Students will write a bill for the 21st century on immigration based on the following topics.
Immigration reform –- Our immigration system is broken, and needs change. Too many people want to live and work in the U.S.; we make it very difficult to do so. Thus, an estimated 11-12 million people are here without documentation. It is your job to fix the Immigration system, and come up with your own Comprehensive Immigration Reform. In doing so, answer the questions below. Use Pollingreports.com to help you, and cite statistics/ reasons why you chose your stance… Good luck! (No one has done it!!!)
TOPIC 1: WHO SHOULD BE A CITIZEN?
Introduce: Definition with your opinion (Thesis)
Explain: Explanation of facts and what it shows, as well as your opinion( Do NOT use any personal information. This is a Bill)
Done: Revert back to your opinion/ thesis for this topic
TOPIC 2: WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE HERE? (LEGAL AND UNDOCUMENTED)
TOPIC 3: WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE HERE (SKILLED VS. UNSKILLED)
TOPIC 4: WHAT DO WE DO WITH THOSE THAT ARE HERE ALREADY AND ARE UNDOCUMENTED?
TOPIC 5: SHOULD WE GRANT AMNESTY TO UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS?
TOPIC 6: WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH REFUGES? SHOULD WE ALLOW THEM? WHO? SHOULD WE GRANT THEM CITIZENSHIP?
TOPIC 7: GUEST WORKER PROGRAM
TOPIC 8: SHOULD WE MAKE ENGLISH THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE? SHOULD CITIZENSHIP TESTS/ REQUIREMENTS BE IN ENGLISH?
TOPIC 9: BORDER ISSUES
TOPIC 10: VISA CAP/ BACKLOG/LIVING PERMANENT RESIDENTS/ GREEN CARDS (WHO DO YOU WANT HERE? HOW WILL YOU GET THEM? HOW WILL YOU EXPLAIN YOUR REASONING? (THIS COULD BE BROKEN DOWN PER TOPIC ABOVE)
TOPIC 11: UNDOCUMENTED MINORS
TOPIC 12: DREAM ACT
TOPIC 13: DACA
TOPIC 14: K-12 EDUCATION (YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY DONE THIS)
TOPIC 15: POST COLLEGE EDUCATION
TOPIC 16: DAPA
TOPIC 17: DRIVERS LICENSES & UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS
TOPIC 18: NATURALIZED CITIZENS AND THE PRESIDENCY
TOPIC 19: LOCAL POLICE SPECIAL ORDER 40
TOPIC 20: IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT RAIDS
TOPIC 21: WHAT TO DO WITH EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS?
TOPIC 22: SANCTUARY CITIES
TOPIC 23: SB1070
TOPIC 24: HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY OR TELL WHO IS UNDOCUMENTED OR NOT?
TOPIC 25: WHO SHOULD BE IN CHARGE OF IMIGRATION? (STATES, FEDERAL, LOCAL, PRESIDENT, CONGRESS)
TOPIC 25: WHO DOES YOUR PLAN ALIGN MOST CLOSELY WITH DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS? EXPLAIN FULLY
OTHER- THIS COULD BE ANY OTHER IMMIGRATION TOPIC NOT MENTIONED (EX- BREAKING UP FAMILIES, ETC… THIS IS WHERE YOU GAIN EXTRA POINTS)