The Exchange: Should the United States Reduce Immigration?

This research and deliberation activity is designed to encourage students to look at the issue of immigration reform from different points of view. From the time of America’s founding, immigration has been crucial to the nation’s growth, as well as a periodic source of conflict. Recent debate over immigration has polarized the nation, sparking rallies and marches, prompting congressional hearings, presidential initiatives and proposed legislation to reform what is widely considered an ineffective U.S. immigration system.

This resource was developed as part of The Exchange: A Marketplace of Student Ideas, the National Constitution Center’s nationwide conversation series on current constitutional issues.

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Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9

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