In recent years, both in Nebraska and in the nation as a whole, questions around immigration have become increasingly significant. The status of undocumented immigrants, aspiring citizens, and refugees has been the topic of many debates, and a defining political issue. Millions of immigrants—documented and otherwise—reside in the United States, and this has significant implications on topics ranging from education to healthcare and beyond.
Our state is especially impacted by immigration. According to the Migration Policy Institute, Nebraska had one of the fastest growing immigrant populations in America from 1990–2010. Legislation in Nebraska—both at the local and state levels—has been a significant part of the national discussion on immigration.
This guide is intended as a starting point for research into this complicated and crucial subject.
UNL Political Science Professor Sergio Wals spoke at CCC-GI in 2014, about challenges surrounding the current immigration debate. Professor Wals shared his personal insights into the process of becoming an American citizen.
MLA Citation (replace red text with today's date, in same format)
Wals, Sergio. "Pursuing the Dream: An Immigrant's Story." YouTube. YouTube, 9 Apr. 2014. Web. 12 June 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o28aHEebwpw>.
APA Citation (replace red text with today's date, in same format)
Wals, Sergio. Pursuing the dream: an immigrant's story. (2014, April 9). Retrieved June 12, 2014, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o28aHEebwpw