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pols science( use course material)

course materials:

  • Textbook
  • David L. Paletz, Diana Owen, and Timothy E. Cook’s American Government and Politics in the Information Age, v. 3.0

A.  Current Issues: Asylum, Caravans and the Southern Border

Border Crisis:

1. Watch: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/separated-children-at-the-border/(Peabody award winning documentary by Frontline July 2018)

Background:https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/border-record-apprehensions-month-migrants-trump?bfsource=relatedmanual.Migrant Caravan: What is it and Why does it Matter? (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45951782) (BBC News Nov. 2018)

A Record Number of Migrant Families are Showing up at the Border (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/border-record-apprehensions-month-migrants-trump?bfsource=relatedmanual. (April 2019)

Asylum:

“I’m a Survivor of Violence”: Portrait of Women Waiting for Asylum (https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2019/01/16/684812592/i-m-a-survivor-of-violence-portraits-of-women-waiting-in-mexico-for-u-s-asylum. (BBC Jan 2019)

Background:  Trump Wants Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico; it’s not that simple  (http://time.com/5464757/donald-trump-asylum-border-migrant-caravan/)(Time)

US Judge Stalls Enforcement of Trump Asylum Restrictions (https://www.apnews.com/9ba57ad1383f41c3afe1baa5b2d9c3bf. (AP Nov. 2018)

B. Following the Issue: For future reference

Buzzfeed: Adolfo Flores (https://www.buzzfeed.com/adolfoflores (journalist filing regular reports from the border region)

In the Thick (https://www.inthethick.org/episodes/)  (Podcast by two journalists covering immigration and other relevant issues) See especially episodes: “LIVE in Mexico: More than a Passage Route” and “The American Nightmare”)

National Immigration Law Center (https://www.nilc.org/ (information and resources about legal rights and current events)

United We Dream  (https://unitedwedream.org/about/ (largest youth-led immigration organization in the U.S.)

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