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Call to Order 1.Complete the citizenship test at the top of your paper. 2.Write your name on the post-it note and place it on the spectrum below, based on how you feel about the test. 1 - Piece of cake! 5 – That was difficult! 3 – So, so
Objective Political Scientists will be able to compare and contrast the rights granted to people granted visas, green cards, and citizenship and describe the process by which an immigrant becomes naturalized BY analyzing a chart.
There are four ways that people from other countries gain access to the United States. Asylum/Refugee Visas Green Cards Citizenship
1.Asylum: People coming to the United States who seek protection because they have suffered persecution or fear they will suffer persecution due to race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs.
2. Visa: A document that allows a person to enter the country and visit, study, conduct business, or work depending on the type of visa, for a limited amount of time. a)Work Visa b)Study Visa c)Visitor’s Visa d)Immigration Visa
3. Green Card: A person can have a permanent residency and job in the United States, but is not guaranteed the right to vote. Can get one in the following ways: a) Green card through job (employer files on your behalf) b) Green card through family member or spouse (you file the paperwork, pay $985)
4. Citizenship: A person has full Constitutional rights and voting rights. A person may need to pass a citizenship test in order to become naturalized.
Cordero’s Story Listen to the story, read along, and answer the questions on your sheet as we come to them!
Cordero’s Story Hola! I’m Cordero and I’m going to tell you about my pathway from Mexico to citizenship in the United States. This story begins fifteen years ago, when I found out that my wife was pregnant with our first child.
My Life Before Immigration I worked as a farmer near my hometown of Ciudad Juarez. I wasn’t paid much, but it was enough to support me and my wife and my older brother, who had always struggled to find a job. Question 1: Even though Cordero doesn’t have much money, he supports his family. Would you do the same in this situation, even if you were supporting an older sibling? Why or why not?
Recently, though, my brother had been finding work in all of the wrong places. He had become involved in a network of people who were transporting and selling drugs in Mexico and the United States.
Question 2: Which Cartel would Cordero’s brother have been involved in?
At first, my wife and I had ignored the problem and did not confront my brother. But now, we feared that if we didn’t do something, our baby would be living in a life of danger. Question 3: What dangers does drug trafficking pose to people who are involved? What dangers does it pose to the families who are involved?
Late one night, we heard gunshots fired near our house. Minutes later, my brother ran through the kitchen door, his arm dripping in blood. We asked what had happened, but he wouldn’t tell us. We didn’t sleep that night. My wife lay awake crying, asking me what we were going to do. I told her that I was thinking about leaving Mexico behind.
Question 4: What opportunities does the United States offer to Cordero and his family?
My brother must have left in the middle of the night, because he was gone the next morning. But I feared that he, and the people who had hurt him, might come back soon. I spoke with my wife about what we should do. She called her cousin immediately, who was working on a farm in Texas. I told her to make it quick, we couldn’t afford many long distance calls.
He said that his boss was hiring more farmers where he worked, and that he would help me with the process of moving. I didn’t know the first thing about leaving for the United States. Question 5: What is Cordero’s first step in the immigration process? What documentation will he need to legally enter the United States?
Question 6: If Cordero is thinking about living in the United States long term, why might he want his Green Card? We applied for our immigration visas, which took longer than I had expected. Once we were approved, we took what we could move in our car and crossed the border at El Paso.
Sadia’s Story Assalamulailkum! I’m Sadia and I’m going to tell you about my path to becoming an American citizen. I’m originally from Lahore, Pakistan, but my husband is an American citizen. We met when he was visiting his family in Pakistan. We just got married!
Sadia’s Story I want to become a U.S. citizen, but I know that there are many steps I need to follow. What steps do I need to take? What rights will I have when I take these steps? Plot these on a timeline.