U.S. Immigration

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U.S. Immigration: A Reference Handbook is an authoritative, timely, and balanced review of immigration law in the United States. This title ranges from the "Kennedy" law of 1965 to the recent restructuring of the Immigration and Naturalization Service as a part of the creation of the new Department of Homeland Security.

The work offers a clear look at historic and ongoing immigration problems in the United States and the reforms enacted to address them. It provides insightful ...

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Overview

U.S. Immigration: A Reference Handbook is an authoritative, timely, and balanced review of immigration law in the United States. This title ranges from the "Kennedy" law of 1965 to the recent restructuring of the Immigration and Naturalization Service as a part of the creation of the new Department of Homeland Security.

The work offers a clear look at historic and ongoing immigration problems in the United States and the reforms enacted to address them. It provides insightful summaries of key statutes and landmark court cases, as well as biographical profiles of the principal players in U.S. immigration policy. Coverage includes problems within our borders such as legal and political attempts to control illegal immigration, to global concerns including terrorism, epidemics, and economic and trade issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851095438
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/5/2003
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 U.S. Immigration Policy since 1965 1
The Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 3
Refugee Acts 5
The Flood of Undocumented Aliens 9
The Crisis of Border Control 11
Illegal Immigration, IRCA, and the Employer-Sanctions Approach 12
The Impact of IRCA 17
The Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT) 18
The 1996 Acts 21
2 Domestic Policy 31
Amnesty and Legalization Issues for Current Undocumented Aliens 32
Assimilation and the Incorporation of Immigrants and Their Children 36
Asylum and Adjudication Processing Issues 45
Border Control and Management Issues 51
The Cost of Immigration 58
The Guest-Worker Issue 60
Restructuring the INS 63
3 Global Issues 73
Amnesty, or "Regularization," Issues 73
Control of Illegal Immigration 75
Global Refugee Issues 78
Border-Management Issues 81
Migration and Development Issues 83
The Economics of Emigration 86
Regional Approaches to Migration Issues 87
4 Chronology 93
The Open-Door Era: Foundation-1880 93
The Door-Ajar Era: 1880-1920 94
The Pet-Door Era: 1920-1965 97
The Revolving-Door Era: 1965-2001 100
The Storm-Door Era? 2001-Present 105
5 Biographical Sketches 107
6 Key Laws and Court Cases 129
The Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 129
Immigration Act of November 2, 1966, to Adjust the Status of Cuban Refugees 133
Afroyim v. Rusk, 1967 134
Proclamation of the President of the United States of America, November 6, 1968, Multilateral Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees 137
Mathews v. Santiago Diaz et al., 1976 139
Amendment to the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 (1976) 140
The Refugee Act of 1980 142
Executive Summary Recommendations of the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy, 1981 145
INS v. Chadha et al., 1983 147
Jean et al. v. Nelson, 1985 148
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 149
The Immigration Act of 1990 155
California's Proposition 187 (1994) 161
LULAC et al. v. Pete Wilson et al., 1995 166
Immigration Provisions of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 168
Immigration-Related Provisions of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996 170
Immigration Provisions of the Omnibus Spending Bill, 1996 172
Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act (LIFE) of 2000 174
Child Citizenship Act of 2000 175
USA Patriot Act of 2001 176
Homeland Security Act of 2002 177
7 Directory of Agencies and Organizations 181
U.S. Government Agencies and Organizations 182
International Agencies and Organizations 187
U.S. Advocacy Organizations 190
U.S. Research Centers and Think Tanks 204
8 Print and Nonprint Resources 211
Books and Government Reports 211
Journals 234
Videos 249
Glossary 265
Index 271
About the Author 285
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