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Contemporary World Issues

For Ms. McLoughlin's class

Contemporary World Issues: Immigration


The Immigration Paradox (2014) A set of videos, some are long, some very short. On Kanopy. Sign in with your Weston username and password to view. 

U.S. Immigration | Let's Talk | NPR (2018) 5 mins. 

Students' Immigration Stories (2020) What does it mean to be an American? YouTube.



Cato Institute
The Cato Institute is a libertarian public policy research institute that opposes a strong federal government role in all areas and instead advocates free-market solutions. It supports efforts to expand and deregulate legal immigration into the United States. This portal on the Cato Institute's website provides access to the organization's publications and other content related to immigration.

American Immigration Council
The American Immigration Council (AIC) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting laws and policies that reflect the United States' history as a nation that welcomes immigrants. AIC focuses on reasonable legislation, fact-based education, and cultural exchange as avenues toward achieving better immigration policy in the United States. On its website, it features resources like the report The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States and the fact sheet "Why Don't They Just Get in Line?"