Illegal Immigration

This Illegal Immigration handout & reference also includes:

Should immigrants who illegally reside in the United States be eligible for citizenship? With information about undocumented immigrant population estimates, sanctuary cities, and unaccompanied immigrant children, pupils consider the pros and cons of the issue. Scholars also view other readers' comments and submit their own opinions online to weigh in on the debate. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use a checklist to informally assess students' participation, organization, and articulation during debates
Classroom Considerations
  • Discuss with caution due to possible sensitivity concerns
  • Time required for research may vary 
  • Website provides information about the debate topic
  • Pros and cons are conveniently organized by category 
  • Provides a comprehensive historical timeline of illegal immigration to the United States
  • None