Baker & Taylor
Covering immigration legislation and policies, controversies, major court opinions, and related documents, an invaluable volume offers students a balanced look at America's illegal immigration problem, including an extensive section on additional resources for further research.
Powell (history, Oklahoma Baptist U.) offers a first-stop research source on a particularly important issue in contemporary America--immigration--for individuals just beginning to investigate the topic. Coverage includes a general overview of the topic and of immigration laws, a chronology of key events in the history of immigration and immigration policy development in the U.S., brief profiles of key figures in American immigration, a glossary of terms, a guide on how to research immigration issues, an annotated bibliography of print and nonprint references grouped by subtopic, and a detailed listing of international and national organizations and agencies. Included in the appendices are recent national legislation documents and proposals, and statistical graphs and charts. Academic but accessible to the general reader. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Dating back to the colonial period, immigration is now one of the most importantand divisiveissues facing citizens of the United States today as they enter the 21st century. A dramatic rise in illegal immigration, the demise of the cold war, a rapidly aging population, and the emergence of an international war on terror have combined during the past 20 years to create an untested environment in which immigration policy must be developed. Despite the failure of the anti-immigrant lobby to pass Proposition 187which would cut off social services to illegal immigrants&151both the Democratic and Republican Parties adopted platforms calling for enforcements of immigration laws. Today, more than 7 million undocumented aliens reside in the United States, yet there is no consensus as to how they should be handled. As a result, many Americans view immigrants with mistrust, fearing economic competition and possible terrorist infiltration from outside parties, causing a great social, economic, and political divide between migrant workers and middle-and upper-class Americans.
Immigration presents objective information to help readers understand and research this topic. This one-stop resource includes an introduction that traces the history of immigration from its earliest years to the present day in the United States, as well as all the social and economic issues attached to it; a chronology; a glossary; an annotated bibliography, an integral part of the Library in a Book series; appendixes; and an index. Covering immigration legislation and policies, controversies, major court opinions, and related documents, this invaluable volume offers students a balanced look at this timely topic, including an extensive section on additional resources for further research.
Covering immigration legislation and policies, controversies, major court opinions, and related documents, offers a balanced look at America's illegal immigration problem, including a section on additional resources for further research.