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Darriell Foster Newman English 101: Rhetoric 16 September 2013 Statement of Scope for Annotated Bibliography What is it about

America which is so grand? Why would foreigners leave their home which they are accustomed to and come to a place that they arent familiar with? Other than the image which they hold inside their heads they dont know what its really like for aliens. Those who live here are in a struggle to live yet those who dont living in America keep coming into this country. I am not against them coming into America; on the contrary Im curious as to whats so great about a country that doesnt treat them as beings rather they are treated as a nuisances, even though they enter into this country to help themselves do better in lifewhich we all are doing if you think about it and in turn it benefits America as a whole. Foreigners who come into America are expecting a significant change in their lives, whether it is through money, standards of living or just a change of pace, but instead face a poorer quality of living which America places upon them. This essay will explore immigrants: the importance they have here in America; in addition to the way they assist in growing and functioning on a daily bases behind the scenes without the thanks of anyone. In addition it will express the idea that most citizens have concerning immigrants whether it is positive or negative; however I will also refute the negative arguments which facts and figures. Furthermore this essay will display the way of life that the U.S have thrown onto the illegal and legal aliens: from their housing which they live in how it is majority of the time in poor condition; working conditions, as well as the health conditions of said jobs and the way some Americans speak ill about immigrants doing the jobs that they themselves dont enjoy or find to be necessary for them. Also, the essay will detect the way that the government is trying to help the illegal immigrants gain citizenship and how they are/arent facilitating work for those who are legal here and wish to have a better job. But over this entire essay will counter arguments against immigrants. This selected bibliography includes: magazines books and journals in which individuals have some form of an opinion on immigration and they either argue for or against it. While I understood what was meant in them I didnt agree with all of them. In the sources there are those who were against the idea of immigrants Peter B. Gemma, a person who thinks of immigration as a competition, someone who thinks of immigration as different from earlier years of the world. There are others that state that immigration shaped the way that America is now. All in all, these sources give the reader a feel of the way immigrants influence America.

Annotated Bibliography Briggs, Vernon M., Jr. "Immigration and poverty reduction: Policy making on a squirrel wheel." Journal of Economic Issues: n. pag. eLibrary. Web. 13 Sept. 2013. The author says immigration had been of declining significance to the U.S. economy (in terms of percentage of the population) since 1910 and in absolute number terms since 1930. Thkis speaks on immigration during a different time than now and how it differs from now. Congressional Testimony. elibrary. Web. 13 Sept. 2013. The author states that "Cities or states where immigrants cluster have done wellin some periods and poorly in others, producing a "spurious" correlation between immigration and area outcomes. For reasonsthat are probably unrelated to immigration, California is a high wage state." Also he suggest that American and immigrants are fighting for positions in job forces. Gemma, Peter B. "The Case against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal." Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies: n. pag. elibrary. Web. 13 Sept. 2013. The author would suggests that immigration is an affront to American sovereignty, harming the economic, social, and practical lives of citizens. He also states that 12-15 million illegal Mexican aliens, Hispanics total about 50% of all immigrants in America, posing major implications for assimilation. In addition the author insists that the U.S. businesses seeking cheap labor, substantial legal assistance from the Mexican government. The author is altogether against the immigrants that come into America. "Making Sense of U.S. Immigration Policy and Multiculturalism." Western Journal of Black Studies: n. pag. eLibrary. Web. 13 Sept. 2013. The author states "opponents of immigration have been exacerbated by the unfounded suggestion that newly arrived

immigrants are "taking more, than they are giving" to the "American way of life." The author believes discourse over the U.S. immigration policy in recent times like other "wedge" issues such as unemployment, racism, and crime, evokes cultural, racial and socio-economic disquietudes. Marin, Philip, and Midgley. "Immigration: Shaping and Reshaping America." Population Bulletin: n. pag. elibrary. Web. 13 Sept. 2013. The authors inform the readers by saying that most of the foreigners that come here aren't here to stay but rather are here for a short stay in order to make money. The author also informs by stating "Immigration and integration are much-debated issues, often framed by extreme positions that advocate severe limits on foreigners entering the United States or that favor removing most restrictions."