Spring 2019 Immigration Research Page
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Instructions for Posting Research
- Follow this pattern to post research results and links to this page:
- Brief description of resource.
- Link. "[" url space title "]"
- Your real name
- This article corrects some misinformation about immigration to Italy. (Pick some of the important facts/claims out of the article and include in this description to save us time.)
Focused Research Questions
From today's class, we will generate a small number of focused research questions for shared research. Here's a starter list, to modify during discussion:
What are the drivers of US immigration?
- This article illustrates violence as a potential reason for immigration into America. 
- This article gives several very simply and easily comprehended issues to why migrates, specifically from Central America, feel so enticed to leave their homes and attempt migration to America:
- This article gives reasons that push people to immigrate to the U.S. such as persecution and pollution. It also has reasons that pull people to come to the U.S. such as higher wages and safety/stability. https://justiceforimmigrants.org/what-we-are-working-on/immigration/root-causes-of-migration/ Alex:
- This article just gives some of the main reasons with a quick summary about each.
- https://usafacts.org/reports/immigration This article provides us with a general overview of the reasons for why people immigrate to the US; these include: work, family, school, safety, diversity, and unknown. This website also provides us with a wide array of other important information on immigrants, including their demographics. Tessa
- This article gives information on issues surrounding forced migration, and why certain people are forced to leave their countries due to natural disasters and other unavoidable crisis https://www.concernusa.org/story/5-causes-forced-migration/ Saij
What forecasts do experts make about patterns of global human immigration?
- This article provides data from the international efforts to predict migration https://migrationdataportal.org/themes/migration-forecasting Danny Smart
- Interactive graph displaying hard data of global immigration of the past few decades http://download.gsb.bund.de/BIB/global_flow/
Is Frum right about a trend toward economic migration from Central America
- Why is there so much suffering and social disorganization in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatamala (the "Northern Triangle")?
- This PDF and full-page reflects the human crisis of forced flee, specifically surrounding the"Northern Triangle" - Specifically, it touches on the amount of violence occurring within this zone, an amount they compare to an active war zone. Civilian death rates in the zone are higher than any other country according to data from UNODC. It also goes into the affected health, including physical and mental, due to this violence and the area contributing to the overall suffering. Baylee Robertson
- This article talks about the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras that form a region known as the Northern Triangle. In the 80s, these countries were plagued by civil wars which left behind a legacy of violence. The region is filled with corruption, drug trafficking, and gang violence. They are consistently ranked among the most violent countries in the world. elyse rugee: https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/central-americas-violent-northern-triangle
- This article addresses the amount of people leaving the Northern Triangle, why, and what has caused the violence, and how both those countries and other countries such as the US are responding
What do critics and defenders of asylum law say about it?
- This article comes from the Migration Policy Institute, and outlines potential pitfalls with asylum claims. Noah Macia
- How the asylum process works and why it needs to change
- Outlines the importance of it, the process, and the current state of it in the United States
- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/asylum-seekers-in-us-how-process-works-needs-to-change-analysis/ James Silvestri good basic info -Alfino
- This article provides information about the asylum law, in the US, such as what the application process is, how long the process is, and how many people are granted asylum.
- Asylum in the United States Emma Sanchez Great for details on standards for asylum -Alfino
Overview of US policy on immigration
- Historical Overview/ Historical Overview of Immigration Policy
- This article provides a brief overview of the US immigration policy and how it's changed over the years from the 1800s to modern day. Zach McKee
- This website informs on how the immigration policy we currently have in the US works and the limit on how many people are intended to come into the country each year based on several criteria. Very clear overview of the system Alfino
- How the United States Immigration System Works
- Madison Pernaa
- Ryan Hays
- This article provides basic information on how immigration and visas work as well as some general statistics.
- Brennan Cronk
- this article is an interview with Karen Tumlin of the national immigration law center in Los Angeles, which goes over how the US views Civil war and gang violence and what the US's obligations are to people in these scenarios.
- This article looks at the impact of illegal immigration on our economy.
- This article looks at the unauthorized immigrant workforce.
- This article looks at the lawful immigrant demographics and workforce.
International comparative policy
Carolyn Brasch http://proxy.foley.gonzaga.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=23456791&site=ehost-live This article compares different european immigration policies (germany, france, britain, italy..etc) and mentions some U.S. Policy
- This article provides a general overview of Canadian Immigration policy, at times considering it in contrast to US policies. Some notable points of contrast: accept a much higher percentage of asylum seekers, fewer number of illegal immigrants, much more systems in place for helping immigrants to help welcome and settle immigrants Carolyn Brasch
- Brett Bean
- This is Canada's official website on immigration. Lots of information (its a bit spread out) but you can click around and explore the process as it actually is.
- Brendan Tormey
- This article provides a general overview of the immigration policies of Canada, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Sweden and the UK: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130630-immigration-reform-world-refugees-asylum-canada-japan-australia-sweden-denmark-united-kingdom-undocumented-immigrants/ Remy Delplanche
- This article compares US immigration policy with Canada, the E.U., Japan, and the Gulf States; specifically, what would it look like if we had systems like theirs? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/16/upshot/comparing-immigration-policies-across-countries.html
- This article illustrates how Trump plans "crackdown" on individuals with expired visas.