debate 6


Reading assignment

•    Nathan Thornburg, “A Case for Amnesty,” pp. 288-293
•    Mark Krikorian, “Not Amnesty but Attrition,” pp. 293-298

What is your position on the issue of amnesty? Do you think that illegal immigrants should be granted amnesty? If so,why? If not, then what are the alternatives? As both authors have pointed out, the situation is not a simple one. How do you understand it? How do you feel about it? These articles are from 2007 and 2004, respectively, but there does not seem to be a solution proposed since. Some states, like Arizona and others, have and are writing new laws in response to illegal immigration from Mexico. What are your thoughts on some of those new laws? Do you think that boarder states have more at stake than the rest of the country? Although Mexican immigrants are thought of most often in association with these types of debates, there are immigrants from all over the world who are subject to these new laws. Should the country an immigrant is from or the number of immigrants from that country matter to lawmakers? Why is America, especially, so conflicted about the issue of immigration?

If you quote from the readings above, use quotation marks, and supply in-text citations with the author’s last name, date of publication, and page number.

 at least 300 words

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