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    This research project focuses on the unfair bias present in the United States concerning immigrants and immigration. The purpose of this research is to uncover the bias in immigration policies and reveal

    The Bias in Immigration Policies

    Abstract This research project focuses on the unfair bias present in the United States concerning immigrants and immigration. The purpose of this research is to uncover the bias in immigration policies and reveal why there is a bias. This...

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    • Sarah,

      This sounds like a very interesting paper. Dispelling the idea that immigration increases crime rates right off the bat is very effective, because I think that is the strongest argument against immigration. Also, most papers discussing this would likely not do anything more than discuss why it’s unfair, but it sounds like you also advocate for an alternative which I think is a great idea.

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    I am researching the question of bias in immigration policies. I found a lot of useful research studies on pioneer that directly address the issue of bias and immigration. The first study was about California’s

    Immigrants get unfair discrimination

    I am researching the question of bias in immigration policies. I found a lot of useful research studies on pioneer that directly address the issue of bias and immigration. The first study was about California's Proposition 187 which deprives...

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    • Hey. This seems really interesting, but you don’t seem to have any sources. I’m just wondering, because I’m questioning the legitimacy of this, or rather, you’re pushing a narrative that the American country hates immigrants, to which I would have to simply disagree.

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    After my research proposal, I have begun actual research. On the gale database, I found two very informative articles. The first article is a rundown of immigration history in the United States. In Immigration and

    Bias in Immigration Policies

    After my research proposal, I have begun actual research. On the gale database, I found two very informative articles. The first article is a rundown of immigration history in the United States. In Immigration and Immigrants, the article begins...

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    • First I think it is important to acknowledge validities in arguments for the other side, because it sounds ignorant saying everything from the other side has no evidence and is a false claim. This is just a general rule for argumentation. Also, the stat that says white people are five times more likely to be incarcerated sounds very off the wall to me as over 50% of our inmates are minorities. This leads me to doubt this source greatly, I would not use that fact unless you find another source that backs it up.

    • CNN and the American Immigration Council says, “According to an original analysis of data from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the authors of this report, roughly 1.6 percent of immigrant males age 18-39 are incarcerated, compared to 3.3 percent of the native-born. This disparity in incarceration rates has existed for decades, as evidenced by data from the 1980, 1990, and 2000 decennial censuses. In each of those years, the incarceration rates of the native-born were anywhere from two to five times higher than that of immigrants.” So 5x might be on the high side but it is not without fact.

    • I think this is a good start into your research. I was a little shocked by the fact that white men are 5 times as likely to be incarcerated than immigrants. The media may just emphasizes the incarceration rate of minorities more, so it could lead people to think that there are not as many white people incarcerated. I would clarify that fact a little bit more so people don’t get confused.

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    I am basing my research project on immigration policies. The exact issue within immigration policies I have yet to decide. This is a hard choice because there are many topics, issues and controversies that expand

    Immigration Policies in Britain and the United States

    I am basing my research project on immigration policies. The exact issue within immigration policies I have yet to decide. This is a hard choice because there are many topics, issues and controversies that expand beyond the United States....

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    • To start, I think objectivity in research papers is key, because research is all about questioning what we know and learning more about what we don’t. I say this because you say that Trump’s immigration ban is digressing progress we have made. I’m not sure what progress you are referring to, but there are certainly things like vetting that the order is progressing. I’m not saying that the executive order is right or wrong, I’m just saying objectivity is important to preserve whilst researching. Also, make sure you do not let preconceptions stop you from becoming more knowledgeable on this issue. In the first paragraph, you make the point that the US has historically been very welcoming to immigrants. While we are obviously a country founded by immigrants and one very welcoming under Obama, we have actually not been all that welcoming at many times in our history. For much of our history we have had strict immigration quotas, allowing far less people into America than Trump plans to. We also have a history of other such activities, such as banning the Chinese from immigrating and even interning Japanese during WW2. You make many valid points and have a very interesting topic, I just think your results will be more valid and respected if presented through an unbiased lens. I look forward to your conclusion on this topic.

      • I do agree with you Matthew that we need to look at this sort of subject in an unbiased way, because if we let bias get in the way of knowledgeability, especially in our country’s immifration history, then we will never know the truth of what the US has done previously and thus will never have a valid argument about immigration.

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    “Pro-life” and “pro-choice” come down to the question of abortion, whether to ban it or legalize it. There are two arguments and both have their own justifications.

     

    Pro life is when a person believes

    Pro-life and Pro-choice

      “Pro-life” and “pro-choice” come down to the question of abortion, whether to ban it or legalize it. There are two arguments and both have their own justifications.   Pro life is when a person believes that abortion should be illegal....

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    • I think pro-choice is more reasonable for countless reasons but not all the time depending on the situation. I believe it is a human right for any female to decide what she wants to do with her body in terms of abortion but many might ague saying it is wrong to take a human life. Although I agree with that statement, I don’t think an unborn child qualifies as alive yet. The question then shifts to, “when does a baby become alive?” There are multiple answers to this like, “after it becomes a fetus” (8 weeks after fertilization of an egg), “when it has its first heart beat” (22 days after fertilization of an egg), or even “when their first conscious” (5 months old). I personally think it is okay to abort before the 2nd trimester (about 24 weeks) but anything after that is off limits. There are also many other reasons I believe abortions are okay like if the birth mother is not in a reasonable position to take a care of an infant. Whatever the case it should always be the mothers choice as long as its before the 2nd trimester.

  • I completely agree with this post. It does appear as if society is becoming desensitized to rape which is extremely scary. The next question I think is to research how many cases of rape are undocumented and

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    Sarah commented on the post, Happiness

    Happiness is a hard concept to define and even to say what it is. I think your research is great and generally, yes, all of these keys to happiness could potentially work. What I think is missing is the aspect of

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    I am researching whether I would prefer to live in Utah or New York. When considering this question many words popped into my mind such as environment, people, hospitality and comfort. I researched the pros and

    Where's the better place to live, New York or Utah?

    I am researching whether I would prefer to live in Utah or New York. When considering this question many words popped into my mind such as environment, people, hospitality and comfort. I researched the pros and cons of both...

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