Immigration has long been a major social issue in the United States, and is often controversial. As a “nation of
immigrants” the United States has long struggled with who should be allowed to enter the nation, what rights
they will have while here and how much immigration is desirable, among other issues. Statue Of Liberty Free
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For this paper, please provide a discussion of how immigration has been debated in the United States over the
past five years.
Begin by researching the immigration process. How long does it take? What are the time and financial
requirements? What is the difference between standard immigration and asylum processes? What groups of
potential immigrants are advantaged and what groups are disadvantaged by the process?
Next, identify what arguments have been made by people who support increasing immigration, protecting
immigrant rights and safety and/or following current asylum laws?
What arguments have been made by people who want to decrease immigration, remove rights from
immigrants and who oppose current asylum laws?
What challenges might new immigrants face after they are settled? What role does racism and social deviance
play in their experience and the overall debate about immigration?
Research the topic, using a minimum of three academic sources. Analyze the issue using the information,
concepts, and terms that are used in the textbook and content guide readings and videos. Your analysis should
be approximately 4 pages, double-spaced. Remember to cite your references in APA style. Be sure to
proofread carefully.

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