The purpose of this assignment is for students to historically contextualize, evaluate, and propose solutions to the migration pull/push factors of a particular Latin American or Caribbean country and the subsequent migration of its population to the U.S. Skills/Knowledge: By completing this assignment, you will become familiar with the historical, political, and socio-economic push/pull factors persuading the population from Latin America and Caribbean countries to migrate to the U.S. This assignment will give you the opportunity to practice the following skills essential for your success in this course: Take information from primary and secondary source(s) Evaluate the information to develop a coherent analysis or synthesis. Compose a well-organized, and concise report Tasks: To complete this assignment you should: 1. Select a Latin American or Caribbean country for your research. Once your country is approved by the instructor, you can begin working on your research paper. 2. Project Outline (5 points): One typed page (not including references), 12 point font, 1 inch margins on all sides including a) Country selected and possible paper title, b) Thesis statement (must be clear and justify your country selection), c) Main points (must relate to the thesis statement and clearly indicate how you will use the class and other selected readings to support your points), d) References cited: must include two (2) references to the assigned class readings and five (5) additional references to outside readings (these must be from academic journals or books).The references must be listed on a separate page following the MLA style, e) Submit by clicking on the Project Outline link on Bb. 3. Research Paper (25 points): Your paper must be organized following the eight (8) topic sequence listed in this table: Order Topic 1 Country location and physical geography 2 Historical Background 3 Migration Push Factors: Political Issues 4 Migration Push Factors: Economic Issues 5 Migration Push Factors: Cultural Issues 6 Geography and status of migrants in US 7 Return-migration and Transnationalism 8 Proposed Solutions 4. Content: Students are required to critically apply the concepts discussed in the course readings and textbooks to complete this assignment. So spend some time reading and thinking about the assignment first. A serious effort to think things through is always better than trying to paraphrase the textbook or copying information from the Internet. Text and Image Sources: Given the level of broad speculation and falsified claims made on the internet, websites are extremely unreliable to use in this research. Therefore, it is recommended to abstain from using internet sources, which disguise their faultiness by providing selective references to some scholarly research. The use of Google Scholar or any other library database to search for scholarly articles is encouraged, but avoid relying only on Google searches to research topics about Latin America. Links to reliable web sources are listed in the Blackboard shell for this course. In addition, your paper must include text and any additional audiovisual material that may support or enhance the content under discussion. I encourage students to include maps to orient your audience, images and videos to illustrate cultural landscapes, and tables for quantifiable data. Keep in mind that quantitative measurements about foreign locations are meaningless unless they are framed within comparative statements about familiar places. Figures, maps, and tables only do not count toward the minimum pages required. Keep in mind that quantitative measurements about foreign locations are meaningless unless they are framed within comparative statements about familiar places. For example, you can compare the statistical data for your country with that of the United States. This is a research paper not an essay or opinion paper so your submission must reflect your bibliographic research and include text and any additional audiovisual material that may support or enhance the content under discussion. In-text citations and references must be provided for text, figures, tables, or data included from sources such as the course textbooks, additional readings, or academic web pages. Follow a proper in-text (author/date/page number style) and bibliographic citation. You may consult sources such as the Chicago Manual of Style, the Modern Language Association (MLA) Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, or A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by K. Turabian, for examples of proper bibliographic formats. There is a guide on how to use in-text citations included on Bb under the Signature Assignment tab. Failure to include in-text citations and a list of references for the content is PLAGIARISM and will be penalized with a failing grade (Zero) for the assignment. 5. Grading: Papers will be assessed following this rubric: Content Grade = 25 Grade = 24 to 12 Grade = 11 to 0 Length 4,500 or more words, no header or cover page included in word requirement count 4,499 to 2,000 words, included header or cover page for word requirement 1,999 to 0 words, included header or cover page for word requirement count Topics 8 topics, following sequence; text critically discuss topic; paper included concepts from readings; 90% of the text sources were academic (printed books and articles or academic online articles). 7 to 4 topics somewhat following sequence; text did not critically discuss the topiv; paper included some concepts from readings; 60% of the text sources were academic (printed books and articles or academic online articles) the rest were not. 3 to 0 topics not following sequence; text failed to critically discuss the topic; 60% or more of the text sources were not academic but websites (blogs, Wikipedia, or other online encyclopedias. Graphics Paper includes 8 or more graphics (maps, figures, and tables); all graphics included a caption and source Paper includes 7 to 4 graphics; some graphics include a caption and source Paper included 3 or less graphics; most graphics did not include a caption and/or source Format Microsoft Word, double-spaced with a standard font and pitch no larger than 12 points Microsoft Word, double-spaced but font and pitch are larger or smaller than 12 points Format other than those required; single-spaced, font and pitch were larger or smaller than 12 points Editing No grammatical errors. Paper was organized, proofread and spellchecked Some grammatical and spelling errors, paper was somewhat organized Multiple grammatical and spelling errors, papers was disorganized In text citations and References In-text citations included in the paper; references provided for every figure, table, or data from the textbook, additional readings, or web pages; references and in-text citations were uniformly formatted Some but not all in-text citations included, some references provided; multiple formats for references and in-text citations used In-text citations lacking, few to no references included; multiple formats for references and in-text citations used SafeAssign Similarity score below 15 % Similarity score ranges between 16 to 25% Similarity score above 26% Submission Submitted as a file attachment via Bb Messages Submitted as a file attachment via Bb Messages Submitted embedded on the text of a non NJCU e-mail address or as a link to an online file/drive. Deadline Submitted earlier or on due date (04/29/2022) Submitted after 04/29/2022 but no later than 05/03/2022 No submission This is an individual assignment so students must work on their own on the topic selected. To complete this assignment, students must submit each required item by the due date and follow the required format. Failure to follow submission instructions will result in a grade of zero (0) for the assignment.