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CRS report on estimates of unauthorized aliens residing in the U.S. since 1986
2. TX state department of agriculture strategic military assessment of border security
3. Netherlands: Report on asylum applications from Libya and other Arab countries
4. U.K.: Quarterly statistics on asylum applications and child detentions
5. E.U.: Report on asylum applications for first quarter 2011
6. Australia: Immigration and population statistics
7. N.Z.: Statistics on international travel and migration



Rasmussen surveys: Put border control ahead of legalization; U.S. gov't encourages illegal immigration
9. "CASA de Maryland: The Illegals’ ACORN"
10. Four new reports from the Institute for the Study of Labor
11. Two new reports from the Migration Policy Institute
12. Nine new papers from the Social Science Research Network
13. Canada: "Immigrant Earnings Differences Across Admission Categories and Landing Cohorts in Canada"
14. "Growing Up in the Shadows: The Developmental Implications of Unauthorized Status"
15. "XENOMORPH!!: Indians, Latina/os, and the Alien Morphology of Arizona Senate Bill 1070"



Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is There a Right to Exclude?
17. Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities
18. Immigration and Adaptation: How Immigrant Families Excel in North America
19. Gender, Religion, and Migration: Pathways of Integration
20. Immigrant Children: Change, Adaptation, and Cultural Transformation



Citizenship Studies
22. International Migration
23. International Migration Review
24. Latino Studies
25. Refugee Survey Quarterly

Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986
By Ruth Ellen Wasem
CRS Report for Congress, September 22, 2011


Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment
By Barry R. McCaffrey and Robert H. Scales
Texas Department of Agriculture, September 2011…


No increase asylum seekers from Arab countries to the Netherlands
Statistics Netherlands, August 30, 2011…


Monthly asylum application tables - July 2011
U.K. Home Office, September 29, 2011…

Children entering detention held solely under Immigration Act powers August 2011
U.K. Home Office, September 29, 2011…


Number of asylum applicants on rise during the first quarter of 2011
By Juchno Piotr and Alexandros Bitoulas
Eurostat, September 21, 2011…


Australian Demographic Statistics, March 2011
Australian Bureau of Statistics, September 29, 2011[email protected]/mf/3101.0?OpenDocument


International Travel and Migration: August 2011
Statistics New Zealand, September 21, 2011…


Two new surveys from Rasmussen Reports

65% Put Border Control Ahead of Legalizing Illegal Immigrants
September 16, 2011…

59% Say U.S. Government Encourages Illegal Immigration
September 15, 2011…


CASA de Maryland: The Illegals’ ACORN
By James Simpson
Accuracy in Media, September 20, 2011…


New from the Institute for the Study of Labor

1. Migrant Entrepreneurs and Credit Constraints under Labour Market Discrimination
By Paul Frijters, Tao Kong, and Xin Meng
Discussion Paper No. 5967, September 2011…

2. Low-Skilled Immigrants and the U.S. Labor Market
By Brian Duncan and Stephen Trejo
Discussion Paper No. 5964, September 2011…

3. Does Culture Affect Divorce Decisions? Evidence from European Immigrants in the US
By Delia Furtado, Miriam Marcén, and Almudena Sevilla-Sanz
Discussion Paper No. 5960, September 2011…

4. Multilateral Resistance to Migration
By Simone Bertoli and Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga
Discussion Paper No. 5958, September 2011…


New from the Migration Policy Institute

1. The Debate Over Multiculturalism: Philosophy, Politics, and Policy
By Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley
Migration Information Source, September 22, 2011

2. Canada's Immigration Policy: a Focus on Human Capital
By A.E. Challinor
Migration Information Source, September 15, 2011


New from the Social Science Research Network

1. Introduction: Perspectives on Immigration Reform
By Kathleen Kim, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Forthcoming, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-37
September 27, 2011

2. Immigration and the Canadian Welfare State 2011
By Herbert Grubel, Simon Fraser University Department of Economics; Fraser Institute and Patrick Grady, Global Economics Ltd.
Fraser Insitute Series on Immigration and Refugee Policy, The Fraser Insitute, May 2011

3. U.S. Government Unlawfully Detaining and Deporting U.S. Citizens as Aliens
By Jacqueline Stevens, Northwestern University
Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2011

4. A Comparative Analysis of the Nativity Wealth Gap
By Thomas K. Bauer, Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen); Deborah Cobb-Clark; Vincent A. Hildebrand, York University Department of Economics; Mathias Sinning, Australian National University
Economic Inquiry, Vol. 49, Issue 4, 2011

5. State Level Immigration Legislation as Party Strategy
By Joshua Zingher, State University of New York at Binghamton
August 1, 2011

6. Asylum and the 'Forced Marriage' Paradox: Petitions, Translation, and Courts as Institutional Perpetrators of Gender Violence
By Benjamin N. Lawrance, Rochester Institute of Technology
September 19, 2011

7. Guestworker Diplomacy: J Visas Receive Minimal Oversight Despite Significant Implications for the U.S. Labor Market
By Daniel Costa, Economic Policy Institute
EPI Briefing Paper, No. 317, July 14, 2011

8. The Impact of New Immigration on Native Wages: A Cross-Occupation Analysis of a Small Open Economy
By Heiwai Tang, Tufts University, and Stan Hok-Wui Wong
Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 308, May 1, 2011

9. The Impact of Worker Effort on Public Sentiment Towards Temporary Migrants
By Gil S. Epstein, Bar Ilan University Department of Economics; and Alessandra Venturini, University of Turin Department of Economics
Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 310, May 1, 2011


Immigrant Earnings Differences Across Admission Categories and Landing Cohorts in Canada
By Michael G. Abbott, Queen’s University and Charles M. Beach, Queen’s University
Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network, Working Paper No. 81, August 2011…


Growing Up in the Shadows: The Developmental Implications of Unauthorized Status
By Carola Suarez-Orozco, New York University; Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Robert T. Teranishi, New York University; and
Marcelo M. Surez-Orozco, New York University
Harvard Educational Review Vol. 81 No. 3 Fall 2011


XENOMORPH!!: Indians, Latina/os, and the Alien Morphology of Arizona Senate Bill 1070
By Robert F. Castro
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review Amicus, Vol. 46, 2011…


Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is There a Right to Exclude?
By Christopher Heath Wellman and Phillip Cole

Oxford University Press, USA, 352 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 019973173X, $91.93

Paperback, ISBN: 0199731721, $24.95

Book Description: Do states have the right to prevent potential immigrants from crossing their borders, or should people have the freedom to migrate and settle wherever they wish? Christopher Heath Wellman and Phillip Cole develop and defend opposing answers to this timely and important question. Appealing to the right to freedom of association, Wellman contends that legitimate states have broad discretion to exclude potential immigrants, even those who desperately seek to enter. Against this, Cole argues that the commitment to the moral equality of all human beings - which legitimate states can be expected to hold - means national borders must be open: equal respect requires equal access, both to territory and membership; and that the idea of open borders is less radical than it seems when we consider how many territorial and community boundaries have this open nature. In addition to engaging with each other's arguments, Wellman and Cole address a range of central questions and prominent positions on this topic. The authors therefore provide a critical overview of the major contributions to the ethics of migration, as well as developing original, provocative positions of their own.


Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities
Edited by Carlos Teixeira, Wei Li, and Audrey Kobayashi

Oxford University Press, USA, 384 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 0195437829, $67.89

Book Description: Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities is unique in that most chapters are written by both an American and a Canadian scholar, drawn from among the top scholars in both countries. This textbook gives students access to a wide variety of scholarly perspectives, to help create a foundation for their study and research. This book also fills a gap in scholarly literature on immigrant geographies, by providing a text book that compares and contrasts immigrant experiences in the Unites States those experiences in Canada.

Part I examines the history of immigration in both countries, and the current immigration situation in the major receiving centres in both countries.

Part II examines the imprint of immigration on North American cities and suburbs by looking at the barriers and opportunities immigrants face in obtaining accessing housing, achieving socioeconomic and economic parity with the native-born population, access to quality health care, and improving rates of political incorporation. Part II also looks at the settlement patterns of newly arrived immigrants, compares current patterns to historical trends, and evaluates the role that gender plays in forming these patterns.

Part III examines the specific patterns of immigration for four non-European immigrant groups. The first three chapters in Part III look at the experiences of Asian, Latin American, and Black immigrants by comparing and contrasting specific countries of origin and specific receiving centres for each group in both Canada and the United States. The last chapter focuses on cross border migration between Canada and the United States and the impact that these immigrants have on their new countries.


Immigration and Adaptation: How Immigrant Families Excel in North America
By Haskell G. Edwards D.Min

Langdon Street Press, 272 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 1936782235, $13.22

Book Description: Adaptation is a must. But how does one go about doing this? It takes great planning, finances, and courage to leave one's homeland; but then finding support and comfort or anything of familiarity in a new land presents a whole new set of challenges. The stress is overwhelming. How do you gain the happiness and success you dreamed of attaining in the new land?

Immigration and Adaptation is here to help you navigate through these challenges. With the information herein, immigrants coming to North America will be prepared to identify and resolve social, family, and personal challenges with confidence. Mr. Edwards' vast professional experience with diverse immigrant families, as well as his own personal journey and genuinely encouraging approach, not only help immigrant families adapt to new surroundings, but grow stronger together in their journey.


Gender, Religion, and Migration: Pathways of Integration
Edited by Glenda Tibe Bonifacio and Vivienne SM. Angeles

Lexington Books, 314 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0739133136, $64.13

Paperback, ISBN: 0739133144, $30.96

Book Description: Gender, Religion and Migration is the first multidisciplinary collection on the intersection of gender and religion in the integration of different groups of immigrants, migrant workers, youths, and students in host societies in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. It investigates the linkages and tensions between religion and integration from a gendered perspective. By examining the contemporary significance of religion in the context of global migrations, the fifteen research-based essays provide new insights and perspectives on the often missed link between the differing ways in which male and female immigrants find meanings of faith-beliefs and religious traditions to belong in foreign lands, even residents' faith-based activism involving illegal migrants. While religion provides mechanisms for negotiating immigrant life in the host countries, it also inhibits integration of immigrants especially in countries where the majority religion is different. This dual
phenomenon of religion promoting and inhibiting integration is critically examined in the lives of Filipinos, Brazilians, Indians, Polish, Mexicans, Vietnamese, Kenyans, Nigerians, and Middle Eastern peoples. The book also engages various theories on gender, religion and migration and demonstrates the fluidity of gender construction as people cross borders.


Immigrant Children: Change, Adaptation, and Cultural Transformation
Edited by Susan S. Chuang, Robert P. Moreno, Michele Adams, and Lisa Baumwell

Lexington Books, 319 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0739123904, $60.18

Book Description: Over the past several decades, the demographic populations of many countries such as Canada as well as the United States have greatly transformed. Most striking is the influx of recent immigrant families into North America. As children lead the way for a "new" North America, this group of children and youth is not a singular homogenous group but rather, a mosaic and diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural group. Thus, our current understanding of "normative development" (covering social, psychological, cognitive, language, academic, and behavioral development), which has been generally based on middle-class Euro-American children, may not necessarily be "optimal" development for all children.
Researchers are widely recognizing that the theoretical frameworks and models of child development lack the sociocultural and ethnic sensitivities to the ways in which developmental processes operate in an ecological context. As researchers progress and develop promising forms of methodological innovation to further our understanding of immigrant children, little effort has been placed to collectively organize a group of scholarly work in a coherent manner. Some researchers who examine ethnic minority children tended to have ethnocentric notions of normative development. Thus, some ethnic minority groups are understood within a "deficit model" with a limited scope of topics of interest. Moreover, few researchers have specifically investigated the acculturation process for children and the implications for cultural socialization of children by ethnic group. This book represents a group of leading scholars' cutting-edge research which will not only move our understanding forward but also to open up new
possibilities for research, providing innovative methodologies in examining this complex and dynamic group. Immigrant Children: Change, Adaptation, and Cultural Transformation will also take the research lead in guiding our current knowledge of how development is influenced by a variety of sociocultural factors, placing future research in a better position to probe inherent principles of child development. In sum, this book will provide readers with a richer and more comprehensive approach of how researchers, social service providers, and social policymakers can examine children and immigration.


Citizenship Studies
Vol. 15, No. 5, August 2011


Citizenship, deportation and the boundaries of belonging
By Bridget Anderson, Matthew J. Gibney, and Emanuela Paoletti

From exile of citizens to deportation of non-citizens: ancient Greece as a mirror to illuminate a modern transition
By Benjamin Gray

Deportation, detention and foreign-national prisoners in England and Wales
By Mary Bosworth

Contestations and consequences of deportability: hunger strikes and the political agency of non-citizens
By JoAnn McGregor

The Reseau Education Sans Frontières: reframing the campaign against the deportation of migrants
By Jane Freedman

A Kafkaesque state: deportation and detention in South Africa
By Rebecca Sutton & Darshan Vigneswaran


International Migration
Vol. 49, No. 5, October 2011


Voice, Agency and Vulnerability: the Immigration of Children through Systems of Protection and Enforcement
By Susan Terrio, Aryah Somers, Olivia Faries, Cecilia Menjívar, Elizabeth L. Krause, and Stuart Lustig

Return of Separated Children: The Impact of Dutch Policies
By Mariska Kromhout

Methods, Approaches and Data Sources for Estimating Stocks of Irregular Migrants
By Michael Jandl

The Size of the Irregular Migrant Population in the European Union – Counting the Uncountable?
By Dita Vogel, Vesela Kovacheva, and Hannah Prescott

Measuring Irregular Migration and Population Flows – What Available Data Can Tell
Albert Kraler and David Reichel…

Irregular Migration and Informal Economy in Southern and Central-Eastern Europe: Breaking the Vicious Cycle?
By Thanos Maroukis, Krystyna Iglicka, and Katarzyna Gmaj…


International Migration Review
Vol. 45, No. 3, Fall 2011


Variations in the Gender Composition of Immigrant Populations: How They Matter
By Katharine M. Donato, Joseph T. Alexander, Donna R. Gabaccia, and Johanna Leinonen

Age-at-Arrival’s Effects on Asian Immigrants’ Socioeconomic Outcomes in Canada and the U.S.
By Sharon M. Lee and Barry Edmonston

A New Era in Australian Multiculturalism? From Working-Class “Ethnics” To a “Multicultural Middle-Class”
By Val Colic-Peisker

International Migration and the Demographic Transition: A Two-Way Interaction
By Philippe Fargues

Economic Participation and National Self-Identification of Refugees in the Netherlands
By Thomas de Vroome, Marcel Coenders, Frank van Tubergen, and Maykel Verkuyten

The Making and Transnationalization of an Ethnic Niche: Vietnamese Manicurists
By Susan Eckstein and Thanh-Nghi Nguyen

The Effect of Immigrant Communities on Foreign-Born Student Achievement
By Dylan Conger, Amy E. Schwartz, and Leanna Stiefel

Immigrants’ Children’s Transition to Secondary School in Italy
By Nicola Barban and Michael J. White…

The Role of International Remittances in Health Outcomes in Ecuador: Prevention and Response to Shocks
By Juan Ponce, Iliana Olivie, and Mercedes Onofa…


Latino Studies
Vol. 9, No. 2-3, Summer 2011

Selected articles:

Regulating immigrant media and instituting ethnic boundaries - The FCC and Spanish-language television: 1960-1990
By G Cristina Mora…

Illegal, alien or immigrant: The politics of immigration reform
By M Victoria Quiroz-Becerra…

A place to be: Brazilian, Guatemalan and Mexican immigrants in Florida's new destinations
By Elena Sabogal…


Refugee Survey Quarterly
Vol. 30, No. 3, September 2011


Migration and Climate Change: An Overview
By Etienne Piguet, Antoine Pécoud,and Paul de Guchteneire

The Recast Process of the EU Asylum System: A Balancing Act Between Efficiency and Fairness
By Francesca Ippolito and Samantha Velluti

Resettlement in Solidarity: A New Regional Approach Towards a More Humane Durable Solution
By Liliana Lyra Jubilut and Wellington Pereira Carneiro

Sex Trafficking or Sex Work? Conceptions of Trafficking Among Anti-Trafficking Organizations in Nepal
By Miranda Worthen