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AnnotatedBibliography: Immigration

Addington,David S. “Encouraging lawful immigration and discouraging unlawfulimmigration.”Heritage Foundation Backgrounder,No.2786, 27 March 2013.Web. 19 Nov. 2016.

Thearticle discusses various aspects of immigration by explainingdifferent laws that have been enacted since the Declaration ofIndependence. First, Addington illustrates the economic and culturalbenefits of immigrations to both the foreigners and the native-bornAmericans. Then, he explains the negative aspects of illegalimmigration. Lastly, the author sums up his claims by proposingdifferent strategies to regulate illegal immigration. Addington alsoexplains how and why the government is failing to eliminate illegalimmigration. Additionally, he discourages giving amnesty to illegalimmigrants because it will not reduce the use of unauthorizedimmigration channels. The article offers credible information thatsupports the claims in the body section of the research paper.Addington uses statistics provided by different studies to back uphis arguments. The article involves step-by-step analysis of all thelaws thus, it is easy to follow the progress and figure out how thecountry has benefitted from immigrants. On the other hand, thesystematic analysis helps understand why the author dismisses somepolicies by claiming that they are ineffective.

Cochran,Clarke E. Lawrence C. Mayer, T. R. Carr, Mark McKenzie, and N. JosephCayer. AmericanPublic Policy: An Introduction.Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2012. Print.

Theauthors analyze the public policies and evaluate if there arepossible alternatives to the strategies that prove ineffective.First, they discuss the historical context of each policy and assesshow it has been applied and its importance to the society. However,only chapter 11 on ImmigrationPolicy the Barely Open Doorwill be applicable in the research paper. In this section, theauthors consider how the immigration policy changed from open doorstrategy to increased restrictions. Subsequently, they discuss howthe contemporary policy has changed to adapt to shifting immigrationdynamics. Theinformation is based on various historical events that facilitatedthe change of immigration policies. Therefore, the book will offercredible information that is very helpful in the body section of theresearch paper. Additionally, the use graphical representation of theimmigration trends since the 1820s make it easy to determine how thenumber of immigrants in the country is changing. Besides, the authorsrefer to several resources to support their arguments. The articleconcludes by providing recommendations on how to reduce thecontroversies affecting the immigration policy.

Ford,Lynne E, Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley, and Barbara A.Bardes. American Government and Politics Today.Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth, 2013. Print.

Thebook analyzes the policies enacted during the twenty-first century toreduce illegal immigration. The information in chapter one discussesthe origin of most immigrants to show the composition of foreignersin the United States. In this chapter, the authors also evaluateimmigrants’ voting patterns to demonstrate how various policiesaffect them. The authors also illustrate how ethnic diversity hasbenefitted the American society. The book provides comprehensive andup-to-date analysis of different policies and political issueswithout showing any biased opinions. Therefore, the information isreliable and supported by well-researched statistics.

Gans,Judith, Elaine M. Replogle, and Daniel J. Tichenor. Debateson U.S. Immigration. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGEPublications, 2012. Print.

Thebook discusses the immigration policy used by the United States’government to encourage legal immigrants while attempting to closedown illegal channels. The authors explain the ineffectiveness ofimmigration policy because controversial politics surround the issue.They analyze the heated debates surrounding the immigration issue bydiscussing both positive and negative arguments. The information inChapter 11 supports the claims in the research paper. The authorsstart by indicating the commonly-used argument that illegalimmigrants increase criminal activities. Then, they include acounterargument to show that foreigners are not necessarilyresponsible for the crimes in their neighborhoods. The chapterfocuses on different types of crime and suggests the most likelyperpetrators based on thorough analysis of statistics and informationfrom various studies. Therefore, it offers credible data supported byimpartial investigations.

Kochhar,Rakesh. “Three-in-Ten U.S. Jobs Are Held by the Self-Employed andthe Workers They Hire: Hiring More Prevalent Among Self-EmployedAsians, Whites and Men.” PewResearch Center,22 Oct. 2015. Web. 19 Nov. 2016.

Immigrantshave always been blamed for the high unemployment rate in the countryindicating that they take away jobs from the native-born workers.However, this article contradicts that notion by proving thatimmigrants are creating jobs through self-employment. Kochharevaluates self-employment across demographics to demonstrate theperformance of different ethnic groups of immigrants. The articlealso conducts an analysis of various sectors to illustrate the numberof immigrant-owned businesses. Lastly, Kochhar concludes by examiningthe immigrants’ contribution to national income. The paper iswell-written making it easy to understand and follow through to theconclusion. The statistics are very elaborate and considers alldemographics to show the impact of immigrants in the employmentsector in the country. Besides, the data is up-to-date because itcontains information obtained in studies conducted in the last twoyears.

Orrenius,Pia and Madeline Zavodny. The Economic Consequences of Amnesty forUnauthorized Immigrants. Cato Journal, Vol. 32,No. 1, 2012, pp.85-106.

Thearticle examines the controversial issue of immigration policyreform, which was proposed to offer illegal immigrants permanentresidence and citizenship. The authors start by evaluating theeconomic consequences of different immigration reforms. They conducta thorough analysis of tax revenues, availability of workforce, andfinancial conditions of the immigrant families. The paper summarizesthe history of the United States’ policy on illegal immigrantssince 1996. The authors discuss how some of the strategies enacted bythe government have failed such as the border security plan. Theyalso examine the impact of specific events such as the 9/11 terrorattacks on the immigration policy reforms. The writers acknowledgethe reduced number of immigrants coming into the United States andexamine the possible causes of this decrease. The article is usefulwhen used in combination with AmericanGovernment and Politics TodayandEncouraginglawful immigration and discouraging unlawful immigrationbecause the information is closely linked. Besides, the data providedby Addington’s paper and the book by Ford et al. supports theclaims in this article. Therefore, the data is reliable because it isbased on thorough research.