Teaching immigration is not just an ESL issue. Teaching immigration could easily fit into the curriculum of ANY classroom if we think about the issue in terms of government policy, human rights, activism, human stories and narratives, movement, migration, economics, jobs, taxes, and cause and effect.
Here are a few links to get you started thinking about the topic in general. Even if you do now see yourself teaching this topic, I highly recommend a read of at least the first link!
Comic Captures What it’s Like to Spend a Decade in Immigration Limbo Do you know what it takes to become a citizen in the US the legal way? Scroll down to the bottom of the article to watch Juana describe the experience in cartoon.
What Part of Illegal Immigration Don’t You Understand? Obtaining legal citizenship is more mysterious than the Bermuda Triangle. This infographic attempts the best explanation I have seen, and in the very least, you get a sense of the experience so many are faced with.