Refugees and Immigrant in the U.S.

1. Approximately home many immigrants (documented and undocumented) currently live in the U.S. and from what countries (top 5) do they come from?
2. Find an article or reputable web-based source and describe the main reasons that people immigrate to the U.S. without proper documentation papers? What happens to undocumented immigrants if they are detained (i.e. allowed to stay, returned to home country, sent to detention centers?)
3. What do you think/how do you feel about the number of persons living in the U.S. who do not have documents to be living here in regards to health care, employment, and education?
4. Define the terms refugee and asylum then describe the process to apply for refugee or asylum status in the U.S. From what countries is the U.S. currently accepting refugee or asylum applications?
5. If a person receives refugee/asylum status in the U.S., what types of governmental benefits are available?