Adolescent dives headfirst into immigration laws with poor swimming instruction and shoddy navigational skills
June 18, 2009 1:08 AM Subscribe
Help a bewildered high schooler understand immigration legislation, the current political climate and key issues surrounding the debate.
posted by mmmleaf to Law & Government (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hi. I don't know if there is a previous question on this. I am a shoddy searcher.
I'm interested in reading federal and California immigration laws, the actual legislation text, and things to help me understand it. Doing extensive research as part of a project to advocate the DREAM act. My public library's reference section is not portable, although I don't even know where to start, and it'd take an awful lot of quarters to make that many photocopies...so I turn to the internet.
Immigration law is complicated. I want to understand it as much as possible. I'm not really taking my Government and History class until next year (high school level) but I am rather determined to know as much as my fresh, supple young brain can absorb about immigration, so I can most accurately defend the thing.
What are some key acts and laws to look into to understand the current immigration scene? Any intriguing articles to recommend? Any arguments involving the DREAM act that you feel are poorly addressed? Anything would help. Reference numbers. Books.
PS. This is not homework, so you don't have to worry about me attempting to swindle you all into doing my assignments.
PPS. I am sort of familiar with the DREAM act itself, and the Immigration/Nationality act, but I would also like to know your concerns if you're iffy about the DREAM act, or wholeheartedly against it. Sorry this is such a mixed bag question. Are you going to delete it admin? It's pretty rambly.
PPPS. If you are a teacher, teaching resources would help too, as after I learn everything this summer I plan on spreading the seed of legislative knowledge.