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The Reference Shelf: U.S. National Debate Topic 2018-2019: Immigration

Table of Contents

Preface



1 Immigration Then and Now



Letting Them In: America’s Turbulent Immigration History



US Has Long History of Restricting Immigrants



The U.S. Immigration Debate



The Facts about Immigration



Bring on the Conservative Debate for Immigration



Only Mass Deportation Can Save America



The Case Against Immigration: Why the United States Should Look Out for Itself



Trump’s Assault on Immigrants Will Seriously Damage the Economy



2 DREAMers and Asylum



Immigration Issues: Dreamers, Workers, and Refugees



It’s Not Illegal Immigration That Worries Republicans Anymore



The Republican Party Is Turning Against Legal Immigration



The H1-B Visa Debate, Explained



Feds Prosecuting Illegal Immigrants for Enticing Relatives to U.S.



“Dreamers” Could Give US Economy—and Even American Workers—a Boost



To Curb Illegal Immigration, DHS Separating Families at the Border



3 The Census



The Politics of Demography: The Census Bureau and Immigration



The Controversial Question DOJ Wants to Add to the U.S. Census



The Census Has Always Been Political: Especially When It Comes to Race, Ethnicity, and National Origin



Illegal Immigration Gives Cities Political Power



The 2020 Census Citizenship Question Is Spelling Trouble in Texas



Why a Census Question about Citizenship Should Worry You, Whether You’re a Citizen or Not



4 Border Wall



The Wall Before the Storm



The High Cost and Diminishing Returns of a Border Wall



The Wall: The Real Costs of a Barrier Between the United States and Mexico



What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Border Wall



Trump Privately Presses for U.S. Military to Pay for Border Wall



In 2006, Democrats Were Saying “Build That Fence!”



Landowners Likely to Bring More Lawsuits as Trump Moves on Border Wall



The Taking: How the Federal Government Abused Its Power to Seize Property for a Border Fence



5 Sanctuary



The Politics of Sanctuary



The False Promise of Sanctuary Cities



The Trump Administration’s First Step to Defund “Sanctuary Cities” Is Surprisingly Cautious



Whom Do Sanctuary Cities Protect?



Trump Administration Sues California Over Laws Protecting Immigrants



Municipal Suffrage, Sanctuary Cities, and the Contested Meaning of Citizenship



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