Here are links for two articles on immigration: “Nearly 1 in 10 California workers is in country illegally, study finds” –
Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-new-immigrants-california-economy- 20140903-story.html
“It’s Job Opportunity, Stupid” – Center for Immigration Studies http://cis.org/edwards/its-job-opportunity-stupid
Write an essay of no less than 550 and no more than 650 words in which you comment on what these two articles have to say. Your response must be based on what you have learned in the past two weeks concerning the question of historical race issues in California. How do these articles resonate with what you have learned? How are they different? Ultimately your essay should provide an answer to the question are immigrants valuable contributors to life in California or are they not based on the history of immigrants to California.? As you will have only 600 words to tackle these very challenging questions, you must focus your argument carefully by starting with a well-crafted thesis. For evidence to support your argument, your response must rely on the materials, lectures, and videos we have encountered in this class. Apt use of this evidence will be one of the key hallmarks of an excellent response. YOUR ARGUMENT MUST RELY ENTIRELY ON YOUR HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED ABOUT CALIFORNIA’S HISTORY CONCERNING RACE AND ETHNICITY OVER THE COURSE OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS.
Your paper should begin with an introductory paragraph that states the thesis of your paper. A thesis is a statement of the opinion or point of view you will develop and support in your paper. It should be specific, and it should suggest how you will support your opinion. •
It might be possible to write this paper WITHOUT drawing on the readings, discussions, and lectures for this class, but papers that don’t draw on class materials to support their thesis will be deemed unsatisfactory (D/65) work
. • Your rendering of the evidence from sources must be accurate. •
Every aspect of your paper should engage with supporting your thesis. •
The ideas you express should follow a logical sequence that builds to the complete proof of your thesis.
• The language you use should be clear and free of grammatical or spelling errors. •
The paper should be double-spaced with the first line of each paragraph indented a half inch.