Shane Falco

Source Notes #19 (Institutional, Multimedia)

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Title: Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Restoring an American Tradition

Summary: A video put out by the American Immigration Lawyers Association that explains why America’s immigration system is broken and needs reform.  The video also points out misconceptions about immigration in the U.S.

Topic:  Should employers be held accountable by the Department of Homeland Security for hiring illegal immigrants?

Category: Institutional

What is it? Video conducted by the AILA.
Publication Information: Sept. 20, 2007
Location: http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=23349
Accessed: 3/1/09

Support: Ellis Island, Frank Sharry, Benjamin Johnson

Ellis Island represents the history of the United States=immigration.  Frank Sharry of the National Immigration Forum believes that America is a nation of laws, but also a nation of immigrants.  He want to see balance between the two.  Benjamin Johnson, the director of the Immigration Policy Center, says that the United States is spending a ton of money on border enforcement, but the system is still failing.

Audience and Agenda:
The AILA is a lawyers association consisting of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who teach immigration law.  They seek to promote justice and advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy.  According to quantcast.com, 13,300 people visit aila.org a month.

Usefulness:
This is a useful video because it provides evidence that the immigration system is broken.  You can’t have proper enforcement without better policies in place.  America is a nation of immigrants.  It’s also a nation of laws.  There needs to be a common ground between the two.  Too much money has been spent of border control and an “all-out enforcement” plan.  This is hurting families, and costing the U.S. too much money for not enough benefit in return.

Works cited:
AILA, Google, Quantcast

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