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Title:
Illegal immigration
Author:
Cothran, Helen.
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
154 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Is illegal immigration a serious problem? -- Does illegal immigration harm the United States? -- Does the United States treat illegal immigrants fairly? -- How should government respond to illegal immigration?
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ISBN:
9780737706857

9780737706840
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Book

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Gr 8 Up-This title addresses four major questions: Is illegal immigration a serious problem, is it harmful, are illegal immigrants treated fairly, and how should the government respond to the situation? Each chapter contains six to eight clearly written articles and excerpts from newspapers, journals, books, and publications of various organizations, giving differing points of view. Although the first two chapters devote twice as much space to affirmative answers as to negative responses and half of the selections included in the book are from 1995 or 1996, the work nonetheless brings to the fore the current arguments about the impact of illegal immigration. It covers not only the oft-reported situation at the Mexican border, but also the problems along the Canadian border and with visa abusers. The book is similar in scope and content to Charles P. Cozic's Illegal Immigration (Greenhaven, 1996), but somewhat more current. A useful tool for reports and debates.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-This title addresses four major questions: Is illegal immigration a serious problem, is it harmful, are illegal immigrants treated fairly, and how should the government respond to the situation? Each chapter contains six to eight clearly written articles and excerpts from newspapers, journals, books, and publications of various organizations, giving differing points of view. Although the first two chapters devote twice as much space to affirmative answers as to negative responses and half of the selections included in the book are from 1995 or 1996, the work nonetheless brings to the fore the current arguments about the impact of illegal immigration. It covers not only the oft-reported situation at the Mexican border, but also the problems along the Canadian border and with visa abusers. The book is similar in scope and content to Charles P. Cozic's Illegal Immigration (Greenhaven, 1996), but somewhat more current. A useful tool for reports and debates.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Brent AshabrannerAshley DunnAnthony KuhnMark ClaytonDebra J. SaundersThomas EliasRaymond G. AragonMarlene PeraltaJoseph E. FallonRichard EstradaSamuel FrancisCarey GoldbergTimothy BurnAurelio RojasMichael HuspekT. Alexander AleinikoffKen HamblinSamuel FrancisTimothy W. Maier and Sean PaigeMichele R. PistoneBen J. SeeleyStephen ChapmanBrian BilbrayJohn IsbisterGarrett HardinBrent AshabrannerAshley DunnAnthony KuhnMark ClaytonDebra J. SaundersThomas EliasRaymond G. AragonMarlene PeraltaJoseph E. FallonRichard EstradaSamuel FrancisCarey GoldbergTimothy BurnAurelio RojasMichael HuspekT. Alexander AleinikoffKen HamblinSamuel FrancisTimothy W. Maier and Sean PaigeMichele R. PistoneBen J. SeeleyStephen ChapmanBrian BilbrayJohn IsbisterGarrett Hardin
Forewordp. 12
Introductionp. 14
Chapter 1 Is Illegal Immigration a Serious Problem?
Chapter Prefacep. 18
Yes: Illegal Immigration Is a Serious Problem
Illegal Immigration Is a Serious Problemp. 20
Visa Abuse Is a Serious Problemp. 25
Smuggling of Chinese Illegal Immigrants Is a Serious Problemp. 30
Illegal Immigration Through Canada Is a Serious Problemp. 33
Illegal Immigration from Mexico Is a Serious Problemp. 38
No: Illegal Immigration Is Not a Serious Problem
Immigration Opponents Ignore the Economic Contributions of Illegal Immigrantsp. 40
Politicians Exaggerate the Problem of Illegal Immigrationp. 42
Illegal Immigrants Can Make Positive Contributions to Societyp. 45
Chapter 2 Does Illegal Immigration Harm the United States?
Chapter Prefacep. 49
Yes: Illegal Immigration Harms the United States
Illegal Immigration Adds to the Strain on Social Servicesp. 51
Illegal Immigration Harms Low-Wage Workersp. 59
Illegal Immigration Poses a Terrorist Threat to the United Statesp. 61
Illegal Immigration Harms the Border Environmentp. 64
No: Illegal Immigration Does Not Harm the United States
Illegal Aliens Gain Clout: Tight Labor Market Changes Thinking of Unions and Employersp. 67
Illegal Immigration from Mexico Provides a Long-Term Benefit to the United Statesp. 74
Chapter 3 Does the United States Treat Illegal Immigrants Fairly?
Chapter Prefacep. 77
No: The United States Does Not Treat Illegal Immigrants Fairly
U.S. Border Agents Treat Illegal Immigrants Inhumanelyp. 79
U.S. Growers Take Unfair Advantage of Illegal Farm Workersp. 82
Border Fatalities: The Human Costs of a Militarized Borderp. 91
Yes: The United States Treats Illegal Immigrants Fairly
The Border Patrol Is Unfairly Blamed for Violence Against Illegal Immigrantsp. 98
Mexico Is to Blame for the Deaths of Illegal Immigrantsp. 100
Mexican Smugglers Are to Blame for the Inhumane Treatment of Illegal Immigrantsp. 103
Chapter 4 How Should Government Respond to Illegal Immigration?
Chapter Prefacep. 112
New Restrictions Placed on Asylum Seekers Should Be Removedp. 114
The Government Should Not Increase Asylum Opportunities for Illegal Immigrantsp. 117
The Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Be Granted Citizenshipp. 121
The Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Not Be Granted Citizenshipp. 125
The Government Should Allow Open Immigrationp. 128
The Government Should Not Allow Open Immigrationp. 133
Bibliographyp. 140
Organizations to Contactp. 144
Indexp. 149
Forewordp. 12
Introductionp. 14
Chapter 1 Is Illegal Immigration a Serious Problem?
Chapter Prefacep. 18
Yes: Illegal Immigration Is a Serious Problem
Illegal Immigration Is a Serious Problemp. 20
Visa Abuse Is a Serious Problemp. 25
Smuggling of Chinese Illegal Immigrants Is a Serious Problemp. 30
Illegal Immigration Through Canada Is a Serious Problemp. 33
Illegal Immigration from Mexico Is a Serious Problemp. 38
No: Illegal Immigration Is Not a Serious Problem
Immigration Opponents Ignore the Economic Contributions of Illegal Immigrantsp. 40
Politicians Exaggerate the Problem of Illegal Immigrationp. 42
Illegal Immigrants Can Make Positive Contributions to Societyp. 45
Chapter 2 Does Illegal Immigration Harm the United States?
Chapter Prefacep. 49
Yes: Illegal Immigration Harms the United States
Illegal Immigration Adds to the Strain on Social Servicesp. 51
Illegal Immigration Harms Low-Wage Workersp. 59
Illegal Immigration Poses a Terrorist Threat to the United Statesp. 61
Illegal Immigration Harms the Border Environmentp. 64
No: Illegal Immigration Does Not Harm the United States
Illegal Aliens Gain Clout: Tight Labor Market Changes Thinking of Unions and Employersp. 67
Illegal Immigration from Mexico Provides a Long-Term Benefit to the United Statesp. 74
Chapter 3 Does the United States Treat Illegal Immigrants Fairly?
Chapter Prefacep. 77
No: The United States Does Not Treat Illegal Immigrants Fairly
U.S. Border Agents Treat Illegal Immigrants Inhumanelyp. 79
U.S. Growers Take Unfair Advantage of Illegal Farm Workersp. 82
Border Fatalities: The Human Costs of a Militarized Borderp. 91
Yes: The United States Treats Illegal Immigrants Fairly
The Border Patrol Is Unfairly Blamed for Violence Against Illegal Immigrantsp. 98
Mexico Is to Blame for the Deaths of Illegal Immigrantsp. 100
Mexican Smugglers Are to Blame for the Inhumane Treatment of Illegal Immigrantsp. 103
Chapter 4 How Should Government Respond to Illegal Immigration?
Chapter Prefacep. 112
New Restrictions Placed on Asylum Seekers Should Be Removedp. 114
The Government Should Not Increase Asylum Opportunities for Illegal Immigrantsp. 117
The Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Be Granted Citizenshipp. 121
The Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Not Be Granted Citizenshipp. 125
The Government Should Allow Open Immigrationp. 128
The Government Should Not Allow Open Immigrationp. 133
Bibliographyp. 140
Organizations to Contactp. 144
Indexp. 149

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