Getting Immigration Right : What Every American Needs to Know

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
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Getting Immigration Right focuses on what is arguably the most important aspect of the current immigration debate: how best to understand and resolve illegal immigration from Mexico. This book's wide-ranging and timely discussion also includes legal and non-Mexican immigration. The contributors discuss the causes and consequences of immigration and the reform of immigration law from three distinct viewpoints and provide their own proposals for comprehensive immigration reform. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Policies and Preachings that Backfirep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Placing Immigration
Sketching the Age of Migration: Contextualizing the U.S.-Mexico Migration Impassep. 15
Changing Concepts of Citizenship and Nationality across Time and Spacep. 33
Living Immigration
Ten Things You Need to Know about Mexican Immigrationp. 51
The Immigration Aftermath: Latinos, Latino Immigrants, and American National Identityp. 63
The Economics of Immigration
The Economic Impact of Immigrationp. 83
Beyond Push and Pull: Neoliberalism, NAFTA, Immigration Policy, and the Structural Incentives for Mexican Immigrationp. 97
The Illegality of Immigration
Crossing Arizona: Rooting Out the Problemp. 115
Undocumented Workers, Documented Mendacity: How the Criminalization of Immigrants Threatens America's Futurep. 133
Eight Myths about Immigration Enforcementp. 149
The Reform of Immigration Law
Principles That Should Guide Immigration Policyp. 171
Market-Based Solutions to Illegal Immigrationp. 183
The H-2 Visa Programs: Real Need for Reformp. 201
Addressing the Conundrúm
Options for Action, Strategies for Changep. 219
Notesp. 235
Further Readingp. 273
Indexp. 275
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 287
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