The paper discusses the question of immigration reform in the United States in relation to immigrants from Mexico.
# 110972 | 1,825 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Jan 04, 2009 in Law (Labor) , Latin-American Studies (Immigration/Emigration issues) , Labor Studies (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)
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The author of this paper examines the issue of illegal immigration to the United States from Mexico and the need for reform in existing immigration laws. The paper's author postulates that the arguments put forward by opponents of immigration reform are, for the most part invalid and based on racial stereotyping as opposed to reasoned argument. The author states that despite being "illegal", Mexican immigrants are an essential part of the US' work force and as such, deserve the same rights that are accorded to workers who are also citizens. Examples are given of state discrimination against illegal immigrants from Mexico as well as attempts by federal courts to give such immigrants a modicum of protection.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Heer, David M. Immigration in America's Future: Social Science Findings and the Policy Debate. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996.
- Parker, Star. "Se Habla Entitlement." The Longman Reader. 8th ed. Eds. Judith Nadell, John Langan, and Eliza A. Comodromos. New York, Pearson Longman, 2008. 421-423.
- Rodriguez, Roberto. "The Border on Our Backs." The Longman Reader. 8th ed. Eds. Judith Nadell, John Langan, and Eliza A. Comodromos. New York, Pearson Longman, 2008.416-418.
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