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  • Siena, I think this is a really interesting topic. I had never even heard of hyperthymesia. I find it interesting how you gained a new insight and inquiry about your topic from ebsco. Good bullet points, I feel like I have a good understanding of this article. I am wondering what your other articles were about, what insight you gained and the…Read More

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    Giselle, I find this very interesting. I never really considered the state of prisoners and whether or not they get treated fairly. I think this is very interesting and important. I like how you found out facts about prison life and then correlated them yourself with psychological issues. I think you should try to find research on the other side…Read More

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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.

  • Jee, interesting article. It is hard for me to distinguish your thoughts in this post, but I guess that might be the point. I think your thoughts are very jumbled and confusing and yes, indeed, it is important to find a thesis. Your opening paragraph was very confusing and this entire post was all over the place. If using this article to write…Read More

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