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National & Civic Issues: Immigration

Central Research Question: What is the best way to deal with immigration?

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Articles with Reading Levels: 7.0-7.9
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Articles with Reading Levels: 8.0-8.9

Article Name: Immigrants are Replacing, Not Displacing, Workers
Source: NY Times
Author: Maria E. Enchautegui
Date Published: January 6, 2015
Guiding Question: How does immigration impact America?
Grade Level: 7.7

Article Name: Obama's Immigration Speech, Cheered by Immigrants, Angers Congress
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 1030)
Author: Julie Pace
Date Published: November 21, 2014
Guiding Question: Why is President Obama's executive order to stop deportations facing backlash?
Grade Level: 7.0

Article Name: PRO/CON: Solving the "Children's Border Crisis"
Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 1020)
Author: Linda Kelly and Roger F. Noriega
Date Published: August 18, 2014
Guiding Question: Should children who cross the US-Mexico border be allowed to stay in America?
Grade Level: 7.0

Article Name: They've Crossed the Border, Now What?
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 1060)
Author: Kimberly Hefling and Juan A. Lozano
Date Published: July 30, 2014
Guiding Question: How are immigrant kids coping with their new lives in the US?
Grade Level: 7.0

Article Name: Young Immigrants Get Reprieve, but Trump Still Wants to Build Border Wall
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 820)
Author: Julie Pace
Date Published: April 26, 2017
Guiding Question: How has President Trump handled immigration issues while in office?
Grade Level: 8.2

Article Name: California Law Uproots Schoolchildren of Migrant Farmworkers
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 1110)
Author: Martha Mendoza
Date Published: December 18, 2014
Guiding Question: How does a law requiring migrant farmworkers to move around harm kids?
Grade Level: 8.0

Article Name: Chinese-Americans Remember a Time When U.S. Law Excluded Most Chinese
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 1120)
Author: Mark Roth
Date Published: December 8, 2014
Guiding Question: How has past exclusion of Chinese immigrants shaped Chinese-Americans today?
Grade Level: 8.0

Article Name: Different States, Different Responses to English-Language Divide
Source: Stateline.org via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 1140)
Author: Jake Grovum
Date Published: August 24, 2014
Guiding Question: Should states adopt English as their official language?
Grade Level: 8.0

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Article Name: Controversial Immigration Case Makes It onto Supreme Court Docket
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 1000)
Author: Mark Sherman
Date Published:January 22, 2016
Guiding Question: What are the solutions for undocumented immigrants in America?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: GOP Presidential Candidate Trump Likes Ike's Deportation Program
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 1020)
Author: Jill Colvin
Date Published: November 22, 2015
Guiding Question: What are the solutions for undocumented immigrants in America?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: Record Number of Illegal Immigrant Children a Challenge for South Florida
Source: El Nuevo Herald via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 1000)
Author: Alfonso Chardy
Date Published: March 16, 2015
Guiding Question: What kinds of health and education challenges do immigrant kids face?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: International Students Get Hands-On Education in Democracy
Source: Los Angeles Times via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 810)
Author: Lee Romney
Date Published: June 30, 2014
Guiding Question: How can a soccer program help immigrant kids find their voices?
Grade Level: 5.0

Article Name: Laws Help Undocumented Families Feel More Safe
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer via Newsela (Newsela Staff. Version 950)
Author: Samantha Melamed
Date Published: May 16, 2014
Guiding Question: What are some solutions for undocumented immigrants in America?
Grade Level: 6.0


Article Name: What Americans Want to Do About Illegal Immigration
Source: Pew Research Center
Author: Sara Kehaulani Goo
Date Published: August 24, 2015
Guiding Question: What are the solutions for undocumented immigrants in America?
Grade Level: 11.5

Article Name: How Asian-Americans are Changing the South
Source: Stateline
Author: Jake Grovum
Date Published: October 22, 2014
Guiding Question: How is the increasing number of Asian immigrants in the South changing the region?
Grade Level: 12.0

Article Name: Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?
Source: ProCon.org
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on May 22, 2009
Guiding Question: Should undocumented immigrants be granted amnesty?
Grade Level: N/A


Article Name: Is Deportation a Good Solution to Illegal Immigration?
Source: ProCon.org
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on May 20, 2009
Guiding Question: Should undocumented immigrants be deported?
Grade Level: N/A