Immigration and Citizenship

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Immigration and Citizenship

  1. 1. Immigration and Citizenship
  2. 2. <ul><li>Citizenship – achievable by birth or naturalization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibilities include obeying laws, respecting others’ rights, paying taxes, voting, loyalty to the government. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Denaturalization- losing naturalized citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Expatriation- giving up citizenship </li></ul>Citizenship
  3. 3. <ul><li>Immigration policies have changed over time, generally growing more restrictive. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently immigrant numbers have risen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1970: 9.6 million immigrants in U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2000: 28.4 million </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Refugees come in under different policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Today the U.S. takes in more refugees than any other country </li></ul></ul>Immigration
  4. 4. Illegal Immigration <ul><li>Undocumented alien- lives in a country without government authorization. </li></ul><ul><li>Most from Latin America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive: Hard workers who contribute to U.S. economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawback: Drain on government services </li></ul></ul>

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