Monday, December 29, 2014

The US immigration system is broken - Obama wants to fix it!

The United States was started as a nation of immigrants. Everyone came from someplace else.  The pull of the "Golden Medina" as we say in Yiddish, fueled the economic boom in America throughout the years.  But now, there are too many people answered the call, and they have come illegally.  These people don't pay income taxes, yet they take advantage of all the services of the United States.

Read this article to see what Obama is trying to do!
https://medium.com/@PresidentObama/why-i-acted-on-immigration-e2cfd851b4d4

Key Terms
heritage
dynamic
entrepreneurial
took office
 to secure
deployed
unaccompanied
apprehended
meanwhile
comprehensive
undocumented
pathway
to the back of the line
bipartisan
resources
 threats
 felons
amnesty
deal-breaker
shutdown
inherited


Questions

What is the major problem with immigration in the United States?
Which taxes do they pay?
Which taxes don't they pay?
What process does Obama want to see happen now?
What is the final goal of the current system?
What does Obama's want to see happen?
Why doesn't Congress pass a bill about the immigration problem?
Is there a big immigration in your country?
What is your government doing to help the immigrants?

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbah- Professional English Teacher

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