Immigration Law in America - interactive
"The White House and its allies in Congress have said a major objective in 2013 is an immigration overhaul that was one of President Barack Obama's campaign promises. Review legislative milestones and key shifts in immigration policy."
Interactive graphic: how UK migration has changed, 1964-2011 (telegraph.co.uk)
Great Immigration Infographics — For Each State! (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)
It’s About Immigrants, Not Irishness - an article (nytimes.com)
Year in review: The most troubling immigration trends
"Congress failed to enact any meaningful immigration legislation this year, leaving in place a woefully flawed system.
Sure, it's a vexing issue. But ignoring the problem only makes matters worse. Here are five troubling trends:
1. Frustration has led to a patchwork of state laws...
2. U.S. growers were again left to decide whether to face federal sanctions for hiring illegal workers or lose crops...
3. The GOP adopted a border enforcement-only approach to immigration just in time for election season...
4. Federal programs increasingly rely on state and local police to help enforce immigration laws...
5. The current system for issuing visas and green cards is hurting America’s ability to stay competitive..."
US-Mexico immigration: Even oceans have borders - 17 December 2011
"The US government is erecting a fence in the ocean to divide California from Tijuana, Mexico.
Immigration and environmental activists say it is a costly, dangerous endeavour that will do little to keep out unauthorised migrants."
The Migrations Map
"is an interactive map that lets you see which countries people are moving to and from across the world.
Here, for example, are the ten largest streams of immigrants into Australia.
The UK contributes the largest share with over one million current residents of Australia.
This map was made by Martin De Wulf, a computer scientist in Brussels." (Neatorama)
Where are migrants coming from ?
Where have migrants left ?
"There are three million immigrants in New York City. When they left home, knowing it could be forever, they packed
what they could not bear to leave behind: necessities, luxuries, memories. Here is a look at what some of them brought."
Alabama passes tough immigration law
"The new legislation, similar to one passed last year in Arizona, requires schools to find out if students are there illegally.
The law, which takes effect on 1 September 2011, also make it a crime to give an illegal immigrant a ride in a car...
There are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the US - and individual states have increasingly taken matters into their own hands in an attempt to tackle the problem."
- The MEXICO US BORDER :
- Border Deaths
"in Arizona may break a record. This year, 170 bodies have been found in Pima County; many of those cannot be identified. Some expected tougher immigration policies to deter people from trying to cross the desert into the U.S. This year, Arizona became known as the state with the toughest policies against illegal immigration."
- US to send National Guard to Mexican border in August 2010
"The 1,200 troops, ordered to the border by President Barack Obama,
form part of efforts to tackle illegal immigration and drug-trafficking."
- Armchair deputies enlisted to patrol US-Mexico border
Virtual sheriffs - Patrolling the US-Mexico border on the web
"When John Spears gets home from his sales job in New York, he sits down at his computer with a bottle of beer and starts patrolling the US border...
He is one of tens of thousands of people around the world who are volunteering to patrol the 1250-mile long (2000 km) stretch between Texas and Mexico via the web."
Harsh Path of Hope - AUDIO and
Animation (The New York Times)
- What a migrant experiences
"A multimedia journey along the perilous route chosen
by illegal immigrants to the United States since border security has been increased."
- "The New York Times just published a very good interactive on immigration.
It’s a timeline showing the major issues related to immigration reform that have occurred since 2004. They are short “snippets” with images.
You can also see editorial responses from The Times for each event."(Larry Ferlazzo)
- UNHCR refugee statistics: full data
"There are more people forcibly displaced from their homes than ever before. Find out where refugees come from - and where they go."
UNHCR = United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
on World Refugee Day
"The reasons why people flee their homes are becoming increasingly
complex and interlinked, the UN has warned as it marks World Refugee
There are about 11m refugees worldwide and 26m internally displaced
Nowadays people do not just flee persecution and war. Other reasons
include injustice, exclusion, competition for scarce resources and
consequences of dysfunctional states..."
+ A VIDEO with Angelina Jolie
- Immigration Explorer - interactive map
"Select a foreign-born group to see how they settled across the United States."
Can we see your documents please, Your Majesty...
"Queen faces anti-terror checks every time she leaves UK...
For the first time, Her Majesty will be compelled to give her full name, age, address, nationality, gender and place of birth to immigration officials, who will then check that she is not on a list of wanted terrorists."
"A Green Card is evidence of lawful permanent resident status in the United States."
Green Cards - 11 ways to get one!
"The United States offers several ways to become a Permanent Resident (Green Card holder).
A Green Card allows you to live and work permanently in the U.S."
How to Get a Green Card
footballers will have to speak English
Non-EU players face test under new migration rules
"South American, African and other non-European footballers
who cannot speak English will be barred from joining Premier League
clubs from the autumn under the new points-based immigration system
detailed by ministers yesterday.
immigration rules announced
"Details of rules controlling the number of skilled migrants from
outside the European Economic Area working in the UK are due to be revealed
Joining the Mainstream
"Immigrants made the United States what it is.
Being an American depends on acceptance of certain American ideals,
not on the place of birth of a person or of his or her ancestors.
This edition of eJournal USA tells the story of immigration and diversity
as it has played out through the centuries and continues to play out
(U.S. Department of State)
New Americans (PBS) :
Meet the New Americans - Experience their cultural riches - Take
the Myths and Realities Quiz -
"Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave
their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans
in the 21st century." (PBS)
"For the new Americans of the 21st century, the attempt to forge
a better life is a daily struggle filled with immigration red tape,
separation anxiety, and cultural ignorance found in their adopted country
-- no easier than for those who came before them. Yet, they still come.
This PBS series follows Ogoni refugees, a Palestinian bride, Dominican
baseball players, a Mexican laborer, and an Indian tech worker as they
learn what it takes to become American."(EDUHOUND).
Glossary and Acronyms :
- Peers examine Britishness
"Peers have debated the nature of Britishness, and the issues of balancing multi-culturalism and integration while maintaining a national identity."
Conversation questions :
Immigration - Vocabulary Activities
"As waves of immigrants arrived in the United States they brought with them their languages, dialects, and expressions, which have enriched "American English."
Try these vocabulary games to learn how immigrant groups have contributed to the the language of this nation."
Empire Windrush Unit (Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)
"The idea of this unit stems from a text given for the Baccalaureat
on June 2004, extracted from "And Justice There Was None"
by Deborah Crombie, 2002.
Along with the study of this text, I created a few activities to help
the students understand the circumstances of the arrival of the newcomers,
and the difficulties they might have faced to settle in their new
It was particularly important for me to go further as I teach in the
Caribbean island of Martinique which is located between two islands
of the British Commonwealth, namely St Lucia and Dominica. This was
therefore a great opportunity for me to teach my students about the
history of their region..."
Lesson plans :
The Tenement Museum: Education
Interactive activities about immigration and lesson plans
"Invite students to learn about immigration by studying the stories of 97 Orchard Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, home to nearly seven thousand working class immigrants. Students will learn about the challenges those immigrants faced in making a new life, working for a better future, and starting a family with limited means. The lesson plans, available for elementary, middle, and high school, use everyday objects, primary sources, and oral histories to help students learn and understand immigration history..." (Education World)
"Adaptée d’une vidéo libre de droit de 1946 intitulée "Immigration" et disponible dans son intégralité [00:10:22] sur the Internet Archive ,
cette séance de niveau A2/B1 consiste à restituer la chronologie des grandes vagues d’immigration vers les Etats-Unis de 1789 au début du 20è siècle. Elle s’appuie sur le début de la vidéo de [00:00:00] à [00:02:48]."
- Immigration - Fiches d'activités pédagogiques :
/ Niveau collège / Niveau lycée
- Coming to America: Immigration
Builds a Nation
"Discover the United States all over again as you introduce
your students to the two major waves of immigration that
brought 34 million people to our nation's shores and spurred the greatest
period of national change and growth."
INTERACTIVE games :
Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir
la taille initiale.)
The changing state of US ethnicity - 3 November 2012
"The US has undergone many different immigration trends since the 15th Century, with various ethnic groups rising and falling over time.
This video looks at how the US population has defined itself within government census data, where US immigrants have originated from in the past, and how these patterns could change in the future."