Illegal Immigration: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

  • Michael C. LeMay California State University San Bernardino, Emeritus
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  • ISBN-10: 144084013X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440840135
  • DDC: 325.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 382 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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A valuable resource for high school, college, and general readers, this book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive examination of illegal immigration in America, addressing its complex history, comparing its occurrence today with in the past, and explaining why a solution is so difficult to enact. 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. It includes an extensive, annotated bibliography of print and non-print resources that directs readers toward further reading on the topic.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Series Note.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Half Title Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: On Hospitality to the Stranger: Some Moral Implications of Immigration Reform.
4: Examining the Adequacy and Enforcement of U.S. Immigration Laws.
5: Should the United States Enact Tougher Laws to Stem Illegal Immigration?.
6: In Opposition to Birthright Citizenship.
7: In Support of Maintaining Birthright Citizenship.
8: Mitigating Federal Immigration Law: Inclusion at the Local Level.
9: Obama’s “Executive Action” on Immigration and Judicial Review.
10: Resolving the Issue of Illegal Immigration—A Question of Balance.
11: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
12: Data.
13: Documents.
14: References.
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.