My proposed topic for unit 2 is Immigration. Speaking up to be able reform the conditions of facilities where they detain immigrants. I’m hoping to shed light on how inhumane and traumatic family separation is due to being an immigrant, for all parties but most of all for the children involved. I want to try and fight for immigration reform — create a path for citizenship for people already here, update the visa system. I’m Interested in this subject because I think it’s something important to talk about since our nation is made up of immigrants. I also resonate with this topic a lot since my parents were both immigrants when they came into this country. I’ve read and watched documentaries on immigration and heard stories from family and friends that are immigrants, so I know how hard it is to get a visa, I also hear about the facilities being inhumane and parents and children being separated. Some questions I have are, why are “abiding” citizens not able to stay in America? Why are facilities considered inhumane? Why do some kids go into foster care and some into facilities? Why do people want to leave their countries? Why do people seeking immediate asylum for death threats or other serious reasons sometimes not receive it? What’s the process of coming here illegally and legally?
Some of the sources I plan to consult are listed on the bottom.
Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarts, creators. Immigration Nation. Netflix Productions, 2020.
Target News Service. “House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Liberties Issues Report on Trump Administration’s Mistreatment of Detained Immigrants (Part 1 of 2).” , 2020.
Sewer Adam. “ A Crime by Any Name”, 2019.
Hayes Christal “ Thousands of immigrants pass through the southern border. Why are they fleeing their home countries? “, 2018.
Yee Vivian, Davis Kenan and Patel K. Jugal. “ Here’s the Reality About Illegal Immigrants in the United States”, 2017.