2012 MIDTERM EXAM , ENGLISH 205 Below, you will find 2 written text sources (Source A and Source B) writing about illegal immigration. The first 4 questions refer to these text sources. Follow Directions!!!!!!
Source A: The following article is from an .org called Center for Immigration Studies: Salt Lake City Police Chief Protecting Illegal Aliens. By Ronald W. Mortensen, June 3, 2010
Not too long ago, Salt Lake City
Police Chief Chris Burbank was in Washington along with other big-city police
chiefs. They met with Attorney General Eric Holder to complain about how the
Chief Burbank, who denies that he sees things in terms of race, spends an
inordinate amount of time and resources proving that Latinos do not commit
crimes in excessively high numbers. However, the chief fails to distinguish
between Latinos who are legally in the
In addition, based on investigations by Utah Workforce Services and the Utah
Attorney General's office, it is estimated that at least 50,000
So what does Chief Burbank do about this massive, illegal-alien-driven identity
theft felonies? Nothing. Nada. Rien. Zero.
Therefore, is it any wonder that the chief's phony study on crime shows
that illegal-alien-driven crime is not higher than crime committed by other
groups? Of course it isn't when you
sacrifice tens of thousands of
Source B: Contributions of Immigrant Farmworkers to California Vegetable Production. By Devadoss, Stephen,Luckstead, Jeff Publication: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Date: Monday, December 1 2008
addition of one new immigrant displaces only 0.0123 domestic workers, and wage
reduction is inconsequential. But one immigrant worker increases the vegetable
production by $23,457 and augments the productivity of skilled workers, material
inputs, and capital by $11,729. …According
to the 2002 Census of Agriculture, about 554,000 U.S. farmers employed 3 million
immigrant farmworkers and paid $18.6 billion in wages and salaries (National
Agricultural Statistics Service [NASS]), which underscores the importance of
these workers to U.S. farm production and a potential labor cost increase if
these workers are not available. The National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS)
documents that in 2001-2002, 78% of workers in U.S. farm production were
immigrants, and 75% were from Mexico.1 The same survey reports that 80% of the
newly hired agricultural labor force is from Mexico, of which 96% are
unauthorized (NAWS). These numbers are even higher for
______ The graph below could be set up as a circle graph (pie chart).
______All bar graphs can be set up as circle graphs.
______.org is a label for a credible, college-level source but which has a bias
______The majority of foreign-born workers tend to work in lower-paying jobs (acc. to graph below).
______Bias is bad in sources
______ .gov is scholarly and unbiased
foreign-born workers in
[8 pts] QUANTITATIVE
Below is a bar graph from another .org called MIT Center for International
Studies. The title of this graph is “PERCENTAGE OF FOREIGN-BORN WAGE & SALARY
WORKERS AGE 16 & OLDER BY INDUSTRY. Write out 2 facts based on this
graph and 2 potential arguments that the data in this graph might support.
your statements as FACT or ARGUMENT.
Label your statements as FACT or ARGUMENT.
6. (5 pts. short answer.): Name the 4 prongs of the critical thinking tool as represented by the sources in this final exam—and explain.
7. [10 pts] Cite all sources used in this midterm in 2 correct end lists—one in APA format & one in MLA format. (Yes, this means you must also find them online if the info above is incomplete).