James Celestino, Instructor
English 1010 9.00 AM MWF
Arshad, Zoha. "U.S. Immigration Policies Wreak Havoc On U.S. Communities." Global Information Network. 21 Aug 2012: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 19 Oct 2012. When parents of U.S. citizens are deported, their children are generally put into foster care. It may take years before they are able to reunite with each other. According to the report, every child that goes through the foster care system costs taxpayers 26,000 dollars. Deportation is a devastating experience for a family, breaking it apart and leading to emotional and mental stress for its members. But a new report from the Centre for American Progress shows that such duress extends beyond families and into the larger community as a whole. The report, 'How Today's Immigration Enforcement Policies Impact Children, Families, and Communities:Albany University, and points to the short- and long-term effects that the deportation of illegal immigrants has on both family units and wider society. The United States deports roughly 400,000 illegal immigrants each year. Of these, a significant portion is parents of U.S. citizens, with children who were born in the United States
Bennett, Brian. "Illegal Immigrants' Arrest Patterns Studied." Los Angeles Times. 01 Aug 2012: A.9. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 19 Oct 2012. In the article the Obama administration, arguing that it is making the best use of a limited budget, has put convicted criminals and serial immigration violators at the front of the line for deportation. A congressional study released Tuesday [Jul 31, 2012] found dozens of examples of illegal immigrants who were released and later arrested in connection with felonies, including murder. The report, by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, studied the cases of 46,734 illegal immigrants. It concluded that those who had been arrested and released were later arrested in connection with 19 murders, three attempted murders and 142 sex crimes, among other infractions...About 16% of illegal immigrants who were arrested were rearrested within three years, according to the study, which was based on data the Judiciary Committee had subpoenaed from the Obama administration.
Bennett, Brian. "US Steps Up Deportation Efforts for Criminal Immigrants." McClatchy - Tribune News Service. 26 May 2012: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 19 Oct 2012 During this administration, every year we are restricted from doing our jobs during the year and then at the end of the fiscal year we have to pull some kind of stunt to pull our numbers back up,” said Crane" this article focus on the aggressive effort to boost deportations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun to increase by nearly 25 percent the number of agents tasked with finding and deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records, pulling 150 officers from desks and backroom jobs to add extra fugitive search teams around the country. The stepped-up effort to increase the number of deportations by U.S. immigration enforcement and criticism that it is politically inspired is discussed.
Jacoby, Tamar. "Romney Crosses the Immigration Divide." Los Angeles Times. 23 Sep 2012: A.26. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 19 Oct 2012. Developed a proposal this spring to grant work permits to young people brought to thecountry illegally as children, a proposal very similar to the one the president later adopted as his own. This article the author argues that president Obama has the advantage over Mitt Romney in terms of immigration issues. The president could win the election if he wins at least half the battleground states. On the side of the divide republicans who understand the valve of immigration and the Latino vote. Polls show president Obama way ahead with Latino the nation fastest growing voting. According to the latest Gallup figures, he leads mitt Romney by 66% to 26% among...