Debates on U.S. immigration
- Los Angeles : SAGE Reference, c2012.
- Physical description
- xvii, 624 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Political Debates Introduction Admission and Membership Legal Immigration Selection System Gender and Refugee Status Naturalization Process Legalization (Amnesty) for Unauthorized Immigrants Birthright Citizenship Immigrant Voting Nativism Control and Enforcement Federal Policy Versus Decentralized Policy U.S. Border Control Immigrant Detention and Deportation Under the Obama Administration Arizona S.B. 1070 Drivers' Licenses Crime Economic, Labor, and Demographic Debates Introduction Economic Impact Cost to Taxpayers Depression of Wages and Price Levels Remittances Labor Market H-1B Visas Temporary Worker Programs Secure ID Cards Worksite Enforcement Worksite Raids Demographics and Environment Population Growth Environment and Immigration Social and Cultural Debates Introduction Family and Society Family-Based Immigration Cultural Assimilation Social and Political Integration Catholic Church and Immigration Language and Education English as Official Language English Instruction in the Classroom Higher Education and Immigration Status Responses to Illegal Immigation Racial Profiling State and Local Law Enforcement Use of the Term "Illegal Alien" Appendix: Documents Highlighting Key Moments in U.S. Immigration History, 1924 to 2011.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- This issues-based reference work (available in both print and electronic formats) shines a spotlight on immigration policy in the United States. The U.S. is a nation of immigrants, yet while the lofty words enshrined with the Statue of Liberty stand as a source of national pride, the rhetoric and politics surrounding immigration policy all-too-often have proven far less lofty. In reality, the apparently open invitation of Lady Liberty seldom has been without restriction. Throughout our history, impassioned debates about the appropriate scope and nature of such restriction have emerged and mushroomed, among politicians, among scholars of public policy, among the general public. In light of the need to keep students, researchers, and other interested readers informed and up-to-date on status of U.S. immigration policy, this volume uses introductory essays followed by pointunterpoint articles to explore prominent and perennially important debates, providing readers with views on multiple sides of this complex issue. While there are some brief works looking at debates on immigration, as well as some general A-to-Z encyclopedias, we offer more in-depth coverage of a much wider range of themes and issues, thus providing the only fully comprehensive pointunterpoint handbook tackling the issues that political science, history, and sociology majors are asked to explore and to write about as students and that they will grapple with later as policy makers and citizens.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- editors, Judith Gans, Elaine M. Replogle, Daniel J. Tichenor.
- Title Variation
- Debates on United States immigration
- Debates on US immigration
- 9781412996013 (hbk.)
- 1412996015 (hbk.)