Immigration Reading List, 3/30/12

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GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

1. House testimony on the new DHS immigration detention standards
2. House testimony on the REAL ID Act's minimum standards for secure identification
3. GAO reports on visa overstay enforcement improvements and DHS's efforts to improve employee morale
4. DHS report on illegal alien population
5. State Department Inspector's report on the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
6. U.K.: Report on the points based system - student route
7. E.U.: Statistics on 2011 asylum applicants

REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

8. New survey from Rasmussen Reports
9. 'Employment Gains by Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Nativity'
10. Three new papers from the Institute for the Study of Labor
11. New report from the Migration Policy Institute
12. Fourteen new papers from the Social Science Research Network
13. 'Unintended Consequences of US Immigration Policy: Explaining the Post-1965 Surge from Latin America'
14. 'Immigration policy and market institutions in liberal market economies'
15. Canada: 'Academic experiences of war-zone students in Canada'
16. Australia: Report on children and immigration detention

BOOKS

17. Migration and Global Governance
18. Turkish Immigrants in Western Europe and North America: Immigration and Political Mobilization
19. Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe

JOURNALS

20. International Migration Review
21. Resenha

1.
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/hear_03282012_2.html

'Holiday on ICE: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s New Immigration Detention Standards'

Statement by Chairman Lamar Smith
http://judiciary.house.gov/news/Statement%20Holiday%20on%20ICE.html

Witness Testimony:

Kevin Landy, Assistant Director
Office of Detention Plicy and Planning
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/Landy%2003282012.pdf

Jessica Vaughan, Policy Director
Center for Immigration Studies
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/Vaughan%2003282012.pdf

Chris Crane, President
National ICE Council
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/Crane%2003282012.pdf

Michelle Brané, Director of Detention and Asylum Program
Women's Refugee Commission
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/Brane%2003282012.pdf

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2.
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/hear_030212012.html

'Secure Identification: The REAL ID Act's Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards'

Statement by Chairman Lamar Smith
http://judiciary.house.gov/news/Statement%20on%20Secure%20Identification.html

Witness Testimony:

David Heyman, Assistant Secretary
Office of Policy
U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/Heyman%2003212012.pdf

Darrell Williams, Former Senior Director
Office of State-Issued ID Support
U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/Williams%2003212012.pdf

Stewart Baker, Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/Baker%2003212012.pdf

David Quam, Director
Office of Federal Relations
National Governor's Association
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/Quam%2003212012.pdf

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3.
New report from the General Accountability Office

Additional Actions Needed to Mitigate Risks and Strengthen Overstay Enforcement
Government Accountability Office, GAO-12-599T, March 27, 2012
Report - http://www.gao.gov/assets/590/589621.pdf
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/assets/590/589624.pdf

Preliminary Observations on DHS's Efforts to Improve Employee Morale
Government Accountability Office, GAO-12-509T, March 22, 2012
Report - http://gao.gov/assets/590/589517.pdf
Highlights - http://gao.gov/assets/590/589516.pdf

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4.
Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2011
By Michael Hoefer, Nancy Rytina, and Bryan Baker
DHS Office of Immigration Statistics
Population Estimates, March 2012
http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ois_ill_pe_2011.pdf

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5.
Inspection of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
U.S. Department of State, Office of Inspections
Report No. ISP-I-12-15, February 2012
http://oig.state.gov/documents/organization/186048.pdf

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6.
Immigration: The Points Based System - Student Route
National Audit Office, March 2012
http://www.nao.org.uk/publications/press_notice_home/1012/10121827.aspx
http://www.nao.org.uk/publications/1012/points_based_immigration.aspx

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7.
The number of asylum applicants registered in the EU27 rose to 301,000 in 2011
Eurostat, March 23, 2012
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-23032012-AP/EN/3-23032012-AP-EN.PDF

Summary:

In 2011, there were 301,000 asylum applicants registered in the EU27. It is estimated that around 90% of these were new applicants and around 10% were repeat applicants. In 2010, there were 259,000 asylum applicants.

In 2011, the main countries of citizenship of these applicants were Afghanistan (28,000 or 9% of the total number of applicants), Russia (18,200 or 6%), Pakistan (15,700 or 5%), Iraq (15,200 or 5%) and Serbia (13,900 or 5%).

Highest number of applicants recorded in France, Germany and Italy

In 2011, the highest number of applicants was registered in France (56,300 applicants), followed by Germany (53,300), Italy (34,100), Belgium (31,900), Sweden (29,700), the United Kingdom (26,400), the Netherlands (14,600), Austria (14,400), Greece (9,300) and Poland (6,900). These ten Member States accounted for more than 90% of applicants registered in the EU27 in 2011.

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8.
New survey from Rasmussen Reports

60% Say Border Control Is Priority in Immigration Reform
March 25, 2012
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/60_say_border_control_is_priority_in_immigration_reform

Summary: The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely Voters think when it comes to immigration reform, gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers who are already in the United States. Thirty-three percent (33%) feel the opposite is true.

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9.
New report from Pew Hispanic Center

Employment Gains by Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Nativity
The Demographics of the Jobs Recovery
By Rakesh Kochhar
Pew Hispanic Center, March 21, 2012
http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/03/21/the-demographics-of-the-jobs-recovery/

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10.
New from the Institute for the Study of Labor

1. Social Involvement and Level of Household Income among Immigrants: New Evidence from the Israeli Experience
By Yuval Arbel, Yossi Tobol, and Erez Siniver
Discussion Paper No. 6416, March 2012
http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=6416

2. Migrant Educational Mismatch and the Labour Market
By Matloob Piracha and Florin Vadean
Discussion Paper No. 6414, March 2012
http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=6414

3. Is Temporary Agency Employment a Stepping Stone for Immigrants?
By Elke J. Jahn and Michael Rosholm
Discussion Paper No. 6405, March 2012
http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=6405

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11.
New from the Migration Policy Institute

1. Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States
By Jeanne Batalova and Alicia Lee
Migration Policy Institute, March 2012
http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?ID=886

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12.
New from the Social Science Research Network

1. Self-Confirming Immigration Policy
By Paolo E. Giordani, LUISS 'Guido Carli' University and Michele Ruta, World Trade Organization (WTO)
CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3762, March 2012
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2029450

2. The Luck of the Draw? Judicial Review of Refugee Determinations in the Federal Court of Canada (2005-2010)
By Sean Rehaag, York University Osgoode Hall Law School
Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 9/2012
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=202751

3. Legal and Policy Situation of Immigrants: The Netherlands
By Joost Berkhout, University of Amsterdam; Tamara Butter, and Tesseltje de Lange
SOM Working Paper No. 2012-06
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2026881

4. Legal and Policy Situation of Immigrants: Ireland
By Kevin Cunningham, University of Dublin Trinity College
SOM Working Paper Series
2012
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2026851

5. Legal and Policy Situation of Immigrants: The United Kingdom
By Daniel Wunderlich, University of Bath
SOM Working Paper No. 2012-07
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2026882

6. Legal and Policy Situation of Immigrants: Belgium
By Guido Vangoidsenhoven
SOM Working Paper No. 2012-04
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2026859

7. The Political Economies of Immigration Law
Stanford Public Law Working Paper, Forthcoming
By Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Stanford Law School
Date Posted: March 22, 2012
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2027278

8. Legal and Policy Situation of Immigrants: Spain
By Virgina Ros
SOM Working Paper Series
University of Manchester
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2026874

9. Legal and Policy Situation of Immigrants: Switzerland
By Didier Ruedin, University of Neuchatel
SOM Working Paper No. 2012-05
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2026880

10. Legal and Policy Situation of Immigrants: Austria
By Teresa Peintinger, University of Vienna
2012
SOM Working Paper Series
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2026850

11. Padilla v. Kentucky’s Inapplicability to Undocumented and Non-Immigrant Visitors
By César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Capital University Law School
Rutgers Law Record, Vol. 39, 2012
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2025760

12. The 'Illegal' Tax
By Francine J. Lipman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law

Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 93-132, Fall/Winter 2011
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2025449

13. What Drives Individual Attitudes Towards Immigration in South Africa?
By Giovanni Facchini, University of Milan Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA); Anna Maria Mayda, Georgetown University Department of Economics; and Mariapia Mendola, University of Milan Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA)
December 2011
Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 325
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2023540

14. Brides for Sale: Cross-Border Marriages and Female Immigration
By Daiji Kawaguchi, Hitotsubashi University and Soohyung Lee, University of Maryland Department of Economics
Harvard Business School Research Paper No. 12-082, March 2012
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2020875

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13.
Unintended Consequences of US Immigration Policy: Explaining the Post-1965 Surge from Latin America
By Douglas S. Massey and Karen A. Pren
Population and Development Review, March 2012
http://wws.princeton.edu/coverstories/Massey_LatinAmericaImmigrationSurge/Unintended-Consequences.pdf

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14.
Immigration policy and market institutions in liberal market economies
By Chris F. Wright
Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2012
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2012.00664.x/abstract

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15.
Academic experiences of war-zone students in Canada
By Lana Stermac, Susan Elgie, Allyson Clarke, and Hester Dunlap
Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3, May 2012
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/cjys/2012/00000015/00000003/art00004

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16.
Captured Childhood
Introducing a new model to ensure the rights and liberty of refugee, asylum seeker and irregular migrant children affected by immigration detention
International Detention Coalition, March 2012
http://idcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Captured_Childhood-report.pdf

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17.
Migration and Global Governance
By Alan Gamlen and Katharine Marsh

Edward Elgar Pub., 784 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1849808333, $425.00
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1849808333/centerforimmigra

Book Description: In this noteworthy collection, the editors present the key articles published over the past twenty years which illustrate three related 'modes' of governing migration: a national mode, an international mode and a transnational mode. In recent years a new phase of migration policy making has emerged: nation states, international organizations and NGOs have increasingly directed their efforts towards cooperative management of transnational flows and networks. With an original introduction by the editors, this ground-breaking volume explores the rise of this distinctive new transnational approach in relation to other pre-existing and emerging modes of regulating global migration.

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18.
Turkish Immigrants in Western Europe and North America: Immigration and Political Mobilization
By Sebnem Koser Akcapar

Routledge, 200 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0415693918, $140.00
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0415693918/centerforimmigra

Book Description: Public and even scholarly debates usually focus on the integration problems of Muslim immigrants at the cost of overlooking the role of the growing number of migrant organizations in establishing a crucial link among immigrants themselves, as well as between them and their countries of origin and residence. This book aims to fill a gap in the vast literature on migration from Turkey by contributing the neglected aspect of civic and political participation of Turkish immigrants. It brings together a number of scholars who carried out extensive research on the associational culture of Turkish immigrants living in different countries in Europe and North America. In order to understand the diversity and dynamics within Turkish migrant communities living in these parts of the world yet maintaining transnational ties, this book offers a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to migrant organizations in general and civic participation and political !
mobilization of Turkish immigrants in
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19.
Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe
By Ariane Chebel D'Appollonia

Cornell University Press, 336 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0801477743, $27.95
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801477743/centerforimmigra

Kindle, 1724 KB, ASIN: B007JL1UUC, $15.37

Book Description: On both sides of the Atlantic, restrictive immigration policies have been framed as security imperatives since the 1990s. This trend accelerated in the aftermath of 9/11 and subsequent terrorist attacks in Europe. In Frontiers of Fear, Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia raises two central questions with profound consequences for national security and immigration policy: First, does the securitization of immigration issues actually contribute to the enhancement of internal security? Second, does the use of counterterrorist measures address such immigration issues as the increasing number of illegal immigrants, the resilience of ethnic tensions, and the emergence of homegrown radicalization?

Chebel d'Appollonia questions the main assumptions that inform political agendas in the United States and throughout Europe, analyzing implementation and evaluating the effectiveness of policies in terms of their stated objectives. She argues that the new security-based immigration regime has proven ineffective in achieving its prescribed goals and even aggravated the problems it was supposed to solve: A security/insecurity cycle has been created that results in less security and less democracy. The excesses of securitization have harmed both immigration and counterterrorist policies and seriously damaged the delicate balance between security and respect for civil liberties.

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20.
International Migration Review
Vol. 46, No. 1, Spring 2012
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imre.2012.46.issue-1/issuetoc

Articles:

Pathways to El Norte: Origins, Destinations, and Characteristics of Mexican Migrants to the United States
By Fernando Riosmena and Douglas S. Massey
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00879.x/abstract

Race and School Enrollment among the Children of African Immigrants in the United States
By Kevin J.A. Thomas
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00880.x/abstract

Passing by the Girls? Remittance Allocation for Educational Expenditures and Social Inequality in Nepal’s Households 2003–2004
By Ann Vogel and Kim Korinek
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00881.x/abstract

Immigrants’ Health in Europe: A Cross-Classified Multilevel Approach to Examine Origin Country, Destination Country, and Community Effects
By Tim Huijts and Gerbert Kraaykamp
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00882.x/abstract

Predicting Immigrant Employment Sequences in the First Years of Settlement
By Sylvia Fuller and Todd F. Martin
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00883.x/abstract

A New Immigration Regularization Policy: The Settlement Program in Spain
By Albert Sabater and Andreu Domingo
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00884.x/abstract

Before Crisis: Gender and Economic Outcomes of the Two Largest Immigrant Communities in Spain
By Cristina E. Bradatan and Dumitru Sandu
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00885.x/abstract

The Diverging Logics of Integration Policy Making at National and City Level
By Martin Bak Jorgensen
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00886.x/abstract

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21.
Resenha
Ano 22, No. 86, March 2012
http://www.csem.org.br/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Resenha-n-86-Mar%C3%A7o-2012.pdf

English-content articles:

Combating Islamophobia in Florida
By Eleni Towns
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/06/malik_interview.html

Migration offers opportunity for growth, mission, say speakers in Rome
By Cindy Wooden
http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1200951.htm

Immigration Reform Is Our Jewish Responsibility
What the President Should Do, and How We Can Help
By Gideon Aronoff
http://forward.com/articles/137860/immigration-reform-is-our-jewish-responsibility/

Religion leaders see immigration as 'God's call'
http://online.wsj.com/article/APf4ae06b4f70f465c954065a073621045.html

Catholic social teaching must inform immigration debate, says LA archbishop
By Benjamin Mann
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholic-social-teaching-must-inform-immigration-debate-says-la-archbishop/

Jewish and Muslim leaders join forces to combat xenophobia
By Shlomo Shamir
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-and-muslim-leaders-join-forces-to-combat-xenophobia-1.361534

Pope Urges Muslim-Christian Dialogue
http://www.onislam.net/english/news/europe/454040-pope-urges-muslim-christian-dialogue.html

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