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GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

1. House testimony on designing an optimal H-1B Visa program
2. House testimony on Homeland Security and Mexican drug cartels
3. House testimony on the essential elements for border security
4. DHS reports on legal permanent residents and immigration statistics for 2010
5. CRS report on immigration issues in the current Congress
6. GAO reports on H1-B visas, border security, and technology programs

REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

7. 'Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act'
8. 'Illegal Immigration and the Dilemma of American Unions'
9. 'Employers Have Paid Over $3 Billion in Mandatory Fees to Hire Skilled Foreign Nationals in Past Decade'
10. Measuring Illegal Border Crossing Between Ports of Entry'
11. 'From Brawn to Brains: How Immigration Works for America'
12. Rasmussen survey: '63% Say Border Control Is Top Immigration Priority'
13. Seven new reports from the Migration Policy Institute
14. Seven new reports from the Institute for the Study of Labor
15. Four new papers from the Social Science Research Network
16. 'Securing Arizona: What Americans Can Learn From Their Rogue State'
17. 'Immigration and Education in the 'Supposed Land of Opportunity':'
18. 'The Promises and Limitations of a Psychological Approach to Understanding Immigration:'
19. 'Remittances and transnational families in Italy and The Philippines: breaking the global care chain'
20. 'The impact of remittances on gender roles and opportunities for children in recipient families:'
21. 'Protecting migrant domestic workers in the UK'

BOOKS

22. Legal Briefs on Immigration Reform from 25 of the Top Legal Minds in the Country
23. Immigration and the Constraints of Justice: Between Open Borders and Absolute Sovereignty
24. Who's Watching America's Back Door? The Problems With The American Immigration System
25. Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States
26. The Fence: National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration along the U.S.-Mexico Border
27. The Securitization of Migration: A Study of Movement and Order
28. The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective
29. Prioritizing Integration: The Transatlantic Council on Migration
30. Europe in Black and White: Immigration, Race, and Identity in the 'Old Continent'
31. Statelessness in the European Union: Displaced, Undocumented, Unwanted
32. Collective Terms: Race, Culture, and Community in a State-planned City in France

JOURNALS

33. Ethnic and Racial Studies
34. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

1.
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Thursday, March 31, 2011
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_03312011.html

'H-1B Visas: Designing a Program to Meet the Needs of the U.S. Economy and U.S. Workers.'

Statement of Chairman Lamar Smith
http://judiciary.house.gov/news/03312011.html

Witness Testimony:

Donald Neufeld, Associate Director of Service Center Operations
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Neufeld03312011.pdf

Bo Cooper, Partner
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Cooper03312011.pdf

Ron Hira, Associate Professor of Public Policy
Rochester Institute of Technology
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Hira03312011.pdf

Bruce A. Morrison, Chairman
Morrison Public Affairs Group
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Morrison03312011.pdf

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House Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management
Thursday, March 31, 2011
http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-%E2%80%9C-us-homeland-security-role-mexican-war-against-drug-cartels%E2%80%9D

“The U.S. Homeland Security Role in the Mexican War Against Drug Cartels”

Statement of Chairman Michael McCaul
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/03-31-11%20McCaul%20open_0.pdf

Witness Testimony:

Panel 1
Luis Alvarez, Assistant Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Alvarez.pdf

Brian Nichols, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Department of State
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Mora.pdf

Frank Mora, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of Defense
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Mora.pdf

Kristin Finklea, Analyst, Domestic Social Policy Division, Congressional Research Service
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Finklea.pdf

Panel 2
Jon Adler, President, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Adler.pdf

David Shirk, Director, Trans-Border Institute, University of San Diego
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Shirk.pdf

John Bailey, Professor, Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Ainslie.pdf

Ricardo C. Ainslie, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Ainslie.pdf

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House Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-%E2%80%9Cstrengthening-border-%E2%80%93-finding-right-mix-personnel-infrastructure-and

“Strengthening the Border – Finding the Right Mix of Personnel, Infrastructure and Technology”

Statement of Chairman Candice Miller
http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-%E2%80%9Cstrengthening-border-%E2%80%93-finding-right-mix-personnel-infrastructure-and

Witness Testimony:

Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Michael C. Kostelnik, Assistant Commissioner, Office of CBP Air & Marine, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Fisher%2C%20Borkowski%2C%20Kostelnik.pdf

Major General Hugo E. Salazar, Adjutant General, Arizona National Guard
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Salazar.pdf

Richard M. Stana, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Stana_0.pdf

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4.
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2010
By Randall Monger and James Yankay
DHS Annual Flow Report, March 2011
http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/lpr_fr_2010.pdf

Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2010
March 2011
http://www.dhs.gov/files/statistics/publications/LPR10.shtm

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5.
Overview of Immigration Issues in the 112th Congress
By Ruth Ellen Wasem
CRS Report for Congress, March 21, 2011
http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/159345.pdf

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6.
New from the General Accountability Office

H-1B Visa Program - Multifaceted Challenges Warrant Re-examination of Key Provisions
General Accountability Office, GAO-11-505T, March 31, 2011
Report - http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11505T.pdf
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11505thigh.pdf

Border Security: DHS Progress and Challenges in Securing the U.S. Southwest and Northern Borders
General Accountability Office, GAO-11-508T, March 31, 2011
Report - http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11508T.pdf
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11508thigh.pdf

Preliminary Observations on the Status of Key Southwest Border Technology Programs
General Accountability Office, GAO-11-448T, March 15, 2011
Report - http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-448T
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11448thigh.pdf

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7.
Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act
By Magnus Lofstrom, Sarah Bohn, and Steven Raphael
Public Policy Institute of California, March 2011
http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_311MLR.pdf

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8.
Illegal Immigration and the Dilemma of American Unions
By Vernon M. Briggs, Jr.
History Network News, March 7, 2011
http://hnn.us/articles/137301.html

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9.
Employers Have Paid Over $3 Billion in Mandatory Fees to Hire Skilled Foreign Nationals in Past Decade
National Foundation for American Policy, March 2011
http://www.nfap.com/pdf/H1B_Visa_Fees_NFAP_Policy_Brief_March2011.pdf

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10.
Measuring Illegal Border Crossing Between Ports of Entry
An Assessment of Four Promising Methods
By Andrew R. Morral, Henry H. Willis, and Peter Brownell
The RAND Corporation, 2011
http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/occasional_papers/2011/RAND_OP328.pdf

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11.
From Brawn to Brains: How Immigration Works for America
By Pia Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2010 Annual Report
http://www.dallasfed.org/fed/annual/2010/ar10b.pdf

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12.
63% Say Border Control Is Top Immigration Priority
Rasmussen Reports, March 11, 2011
Excerpt: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 63% of Likely U.S. Voters think gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living here when it comes to immigration reform. Only 27% put legalizing the status of these illegal immigrants first. Ten percent (10%) are not sure.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/63_say_border_control_is_top_immigration_priority

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13.
New from the Migration Policy Institute

A New Architecture for Border Management
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Elizabeth Collett
March 2011
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/borderarchitecture.pdf

Transatlantic Cooperation on Travelers’ Data Processing: From Sorting Countries to Sorting Individuals
By Paul De Hert and Rocco Bellanova
March 2011
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/dataprocessing-2011.pdf

Executive Action on Immigration: Six Ways to Make the System Work Better
By Donald M. Kerwin, Doris Meissner, and Margie McHugh
March 2011
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/administrativefixes.pdf

Effects of the Global Recession on Immigrants across the Transatlantic and on European Immigrant Integration Programs
By Elizabeth Collett
March 2011
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/TCM-integration.pdf

Between Integration and Exclusion: Migrant Women in European Labor Markets
By Maria Kontos, Institute of Social Research, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Migration Information Source, March 23, 2011
http://www.migrationinformation.org/Feature/display.cfm?ID=832

Unanswered Questions Surround ICE's Secure Communities Program
By Muzaffar Chishti, Claire Bergeron, and Lang Hoyt
Policy Beat, March 15, 2011
http://www.migrationinformation.org/USFocus/display.cfm?ID=831

Middle Eastern and North African Immigrants in the United States
By Aaron Terrazas
Spotlight, March 8, 2011
http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?id=830

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14.
New from the Institute for the Study of Labor

Occupational Mobility of Immigrants in a Low Skilled Economy: The Spanish Case
By Hipólito Simón, Raul Ramos, and Esteban Sanromá
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5581, March 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5581.pdf

Is there Discriminatory Mortgage Pricing against Immigrants in the Spanish Lending Market?
Luis Diaz-Serrano and Josep M. Raya
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5578, March 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5578.pdf

The Impact of Amnesty on Labor Market Outcomes: A Panel Study Using the Legalized Population Survey
By Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Cynthia Bansak
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5576, March 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5576.pdf

Wage Differentials between Native and Immigrant Women in Spain: Accounting for Differences in the Supports
By Catia Nicodemo and Raul Ramos
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5571, March 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5571.pdf

Remittances and Income Smoothing
By Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Susan Pozo
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5568, March 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5568.pdf

What Drives U.S. Immigration Policy? Evidence from Congressional Roll Call Votes
By Giovanni Facchini and Max Steinhardt
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5561, March 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5561.pdf

Social Housing and Location Choices of Immigrants in France
By Denis Fougère, Francis Kramarz, Roland Rathelot, and Mirna Safi
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5557, March 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5557.pdf

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15.
New from the Social Science Research Network

Why Padilla Doesn’t Matter (Much)
By Darryl K. Brown
University of Virginia School of Law
UCLA Law Review, 2011
Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2011-10
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1792529

Border-Crossing Stories and Masculinities
By Leticia M. Saucedo
University of California, Davis - School of Law
February 25, 2011
UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 247
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1770053

Do I Need to Pin a Target to My Back?: The Definition of 'Particular Social Group' in U.S. Asylum Law
By Nitzan Sternberg
March 27, 2011
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1797265

Be Careful with a Guilty Plea in Criminal Court if Your Client is Not a United States Citizen (Padilla and the Link between Immigration Law and Criminal Law)
By Jean Pierre Espinoza
Stetson University - College of Law
Journal of the Lakeland Bar Association, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2010
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1775265

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16.
Securing Arizona
What Americans Can Learn From Their Rogue State
By Tom Barry
Boston Review, March/April 2011
http://bostonreview.net/BR36.2/tom_barry_arizona_tea_party.php

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Immigration and Education in the “Supposed Land of Opportunity”: Youth Perspectives on Living and Learning in the United States
By Jason Irizarry and Tatyana Kleyn
The New Educator, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2011
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/utne/2011/00000007/00000001/art00003

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18.
The Promises and Limitations of a Psychological Approach to Understanding Immigration: A Review of Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society, by Carola
By Nelson Flores
The New Educator, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2011
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/utne/2011/00000007/00000001/art00008

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19.
Remittances and transnational families in Italy and The Philippines: breaking the global care chain
By Charito Basa, Wendy Harcourt, and Angela Zarro
Gender and Development, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2011
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/cgde/2011/00000019/00000001/art00002

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20.
The impact of remittances on gender roles and opportunities for children in recipient families: research from the International Organization for Migration
By Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, christine Aghazarm, Henriette Kotter, and Blandine Mollard
Gender and Development, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2011
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/cgde/2011/00000019/00000001/art00006

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21.
Protecting migrant domestic workers in the UK
By Krisnah Poinasamy
Gender and Development, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2011
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/cgde/2011/00000019/00000001/art00008

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22.
Legal Briefs on Immigration Reform from 25 of the Top Legal Minds in the Country
By Deborah Robinson and Mona Parsa

CreateSpace, 452 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 1453892605, $36.49
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1453892605/centerforimmigra

Book Description: In light of imminent national immigration reform, Editors Deborah Robinson and Mona Parsa asked 25 of the TOP LEGAL MINDS in the Country this question: If you were called upon by the President of the United States to recommend a piece of immigration legislation that could pass the legal test of the U.S. Constitution and both houses of Congress, what would it include? This book is their answer. Legal Briefs on IMMIGRATION REFORM from 25 of the TOP LEGAL MINDS in the Country is a comprehensive and extensive compilation of brief legal opinions, observations and analyses on the issue of immigration reform from 25 of the TOP LEGAL MINDS in the Country. It is a must-read resource for attorneys, elected officials, legislators, policy makers, educators, students, citizens, immigrants and anyone interested in the future of America. 25 Legal Mind Contributors: Jason A. Dzubow, Esq. Gary E. Endelman, Esq., Ph.D. Michael Fix, Esq., Austin T. Fragomen, Esq. C!
hris E. Gafner, Esq. Regina Germain,
Esq. Bill Ong Hing, Esq. Mark Krikorian Ira J. Kurzban, Esq. Heather Mac Donald, Esq. Daniel J. McNeil, Esq. Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq. Victoria F. Neilson, Esq. Nancy A. Noonan, Esq. Julie A. Pace, Esq. Renée M. Saucedo, Esq. David A. Selden, Esq. Patrick Shen, Esq. Gregory Siskind, Esq. Rita Sostrin, Esq. Nicomedes E. Suriel, Esq. Carol M. Swain, Ph.D., M.L.S. Jennifer Van Hook, Ph.D. Michael Wildes, Esq. Stephen Yale-Loehr, Esq.

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23.
Immigration and the Constraints of Justice: Between Open Borders and Absolute Sovereignty
By Ryan Pevnick

Cambridge University Press, 210 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0521768985, $78.35
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0521768985/centerforimmigra

Book Description: This book explores the constraints which justice imposes on immigration policy. Like liberal nationalists, Ryan Pevnick argues that citizens have special claims to the institutions of their states. However, the source of these special claims is located in the citizenry's ownership of state institutions rather than in a shared national identity. Citizens contribute to the construction and maintenance of institutions (by paying taxes and obeying the law), and as a result they have special claims to these institutions and a limited right to exclude outsiders. Pevnick shows that the resulting view justifies a set of policies - including support for certain types of guest worker programs - which is distinct from those supported by either liberal nationalists or advocates of open borders. His book provides a framework for considering a number of connected topics including issues related to self-determination, the scope of distributive justice and the s!
ignificance of shared national identity

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24.
Who's Watching America's Back Door? The Problems With The American Immigration System
By W. James Johnson

CreateSpace, 188 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 1456326627, $14.95
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1456326627/centerforimmigra

Kindle, ASIN: B004U29Z9G, File Size: 1221 KB, $14.95

Book Description: The problems with the American Immigration system have grown over the years. Decades have passed with little or no action on this growing dilemma. So, who do we blame? You are correct in your thoughts that there is plenty of it to go around. With the growth of the American society in the areas of a growing economy, advancement in the fields of technology and fundamental changes in American values: we find ourselves in a big fix – the way that we deal with our immigration problem, yesterday is simply not viable in the 21st Century. We have to look to our past to see our future; whereas many immigrants in the past were European and White, they are now of Hispanic, African and Asian descent. In the past, they were willing to become a part of America, but now that may not be the case. The purpose of this book is to explore the new immigration paradigms and how the past laws and rules governing immigration will not work in today’s society.!
Nothing in this book will lock-in any points of
view; it is hopefully that it will provide different viewpoints, so you as an American can understand the enormity of the task we face. I tend to agree with former President Reagan when he said. 'America's best days lie ahead. May God Bless “America”

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25.
Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States
By Timothy J. Henderson

Wiley-Blackwell, 200 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1405194294, $89.95
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1405194294/centerforimmigra

Paperback, ISBN: 1405194308, $20.76
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1405194308/centerforimmigra

Book Description: Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States details the origins and evolution of the movement of people from Mexico into the United States from the first significant flow across the border at the turn of the twentieth century up to the present day.

* Considers the issues from the perspectives of both the United States and Mexico
* Offers a reasoned assessment of the factors that drive Mexican immigration, explains why so many of the policies enacted in Washington have only worsened the problem, and suggests what policy options might prove more effective
* Argues that the problem of Mexican immigration can only be solved if Mexico and the United States work together to reduce the disequilibrium that propels Mexican immigrants to the United States

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26.
The Fence: National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration along the U.S.-Mexico Border
By Robert Lee Maril

Texas Tech University Press, 384 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0896726800, $19.77
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0896726800/centerforimmigra

Book Description: To the American public it's a 2,000-mile-long project to keep illegal immigrants, narcotics, and terrorists on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border. In the deserts of Arizona, it's a ''virtual fence'' of high-tech electronic sensors, cameras, and radar. In some border stretches it's a huge concrete-and-steel wall; in others it's a series of solitary posts designed to stop drug runners; in still others it's rusted barbed-wire cattle fences. For two-thirds of the international boundary it's nonexistent.

Just what is this entity known as ''the fence''? And more important, is it working? Through first-person interviews with defense contractors, border residents, American military, Minutemen, county officials, Customs and Border Protection agents, environmental activists, and others whose voices have never been heard, Robert Lee Maril examines the project's human and financial costs. Along with Maril's site visits, his rigorous analysis of government documents from 1999 to the present uncovers fiscal mismanagement by Congress, wasteful defense contracts, and unkept political promises.

As drug violence mounts in border cities and increasing numbers of illegal migrants die from heat exhaustion in the Arizona desert, Maril argues how the fence may even be making an incendiary situation worse. Avoiding preconceived conclusions, he proposes new public policies that take into consideration human issues, political negotiation, and the need for compromise.

Maril's lucid study shows the fence to be a symbol in concrete, steel, microchips, and fiber optics for the crucible of contemporary immigration policy, national security, and public safety.

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27.
The Securitization of Migration: A Study of Movement and Order
By Philippe Bourbeau

Routledge, 192 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0415594510, $115.94
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0415594510/centerforimmigra

Book Description: The international movement of people is provoking worldwide anxiety and apprehension. Nation-states around the globe, especially Western ones, are cracking down on migration for security reasons. International migration has become a key security issue and is perceived, by some, as an existential security threat.

The Securitization of Migration is about the movement of people and the system of order underpinning the movement. In undertaking a comparative study of Canada and France, the study analyzes the process of securitizing migration. It explores the process of discursively and institutionally integrating international migration into security frameworks that emphasize policing and defence. Drawing upon social theory, migration studies, and Securitization Theory, Philippe Bourbeau seeks to understand the concepts of power underlying security frameworks and how these affect the treatment of migrants and immigrants. This book is one of the first to systematically and comparatively examine the role of political agents, media agents, and contextual factors in the process of securitizing migration.

The book will be of interest to students and scholars concerned with comparative and theoretical approaches to security and migration studies.

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28.
The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective
By Mary Waters; Edited by Richard Alba

NYU Press, 352 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0814707424, $75.00
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814707424/centerforimmigra

Paperback, ISBN: 9780814707432, $25.00
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9780814707432/centerforimmigra

Kindle, ASIN: B004NYAS6K, File Size: 4318 KB, $9.99

Book Description: One fifth of the population of the United States belongs to the immigrant or second generations. While the US is generally thought of as the immigrant society par excellence, it now has a number of rivals in Europe. The Next Generation brings together studies from top immigration scholars to explore how the integration of immigrants affects the generations that come after. The original essays explore the early beginnings of the second generation in the United States and Western Europe, exploring the overall patterns of success of the second generation.

While there are many striking similarities in the situations of the children of labor immigrants coming from outside the highly developed worlds of Europe and North America, wherever one looks, subtle features of national and local contexts interact with characteristics of the immigrant groups themselves to create variations in second-generation trajectories. The contributors show that these issues are of the utmost importance for the future, for they will determine the degree to which contemporary immigration will produce either durable ethno-racial cleavages or mainstream integration.

Contributors: Dalia Abdel-Hady, Frank D. Bean, Susan K. Brown, Maurice Crul, Nancy A. Denton, Rosita Fibbi, Nancy Foner, Anthony F. Heath, Donald J. Hernandez, Tariqul Islam, Frank Kalter, Philip Kasinitz, Mark A. Leach, Mathias Lerch, Suzanne E. Macartney, Karen G Marotz, Noriko Matsumoto, Tariq Modood, Joel Perlmann, Karen Phalet, Jeffrey G. Reitz, Rubén G. Rumbaut, Roxanne Silberman, Philippe Wanner, Aviva Zeltzer-Zubida, andYe Zhang.

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29.
Prioritizing Integration: The Transatlantic Council on Migration
By Bertelsmann Stiftung

Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers, 220 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: , $21.24
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ /centerforimmigra

Paperback, ISBN: 3867930716, $25.00
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3867930716/centerforimmigra

Book Description: The global recession is having a major impact on immigrant integration. With cuts in public budgets and a rise in anti-immigrant sentiment on both sides of the Atlantic, many governments have made short-term decisions responding to the economic crisis that will have longterm implications for immigrants and the broader society. Prioritizing Integration assesses where immigrants have lost ground-using evidence such as levels of funding for educational programs, employment rates, trends toward protectionism, public opinion, and levels of discrimination. It also considers how immigrants may have benefited from the crisis. This systematic look at where and how immigrants have been affected by the recession concludes with a set of priorities for the integration-related investments national and local governments should be making in the coming decade. These investments are designed to boost economic competitiveness and improve social cohesion.

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30.
Europe in Black and White: Immigration, Race, and Identity in the 'Old Continent'
By Manuela Ribeiro Sanches, Fernando Clara, Joao Ferreira Duarte, and Leonor Pires Martins

Intellect Ltd, 264 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 1841503576, $50.00, 316 pp.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1841503576/centerforimmigra

Kindle, ASIN: B004OYTAPY, File Size: 1013 KB, $20.00

Book Description: The essays in Europe in Black and White offer new critical perspectives on race, immigration, and identity on the Old Continent. In reconsidering the various forms of encounters with difference, such as multiculturalism and hybridity, the contributors address a number of issues, including the cartography of postcolonial Europe, its relation to the production of 'difference' and 'race,' and national and identity politics and their dependence on linguistic practices inherited from imperial times. Featuring scholars from a wide variety of nationalities and disciplinary areas, this collection will speak to an equally wide readership.

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31.
Statelessness in the European Union: Displaced, Undocumented, Unwanted
By Caroline Sawyer and Brad K. Blitz

Cambridge University Press, 366 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 9780521191937, $96.97
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9780521191937/centerforimmigra

Book Description: This work looks at the phenomenon of statelessness in Europe from a number of different perspectives. In the first instance it explores the legal position of statelessness in European and international law. It then provides a contemporary account of displaced populations in the European Union, drawing on case studies from the 'old' and the 'new' Europe: France, the United Kingdom, Estonia and Slovenia. Finally the editors suggest how the European Union might develop a legal response to statelessness. This innovative and important study will be of huge interest to European lawyers specialising in immigration and citizenship and to political scientists in the field. It will also appeal to international and human rights lawyers.

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Collective Terms: Race, Culture, and Community in a State-planned City in France
By Beth S. Epstein

Berghahn Books, 220 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0857450840, $70.78
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0857450840/centerforimmigra

Book Description: The banlieue, the mostly poor and working-class suburbs located on the outskirts of major cities in France, gained international media attention in late 2005 when riots broke out in some 250 such towns across the country. Pitting first and second-generation immigrant teenagers against the police, the riots were an expression of the multiplicity of troubles that have plagued these districts for decades. This book provides an ethnographic account of life in a Parisian banlieue and examines how the residents of this multi-ethnic city come together to build, define, and put into practice their collective life. The book focuses on the French ideal of integration and its consequences within the multicultural context of contemporary France. Based on research conducted in a state-planned ville nouvelle, or New Town, the book also provides a view on how the French state has used urban planning to shore up national priorities for social integration. Collec!
tive Terms proposes an alternative
reading of French multiculturalism, suggesting fresh ways for thinking through the complex mix of race, class, nation, and culture that increasingly defines the modern urban experience.

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33.
Ethnic and Racial Studies
Vol. 34, No. 4, April 2011
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g935002753

Selected articles:

Extreme right-wing vote and support for multiculturalism in Europe
By Jessica Sprague-Jones
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928125891

Whiteness, non-whiteness and 'faith information control': religion among young people in Grønland, Oslo
By Anders Vassenden and Mette Andersson
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928043085~frm=abslink

Immigrants' religious participation in the United States
Ilana Redstone Akresh
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a929806311~frm=abslink

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34.
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Vol. 37, Issue 5, 2011
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g935218465

Articles:

Introduction: Fluidity and Friction in Talent Migration
By Brenda S. A. Yeoh and Shirlena Huang
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a935216217

Cosmopolitanism at Work: Labour Market Exclusion in Singapore's Financial Sector
By Junjia Ye and Philip F. Kelly
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a935218194

Servicing British Expatriate 'Talent' in Singapore: Exploring Ordinary Transnationalism and the Role of the 'Expatriate' Club
By Jonathan V. Beaverstock
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a935216556

Identity Politics and Cultural Asymmetries: Singaporean Transmigrants 'Fashioning' Cosmopolitanism
By Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a935214731

Global Nightscapes in Shanghai as Ethnosexual Contact Zones
By James Farrer
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a935215653

Shanghai Rush: Skilled Migrants in a Fantasy City
By Yen-Fen Tseng
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a935216025

Making Careers in the Occupational Niche: Chinese Students in Corporate Japan's Transnational Business
By Gracia Liu-Farrer
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a935215126~

'The Moon Back Home is Brighter'?: Return Migration and the Cultural Politics of Belonging
By Sin Yih Teo
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a935216320

A Ritual Economy of 'Talent': China and Overseas Chinese Professionals
By Xiang Biao
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a935215086