"The People Involved" Sources

Secondary Text Sources

Abaddon. “Basic Information About the Dream Act Legislation.” Web. 14 July 2011. http://dreamact.info/students.

A basic overview of the DREAM Act is provided. It allows undocumented students to obtain residency if they pursue a college education or serve in the military. Certain qualifications need to be met. 

“Afghanistan.” Refugees International. Web. 19 July 2011. http://www.refintl.org/where-we-work/asia/afghanistan.

Afghanistan has experienced periods of violence for almost four decades. Violence is being spread to various areas across the country, and many individuals are being displaced. Refugees are stricken by the lack of resources. 

“Advising Undocumented Students.” College Board. Web. 12 July 2011. http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/financial-aid/undocumented-students.

Advice for college bound undocumented students is given. Financial aid, admission, and tuition fees are three of the major obstacles that impede undocumented students from going to an institution of higher education. This is one of the various economic complications that many undocumented immigrants face.

Caballero, Alex W. “Do I Look “Illegal”? – Latino Nationwide Movement Building.” Huffpost Politics. Web. 20 July 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/axel-woolfolk/do-i-look-illegal-latino_b_558513.html.

Cabellero touches upon the recent Arizona immigration law. He asserts that such anti-immigration law portrays racial profiling. He talks about the “Do I look illegal?” campaign, which serves to confront the recent immigration laws passed in the nation. 

“Children of Immigrant Families: Analysis.” The Future of Children. Web. 13 July 2011. http://www.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/publications/docs/14_02_ExecSummary.pdf.

Children are affected by immigration. Their parents immigrate in order to provide them with better opportunities. Families are like any other family; they are willing to work and pursue a prosperous life.

“Colombia.” Refugees International. Web. 19 July 2011. http://www.refintl.org/where-we-work/americas/colombia.

Colombia has had an internal conflict dealing with narcotics. Many civilians are forced out of their homes, and many are threatened with death, abuse, and kidnappings. Many of these individuals seek refuge in neighboring countries in order to escape such violence.

Diner, Hasia. “Immigration and U.S. History.” eJournal USA. 13 Feb. 2008. Web. 6 July 2011. http://www.america.gov/st/peopleplace-english/2008/February/20080307112004ebyessedo0.1716272.html.

This website traces the history of immigration in the United States. It puts an emphasis on the settlers of the New World, various mass migrations, and the legislation that was pursued in order to manage immigration. A few comparisons are presented between the United States and other countries. 

“DR Congo.” Refugees International. Web. 19 July 2011. http://www.refintl.org/where-we-work/africa/dr-congo#in-depth-report.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is experiencing several internal conflicts. As a result, many individuals are displaced and scattered everywhere. Many civilians are threatened with murder, sexual violence, and other forms of aggressive behavior. 

“Criminal Cases.” Data Collection Resource Center. Web. 20 July 2011. http://www.racialprofilinganalysis.neu.edu/legislation/court.php.

A summary of several Supreme Court cases is provided. The Terry vs. Ohio case served as the justification for officers to question individuals who appear to be dangerous. Such justification served as the basis for racial profiling. 

“FAQ: Connecting Across Cultures.” Education Development Center, Inc. Web. 6 July 2011. http://cac.hhd.org/pdf/FAQ3_RWJ.pdf.

This article demonstrates several barriers that immigrants cope with in America. Some of these barriers include cultural barriers, personal barriers, financial barriers, and structural barriers. Because of these barriers and many others, certain negative results result, causing the progress of immigrants to be at jeopardy.

Garrett, Katherine E. “Living In America: Challenges Facing New Immigrants and Refugees.” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Aug. 2006. Web. 6 July 2011. https://folio.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/10244/534/Immigration_Report.pdf.

This article portrays economical, social, and political complications experienced by immigrants in the United States. Personal statements made by immigrants are found throughout the reading, thus adding more credibility and effectiveness to the proposed assertions. Several barriers that constitute these complications are also revealed.

“Glossary of words.” Refugee Council Online. Web. 19 July 2011. http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/glossary.

The website provides a glossary of terms relating to immigration. Each term is identified effectively. Differences between terms such as “asylum seeker” and “refugee” are noted.

“Human Rights / Immigrant Rights – Fact Sheet.” One America. Web. 12 July 2011. http://weareoneamerica.org/human-rights-immigrant-rights-fact-sheet.

The human rights of immigrants are described. Events, particularly the 9/11 incident, have served as an excuse for individuals to dehumanize and discriminate against immigrants. This portrays the political complications that immigrants face. 

“Immigration” The New York Times. 7 Jun. 2011. Web. 7 July 2011. http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/i/immigration-and-emigration/index.html?scp=1-spot&sq=immigration&st=cse.

This article provides a brief overview of how immigration contributed to the well being of the American nation. It explains the procedures that are currently being carried out in terms of immigration reform. Immigration under the Bush administration is explained; also, immigration under the Obama campaign is touched upon. 

“Immigration’s Human Rights Shame Is Now a Moral Crisis.” NYDailyNews.com. Web. 12 July 2011. http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/05/18/2008-05-18_immigrations_human_rights_shame_is_now_a.html.

The true nature of immigration detentions cells is revealed. The basic rights and values of humanity are being violated by officials. Immigrants are guaranteed political rights, but many do not respect those rights.

“Pass laws in South Africa 1800s-1900s.” South African History Online. Web. 13 July 2011. http://www.sahistory.org.za/south-africa-1806-1899/pass-laws-south-africa-1800s-1900s.

The history of apartheid in South Africa is explained. Non-white individuals had to carry pass books that authorized them to settle in areas dominated by the white populace. This was a legal for of segregation that took the basic human rights away from many individuals during the era.

Pilgrim, David. “What Was Jim Crow?” Museum of Racist Memorabilia. Sept. 200. Web. 13 July 2011. http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm.

An overview of the Jim Crow era is provided. The Jim Crow laws are explained, and the various effects that resulted from them. The basic rights of blacks during the early years of American history portrayed the violation of basic human rights. 

Siggins, Peter. “Racial Profiling in an Age of Terrorism.” Santa Clara University. Web. 20 July 2011. http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/ethicalperspectives/profiling.html.

Racial profiling has existed throughout history. Such events served as the justification for officials to question individuals on the basis of race. Such injustices can be seen during the years of World War II and the 9/11 attacks. 

“Undocumented Students.” UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education. Web. 14 July 2011. http://www.labor.ucla.edu/publications/reports/Undocumented-Students.pdf.

Undocumented youth have to face certain complications. They were brought to the United States at a young age in order to obtain better opportunities. They are a major group of immigrants that desire a better life. 

“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Web. 20 July 2011. http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/.

The sections of the universal declaration of human rights are shown. Each section informs the viewer of the rights of every human being. Countries are to follow this declaration in order to protect the rights of their civilians. 

Primary Text Sources

Maria. E-mail Interview. 10 July 2011.

Image Sources

“Afghan immigrants lured by opportunities back home.” The ExpressTribune. Web. 19 July 2011. http://tribune.com.pk/story/47919/afghan-immigrants-lured-by-opportunities-back-home/.

“The American Dream Is Over – Is It Time For Suvivalism?”  The Future. 10 Dec. 2008. Web. 6 July 2011. http://futurestorm.blogspot.com/2008/12/american-dream-is-over-is-it-time-for.html.

“Ecumenical Refugee and Immigration Services.” Web. 11 July 2011. http://www.ersden.org/.

Edd. "Politics Today Politics Tomorrow!" 10 September 2010. Web. 23 July 2011. http://edmundozaragoza.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-1-political-cartoon-immigration.html.

Garza, Oscar. “Dream Act Action Looking Unlikely.” 29 Nov. 2010. Web. 13 July 2011. http://blogs.laforward.org/2010/11/29/la-forward-reports/dream-act-action-looking-unlikely/.

Holt, Kate. “Democratic Republic of Congo IV, Return to War.” Web. 19 July 2011. http://www.kateholt.com/galleries/editorial/democratic-republic-of-congo-iv.

"President Elect Barack Obama Acceptance Speech Quotes." First Class Fashionista. 4 Nov. 2008. Web. 27 July 2011. http://www.firstclassfashionista.com/archives/6613.

“Refugee Council USA supports Colombian refugees and IDPs.” Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. Web. 19 July 2011. http://jrsusa.org/news_detail.cfm?TN=NEWS-20110127081840.

“Same-Sex Couples Married Abroad Face Immigration Challenges.” WAMC News. 31 Mar. 2011. Web. 11 July 2011. http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1782563.

“A short history of pass laws in South Africa.” Web. 2 Aug. 2011. http://home.intekom.com/southafricanhistoryonline/pages/specialprojects/apartheid-repression/pass-laws.htm