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Illegal Immigration by
Call Number: REF JV6483 .L45 2007
Publication Date: 2006-12-21
This work is an overview of America's attempts to deal with the problem of illegal immigration, with discussions of every immigration law passed since 1965, crucial court cases, key actors and organizations, and proposed solutions. * Excerpts from key law documents and court cases, and a chronology including key cases since 1965 provide a historical overview * Fourteen graphs illustrate major trends, flows, or impacts arising from illegal immigration
Four Generations of Norteños by
Call Number: E184 .M5 F694 2009
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
Drawing on decades of fieldwork in a high-emigration town in central Mexico, as well as nearly a thousand recent interviews, the authors investigate who migrates, how people-smuggling operates, whether border enforcement affects decisions to migrate, and migration's impact on family, health, and hometown economy. Their work sheds important new light on debates central to international migration studies.
Call Number: JV6346 .R4 R424 2010
Publication Date: 2009-09-28
Collects essays that offer varying perspectives on issues related to refugees, discussing the seriousness of the problem, who is responsible for aiding refugees, and U.S. and international policies.
American Passage by
Call Number: JV6484 .C366 2010
Publication Date: 2010-05-04
"By bringing us the inspiring and sometimes unsettling tales of Ellis Island, Vincent Cannato’s American Passage helps us understand who we are as a nation.” — Walter Isaacson “Never before has Ellis Island been written about with such scholarly care and historical wisdom. Highly recommended!" —Douglas Brinkley, bestselling author of The Wilderness Warrior The remarkable saga of America’s landmark port of entry, from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
I Know It's Dangerous by
Call Number: JV6483 .S538 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-15
Migration from Mexico to the United States has become an increasingly volatile topic. The news is filled with stories of deaths, protests, and amnesty debates. With the constant buzz about migration in the political, economic, and legal spheres, the migrants themselves easily become a de-humanized multitude. "I Know It's Dangerous": Why Mexicans Risk Their Lives to Cross the Border strives to put a human face on the issue of migration and effectively turns the statistics we hear so often into individuals with real lives, needs, and desires. As an Australian national, Lynnaire Sheridan brings a refreshingly neutral voice to this hot-button topic. With data gathered over two years of living in Baja California, Mexico, Sheridan draws out individual stories, motivations, and conceptions of risk that ultimately allow us a deeper understanding of migration. Sheridan enriches the migrants' stories with examinations of popular songs, graffiti art on the border, analyses of newspaper articles, and in-depth interviews with migrants. Together these narratives show us that risk has become a strong motivating factor for migrants and that stricter border policies have not necessarily stemmed the rates of migration; they have merely changed how people migrate. Sheridan's findings have broad implications for both those interested in migration from Mexico to the United States and international migration scholars. This book will appeal to a range of disciplines in the humanities, from anthropology and criminology to art and ethnic studies. It will also resonate among legal professionals, policy makers, and social workers. While numerous books have focused on the act of migration and its ripples across both the United States and Mexico, this book is unique in its attention to migrants in Mexico and its ability to draw out their individual stories.
Ellis Island by
Call Number: JV6484 .C46 1991
Publication Date: 1991-12-01
This history of the island concentrates on the immigrants themselves, using photos, letters, memorabilia, and oral histories to demonstrate how they spread across the United States.