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From the Publisher"Warner (sociology and criminal justice, Texas A&M International U.) and 40 contributors provide an extensive exploration of the vast number of issues surrounding immigration, citizenship, and human rights. Entries range from concise definitions of related terms to explanations of issues. Typical topics include: attitudes toward undocumented immigrants,
border patrol and human rights violations, racism and xenophobia, employer sanctions, financial costs and contributions, hate crimes and human trafficking, Canadian and Mexican border issues, population trends, public health, terrorism and national security, vigilante groups, and voting and political activism. This two-volume reference work is written in an encyclopedic format and includes a convenient readers guide to related topics."
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"The very informative introduction lays a framework and provides a concise overview of how immigration issues have come to the forefront of debate in the US. Though the introduction takes a liberal viewpoint, the topical essays offer pro-con views and objective analysis. Within the various sections, readers will find sidebars that aim to inform and enliven the discussion; at the end of the sections is a reference list for further reading. Volume 1 covers topics from A to L and volume 2, M-Z. Both volumes have the same table of contents and guide to related topics, with the index in the back of volume 2. Overall this set is a good starting point for understanding and researching current immigration topics. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers.' "
"This is a well-researched and timely reference work. . . . The book is recommended for academic, public, and special libraries with social science and law collections . . ."
"Battleground: Immigration would be an appropriate acquisition for academic and larger public libraries."
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