que hay en la foto: las personas, dónde están, qué hacen, cómo se sienten, etc. Intenta usar palabras nuevas del vocabulario de esta sección.

Historical Overview of Immigration Policy

The Center for Immigration Studies offers you an historical overview of immigration policy in the United States. After the CivilWar the Supreme Court declared that immigration regulation was a federal responsibility. This overview begins with the establishment of the Immigration Service just prior to the twentieth century. It tells you about the attitudes towards immigration and provides you with information on the many laws that restricted or regulated immigration thatwere passed throughout the history of the United States.
Topic: Immigrants--United States--History   Language: English   Lexile: 1210    http://cis.org

The U.S. Immigration Debate

In his first term, President Obama had been leaning toward enforcement-based policies for curbing illegal immigration. In his second term, his interest instead has been more toward immigration reform. Read what the administration has already done to promote an enforcement-based approach to illegal immigration, for instance, adding 20,000 more border patrol agents and instituting programs. States have struck out on their own: read about the controversial law Arizona passed in 2010. Find out about the cumbersome red tape the government must somehow remedy and the possible outlook for comprehensive reform.
Topic: Illegal immigration--Government policy--United States   Lexile: 1570  Video     http://www.cfr.org

Expansion and Expulsion

Library of Congress
"...In 1942, the U.S. and Mexico jointly created the bracero, or laborer, program, which encouraged Mexicans to come to the U.S. as contract workers. Braceros were generally paid very low wages, and often worked under conditions that most U.S. citizens were unwilling to accept. Braceros were treated so poorly in Texas, for example, that for a period the Mexican government refused to send any workers to that state. The program was very popular with U.S. farmers, and was extended well past the end of World War II, not ending until 1964. More than 5 million Mexicans came to the U.S. as braceros, and hundreds of thousands stayed."

Immigration from The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

"Just as numbers of immigrants have changed, so have the means of selection. Between 1924 and 1965, immigrants were selected mainly on the basis of national origin. The United Kingdom and Germany received more than 60 percent of the visas allocated outside the Western Hemisphere."

Trends in Migration to the U.S.

"Immigration law changed in 1965. Qualitative and quantitative restrictions were maintained, but national origin preferences that favored the entry of Europeans were dropped. U.S. immigration policy began to favor the entry of foreigners who had U.S. relatives and foreigners requested by U.S. employers. During the 1970s, the origins of most immigrants changed from Europe to Latin America and Asia: Between 2000 and 2009 over three-fourths of the 10 million immigrants admitted were from Latin America and Asia."

Arizona State Immigration Laws

"...This section contains information on a number of aspects of Arizona's sweeping legislation and rules related to individuals' immigration status. However, it is important to be aware of the relationship and tension between state and federal law when it comes to immigration. "

What does Arizona's immigration law do?

(CNN) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed the state's immigration bill into law. It is considered to be among the toughest legislation in the nation.  What does the Arizona law do?  Arizona's law orders immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there's reason to suspect they're in the United States illegally.  It also targets those who hire illegal immigrant laborers or knowingly transport them.

Immigration in Arizona: Fact Sheet (2012)

"THE DREAM ACT IS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION that addresses the tragedy of young people who grew up in
the United States and have graduated from our high schools, but whose future is circumscribed by our current immigration laws. Under current law, these young people generally derive their immigration status solely from their parents, and if their parents are undocumented or in immigration limbo, most have no mechanism to obtain legal residency, even if they have lived most of their lives in the U.S. The DREAM Act would provide such a mechanism
for those who are able to meet certain conditions.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: A Resource page

Apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Form I-821D Online!
Clearly presented information including requirements and steps to take.