Illegal Immigration

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Gr 9 & Up - This series title contains six entries across the political spectrum and extensive information on how to write a cause-and-effect essay. About half of the book is devoted to the topic of illegal immigration, while the other half is devoted to writing instruction, examples, and exercises. Photographs and political cartoons give the viewpoints visual appeal, while colorful highlighting and sidebars enhance the writing instruction. Appendixes deal with research methods, source citation, and organizations to contact for more information. Unfortunately, with only six viewpoint articles, the coverage of the topic is not comprehensive. This will clearly be a useful book in a school setting, but its value lies in its how-to aspect rather than as a thorough overview of a timely topic.-Kristin Anderson, Columbus Metropolitan Library System, OH

Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
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Table of Contents


Foreword     9
Introduction: Background to Controversy: Immigration and Illegal Immigration: Important Differences     11
Opposing Viewpoints on Illegal Immigration
Illegal Immigrants Take Jobs from Americans   Steven A. Camarota     18
Illegal Immigrants Do Not Take Jobs from Americans   Adam Davidson     25
Illegal Immigrants Do Not Respect American Values   Pat Buchanan     31
Illegal Immigrants Embody American Values   Jeff Jacoby     36
Illegal Immigration Has a Negative Effect on the U.S. Health Care System$dFederation for American Immigration Reform     42
Illegal Immigration Does Not Have a Negative Effect on the U.S. Health Care System   Richard J. Gonzales     49
Model Essays and Writing Exercises
The Five-Paragraph Essay     56
The Cause-and-Effect Essay     58
What Causes Illegal Immigration?     61
Create an Outline from an Existing Essay     65
Illegal Immigration: Criminalizing America     66
Create an Outline from an Existing Essay     70
Organize and Write Your Own Five-Paragraph Cause-and-Effect Essay     71
Imagining Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants: A Bad Solution to a Growing Problem     73
Examining Introductions and Conclusions     79
Using Quotations to Enliven Your Essay     81
Final Writing Challenge: Write Your Own Five-Paragraph Cause-and-Effect Essay     83
Supporting Research Material
Facts About Illegal Immigration     88
Finding and Using Sources of Information     92
Using MLA Style to Create a Works-Cited List     96
Sample Essay Topics     98
Organizations to Contact     99
Bibliography     104
Index     108
Picture Credits     111
About the Editor     112
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