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Books

 

The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization
Rinku Sen, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008.
Illuminates the racial, cultural, and economic conflicts embedded in the current immigration debate and helps frame the argument for a more humane immigration and global labor system.

 

Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America
Peter Schrag, University of California Press, 2011.

Provides essential background for understanding the fractious debate over immigration. Covering the earliest days of the Republic to current events, Schrag set the modern immigration controversy within the context of three centuries of debate over the same questions about who exactly is fit for citizenship.

 

They Take Our Jobs! and 20 Other Myths about Immigration
Aviva Chomsky, Beacon Press, 2007.

Well-researched account that debunks the assumptions informing the current immigration debate.

 

We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11
Tram Nguyen, Beacon Press, 2005.
In an ironic reversal of the American dream, a staggering 20,000 members of the immigrant community of Midwood, Brooklyn (known as Little Pakistan), voluntarily left the United States after 9/11. Tram Nguyen reveals the human cost of the domestic war on terror and examines the impact of post-9/11 policies on people targeted because of immigration status, nationality, race, and religion.

 

Working Toward Whiteness: How America’s Immigrants Became White
David R. Roediger, Basic Books, 2005.
By a historian of race and labor, a definitive account of how Ellis Island immigrants became accepted as cultural insiders in America.

 

Articles

 

“Injustice for All: The Rise of the U.S. Immigration Policing Regime,” Lee CokorinosNational Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 2010.

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, a UMW and GBGM partner, has released a new human rights report on International Migrant Rights Day. The report addresses Obama Administration immigration enforcement policies, and the increased role of local police, with related rights violations.

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