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By Judith Gans, Elaine M. Replogle, Daniel J. Tichenor

This issues-based reference paintings (available in either print and digital codecs) shines a focus on immigration coverage within the usa. The U.S. is a kingdom of immigrants. but whereas the lofty phrases enshrined with the Statue of Liberty stand as a resource of nationwide satisfaction, the rhetoric and politics surrounding immigration coverage all-too-often have confirmed a long way much less lofty. in truth, the it appears open invitation of woman Liberty seldom has been with out limit. all through our heritage, impassioned debates in regards to the acceptable scope and nature of such limit have emerged and mushroomed, between politicians, between students of public coverage, one of the basic public. In gentle of the necessity to retain scholars, researchers, and different readers educated and up to date on prestige of U.S. immigration coverage, this quantity makes use of introductory essays via point/counterpoint articles to discover in demand and perennially very important debates, delivering readers with perspectives on a number of aspects of this advanced factor. whereas there are a few short works taking a look at debates on immigration, in addition to a few basic A-to-Z encyclopedias, we provide extra in-depth insurance of a much broader variety of subject matters and matters, hence offering the one totally accomplished point/counterpoint instruction manual tackling the problems that political technology, historical past, and sociology majors are requested to discover and to jot down approximately as scholars and they will grapple with later as coverage makers and citizens.

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  • The quantity is split into 3 sections, every one with its personal part Editor: exertions & financial Debates (Judith Gans), Social & Cultural Debates (Judith Gans), and Political & felony Debates (Daniel Tichenor).
  • Sections open with a Preface by way of the part Editor to introduce the wide subject matter to hand and supply historic underpinnings.
  • Each part holds 12 chapters addressing various elements of the large subject of the section.
  • Chapters open with an aim, lead-in piece (or "headnote") through some extent article and a counterpoint article.
  • All items (headnote, element article, counterpoint article) are signed.
  • For each one bankruptcy, scholars are pointed out extra readings, info resources, and different assets as a jumping-off spot for additional examine and extra in-depth exploration.
  • Finally, quantity concludes with a accomplished index, and the digital model comprises search-and-browse beneficial properties, in addition to the power to hyperlink to extra readings stated inside of chapters may still they be to be had to the library in digital format.

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Washington, DC: Author. , & Ueda, R. ). (2007). The new Americans: A guide to immigration since 1965. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. David W. Haines COUNTERPOINT S election is perhaps the most fundamental component of a nation’s immigration policy. The selection system determines who gets in and who doesn’t, and this gives it a central role in shaping the role of immigration in the receiving country’s economy and society. The definition of “good” selection policies depends on their goals, and most immigration systems balance several, including enabling family unification, contributing to economic growth, and meeting humanitarian obligations.

In a global era. New York, NY: New York University Press. Bon Tempo, C. (2008). Americans at the gate: The United States and refugees during the Cold War. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. , Martin, P. , & Hollifield, J. F. (2004). ). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Daniels, R. (2004). Guarding the golden door: American immigration policy and immigrants since 1882. New York, NY: Hill & Wang. Divine, R. A. (1972). American immigration policy, 1924–1952. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

The discussion is in three parts. The first part involves the overall scale of legal immigration to the United States. A review of the historical data suggests the central point that, with about a million new legal immigrants a year, the percentage of the foreign-born in the United States has now reached about 13 percent, which is almost exactly what it was up until the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929. So, in terms of overall scale, American is now “back to normal,” and there seems no reason to believe that the country cannot absorb that number of immigrants.

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