Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Conversation Questions: Immigration

  • Why do people immigrate to other countries?
  • What is the reason you moved out of your country to move here?
  • Is immigration from one country to another a problem? In what ways do you see it as a problem?
  • Do you know any immigrants?
  • Do you think that immigrants are treated well in in most countries?
  • Do you think there is a relation between immigration and crime?
  • Should any government limit the number of immigrants entering the country? What would be a good number?
  • Is local culture threatened by immigration?
  • How far should immigrants retain their culture?
  • Should immigrants have the same rights as native citizens?
  • Is there a difference between political and economic immigration?
  • Should immigrants have the right to vote? In which elections?
  • What should be done with the illegal immigrants entering a country?
  • Should the country of origin of illegal immigrants be held responsible?
  • Do immigrants have a good or bad reputation in your part of the country?
  • Should students be allowed to wear clothes with cultural or religious symbolism at school?
  • Do you think immigrants are treated with more suspicion now than they were a year ago?
  • Do you know anyone that is married to an immigrant?
  • Do you know any people who have emigrated from your country?
  • Would you ever think of emigrating?
  • Why would you think of emigrating?
  • What would be some of the issues that would concern you about emigrating?
  • Are there a lot of immigrants in your community?
  • Do immigrants in your community isolate themselves into a certain area?
  • Should immigrants be required to learn the local language?
  • How would you help an immigrant learn the local language?
  • How would you encourage children of immigrants to become bilinqual by maintaining the original language and becoming fluent in the local language?
  • Should immigrants be educated in their original language or the local language?
  • To what extent should official documents be written in several languages to accommodate immigrants?
  • Are immigration regulations too strict? In what way should they be changed?
  • How long should immigrants be required to live in the new country before they can become naturalized?
  • What should be the requirements for naturalization?
  • How does an immigrant become a citizen in your country?
  • How does immigration affect the economic situation in your community?
  • To what extent has the culture of your community become richer by immigrants?
  • How is your community incorporating immigrants into the life of the community?
  • How would you define the word "home"?
  • Should employers who employ illegal immigrants be penalized?
  • Should illegal immigrants be deported?

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