Immigration Reform: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Michael C. LeMay California State University San Bernardino, Emeritus
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854084
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854088
  • DDC: 325.73
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This book surveys the complex topic of immigration reform for high school, undergraduate, and general readers. Includes: the historical background to current immigration reform efforts, concentrating on the period from 1965 to date; problems and controversies, and the proposed solutions to them; eight original essays contributed by other scholars, complementing the perspective and expertise of the author; profiles of major organizations and people who, as stakeholders in the politics of immigration reform, drive the agenda on the issue; data and documents on the topic that give readers the ability to analyze the facts; additional resources that the reader may wish to consult, such as books, journal articles, and films; a detailed chronology of important events from 1965 to 2017 that propel the politics and establish the policy of U.S. immigration reform; and a useful glossary of key terms used throughout the book and a comprehensive subject index.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Immigration Reform.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Immigration Reform Legislation of 1987: Lessons from the Past.
4: Comprehensive Immigration Reform from the Conservative Perspective.
5: Refugee Resettlement as Seen through the Eyes of a Volunteer ESL Teacher.
6: True to Our Origins: The Democratic Party and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
7: Immigration Reform Dysfunction: Why Reform Does Not Happen.
8: How Communities Can Meet the Immigration Challenge.
9: All Souls Unitarian/Universalist Church: Why We Became a Sanctuary Church.
10: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
11: Data.
12: Documents.
About the Author.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael C. LeMay

Michael LeMay is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at California State University-San Bernardino. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota (1971). Before teaching at CSUSB he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Governmental Affairs. He was also Professor and Chair of the Department at the Frostburg State University in Maryland. Of his many publications, his ten political science books include four that are related to his area of special expertise--United States immigration policy. He is published in such journals as American Politics Quarterly, National Civic Review, International Migration Review, Social Science Quarterly, Southeastern Political Review, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Teaching Political Science. He is author of 11 books, including several relating to immigration policy and to minority group politics: THE STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE (1985, University Press of America); OPEN DOOR TO DUTCH DOOR (1987, Praeger Press); THE GATEKEEPERS (1989, Praeger Press); ANATOMY OF A PUBLIC POLICY (1994, Praeger Press); GATEWAYS TO AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY (eds. with Elliott Barkan, 1999, Greenwood Press); THE PERENNIAL STRUGGLE (2004, Prentice-Hall), PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2006, Wadsworth Publishing), and U.S. IMMIGRATION: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK (2004: ABC-CLIO). He has served as a consultant to the Office of Personnel, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and to numerous city and county agencies in Wisconsin.