Illegal Immigration : A Reference Handbook.

By: LeMay, Michael CMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandContemporary World Issues Ser: Publisher: Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (401 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781440840135Subject(s): Illegal aliens - United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Illegal Immigration : A Reference HandbookDDC classification: 325.73 LOC classification: JV6483.L46 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Background and History -- Introduction: The Scope and Nature of Unauthorized Immigration -- The Roots of the Problem -- Changes in Legal Immigration: Setting the Stage for Illegal Immigration -- The Crisis of Border Control: Illegal Immigration and Enactment of IRCA -- Border Security and Antiterrorism Concerns -- Creating the Department of Homeland Security: Dissolving the INS -- Conclusion -- References -- 2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions -- Introduction -- Current Domestic-Policy Concern: Amnesty or Earned Legalization Issue of the Unauthorized -- Incorporation of Illegal Immigrants and Their Children -- Border Control and Management Issues -- The Cost of Illegal Immigration -- Guest-Worker Issues -- Restructuring the INS into the DHS -- Immigration and Related Policy Issues -- Solutions -- References -- 3 Perspectives -- Introduction -- On Hospitality to the Stranger: Some Moral Implications of Immigration Reform: The Rev. Canon Pablo Ramos -- Examining the Adequacy and Enforcement of U.S. Immigration Laws: Jessica Vaughan -- Should the United States Enact Tougher Laws to Stem Illegal Immigration?: Karen K. Clark -- In Opposition to Birthright Citizenship: Judith Ann Warner -- In Support of Maintaining Birthright Citizenship: Judith Ann Warner -- Mitigating Federal Immigration Law: Inclusion at the Local Level: Roberto Suro -- Obama's "Executive Action" on Immigration and Judicial Review: Alemayehu G. Mariam -- Resolving the Issue of Illegal Immigration-A Question of Balance: David E. Krahl -- 4 Profiles -- Introduction -- Biographies -- Directory of Organizations and Agencies -- National Government Agencies and Organizations -- International Organizations -- Domestic Advocacy Agencies and Organizations/NGOs and Nonprofits.
Immigration Research Centers and Think Tanks -- References -- 5 Data and Documents -- Introduction -- Data -- Table 5.1: Comparison of Legal and Illegal Immigration Trends over Time -- Table 5.2: Estimated Unauthorized Mexican-Born Immigrant Population Compared to All Unauthorized Immigrants, Assorted Years,1995-2012 -- Table 5.3: Estimated Unauthorized Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Force, Assorted Years, 1995-2012 -- Table 5.4: Unaccompanied Alien Children Encountered, by Fiscal Year, Country of Origin, 2009-2014 -- Table 5.5: Trends in Removals, 2011-2013 -- Table 5.6: Gallup Poll Trend Line, "Do You Think Immigration Is a Good Thing or a Bad Thing for the U.S. Today?," 2001-2014 -- Table 5.7: Gallup Poll Trend Line, 2001-2014, "Should Immigration Be Kept at Its Present Level, Increased, or Decreased?," -- Table 5.8a: Gallup Poll Trend Line, 2006-2014, "What Should Be the Main Focus of U.S. Government in Dealing with Illegal Immigration?," -- Table 5.8b: Gallup Poll Trend Line, 2006-2011, "What Should U.S. Policy Be Toward Illegal Immigrants Residing in the United States?," -- Figure 5.1: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Sector Map, 2013 -- Figure 5.2: Department of Homeland Security Organizational Chart -- Documents -- Executive Summary Recommendations of the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy, 1981 -- The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 -- Summaries of Laws on Immigration -- References -- 6 Resources -- Introduction -- Selected Print Resources -- Books -- Leading Scholarly Journals -- Reports and Government Documents -- Nonprint Resources -- 7 Chronology -- Precursor Legislation: Setting the Stage for Things to Come -- The Revolving-Door Era, 1965-2000 -- The Storm-Door Era: 2001-? -- References -- Glossary -- Index -- About the Author.
Summary: Who is coming into the United States illegally and why? What compels people to leave their country of origin? Is the United States responsible for taking care of the more than 11 million individuals who are here illegally? Are illegal immigrants helping or harming our nation's economy and infrastructure? Should our borders be "secured" as called for by many politicians? This book examines the history of illegal immigration in the United States, addressing the tough questions about the issue and describing in detail the most significant issues and events in recent decades. It succinctly tackles the topic of illegal immigration without bias, explores the myriad of problems and controversies that have arisen due to illegal immigration, and explains how lawmakers have historically tried-and continue to try-to solve these issues. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition ofIllegal Immigration: A Reference Handbook covers the debate over the vexing and seemingly intractable illegal immigration problem from all angles and updates the discussion to 2015. It covers the key court, executive, and legislative-branch actions on the matter and examines both state and national-level government attempts to cope with illegal immigration. The book also contains a variety of primary source documents in summary format that cover all the key laws enacted, presidential or state governor's executive actions taken, and key court decisions since 1985. These documents not only provide factual data but also give context that allows readers to better grasp the complexity of the problem and the difficulty in trying to improve the situation through regulation.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Background and History -- Introduction: The Scope and Nature of Unauthorized Immigration -- The Roots of the Problem -- Changes in Legal Immigration: Setting the Stage for Illegal Immigration -- The Crisis of Border Control: Illegal Immigration and Enactment of IRCA -- Border Security and Antiterrorism Concerns -- Creating the Department of Homeland Security: Dissolving the INS -- Conclusion -- References -- 2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions -- Introduction -- Current Domestic-Policy Concern: Amnesty or Earned Legalization Issue of the Unauthorized -- Incorporation of Illegal Immigrants and Their Children -- Border Control and Management Issues -- The Cost of Illegal Immigration -- Guest-Worker Issues -- Restructuring the INS into the DHS -- Immigration and Related Policy Issues -- Solutions -- References -- 3 Perspectives -- Introduction -- On Hospitality to the Stranger: Some Moral Implications of Immigration Reform: The Rev. Canon Pablo Ramos -- Examining the Adequacy and Enforcement of U.S. Immigration Laws: Jessica Vaughan -- Should the United States Enact Tougher Laws to Stem Illegal Immigration?: Karen K. Clark -- In Opposition to Birthright Citizenship: Judith Ann Warner -- In Support of Maintaining Birthright Citizenship: Judith Ann Warner -- Mitigating Federal Immigration Law: Inclusion at the Local Level: Roberto Suro -- Obama's "Executive Action" on Immigration and Judicial Review: Alemayehu G. Mariam -- Resolving the Issue of Illegal Immigration-A Question of Balance: David E. Krahl -- 4 Profiles -- Introduction -- Biographies -- Directory of Organizations and Agencies -- National Government Agencies and Organizations -- International Organizations -- Domestic Advocacy Agencies and Organizations/NGOs and Nonprofits.

Immigration Research Centers and Think Tanks -- References -- 5 Data and Documents -- Introduction -- Data -- Table 5.1: Comparison of Legal and Illegal Immigration Trends over Time -- Table 5.2: Estimated Unauthorized Mexican-Born Immigrant Population Compared to All Unauthorized Immigrants, Assorted Years,1995-2012 -- Table 5.3: Estimated Unauthorized Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Force, Assorted Years, 1995-2012 -- Table 5.4: Unaccompanied Alien Children Encountered, by Fiscal Year, Country of Origin, 2009-2014 -- Table 5.5: Trends in Removals, 2011-2013 -- Table 5.6: Gallup Poll Trend Line, "Do You Think Immigration Is a Good Thing or a Bad Thing for the U.S. Today?," 2001-2014 -- Table 5.7: Gallup Poll Trend Line, 2001-2014, "Should Immigration Be Kept at Its Present Level, Increased, or Decreased?," -- Table 5.8a: Gallup Poll Trend Line, 2006-2014, "What Should Be the Main Focus of U.S. Government in Dealing with Illegal Immigration?," -- Table 5.8b: Gallup Poll Trend Line, 2006-2011, "What Should U.S. Policy Be Toward Illegal Immigrants Residing in the United States?," -- Figure 5.1: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Sector Map, 2013 -- Figure 5.2: Department of Homeland Security Organizational Chart -- Documents -- Executive Summary Recommendations of the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy, 1981 -- The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 -- Summaries of Laws on Immigration -- References -- 6 Resources -- Introduction -- Selected Print Resources -- Books -- Leading Scholarly Journals -- Reports and Government Documents -- Nonprint Resources -- 7 Chronology -- Precursor Legislation: Setting the Stage for Things to Come -- The Revolving-Door Era, 1965-2000 -- The Storm-Door Era: 2001-? -- References -- Glossary -- Index -- About the Author.

Who is coming into the United States illegally and why? What compels people to leave their country of origin? Is the United States responsible for taking care of the more than 11 million individuals who are here illegally? Are illegal immigrants helping or harming our nation's economy and infrastructure? Should our borders be "secured" as called for by many politicians? This book examines the history of illegal immigration in the United States, addressing the tough questions about the issue and describing in detail the most significant issues and events in recent decades. It succinctly tackles the topic of illegal immigration without bias, explores the myriad of problems and controversies that have arisen due to illegal immigration, and explains how lawmakers have historically tried-and continue to try-to solve these issues. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition ofIllegal Immigration: A Reference Handbook covers the debate over the vexing and seemingly intractable illegal immigration problem from all angles and updates the discussion to 2015. It covers the key court, executive, and legislative-branch actions on the matter and examines both state and national-level government attempts to cope with illegal immigration. The book also contains a variety of primary source documents in summary format that cover all the key laws enacted, presidential or state governor's executive actions taken, and key court decisions since 1985. These documents not only provide factual data but also give context that allows readers to better grasp the complexity of the problem and the difficulty in trying to improve the situation through regulation.

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This reference handbook, part of ABC-CLIO's "Contemporary World Issues" series, provides an overview of illegal immigration in America from 1965 to the present by discussing its history, controversies, laws, key legislative action, organizations involved, and proposed solutions. LeMay formerly directed the National Security Studies Program at California State University-San Bernadino and has written extensively on the topic-among his body of work is another title in this series: U.S. Immigration: A Reference Handbook (2004). The controversial topic is addressed in eight chapters that provide readers with background information, a chronology of key dates from 1790-2006, and biographical sketches of individuals involved in illegal immigration reform, including current members of Congress. The narrative portion of the book is supplemented by a chapter of statistical tables and charts from agencies such as the Center for Immigration Studies and the UN; a directory of governmental and nongovernmental agencies involved in policy making, including a description of the agency and contact information; and a 46-page annotated bibliography of books, journals, and nonprint sources for further research. Bottom Line More current than Greenwood's similarly titled Illegal Immigration in America: A Reference Handbook (1999), this handbook is an appropriate resource for high school or college students who often find themselves writing issue-driven research papers. It is reasonably priced and would be a suitable purchase for public and college libraries.-Jennifer L. Jack, U.S. News & World Report Lib., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Michael C. LeMay , PhD, is professor emeritus of political science at California State University-San Bernardino (CSUSB), CA.

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