Illegal Aliens

Illegal Aliens

by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
     
 

Examines the history of undocumented immigration to the United States, the hardships endured by illegal aliens, their motives in immigrating, and current efforts to control this situation. See more details below

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Examines the history of undocumented immigration to the United States, the hardships endured by illegal aliens, their motives in immigrating, and current efforts to control this situation.

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Gr 5 Up-An up-to-date, evenhanded look at the subject. Hauser provides a brief history of the U.S. policies that have alternately encouraged and prohibited immigration. He then identifies illegal aliens: who they are, why and how they came here, and the government's response to them. One example: the Bracero program, which lasted from 1942-1964, recruited 4 million Mexican farmworkers to work in U.S. fields. Its cessation helped fuel a massive wave of illegal Mexican immigrants to the U.S. in the 1960s. While the discussion is generally clear, the writing is dry and, at times, long-winded. For best results, pair this thorough treatment with Charles Cozic's Illegal Immigration (Greenhaven, 1996), which has an excellent collection of essays that represent the diverse range of viewpoints on this issue.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA

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ISBN-13:
9780877548898
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Series:
Peoples of North America Ser.
Pages:
112
Age Range:
10 Years

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