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Immigration

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Immigration
Define each of the following:
migration
emigration
immigration
Remember what push and pull factors are?
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free..." Emma Lazarus
Turn to your table partner and brainstorm why people migrate. List one reason on a sticky note and place it under the appropriate column on the white board: push factor or pull factor.
Let's brainstorm together. Are there advantages of accepting immigrants into a country?
Read the article "Opportunity and Exclusion..." in folder on you desk.
Instructions
Red group
Read the introduction and the section titled Unrestricted Immigration. Write the main points on chart paper and be prepared to present.
Blue group
Read the section titled "The First “Exclusion” Laws and Centralized Control of Immigration." List the main ideas chart papers and be prepared to present.
Green group
Read the section titled "The National Origins Quota System and End of Anti-Asian Exclusion." Write the main ideas on chart paper and be prepared to present.
Yellow group
Read the section titled "The End of National Origins Quotas and Creation of Refugee Resettlement." Write the main ideas on chart paper and be prepared to present.
Purple group
Read the section titled "The Rise of Immigration Control and Limiting of Immigrants’ Rights" Write the main ideas on chart paper and be prepared to present.

Each group will now present the main ideas of the reading.
Timeline Activity


Study the timelinecards in your folders. On the board is a timeline dating from 1880 to the present. Place each of the cards in the appropriate chronology on the timeline with the immigration laws above the timeline, and the events that reflect or influence the laws below the timeline. I will demonstrate.



Are there any disadvantages?

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/flipomatic/cic/brk6169
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
Immigration Act of 1917
Blue group completes this set of documents.
The Law: As a group, read the Act and highlight the areas of most important, especially Title II and Title III.
(see folder for reading)
Speeches: Subdivide into two groups. Read Wilon's speech and listen to Gerard's audio recording and complete the audio analysis forms.
Cartoons: Study each political cartoon and complete one cartoon analysis for each as a group.
http://immigrationinamerica.org/588-immigration-act-of-1917.html
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/war-message-to-congress/
Go to the URL below to listen to the recording.
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?nfor:2:./temp/~ammem_fzRf::
The Laws: Subdivide into two groups to cover the two laws. Read and highlight the main features of this immigration law, especially noting the differences between them.
Speeches: subdivide into two groups to read and complete an analysis for each of the speeches.
Political Cartoons: Study each political cartoon and complete one cartoon analysis per group for each cartoon.
Quota Acts of 1921 and 1924
Green Group completes this section.
Quota Act 1921 - http://library.uwb.edu/guides/usimmigration/42%20stat%205.pdf
Quota Act 1924 - http://library.uwb.edu/guides/usimmigration/43%20stat%20153.pdf

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5080/
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5079/
http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/columns/laws-that-shaped-la/the-bracero-program.html
Bracero Program
1942
The Laws: Subdivide into two groups to cover the two laws. Read and highlight the main features of this immigration law, especially noting the differences between them.
http://www.ccrh.org/comm/moses/primary/bracero.html
http://www.ccrh.org/comm/moses/primary/bracero.html
Photographs: Study the photographs and complete one photo analysis per group for each.
Political Cartoons: Study each political cartoon and complete one cartoon analysis per group for each cartoon.
Immigration Act of 1965
aka Hart-Cellar Act
The Law:
Read the Hart-Cellar Act and highlight the main features of this immigration law especially noting the criteria for gaining legal status in the United States..
http://library.uwb.edu/guides/usimmigration/79%20stat%20911.pdf
Speeches: subdivide into two groups to read and complete one analysis for each of the speeches.
You only need to listen to the first 7 minutes.
Testimony by Myra Hacker at a Senate immigration subcommittee hearing. See folder.
Political Cartoons: Study the political cartoon and complete a cartoon analysis.
Now that you have completed each topic, report your findings.
Now read the essays from the Immigration Policy Center. List the main ideas on the chart paper. Be prepared to report.
Red and Blue groups read "The Economic Blame Game."
Yellow, Green and Purple Groups read "The Advantages of Family-Based Immigration"
Listen to "All Things Considered" from NPR regarding Immigration
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5391395
Philosophical Chair. Everyone that opposes the US current immigration policy, move to the left side of the room, those that support it move to the right. Undecided remains in the center. Beginning with support, one person at a time tries to convince the other side or the undecided to switch.
Final Project: Find, print, and annotate an article regarding current immigration issues today. Be sure it is from a reliable source. Draw a political cartoon or deliver a speech about the topic discussed in the article. See rubric in your folder for details.
The Law: Read and highlight the main features of this immigration law, especially noting who is affected and how they are affected.
Speeches: subdivide into two groups to read and complete an analysis for each of the speeches.
https://archive.org/details/chineseimmigrat00davigoog
https://archive.org/details/chineseimmigrat00davigoog
http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb0489n3mf/
Political Cartoons: Study each political cartoon and complete one cartoon analysis per group for each cartoon.
Red Group completes this section.
Yellow group completes this section.
Purple group completes this section.
For the next section, you will use document analysis form found in your folder.
Can you pass a citizenship test? Try this practice one from the Immigration and Citizenship Service.
http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/quiz/learners/study-test/study-materials-civics-test/naturalization-self-test-1/take
Let us review the steps to become an American citizen.

http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/files/M-1051.pdf
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