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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737727807
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Series: Current Controversies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Introduction 10
Chapter 1 Is Immigration a Serious Problem?
Chapter Preface 14
Yes: Immigration Is a Serious Problem
Immigration Threatens American Culture 16
Immigration Spreads Disease and Threatens Public Health 22
Immigration Leads to Income Inequality 32
Canadian Immigration Contributes to International Terrorism 40
No: Immigration Is Not a Serious Problem
Immigration Benefits America 46
The Benefits of Immigration Outweigh the Disadvantages 51
Immigrants Are Vital to the U.S. Economy 56
Immigration Strengthens Canada 64
Chapter 2 Are Immigrants Treated Fairly in the United States?
Chapter Preface 68
No: Immigrants Are Not Treated Fairly
Immigration Laws Do Not Treat Immigrants Fairly 70
Battered Women Seeking Asylum Are Not Treated Fairly 76
Immigrant Students Are Not Treated Fairly 81
Same-Sex Immigrant Couples Are Not Treated Fairly 85
Yes: Immigrants Are Treated Fairly
Closed U.S. Borders Protect Illegal Immigrants 90
Political Asylum Laws That Exclude Battered Women Are Reasonable 95
Asking Immigrants to Assimilate Is Fair 97
Chapter 3 How Should the United States Respond to Illegal Immigration?
Chapter Preface 103
The United States Should Legalize Illegal Immigrants 105
The United States Should Not Legalize Illegal Immigrants 114
States Should Issue Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants 122
States Should Not Issue Driver's Licenses to Illegal Immigrants 126
Undocumented Workers Should Receive Social Security Benefits 131
Illegal Immigrants Should Not Receive Social Security Benefits 134
Alternatives to Mandatory Detention Will Protect the Rights of Illegal Immigrants 137
Immigration Laws Should Be Enforced to Reduce Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants 143
Chapter 4 How Should Immigration Be Controlled?
The Immigration Control Debate: An Overview 154
Immigration Controls Are Necessary 165
Immigration Controls Should Be Abolished 171
Dual Citizenship Should Be Discouraged 175
Dual Citizenship Should Be Encouraged 177
Illegal Immigration Controls Are Necessary to Reduce Terrorism 180
Tough Illegal Immigration Controls Will Not Stop Terrorism 185
The United States Must Control Immigration from the Middle East 190
Immigration Controls That Hurt Scientific Exchange Should Be Removed by Nature Neuroscience 194
Caps on Highly Skilled Immigrant Visas Should Be Removed 197
Organizations to Contact 208
Bibliography 213
Index 218
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