Im/migrant Agency Report
In these brief reports, students respond to questions about the migration perspectives of an assigned im/ migrant agency or organization, based on their Internet research. These annotations will compile a resource list to serve as a guide for the class and others concerned with im/migration issues.
A. Title of agency or organization?
Americans for Immigration Control
B. Where is home base (city/state/country)?
Monterey, VA US
C. Date founded?
D. Names of key spokespersons/officers
Robert Goldsborough Pres.
E. What/who is key constituency or audience?
The citizens of US/Congress
F. What are the agency’s main activities?
They claim that they are the nation’s “biggest grassroots” lobby for immigration reform.
G. Mission statement? (you may quote mission statement if available; use quotation marks)
“AIC’s goal is persuading congress to reduce immigration to reasonable level
And increase security measures to deter illegal immigrants”.
H. What are the key im/migration issues of concern to this agency?
To reduce the level of immigrants.
I. What appears to be the most common informational basis for statements issued, press releases, reports, etc.?To stop mass immigrations to US
J. Any publications? (what types, sample titles; if online, give links)
“America Extinguished” www.yearbook.com
K. Give at least one citation of this agency in a newspaper article (preferably an Arizona newspaper). Use a citation index to research this e.g., Lexis Nexis, available from the Migration Course Web Page made by the Fletcher Library: http://library.west.asu.edu/subjects/SOC/soc331.html Provide a quote from the article that gives a good idea of this agency’s perspective on im/migration. Note: not a quote from agency’s own web site.
L. Other issues of interest?
One issue dealing with illegal immigrants are that they help set the standard for low wages.
M. Is the agency noticeably pro or con immigration? (you may need to determine this from readings its position papers, press releases, news reports, etc)
This agency is against immigration.
N. Web site? Give URL
Reminder: Do not simply copy the agency’s own words. Instead, give synopsis based on your research. If you have trouble locating information about your agency, contact Dr K for help!
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