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How a border-security vote could lead to immigration reform

How a border-security vote could lead to immigration reform | Immigration should be closely regulated | Scoop.it
A rare unanimous vote on a House panel is the most hopeful sign that a deal with the Senate is possible.
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This article written by Ed O'Keefe, a congressional reporter, gives great insight into a bill made by Congress that covers the issue of border security.  The main issue with Republicans and immigration reform was that they did not trust Obama with border security.  This should clean up issues some may have had with Obama's plan.

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Examples of Serious Crimes of Illegal Aliens

Examples of Serious Crimes of Illegal Aliens | Immigration should be closely regulated | Scoop.it
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The Federation for American Immigration Reform gives great examples of some violent crimes commited by illegal aliens.  This organization devotes a great deal of time showing why reform is necessary for America to have a better future.  They spend much effort in recovering research that is useful to use in describing why immigration needs to be closely regulated.

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Illegal Immigration and its affects on society and the economy

Illegal Immigration and its affects on society and the economy | Immigration should be closely regulated | Scoop.it
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This statement made by Special Projects Director of FAIR, Jack Martin gives great insight into how illegal immigration negatively affects society and the economy.  The statement was given in Lancaster, Pennsylvania which gives an example of illegal immigration affecting places  all over the United States.

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The Economic Effects of Granting Legal Status and Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants

The Economic Effects of Granting Legal Status and Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants | Immigration should be closely regulated | Scoop.it
Permitting the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants to earn the privilege of citizenship will significantly expand economic growth, boost incomes, create jobs, and increase tax revenues.
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The authors Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford both work on economy policies with Oakford being the assistant.  The website was created by an organization related to the topic of economies.  It gives great insight into how Mexican immigration will affect the economy if a path to citizenship is not provided.

 

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Hispanic crime and illegal immigration in the United States

Hispanic crime and illegal immigration in the United States | Immigration should be closely regulated | Scoop.it
We consider the example of immigration from Mexico and other Latin American countries to the United States (much of it illegal). People from Mexico and other Latin American countries, and their des...
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This is a credible source because it shares resources from related sites as well as facts through statistics.  It is an organization website that is related to the topic.

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Immigration Helps American Workers’ Wages and Job Opportunities

Immigration Helps American Workers’ Wages and Job Opportunities | Immigration should be closely regulated | Scoop.it
Common-sense immigration reform such as S. 744, which was passed by the Senate in June, will lead to higher wages and better job opportunities for all American workers.
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The author Adriana Kugler is a professor at Georgetown University that teaches public policy.  She has been the author of several top publications that involve labor-market policy and immigration.  This article will show that immigration does not negatively affect American jobs.

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Drug Cartels Follow Mexican Immigrants Into Middle America

Drug Cartels Follow Mexican Immigrants Into Middle America | Immigration should be closely regulated | Scoop.it
Hidden on private property in Wilmington, North Carolina, Federal agents found a plot of 2,400 marijuana plants in June 2009.
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This article created by Victoria Infante gives great insight as to who the Mexican drug cartels can be linked in some ways to the illegal immigration of Mexican persons.  The article sites many people that work for and with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.  They tell some of the many ways the Mexican Drug Cartels are able to produce and transport their illegal product.

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Legal Status for Undocumented Workers Is Good for American Workers

Legal Status for Undocumented Workers Is Good for American Workers | Immigration should be closely regulated | Scoop.it
Studies show that providing legal status to undocumented immigrants will increase wages for American workers.
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This article greatly explains how regulating and documenting immigrants will not negatively affect the United States native born worker.  David Madland has an extensive history with economics and American politics, making him a qualified author.  Along with Nick Bunker who is a reputable research assistant.

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Mexican Violence and Unauthorized Immigration

Mexican Violence and Unauthorized Immigration | Immigration should be closely regulated | Scoop.it
Violence in Mexico does not appear to be a main driver of unauthorized immigration to the United States.
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The author Alex Nowrasteh is an immigration policy analyst who is an expert on this topic.  He uses statistics (graphs) to back up his insight.  This is a website that is created by an organization related to the topic.

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