"Reasons" Sources

Secondary Sources

Ahmed, Jafor. “Why Is Immigration Important to America?” City College of New York. 19 Oct. 2009. Web. 20 July 2011. http://www.stanford.edu/group/ccr/blog/2009/10/why_immigration_is_important_t.html.

This site consists of a blog in which the author speaks of how immigration is important, but society deems to recognize it. He wants people to take into consideration the contributions immigrants make to within nation. How one must see the positive aspects of immigrants and not only the negative ones. The blog also provides personal views and incite from a variety of people towards the topic.

Desmond-Harris, Janee. “Transcript: Obama’s Immigration Reform Speech.” The Root. Web. 30 July 2011. http://www.theroot.com/buzz/transcript-obamas-immigration-reform-speech.

This website provides an article from The New Republic, a transcript of Obama’s speech in El Paso, Texas. A few interjections are excluded, but none of any importance to the speech. The main purpose seems to be to revamp the people’s confidence in the president’s commitment to reforming immigration. 

Franz, Karlena. “‘ A Day Without A Mexican’ brings new perspective to polorazing issue.” Arts & Entertainment, Top Arts & Entertainment Story. 23 Feb. 2011. Web. 20 July 2011.http://collegian.csufresno.edu/2011/02/23/%E2%80%98a-day-without-a-mexican%E2%80%99-brings-new-perspective-to-polarizing-issue/.

This article gives an over view of a recent movie that called attention to the careless views towards immigrants. It tells the story of what “a day without a Mexican” would be like in the state of California. This exposes the great impact that immigrants, especially the large Latino population, have on the American society.

Gallacher, Andy. "BBC News - Alabama's Tough New Immigration Law." BBC News. Web. 06 July 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13998977.

This article reports the passing of a new anti-immigration law in Alabama. The law is to rid of all illegal immigrants living in this state. The state views illegal immigrants as a problem to their society, and feel the need to take action in their own hands. However, they are singling out a specific ethnic group which causes racial profiling.

“ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations.” U.S immigration and Customs Enforcement. Web. 07 July 2011. http://www.ice.gov/about/offices/enforcement-removal-operations/.

In this webpage one learns what role the ERO plays in the immigration system. It’s stated that its one of the main branches of the ICE. It gives a general background and information on its job and duties on maintaining the U.S borders safe, as well as the deportation aspect.

“ICE Overview.” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Web. 07 July 2011. http://www.ice.gov/about/offices/enforcement-removal-operations/

This site gives the reader a foundation on what the ICE is in charge off within immigration. It lists its missions and duties, as well as a general background. The reader can use this site to go more into depth and find more information on the ICE.

Mirchandani, Rajesh. "BBC News - Tough Arizona Immigration Law Faces Legal Challenges." BBC News. Web. 07 July 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8653132.stm.

This article demonstrates the inequality and social targeting of the Hispanic families when it comes to illegal immigration. The laws that are put up are to keep the state safe and in order; however, they are discriminating the Hispanic community. Society is making these families look, and feel like criminals.

“USCIS- About US.” U.S Citizen and Immigration Services. Web. 07 July 2011. http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=2af29c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=2af29c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD.

This website provides the reader with in-depth information on the USCIS. This particular section of the site explains what the USCIS is in charge of and its mission. There are further links that the viewer can find to get more better understanding of this organization. 

“Why do people migrate?” BBC. Web. 16 July 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/population/migrationrev2.shtml.

In this site one will find out some of the many reason why people migrate to different places. The article breaks down the major reasons for migration into social, political, environmental, and economic factors; in addition, how many time people do not choose to migrate but are forced to do so. It also provides the reader with information about the “push-pull” model.

“Why does immigration happen?” Globalization 101. Web. 16 July 2011. http://www.globalization101.org/index.php?file=issue&pass1=subs&id=173.

This webpage describes what the “push-pull” model is within the immigration realm. It gives an explanation on why people are “pushed” out of their countries, and “pulled” into others. The information gives the reader an insight on why immigration occurs.


“Why do people migrate?” BBC. Web. 16 July 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/population/migrationrev2.shtml.