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Cultural & Global Issues: Immigration


Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9

Article Name: Latino Immigration to the United States: Economic Factors
Source: National Park Service via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 1070)
Author: N/A
Date Published: July 15, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the things that have crontributed to the illegal immigration of Latinos to the US?
Grade Level: 9.1

Article Name: Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who are here Illegally to Become U.S Citizens?
Author: N/A
Date Published: May 18, 2015
Guiding Question: How can the United States combat illegal immigration?
Grade Level: 9.3

Article Name: More Work Visas, Less Illegal Immigration
Source: Forbes
Author: Stuart Anderson
Date Published: October 5, 2015
Guiding Questions: What possible benefits arise from giving immigrants work visas?
Grade Level: 10.2

Article Name: Inaction on Immigration Is Economic Masochism
Source: Forbes
Author: Terry Howerton
Date Published: July 30, 2015
Guiding Questions: How do immigrant entrepreneurs affect America?
Grade Level: 10.8

Article Name: Unauthorized Immigrant Totals Rise in 7 States, Fall in 14
Source: Pew Research Center: Hispanic Trends
Author: Jeffrey S. Passel & D'Vera Cohn
Date Published: November 18, 2014
Guiding Question: What are recent trends found in U.S. immigration?
Grade Level: 10.1

Article Name: Number of Illegal Immigrants Dropped During Recession, Study Finds
Source: The Washington Post
Author: David Nakamura
Date Published: September 23, 2013
Guiding Question: How does the economy affect the immigration?
Grade Level: 10.3

Article Name: Seven Surprising Ways Immigration Helps Build a Stronger America
Source: The Huffington Post
Author: Nataly Kelly
Date Published: March 25, 2013
Guiding Question: How does immigration impact America?
Grade Level: 10.7

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Above Grade 10.9

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: 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: Young immigrants in Texas classrooms
Source: Los Angeles Times via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 990)
Author: Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Date Published: September 21, 2014
Guiding Question: How is Texas helping young immigrants?
Grade Level: 8.3

Article Name: Issue Overview: Immigration reform
Source: Bloomberg via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 830)
Author: Kate Hunter
Date Published: September 30, 2016
Guiding Question: What is immigration and what is being done in the U.S.?
Grade Level: 8.4


Article Name: Civil Rights Group Warns States: Don't Bar Immigrant Students from Schools
Source: Education Week 
Author: Corey Mitchell 
Date Published: October 31, 2017
Guiding Questions: What protections exist to ensure immigrant students have access to education in the United Staes?
Grade Level: 13.0

Article Name: Here's What 2 Big Systems Think of the End of DACA 
Source: NPR
Author: Claudio Sanchez
Date Published: September 9, 2017
Guiding Questions: How might the end of DACA harm immigrant college students?
Grade Level: 11.4

Article Name: Counting DACA Students 
Source: Hechinger Report
Author: Jill Barshay
Date Published: September 11, 2017
Guiding Questions: How many students do DACA decisions impact?
Grade Level: 11.3

Article Name: The Biggest Ideas Underpinning the Anti-Immigration Movement aren’t Backed up by Data
Source: Washington Post
Author: Jeff Guo
Date Published: October 1, 2015
Guiding Questions: What claims can be repudiated by means of this evidence?
Grade Level: 11.2

Article Name: Immigrants are Makers, Not Takers
Source: Center for American Progress
Author: Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, Patrick Oakford
Date Published: February 8, 2013
Guiding Question: How does immigration impact America?
Grade Level: 11.4

Article Name: Illegal immigrants would do overtime in Va. jails under bill to boost deportations
Source: Washington Post
Author: Laura Vozzella
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Guiding Question: Should we allow localities to do the job of the federal government?
Grade Level: 11.1

Article Name: Immigrants are a Huge Part of Washington DC's Workforce
Source: Greater Greater Washington
Author: Daniel Henebery
Date Published: February 17, 2017
Guiding Question: Are immigrants helping or hurting the workforce in Washington DC?
Grade Level: 13.6

Article Name: Alabama House Passes Bill to Block Funds to 'Sanctuary' Colleges
Source: Alabama Local News
Author: Mike Cason
Date Published: February 14, 2017
Guiding Question: What is the purpose of Alabama's bill to block funding and is their a need for it?
Grade Level: 11.6