Illegal Immigration in America: A Reference Handbook

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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.

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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)

Meet the Author

DAVID W. HAINES is Associate Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University.

KAREN E. ROSENBLUM is currently Vice-President for University Life at George Mason University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction: Problematic Labels, Volatile Issues 1
Pt. I Concepts, Policies, and Numbers
2 Labor Migration, Family Integration, and the New America 13
3 Undocumented Immigration to the United States: Numbers, Trends, and Characteristics 27
4 Mexico and U.S. Policy on Illegal Immigration: A Fifty-Year Retrospective 112
Pt. II The Migrants and the Work
5 Unauthorized Workers in U.S. Agriculture: Old versus New Migrations 133
6 Social and Cultural Bases for Undocumented Immigration into the U.S. Poultry Industry 157
7 Undocumented Immigrants and the Meatpacking Industry in the Midwest 172
8 Undocumented Latino Immigrant Workers: The Los Angeles Experience 193
9 Salvadorans and Nicaraguans: Refugees Become Workers 232
10 Illegal Europeans: Transients between Two Societies 254
11 Migration from the Caribbean: Economic and Political Factors versus Legal and Illegal Status 273
12 Smuggled Chinese in the Mountain of Gold 293
Pt. III The Responses
13 Refugees at Risk: The Sanctuary Movement and Its Aftermath 325
14 Labor at Risk: The Exploitation and Protection of Undocumented Workers 346
15 Rights at Risk: California's Proposition 367
16 Maintaining and Reunifying Families: Two Case Studies of Shifting Legal Status 383
17 Border Crossings, Border Control: Illegalized Migrants from the Other Side 396
Pt. IV Illegal Immigration in Perspective
18 Vanishing Acts: Illegal Immigration in Canada as a Sometime Social Issue 415
19 Illegal Immigration in Europe: Balancing National and European Union Issues 451
20 Illegal Immigration in Asia: Regional Patterns and a Case Study of Nepalese Workers in Japan 471
21 An Introduction to the Literature 500
App Summary of Recent Immigration Legislation 539
Index 549
About the Editors and Contributors 569
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