Immigration Visualization Project

Dakota Foster
Daniel Tuveson
Diamond Blenman

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What surprised you most about this information?

The thing that surprised me the most was the drop-offs. I thought the drop-offs were just because people just stopped coming, but it was cause America didn't want certain people to come. I think that is rude and that we should allow everybody to come. Especially, if there is a war going on in their homeland.

What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?

Something that seemed obvious is that a lot of people wanted to come to America. A lot of people thought America was better than where they lived. 

Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.

I think that people would still want to move her for some jobs. But, right now the economy is not so good and I don't think people will be coming here at time soon. 

Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.

My group thought the best way to do it was on a timeline, but we couldn't get it work. So, we thought the second best way was a graph because it could show the trends.

What parts of group work were challenging?

I think it was just trying to find data for specific years.

What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?

I would try to get the timeline to work better.