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America is often described as a 'land of immigrants'. So how do they get here? In this lesson, students learn about the U.S. process of immigration, including requirements for legal permanent residence, the path to citizenship, and how some are pushing for immigration reform. 

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  • Define key terms related to immigration

  • Explain the U.S. immigration process

  • Draw conclusions about American values based on current immigration rules

  • Understand that immigration policy is influenced by public opinion, politics, and the economy


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