Research Paper: Final Assignment
This Research Paper: Final Assignment will help you further develop your academic research
and writing skills, as you are required to think critically about the research and analyze the topic.
Additionally, you will become more familiar with current law and policy that applies to
immigration and homeland security.
The Research Paper: Final Assignment must be at least 8 pages of text, not including the title,
abstract, and reference pages, using current APA format. The Research Paper: Final
Assignment must focus on the current immigration debate as it relates to homeland security,
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describe the current state of the laws and executive orders, and address the impact on homeland
Finally, interpret the impact in light of a personal Christian worldview.
Your Research Paper: Final Assignment must make a point. Do not merely report what is.
Take what is, analyze it, interpret it in light of a personal Christian worldview, discuss options,
and discuss things you think should change. Support your ideas, give alternatives to current
practice and support them, and integrate material from textbook readings or lecture notes. If you
are of a different major taking this as an elective, integrate your field into this project. However,
do not write in the first person; keep an academic voice throughout the paper.
Your Research Paper: Final Assignment must be written in 12-point, Times New Roman font
with 1-inch margins. It must include an APA formatted title page. Include page numbers in
accordance with current APA guidelines. You must use a minimum of 5 scholarly sources in
addition to the course textbook and the Bible. You must submit the paper as a Microsoft Word
Proper spelling, grammar, and sentence structure are expected. Short, choppy sentences are NOT
acceptable. This is a graduate-level course, and deductions will be made accordingly. You must
not use personal pronouns (I, me, we, us, our, etc.), and the standards of academic writing must
be applied. Have someone else proofread your paper before turning it in to ensure what you are
saying makes sense.