This collection contains repositories of annotated bibliographies, research proposals and projects connected to these exploratory work on immigration laws, narratives, justice system, ethics, demographics, culture, identity, diaspora, etc. Drawing mostly from student work in writing courses, the journal intends to display both exploratory as well as researched projects on global historical and current issues on immigration controversies, trends and development.
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Will Ross, Maryella McCown, and Dylan Stone
In the last two presidencies, the United States economy has gone through much development regarding immigration and labor. Many key factors of growth in the economy can be identified pertaining to immigration, such as job fulfillment, innovations, and more productivity. Immigrants arrive in the United States with impressive skills that are needed for many occupations. They also run many of their own businesses and provide food and hospitality services for everyone. A common question that many US citizens wonder is “How do immigrants advantage the United States economy?” By bringing in new skills and ideas that had not been discovered by United States citizens, the United States is provided with the vast majority of their business owners, entrepreneurs, and skilled workers. This research project will respond to the recent effects on America’s economy due to immigration their labor experiences by exploring academic journals, videos, statistical data, news articles, and personal interviews. Different studies have shown the dangers of potential long-effects that can arise from the absence of assistance with these occupancies. Currently, the United States is in great need of labor assistance which immigrants provide an abundance of help in. Due to Covid-19, the economy and job market have drastically changed. Job shortages are increasing, and immigrants strive to take these positions and provide America with efficiency. Unfortunately, it is quite a difficult process for immigrants to find a well-waged job position, as they go through many risks to provide for themselves and/or their family, and prevent them from poverty or violence. So, it is necessary that immigrants are able to find opportunities to have a chance at a more successful and safer life. To sum it up, the United States economy has had several effects from immigration and the labor that it encourages, and this project will explore the factors of these topics.
Edwin Trejo-Rivera and Yama Bobb
Immigration laws and policies change constantly, but since 9/11, these laws have been modified in specific ways to keep certain people out. The terrorist attacks of September 11th exposed serious weaknesses in the United States' immigration and visa systems. Since this event happened when the U.S was in negotiation with Mexico about bilateral migration, the agreement collapsed almost immediately. Bilateral migration agreements are frameworks for collaboration between origin and destination countries to ensure that host countries will protect migrants from unethical employers, provide them with public services, and make it easier for remittance to be returned. Policies like this have strengthened, making life more safe and comfortable for immigrant families. This study aims to analyze how U.S Immigration laws have developed since 9/11 and how their development further impacts families crossing the American-Mexican border. The immigration policy change is best expressed through the Netflix series, “Immigration Nation”, where it shows the firsthand experience of not only the immigrants but also employees of ICE. Reviewing each episode brought insight into the new revisions to the immigration laws through two opposite sides. From the side of the immigrant families who have struggled with former President Trump’s policy to remove all immigration violators, to the side of ICE that was now containing a higher influx of people than ever imagined.