1. Are immigration regulations too strict? In what way should they be changed?
  2. Are there a lot of immigrants in your community?
  3. Do immigrants have a good or bad reputation in your part of the country?
  4. Do immigrants in your community isolate themselves into a certain area?
  5. Do you have any friends or family who are immigrants? How does that affect your view of immigration?
  6. Do you know any immigrants?
  7. Do you know any people who have emigrated from your country?
  8. Do you know anyone that is married to an immigrant?
  9. Do you think immigrants are treated with more suspicion now than they were a year ago?
  10. Do you think immigrants to a country work harder than people born in that country? Why or why not?
  11. Do you think that immigrants are treated well in in most countries?
  12. Do you think there is a relation between immigration and crime?
  13. Do you think your country needs more or less immigrants?
  14. Does your country have strict immigration laws? Should the laws be less strict or stricter?
  15. How do immigrants help a country’s economy?
  16. How does an immigrant become a citizen in your country?
  17. How does immigration affect the economic situation I  n your community?
  18. How far should immigrants retain their culture?
  19. How is your community incorporating immigrants into the life of the community?
  20. How long should immigrants be required to live in the new country before they can become naturalized?
  21. How would you define the word “home”?
  22. How would you encourage children of immigrants to become bilinqual by maintaining the original language and becoming fluent in the local language?
  23. How would you help an immigrant learn the local language?
  24. Is immigration from one country to another a problem? In what ways do you see it as a problem?
  25. Is local culture threatened by immigration?
  26. Is there a difference between political and economic immigration?
  27. Should any government limit the number of immigrants entering the country? What would be a good number?
  28. Should employers who employ illegal immigrants be penalized?
  29. Should illegal immigrants be deported?
  30. Should immigrants be educated in their original language or the local language?
  31. Should immigrants be required to learn the local language?
  32. Should immigrants have the right to vote? In which elections?
  33. Should immigrants have the same rights as native citizens?
  34. Should students be allowed to wear clothes with cultural or religious symbolism at school?
  35. Should the country of origin of illegal immigrants be held responsible?
  36. To what extent has the culture of your community become richer by immigrants?
  37. To what extent should official documents be written in several languages to accommodate immigrants?
  38. What is the best method to slow or stop immigration? Can immigration ever be completely stopped?
  39. What is the reason you moved out of your country to move here?
  40. What nationalities are most immigrants who come to your country?
  41. What should be done with the illegal immigrants entering a country?
  42. What should be the requirements for naturalization?
  43. What should immigrants know before they can become citizens?
  44. What would be some of the issues that would concern you about emigrating?
  45. What would happen if we erased all country borders and let people live wherever they wanted? Would it be a good or bad thing? Why?
  46. When is immigration helpful to a country and when is harmful?
  47. Why do people immigrate to other countries?
  48. Why would you think of emigrating?
  49. Would you ever think of emigrating?

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