Contemporary World Issues: Illegal Immigration: A Reference Handbook

Editor/Author LeMay, Michael C.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 978-1-44-084012-8
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 9
Book Status: Pending
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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.

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Table of 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
    • About the Author