Illegal Immigration in America: A Reference Handbook

Illegal Immigration in America: A Reference Handbook

by David W. Haines, Karen Rosenblum
     
 

ISBN-10: 031330436X

ISBN-13: 9780313304361

Pub. Date: 10/30/1999

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Few issues have provoked as much controversy over the last decade as illegal immigration. While some argue for the need to seal America's borders and withdraw all forms of social and governmental support for illegal migrants and their children, others argue for humanitarian treatment—including legalization—for people who fill widely acknowledged needs in

Overview

Few issues have provoked as much controversy over the last decade as illegal immigration. While some argue for the need to seal America's borders and withdraw all forms of social and governmental support for illegal migrants and their children, others argue for humanitarian treatment—including legalization—for people who fill widely acknowledged needs in American industry and agriculture and have left home-country situations of economic hardship or political persecution. The study of illegal immigration necessarily confronts a broad range of migrants—from the familiar border crossers to those who enter illegally and overstay their visas, to the many unrecognized refugees who enter the country to seek protection under U.S. asylum law. The subject also demands attention to American society's responses to these newcomers—responses that often focus on limited elements of a complex issue.

A comprehensive, up-to-date review of this volatile subject, this book provides an accessible, balanced introduction to the subject. Covering the full range of illegal immigrants from Mexican border crossers to Central American refugees, illegal Europeans, and smuggled Chinese, the book considers the kind of work the migrants do and the public response to them. The work is divided into four parts: Concepts, Policies, and Numbers; The Migrants and Their Work; The Responses; and Illegal Immigration in Perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313304361
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1999
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Concepts, Policies, and Numbers

Illegal Immigration: Problematic Labels, Volatile Issues by David W. Haines and Karen E. Rosenblum

Labor Migration, Family Integration,and the New America by Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield

Undocumented Immigration to the United States: Numbers, Trends, and Characteristics by Jeffrey S. Passel

Mexico and U.S. Policy on Illegal Immigration: A Fifty-Year Retrospective by Katherine M. Donato and Rebecca S. Carter

The Migrants and Their Work

Unauthorized Workers in U.S. Agricultural Work: Old Versus New Migrations by Philip Martin

Social and Cultural Bases for Undocumented Immigration into the U.S. Poultry Industry by David Griffith

Undocumented Immigrants and the Meatpacking Industry in the Midwest by Janet E. Benson

Undocumented Latino Immigrant Workers: The Los Angeles Experience by Enrico A. Marcelli

Salvadorans and Nicaraguans: Refugees Become Workers by Cecilia Menjivar

Illegal Europeans: Transients Between Two Societies by Elzbieta M. Gozdziak

Migration from the Caribbean: Economic and Political Factors versus Legal and Illegal Status by Samual Martinez

Smuggled Chinese in the Mountain of Gold by Ko-lin Chin

The Responses

Refugees at Risk: The Sanctuary Movement and Its Aftermath by Victoria Rader

Labor at Risk: The Exploitation and Protection of Undocumented Workers by David W. Haines

Rights at Risk: California's Proposition 187 by Karen E. Rosenblum

Maintaining and Reunifying Families: Two Case Studies of Shifting Legal Status by Lucy M. Cohen

Border Crossings, Border Control: Illegalized Migrants from the Other Side by Duncan Earle

Illegal Immigration in Perspective

Vanishing Acts: Illegal Immigration in Canada as a Sometime Social Issue by Norman Buchignani and Doreen Indra

Illegal Migration in Europe: Balancing National and European Union Issues by Deborah R. Altamirano

Illegal Migration in Asia: Regional Patterns and a Case Study of Nepalese Workers in Japan by Keiko Yamanaka

An Introduction to the Literature by David W. Haines

Appendix: Summary of Recent Immigration Legislation

Index

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