Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Summer 2006

Keywords

Immigration, Immigration policy

Abstract

In the last year, much has been made of the current immigration situation in the United States. With the debut of George Bush’s ambitious proposal to reform current immigration legislation, the attention of both lawmakers and the nation has been drawn inexorably toward this thorny, complex topic. In response to Bush’s proposal, economists have calculated the costs and benefits of illegal immigration, conservatives have spoken out against illegal immigration and any perceived amnesty offered to those here illegally, liberals have struggled to support immigrant rights as well as the rule of law, and the immigrants themselves have come together to make themselves heard both socially and politically. Everyone in the country, from the Spanish-speaking migrant worker, to the highly visible Congressmen battling to create a policy that everyone can get behind, has something to say about this issue.

Department

Political Science

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Illegal aliens--United States--Economic conditions; Illegal aliens--United States--Social conditions; Illegal aliens--Government policy--United States

Geographic Coverage

United States--Emigration and immigration--Economic aspects; United States--Emigration and immigration--Social aspects; United States--Emigration and immigration--Political aspects

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Rights Statement

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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