The Social Construction Process for Illegal Immigration in the United States
Please use 12 point, Times New Roman font. Paper should have standard one-inch margins. Should include in-text citations and a bibliography at the end of your paper. Use ASA format to cite, BUT DO NOT INCLUDE SUBHEADINGS. Only ASA for in-text citations and bibliography.
For this paper you will analyze the social construction process surrounding a troubling condition. You will trace how an issue came to be regarded as a social problem. You will have to do some research to make your case. Please cite all of your sources. Think of the paper as a timeline of sorts. Begin with an explanation of the issue and the context/society in which it was not seen as a problem. Then track how changes in technology, scientific knowledge, thought processes, political/cultural opportunities, contributed to that issue becoming a social problem. You must identify a minimum of three changes/opportunity structures that contributed to the perception of that issue as a social problem. The general research question your paper should answer is:
How did ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES come to be regarded as a social problem?
The general outline for your paper should be as follows:
a. Present the issue and the context (location and year) where it was not yet a social problem.
II. Explain one set of changes and their relation to the issue
a. Example: Changes in technology available.
III. Explain another set of changes and their relation to the issue
a. Example: Changes in our society’s belief system.
IV. Explain another set of changes and their relation to the issue
a. Example: Changes in the scientific knowledge available.
V. Explain another set of changes and their relation to the issue
a. Example: Changes in political/cultural opportunities