WRC 1013/1023 Freshman Composition: Exploring Critical Issues

Sources for WRC 1013: Christina Frasier, Darren Meritz & Pamela Mahan

Introduction: Immigration

Immigration is a emotionally-fraught issue, particularly in states that share a border with Mexico. Proximity to the border can mean a higher population of immigrants, both legal and undocumented. People in areas with high immigrant populations are affected directly by the nation's policies and attitudes towards immigration. Whether the topic is illegal immigration, Trump's border wall, DACA, or recruitment of immigrants for specific jobs, immigration touches many aspects of American life.

The sources in this section touch on several immigration-related topics. Since this is a current hot topic, be sure to supplement your reading here with a search for the most current policy changes and press releases.

Link to Reading Comprehension Questions

Immigration & Border Security