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  1. Mar 2016
    1. From 2004 to 2007, during the height of the construction boom, immigrant Latinos gained 1.6 million jobs, two times the 829,000 new jobs secured by U.S.-born Latinos.2 During the recession, the construction sector alone let go of 520,000 Latino immigrants, with foreign-born Latinos losing 340,000 jobs overall.3 None of the construction jobs have come back for immigrants. Among foreign-born Latinos, the share working  in construction fell from 19% in 2007 to 15% in 2009 and has stayed at about that level.

      Stats: demonstrates the lose of jobs for latino immigrants. does is mean that they are worsening the United states? or not?

    2. Since the recession started in December 2007, the growth in the Latino immigrant workforce (people ages 16 and older) has slowed dramatically even as the Latino U.S.-born workforce continues to expand at a rapid pace.

      Key ideas: latino immigrants are not receiving all the jobs anymore, does it have to do with the huge issue growing on immigrants lately?

    3. In 2013, 49.7% of the more than 22 million employed Latinos were immigrants. This share was down sharply from the pre-recession peak of 56.1% in 2007. Although Latinos have gained 2.8 million jobs since the recession ended in 2009, only 453,000 of those went to immigrants.

      Stats: demonstrates the growth of latino immigrant workers.

    1. among adults who say there are immigrants in their communities, about half say that immigrants don’t have much of an impact on crime in their community (53%), job opportunities (50%) and food, music and the arts (46%). And about four-in-ten (41%) say immigrants don’t have much of an effect on community schools.

      key ideas/ stats: the areas where they believe immigrants are impacting the united states.

    2. 49% say immigrants in the U.S. are making food, music and the arts better, while few see them harming these areas of life

      key ideas: examples of what immigrants are doing in america

    3. For example, Republicans are much more likely to say that Latin American immigrants—the largest group of immigrants among today’s modern wave—have had a negative impact (58%) than to say they’ve had a positive impact (13%), while 36% of Democrats say they’ve had a positive impact and 23% say a negative impact. Among independents, 35% say the impact of Latin American immigrants has been mostly negative, while 27% say it has been mostly positive.

      Stats: based on only Latin immigrants because they are the largest group of immigrants in America.

    4. About half of U.S. adults today (51%) say that immigrants strengthen the country because of their hard work and talents, compared with 41% who say that they are more of a burden because “they take our jobs, housing and health care.” In 1994, opinions were flipped: Almost two-thirds of Americans (63%) said immigrants were a burden, while 31% said they strengthened the country.

      stats/key idea/ quote: these stats demonstrate the growth individuals in america feel about immigrants. it also says why they seem to believe in what they believe in.

    5. those with a college degree, about two-thirds (64%) say immigrants make American society better in the long run. A far lower share among those with some college (44%) or with a high school diploma or less (32%) share this view.

      key ideas: is it weird that those with a higher education believe in immigrants being better for america while individuals with a high school diploma agree with the same although with half the percentage?

    6. U.S. Among Democrats, 55% say immigrants are making American society better in the long run, while 24% say immigrants are making things worse and 18% say they are not having much effect. But among Republicans, views are nearly the opposite: 53% say immigrants are making American society worse in the long run, while 31% say they are making things better.

      Key ideas: I noticed that the stats between a democrat and a republican are fairly close when deciding if immigrants are making america better or worse.

    7. When asked what one word first comes to mind when thinking about immigrants in the U.S. today, the word “illegal” is offered by 12% of American adults—more than any other word. Other respondents offered words such as “overpopulation” (5%), “legality” (4%), “jobs” (3%), “deportation” (3%) and “work ethic” (3%).

      quote: this could be used to describe what americans think about immigrants in the united states.

    8. about one-in-four (24%) Americans say they have a friend or relative who is a recent immigrant.

      Stats: prove that family and friends may be helping each other come to America for a better life just like everyone wants.

    9. three-quarters of U.S. adults (78%) say there are immigrants living in their community. Among all Americans, about a quarter of adults (27%) say there are many recent immigrants, in the community where they live, 31% say there are some and 18% say there are only a few. Just 2% of U.S. adults say there are no recent immigrants in their community.

      Stats: demonstrates that is more likely to say that immigrants are entering the united states more.

    10. And when asked what one word comes to mind when they think about immigrants, “illegal” is cited most often (12%).

      Key ideas: why do most assume immigrants are all illegal?

    11. On balance, U.S. adults are somewhat more likely to say immigrants are making American society better in the long run (45%) than to say they’re making it worse (37%).

      Stats: can demonstrate the percentage of people who think immigrants are making america better or worse.

    1. Like people say if you have a 10 foot wall everyone is going to have 11 foot ladders and still be climbing over no matter how.


    2. They can't even speak our language so how are we supposed to communicate with them.

      the "no" side: immigrants don't speak English which was the primary language in the United States.

    3. After 911 immigrants can't be trusted and at least half of the Mexican immigrants have crossed the border illegally, that is a big problem.

      the "No" Side: immigrants can not be trusted after the 911 incident that put the United States in danger and killed many.

    4. The reason people immigrate can be from shortages in food, land, medicine, etc, and even from dangers back in their own country. They just want somewhere safe and with a reasonable number of resources, but others try to push them away. It's pretty stupid trying to push them away and beat them down just because if they're a different race/culture/sexuality/etc. After all, we're all humans. So why push each other away?

      The "Yes" Side: Immigrants just want a better life and are being discriminated because they aren't "Americans". Everyone is human and should be given the opportunity to have a good life..

    5. Immigration is helping the US become a bigger and unique country. Also immigrants helped start the country and made it what we are now. The immigrants are helping boost are economy.

      The "Yes' Side: The immigrants helped build the United States are continue to make it a stronger country.

    6. I can not find work here and suffer horrible discriminated because I am a white American who does not speak Spanish. My children are teased with racist comments daily at school!

      the "no" side : Americans are now becoming teased in the United States by Latino Immigrants.

    7. My heart truly bleed for the individuals that are suffering abuse from drug cartels and sex traffickers

      The "No" Side: Immigrants only come to abuse Americans and are drug cartels.

    8. There are some immigrants out there in the world that are living homeless and have children who need food so how bad can it be to come to the U.S and support them help them in any other way that we can and help them feel like they are at there own home, us citizens are good at that, some of us even get awarded for that if you can't support them then don't help them its that simple. Like people say if you have a 10 foot wall everyone is going to have 11 foot ladders and still be climbing over no matter how.

      The "Yes" Side: immigrants are only in search for a better life and are willing to fight to get it.

    9. founding fathers were immigrants

      The "Yes" Side : Those who entered America were immigrants so the United States should be more open to allowing immigrants into the country.

    10. America is a land of opportunity, but it won't be if we cannot control immigration and allow for our taxpayers to have jobs, not the people who swam the Rio Grande.

      The "No" Side: Believe immigrants are taking their opportunities away and hurting the economy by not paying taxes and for just wanting to work.

    11. uilt the first transcontinental railroad, who picks the grapes in the fields, who inspired food like tacos, who also pay taxes to the U.S economy, and who brings new ideas to the table.

      The "Yes" Side: describes Latino Immigrant inspired ideas that benefits the United States.

    12. plus the ideal of having many opportunities with immigrants can still extend to the community such as making the new shops that may need some workers (most likely non-cultural shops) and new companies started by immigrants still helps many American workers everyday and helps pull America out of its debt.

      The "Yes" Side: believes that immigrants want to make the United States a better place for both Latinos and Americans.

    13. They use up America's resources and steal your jobs. The more immigrants there are, there would be a higher supply of labor.

      The "No" Side: View immigrants as just invading in their space and taking away their life created with resources and jobs.

    1. In addition, the treaty also offered blanket naturalization to the estimated 75,000 to 100,000 former citizens of Mexico who chose to remain north of the new border at the end of the war.

      This has to do with the quote from above of why or how Latinos first became apart of the United States.

    2. the first significant influx of Latino immigrants to the U.S. occurred during the California Gold Rush, or just after most of the modern boundary between the U.S. and Mexico was established at the end of the U.S.-Mexican War (1846-48).

      Could explain how immigrants first entered America or why they came instead of just staying in Mexico. The growth of Latinos earlier on impact the number of Latinos we have now. Also why they came in the first place could be similar to why they still continue to enter America.

    3. Expanding from a small, regionally concentrated population of fewer than 6 million in 1960 (just 3.24 percent of the U.S. population at the time), to a now widely dispersed population of well more than 50 million (or 16 percent of the nation's population),

      Can be used to explain how much the Latino population has grown and how it still continues to demonstrate growth in the United States.

  2. Feb 2016
    1. “When I first met Anil, it was like nothing I’d ever experienced. He was the first man I ever had an orgasm with. I was high, just high, all the time.

      The sexual relationship between a couple seems to determine whether it will last or not. It is what seems to define the actual relationship itself.

    2. indeed, passion usually ends

      When the passion ends, does their sexual relationship get worse? Do they not necessarily want to be with one another? Is it because of their passion or sexual relationship?

    3. “I know of one couple on the edge of divorce. The wife was on an antidepressant. Then she went off it, started having orgasms once more, felt the renewal of sexual attraction for her husband, and they’re now in love all over again.”

      Did they fall back in love again for the reason that they began to have a better sexual relationship?

    4. A woman unconsciously uses orgasms as a way of deciding whether or not a man is good for her. If he’s impatient and rough, and she doesn’t have the orgasm, she may instinctively feel he’s less likely to be a good husband and father. Scientists think the fickle female orgasm may have evolved to help women distinguish Mr. Right from Mr. Wrong.”

      This kind of goes back to the other articles I read where a couple's sexual interaction defines whether they are a couple that is made for each other.

    5. Does passion necessarily diminish over time? How reliable is romantic love, really, as a means of choosing one’s mate? Can a marriage be good when Eros is replaced with friendship, or even economic partnership, two people bound by bank accounts?

      I believe theses are important questions that a newly wedded couple may ask each other or themselves after a while?

    1. "fifty-six percent of her male subjects and 34 percent of her female subjects said they were "happy" or "very happy" in their partnerships but cheated anyways" is it that more people care becoming more concerned about sex? and is it important to state that more male subjects are the ones cheating?

    2. "How are you going to let 10 percent of your differences dictate your future?" I think more people should kep this is mind when commititing to a relationship or marriage.

    3. "What you don't see i porn is anything that needs to be negotiated, the woman having needs of her own or the roles being reversed" I truly believe that when in a relationship one needs are being met while the other is not having theirs met. one being more dominant.

    4. "I know what a 50-50 marriage should be like. But what is a 50-50 sex supposed to be like?" I find this to be interesting because of how their in an equal relationship but their sex life continues to have complications. It might be for the real reason that relationships cannot be equal.

    5. "I want you to want to dominate me" this goes back to one individual, typically the male, having more power or control in the relationship.

    6. "I felt like he was just doing it because I asked him to, not because he wanted to" "He bought me flowers on Valentine's Day because he knows he's supposed to -not because he really wants to" I find this to be a very interesting comparison because I believe most women feel this way. When they ask their partner something most tend to feel like they only follow through with it because you asked them to not because they want to.

    7. "Because when a roomful of women who just raved about "Fifty Shades of Grey' don't want me to write about "this kind of thing," that tells me it should be talked about." The fact that the author brought this up I thought it was such a good point. Mainly because in the movie Christian Grey was the one who had more control in the relationship. It goes along with the idea that a relationship can not be equal in order to have a good sexual relationship.

    8. "Vacuuming would have killed the weight-life vibe" The chores has nothing to do with wanting more sex, it's all about if she really wanted to or not. If she did want to she would have and if she doesn't she will make an excuse on why they didn't which is why she brought up the point of him not vaccumming the day before.

    9. "The wife does not find her husband more sexually exciting, even if she feels both closer to and happier with him" I'm taking this as nothing changes the sexual relationship between a couple unless the sexual attraction alone is what's changing. Nothing outside of that will affect a couples sex life.

    10. "But the very qualities that lead to greater emotional satisfaction in peer marriages" So is it bad to be equal in a marriage? Being unequal is what keeps their sex life alive?

    11. "This couple were my "model marrieds," true equals.. Should a couple or an individual in general have another couple they hope to become one day? Like the hastags #relationshipgoals

    1. Mine are little lies. White lies. Half-truths. The kind we all tell. But I tell dozens of them every day.

      It is just something everyone seems to do quite often now.

    1. "In the 19th centurury, to be raped was to be shamed, forever. In the late 20th century, to be a virgin was to be shamed. And so I lied, to save my skin." This quote stood out to me the most because I completely agree with it, girls now are in a rush to be intimate with someone to in a way show off. Also many girls lie about having been with someone because they are either ashamed or believe they will be judged.

    2. "I am miserable about our lack of a sex life.." Should a person marry someone when their sex life isn't great? Or should sex be great all the time when it's done with the person you've fallen in love with?

    3. "Therefore, when my fiance asked me if i was "having sex" with someone.." Even though she wasn't fully having sex with Christian is it still what she says as both living "highly honest" when stating that they were not having sex. She says they did everything else so she should have told her fiance.

    4. "that just as sex had cooled for my soon-to-be-husband and me,..." Is sex only exciting the first time you are with a person? Or is it that the two are just not fully compatible?

    1. People in affairs are hackneyed. They talk about what would have happened if we had met five years ago, seven years ago, twenty-four years ago, if you had been alive then.

      This I would say is true and then like later on in the paragraph it's something they can't have now. It's the excitement of not being able to have someone that causes a person to go for that certain individual even more.

  3. Jan 2016
    1. Once a cheater, always a cheater.

      I don't necessarily agree with this saying because at some point a person may find that one special person who will make them not want to cheat. But many of those who have been cheated on believe this for the most part.

    2. Days after she'd been told by her husband that he's leaving not for anyone in particular but only because he doesn't love her anymore,

      Why continue to lie after already saying that you are leaving? If you are leaving might as well be honest because the truth will come out eventually. It's more painful for someone discovering the unfaithfulness then just coming clear with it.

    3. More than guilt, there is fear. You don't want to be found out, he says. Guys who tell you they feel bad, I think it's bullshit

      I completely agree because if they actually felt bad they wouldn't have started to begin with or have continued the affair. They "feel bad" that they were caught cheating.

    4. The first time there's a strange hand on your pants, Dorian says, I don't know that there's a better feeling on the planet, I don't care who you are or who you're married to.

      Is this really true for all men or is it just Dorian just trying to justify why he cheated to begin with?

    5. he cheats because he wants to feel like his old self

      A man or woman wanting to go back in time to feel like a person who they once were doesn't justify cheating.

    6. The idea of someone thinking of you, then, who shouldn't be. In bed with his wife. In bed with your fiancé. Nothing has happened, except everything in your head.

      When thinking about another person instead of your significant other, some tend to believe that there is nothing wrong. You didn't do anything wrong but that wont stop what is going on in your head.

    7. where he knew everyone and he likened me to a jar of cherries beside his glass of Scotch and he kissed me there at the bar

      If he knew everyone wouldn't they know he was married? Or question why he was kissing another woman?

    8. I've been with married men, which I feel taught me to be careful not to get hurt, to know that one day it could happen to me.

      Not get hurt by understanding that everyone cheats? or Not get hurt by being careful who you get in a relationship with?