Getting Immigration Right: What Every American Needs to Know

Getting Immigration Right: What Every American Needs to Know


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ISBN-13: 9781597972642
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 05/30/2009
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

David Coates holds the Worrell Chair in Anglo-American Studies at Wake Forest University. He previously held chairs in political economy and labor studies at the universities of Leeds and Manchester in the United Kingdom. His latest book, which includes a survey of the current immigration debates, is A Liberal Tool Kit: Progressive Responses to Conservative Arguments (Praeger Publishers, 2007). He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Peter Siavelis is the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellow and an associate professor of political science at Wake Forest University. He has been a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Chile. He is the author of The President and Congress in Post-authoritarian Chile: Institutional Constraints to Democratic Consolidation (Penn State Press, 2000). He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Policies and Preachings that Backfire Alejandro Portes vii

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Introduction David Coates Peter M. Siavelis 1

Placing Immigration

2 Sketching the Age of Migration: Contextualizing the U.S.-Mexico Migration Impasse Mark J. Miller 15

3 Changing Concepts of Citizenship and Nationality across Time and Space Michele Wucker 33

Living Immigration

4 Ten Things You Need to Know about Mexican Immigration Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo 51

5 The Immigration Aftermath: Latinos, Latino Immigrants, and American National Identity Luis Ricardo Fraga Gary M. Segura 63

The Economics of Immigration

6 The Economic Impact of Immigration David Coates 83

7 Beyond Push and Pull: Neoliberalism, NAFTA, Immigration Policy, and the Structural Incentives for Mexican Immigration Peter M. Siavelis 97

The Illegality of Immigration

8 Crossing Arizona: Rooting Out the Problem Dan DeVivo Valeria Fernández 115

9 Undocumented Workers, Documented Mendacity: How the Criminalization of Immigrants Threatens America's Future Patricia Fernández-Kelly 133

10 Eight Myths about Immigration Enforcement David A. Martin 149

The Reform of Immigration Law

11 Principles That Should Guide Immigration Policy Robert Rector 171

12 Market-Based Solutions to Illegal Immigration David T. Griswold 183

13 The H-2 Visa Programs: Real Need for Reform Ross Eisenbrey 201

Addressing the Conundrúm

14 Options for Action, Strategies for Change David Coates 219

Notes 235

Further Reading 273

Index 275

About the Editors and Contributors 287

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