Immigration Examining The Facts

Author: Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835357
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Immigration Examining The Facts from the Author: Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman. What are the myths and truths regarding immigration in the United States? This book provides readers with an impartial understanding of the true state of immigration and immigration policy in the United States by refuting falsehoods, misinformation, and exaggerations surrounding this topic—and confirming the validity of other assertions. • Addresses contemporary rhetoric about immigration with factual information based on reliable, objective empirical data • Presents immigration-related statistics in an easy-to-read format that allows readers to quickly find answers to specific questions • Fosters a more accurate understanding of the immigration issue and provides readers with opportunities to apply critical thinking skills

The Affordable Care Act Examining The Facts

Author: Purva H. Rawal
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440834431
Size: 76.28 MB
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The Affordable Care Act Examining The Facts from the Author: Purva H. Rawal. This is the first reference book to provide a detailed assessment of the Affordable Care Act, explaining the realities and myths surrounding one of the most divisive political struggles in recent U.S. history. • Uses nonpartisan sources of information that include studies and reports to assess the claims, beliefs, and assumptions about Obamacare • Draws from credible research sources—such as the Center for Disease Control and the Government Accounting Office—to question or uphold beliefs • Provides an evidence-based examination of dozens of the most prominent claims about the Affordable Care Act

Encyclopedia Of North American Immigration

Author: John Powell
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143811012X
Size: 37.45 MB
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Encyclopedia Of North American Immigration from the Author: John Powell. Presents an illustrated A-Z reference containing more than 300 entries related to immigration to North America, including people, places, legislation, and more.

Facts About Immigration

Author: National Civic Federation. Immigration Dept
Publisher: National Civic Federation]
ISBN:
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Facts About Immigration from the Author: National Civic Federation. Immigration Dept.

Hidden Lives And Human Rights In The United States Understanding The Controversies And Tragedies Of Undocumented Immigration 3 Volumes

Author: Lois Ann Lorentzen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440828482
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Hidden Lives And Human Rights In The United States Understanding The Controversies And Tragedies Of Undocumented Immigration 3 Volumes from the Author: Lois Ann Lorentzen. The most comprehensive collection of essays on undocumented immigration to date, covering issues not generally found anywhere else on the subject. Three fascinating volumes feature the latest research from the country's top immigration scholars. • Discusses topics rarely covered, including sexual migration, religion, values, and mental health • Features essays across disciplines in the fields of psychology, law, politics, social work, public policy, history, education, and health • Includes tables, maps, photos, and a bibliography for each volume to provide visual interest and additional learning opportunities • Probes the latest controversies centered on recent immigration legislation in Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama • Familiarizes readers with history, theories, and legislation related to undocumented migration in the United States

Immigrant America

Author: Alejandro Portes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520959159
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Immigrant America from the Author: Alejandro Portes. This revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition of Immigrant America: A Portrait provides readers with a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States in a single volume. Updated with the latest available data, Immigrant America explores the economic, political, spatial, and linguistic aspects of immigration; the role of religion in the acculturation and social integration of foreign minorities; and the adaptation process for the second generation. This revised edition includes new chapters on theories of migration and on the history of U.S.-bound migration from the late nineteenth century to the present, offering an updated and expanded concluding chapter on immigration and public policy.

We Wanted Workers Unraveling The Immigration Narrative

Author: George J. Borjas
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393249026
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We Wanted Workers Unraveling The Immigration Narrative from the Author: George J. Borjas. From “America’s leading immigration economist” (The Wall Street Journal), a refreshingly level-headed exploration of the effects of immigration. We are a nation of immigrants, and we have always been concerned about immigration. As early as 1645, the Massachusetts Bay Colony began to prohibit the entry of “paupers.” Today, however, the notion that immigration is universally beneficial has become pervasive. To many modern economists, immigrants are a trove of much-needed workers who can fill predetermined slots along the proverbial assembly line. But this view of immigration’s impact is overly simplified, explains George J. Borjas, a Cuban-American, Harvard labor economist. Immigrants are more than just workers—they’re people who have lives outside of the factory gates and who may or may not fit the ideal of the country to which they’ve come to live and work. Like the rest of us, they’re protected by social insurance programs, and the choices they make are affected by their social environments. In We Wanted Workers, Borjas pulls back the curtain of political bluster to show that, in the grand scheme, immigration has not affected the average American all that much. But it has created winners and losers. The losers tend to be nonmigrant workers who compete for the same jobs as immigrants. And somebody’s lower wage is somebody else’s higher profit, so those who employ immigrants benefit handsomely. In the end, immigration is mainly just another government redistribution program. “I am an immigrant,” writes Borjas, “and yet I do not buy into the notion that immigration is universally beneficial. . . . But I still feel that it is a good thing to give some of the poor and huddled masses, people who face so many hardships, a chance to experience the incredible opportunities that our exceptional country has to offer.” Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent, We Wanted Workers is essential reading for anyone interested in the issue of immigration in America today.

Facts About American Immigration

Author: David M. Brownstone
Publisher: H. W. Wilson
ISBN:
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Facts About American Immigration from the Author: David M. Brownstone. Provides information and statistics about American immigration covering emigration from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania, from the earliest days to the present time.

Trading Barriers

Author: Margaret E. Peters
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140088537X
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Trading Barriers from the Author: Margaret E. Peters. Why have countries increasingly restricted immigration even when they have opened their markets to foreign competition through trade or allowed their firms to move jobs overseas? In Trading Barriers, Margaret Peters argues that the increased ability of firms to produce anywhere in the world combined with growing international competition due to lowered trade barriers has led to greater limits on immigration. Peters explains that businesses relying on low-skill labor have been the major proponents of greater openness to immigrants. Immigration helps lower costs, making these businesses more competitive at home and abroad. However, increased international competition, due to lower trade barriers and greater economic development in the developing world, has led many businesses in wealthy countries to close or move overseas. Productivity increases have allowed those firms that have chosen to remain behind to do more with fewer workers. Together, these changes in the international economy have sapped the crucial business support necessary for more open immigration policies at home, empowered anti-immigrant groups, and spurred greater controls on migration. Debunking the commonly held belief that domestic social concerns are the deciding factor in determining immigration policy, Trading Barriers demonstrates the important and influential role played by international trade and capital movements.

Immigration Judges And U S Asylum Policy

Author: Banks Miller
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812246608
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Immigration Judges And U S Asylum Policy from the Author: Banks Miller. Although there are legal norms to secure the uniform treatment of asylum claims in the United States, anecdotal and empirical evidence suggest that strategic and economic interests also influence asylum outcomes. Previous research has demonstrated considerable variation in how immigration judges decide seemingly similar cases, which implies a host of legal concerns—not the least of which is whether judicial bias is more determinative of the decision to admit those fleeing persecution to the United States than is the merit of the claim. These disparities also raise important policy considerations about how to fix what many perceive to be a broken adjudication system. With theoretical sophistication and empirical rigor, Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy investigates more than 500,000 asylum cases that were decided by U.S. immigration judges between 1990 and 2010. The authors find that judges treat certain facts about an asylum applicant more objectively than others: facts determined to be legally relevant tend to be treated similarly by judges of different political ideologies, while facts considered extralegal are treated subjectively. Furthermore, the authors examine how local economic and political conditions as well as congressional reforms have affected outcomes in asylum cases, concluding with a series of policy recommendations aimed at improving the quality of immigration law decision making rather than trying to reduce disparities between decision makers.