Immigration, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Battleground Series
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  • ISBN-10: 0313344140
  • ISBN-13: 9780313344145
  • DDC: 325.7303
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Among the most tumultuous conflicts of modern America is the war over legal and undocumented immigrants currently residing within U.S. borders. Since the passing of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act, America has witnessed an unprecedented flow of immigrants onto its shores, with increased diversity of race and culture. Battleground: Immigration examines the most critical issues surrounding immigration today, including effects on the economy, education and employment, as well as the viability of the foreign-born in American society. All sides of the immigration debate are explored in this comprehensive two-volume set, with special weight given to the very specific issues that have arisen in post-9/11 America: homeland security and border control; 9/11's impact on legislation and civil liberties; the Department of Homeland security and its role in border control; transnational organized crime, human smuggling and trafficking; and post 9/11 border control and security impact on immigration. With direct ties to the curriculum, this set is a valuable resource for students of sociology, current events, American history, political science, ethnic studies, and public policy.

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Battleground Series

Focuses on one area of life - religion, politics, family life, education - and examines the approximately 100 issues that provoke, anger, challenge, and divide us.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Guide to Related Topics.
Series Foreword.
1: Anti-Terrorism Policy and Immigrant Communities.
2: Asylum and Human Rights.
3: Attitudes Toward Undocumented Immigrants.
4: Bilingual Education.
5: Bilingualism.
6: Birthright Citizenship.
7: Border Deterrence Strategy.
8: Border Fence.
9: Border Patrol and Human Rights Violations.
10: Border Patrol, Bureaucracy, and Expansion.
11: Brain Drain and Immigrant Professionals.
12: Canadian Border.
13: Civic Incorporation.
14: Coercion and Migration.
15: Congressional Reform Legislation.
16: Contact and Immigrant Attitude Formation.
17: Counterterrorism and Immigrant Profiling.
18: Crime and Youth Gangs.
19: Cultural Assimilation.
20: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration Enforcement.
21: Detention Conditions.
22: Diversity, Racism, and Xenophobia.
23: Domestic Violence and Victim Rights.
24: Domestic Workers in the Private Household Economy.
25: Drug Trafficking.
26: Dual Citizenship.
27: Economy.
28: Education.
29: Education Costs.
30: Electronic Eavesdropping.
31: Employer Sanctions.
32: Enslavement.
33: Ethnic Identity Across Generations.
34: Expedited Removal.
35: Female Genital Mutilation and Asylum.
36: Financial Costs and Contributions.
37: Gender and Family Formation.
38: Global Economy and Migrant Control.
39: Guest Worker Programs.
40: Hate Crimes.
41: Health and Fiscal Costs.
42: Health and Residential Segregation.
43: Hispanic Migrants in Children's Literature.
44: Human Trafficking.
45: Identification Cards.
46: Identity Theft.
47: Immigration Law and Exclusion.
48: Indefinite Detention.
49: International Students in Higher Education.
50: Iraq War and Population Displacement.
51: Legal Immigration System.
52: Legalization Programs.