SAGE Journal Articles

Journal Article 1: Karaim, R. (2015, October). Immigrant detention. CQ Researcher

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Abstract: “In 2014, 425,000 undocumented immigrants — far more people than are held in federal prisons — were held in the 250 detention centers run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Most of the detainees were awaiting deportation or a ruling on their eligibility to remain in the United States, including thousands of Central American mothers and children seeking asylum from gang violence at home. While most detainees move through the system in days or weeks, some are held for months or even years waiting for backlogged immigration courts to settle their cases. Critics say the detention system leads to physical and mental abuse, the breakup of immigrant families and, in some cases, death by suicide or neglect. Most detainees pose no risk of flight or criminal behavior and should be free pending their hearings, immigrant supporters contend. But groups seeking tighter curbs on immigration say detention is necessary to protect public safety and to ensure that undocumented immigrants do not disappear into the general population before their cases are decided.”

Journal Article 2: Glazer, S. (2010, December). Europe's immigration turmoil. CQ Global Researcher, 4, 289–320.

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Abstract: This article focuses on the recent increase in anti-immigration sentiments in Europe, with a focus on those immigrants from Muslim countries. It introduces the topic by reporting on the rise of nationalist parties and examples of policies against immigration in European countries. It addresses key questions in this discussion on immigration: whether or not Europe needs its immigrants, if there are ways that European governments can do more to integrate immigrants, and whether or not immigrants should be required to follow local customs. It uncovers the roots of modern Muslim migration as it relates to European colonialism, the efficacy of “immigration stop” policies, the influence of radical Islam on perceptions of Muslim immigrants, and the question of multiculturalism in today’s society. Two of the major current issues this article explores are the increase in extremists in European governments and the dispute over the Roma people.

  1. In general, what are the main differences between American Muslims and European Muslims?
  2. Why do experts believe anti-immigration hostility is increasing in Europe?
  3. Many experts are skeptical that immigrants are needed in Europe to fill gaps in the work force. What instead do they believe could improve economic issues in place of immigration?
  4. Why do some people support the ban on headscarfs? Why do others oppose the ban?

Learning Objectives: To understand the attitudes around and policies dealing with immigration in Europe. To understand how these attitudes and policies influence everyday life for citizens of and immigrants to European countries.

Journal Article 3: Beary, B. (2011, September). Saving indigenous peoples. CQ Global Researcher, 5, 447–472.

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Abstract: This article examines the state of indigenous peoples in the contemporary world. It provides a general overview of the history of colonization and forced integration, then presents several current issues facing indigenous peoples, including social problems, recognition of legal rights, control over natural resources, and preservation of traditional cultures.

  1. What is self-determination? What are some of the ways indigenous peoples can become more autonomous?
  2. In the section “Aboriginals and Maori Took Different Paths,” what are the similarities and differences between the two indigenous groups in terms of political, cultural, and social progress?
  3. Are all indigenous peoples opposed to resource development? How may indigenous peoples benefit from resource development?

Learning Objectives: To understand the current situation of indigenous peoples around the world vis-à-vis political, social, and cultural issues raised by increased globalization.