Immigration Reform: A Hot Button Economic, Political and Social Issue

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30 November 2010
Immigration Reform: A Hot Button Economic, Political and Social Issue
One of the most contentious and divisive issues facing America today is the current situation regarding immigration and its reformation. The United States is a nation founded and built on the efforts of immigrants, from the settling of the colonies by early Europeans, to the expansion of great Southern cities by Latin Americans. Once considered a “melting pot,” the United States has become more of a salad bowl, with the ingredients not meshing to form a cohesive unit, but remaining apart, creating a diversity of cultures and attitudes that no longer assimilate into the mainstream, but remain...
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..... as Amnesty after Amnesty is Proposed.” The New American 25.15 (2009): 10+. Web. 8 Nov. 2010.
Immigration Reform: A Hot Button Economic, Political and Social Issue
I. Introduction
A. The “melting pot” vs. the “salad bowl”
B. Immigration as a political hot button
II. A Bit of History
A. Early immigration laws and their purpose
B. The Immigration Reform Act of 1986
III. The Mariel Boatlift
A. Cuban refugees
B. Mexicans and Hispanics
IV. Bush’s Folly
A. Bush’s 2007 reform bill
V. Economic and Social Immigration Reform
A. The Economic Implications
B. Crime and Immigration
C. Virginia’s answer to the problem and Arizona’s new law
VI. Who Benefits, Who Does Not
A. What is not working
VII. What Can the U.S. Do?
A. The Constitution
VIII. Conclusion