What are the concerns regarding Immigration in America?

What are the concerns regarding Immigration in America?

What are the concerns regarding immigration in America? a) Give an historical perspective on Immigration in America. Examine the conflict between the fact that the United States is a nation of immigrants and the hostility that is expressed toward each new group of immigrants who arrive here. b) Be certain to discuss the similarities and differences between the proposals of both political parties (Democrats vs Republican). After carefully examining the proposals of both major parties, which, if any, proposal best addresses national concerns? c) What are future issues that an immigration policy should address? And discuss why legal Immigration is so important for the future of America. Properly reference 4 of the assigned readings below and include at least one, legitimate, external source in your composition. Philip Martin and Elizabeth Midgley: “Immigration: Shaping and Reshaping America” http://www.prb.org/Source/58.2ImmigrShapingAmerica.pdf Mass immigration from Europe: Julie Redstone: “Message of the Statue of Liberty” http://www.lightomega.org/worldwatch/StatueofLiberty.html Henry Cabot Lodge: “For Immigration Restrictions” http://rcchonorshistory.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/for-immigration-restrictions-henry-cabot-lodge/ Concerns about Illegal immigration: The Arizona and Alabama laws: “New Immigration Law” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAcl7EHQVS4 “Alabama Immigration Law Deterring Investors” http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/alabama-immigration-law-deterringinvestors/2011/12/28/gIQAkxuINP_video.html Immigration and Economics: Greenstone and Looney: “Ten Economic Facts about Immigration” http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/reports/2010/9/immigration-greenstonelooney/09_immigration.pdf