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Prepare a critical analysis of a specific law or policy that is relevant to IMMIGRATION AND SECURITY. This analysis must contain thoughtful, reasoned discussion about the appropriateness of the law/policy, and what improvements you recommend and why. Your analysis may also address legal issues facing the homeland security/emergency management areas, including ethical issues.
In developing a thematic approach to your analysis of the law or policy, please address ANY two (2) of the following course learning outcomes:
Analyze the developments in immigration policy since 9/11.
Appraise contemporary immigration policy and how it can impact homeland security policies.
Analyze how current counterterrorism measures impact contemporary homeland security issues.
Evaluate future immigration policy alternatives and how they can impact border and homeland security.
Evaluate the impact of immigration policy on domestic economic issues and homeland security.
Critique the ethical issues in relation to immigration policy and border security.
The law or policy you choose must come from a specific level of government (e.g., in the United States, that would be the FEDERAL government )and it must be an actual current law or policy related to IMMIGRATION AND SECURITY. Therefore, the law/policy you choose should be clearly cited and referenced in your reporting.
For this project, merely providing a summary of the law or policy without analysis is not acceptable. You must support your critical analysis, discussion, conclusions, and recommendations by using course-external research. Your external research must be credible and come from authoritative sources, preferably from peer-reviewed (refereed) publications. You must use a minimum of five (5) course-external resources in your analysis. Grading preference will be given to resources which come from peer-reviewed (refereed) publications.
All submissions must include the following technical components:
• A cover or title page.
• Labeled topical headings (e.g., Introduction, Literature Review, Discussion, Conclusion, Recommendations, etc.)
• Length: The report must contain a body of text, between 2,000 to 2,500 words (about 8-10 pages double-spaced, 12 point font), excluding cover, abstract, illustrations, graphs, table of contents, appendices, and reference pages. Reports significantly below or above the parameters will be downgraded. Please note that abstract, illustrations, graphs, table of contents, appendices are NOT required but if you do use them, they do not count as part of the body of text for length assessment.
• A reference page containing a minimum of five (5) course-external resources used and cited in the report. References cited at the end of the report must be cited in text to illustrate how they were used.
• Written in APA Style.
Peer reviewed (attached)
Steil, & Vasi, I. B. (2014). The new immigration contestation: social movements and local immigration policy making in the United States, 2000-2011. The American Journal of Sociology, 119(4), 1104–1155. https://doi.org/10.1086/675301