Should Illegal Immigrants and Their Children Receive Federal and State Social Services?
The title of the article is “Policy Point-Counterpoint: Should Illegal Immigrants and Their Children Receive Federal and State Social Services” and it is written by Robert M. Sanders. It is about the history of immigration to the United States and the treatment of legal and illegal immigrants. The article is also about the immigration acts which were brought to protect the Americans from having lower standards of living due to immigration. There was also a law in 1924 which favored the immigrants from certain countries over other immigrants. “Since fewer Eastern and Southern Europeans resided in the country at that time, this law clearly tried to reduce the number of those immigrants while allowing for more immigration from Britain, Ireland, and Northern Europe” (Sanders 58).
I chose this article because America is a country consisted of immigrants from various parts of the world and it clearly shows arguments about the benefits of the immigrants receiving federal and state social services. I also learned about the history of immigration and abut various acts which were brought to regulate this issue.The information that was left out is why are some immigrants favored over others, since any nation and race can be useful and be beneficial in terms of cultural diversity. This information is important because there are also people of mixed race and their status is relevant as well.
The information included other sources as reference and these were articles from scholarly journals as well as from websites about immigration and from news agencies. This source would be useful for a research paper about immigration because it gives a great insight into the nature of immigration and its consequences.
Sanders, Robert M. "Policy Point-Counterpoint: Should Illegal Immigrants and their Children Receive Federal and State Social Services." International Social Science Review 81.1&2 (2006): 58-60. Print.