Immigration Reading List, 4/18/11

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GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

1. Senate testimony on progress on border security at the local level
2. House testimony on American agriculture and the H-2A visa program
3. House testimony on the SAFE for America Act
4. House testimony on border and port security against the flow of money, weapons, and drugs
5. DHS report on 2010 naturalizations
6. Latest issues of DOJ EOIR Immigration Law Advisor
7. Latest issue of CBP magazine, Frontline
8. GAO report on improvements to remaining challenges for E-Verify
9. Europe: Population statistics

 

 

REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

10. New report from TRAC
11. New report from FAIR
12. Rasmussen survey: "61% Say Enforcing Immigration Laws Would Cut Poverty"
13. Four new reports from the Institute for the Study of Labor
14. Four new reports from the Migration Policy Institute
15. New report from the National Bureau of Economic Research
16. Eighteen new papers from the Social Science Research Network
17. "Migration from Mexico to the United States and Subsequent Risk for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders"
18. "Impact of Immigration on the Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Rhode Island"
19. "Association between limited English proficiency and understanding prescription labels among five ethnic groups in CA"
20. "Auditing state and federal protections for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers
21. "Reproducing the French Race: Immigration, Intimacy, and Embodiment..."
22. "Economic and Social Motivation-Based Im/migration Modeling: The Case of Turkey"

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

23. Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation
24. You Can't Be Mexican: You Talk Like Me
25. The Homeland Is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism, and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America
26. Florida's Working-Class Past: Current Perspectives on Labor, Race, and Gender from Spanish Florida to the New Immigration
27. Chinese Migrants and Internationalism
28. Youth, Multiculturalism and Community Cohesion
29. Oceanic Migration: Paths, Sequence, Timing and Range of Prehistoric Migration in the Pacific and Indian Oceans
30. Crossing and Controlling Borders: Immigration Policies and Their Impact on Migrants' Journeys
31. Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900-1949

 

 

 

 

JOURNALS

32. Ethnic and Racial Studies
33. Migration News
34. Rural Migration News
35. The Social Contract

1.
Senate Committee on Homeland Security
Thursday, April 7, 2011
http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&He…

"Securing the Border: Progress at the Local Level"

Member Statements:

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman
http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&&FileSto…

Senator John McCain
http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&&FileSto…

Witness Testimony:

Veronica Escobar, El Paso County Judge Texas
http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&&FileSto…

Raymond Loera, Sheriff of Imperial County California
http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&&FileSto…

Raymond Cobos, Sheriff of Luna County New Mexico
http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&&FileSto…

Paul Babeu, Sheriff of Pinal County Arizona
http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&&FileSto…

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2.
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_04132011.html

"The H-2A Visa Program: Meeting the Growing Needs of American Agriculture?"

Chairman's Statement:
Rep. Lamar Smith
http://judiciary.house.gov/news/04132011.html

Witness Testimony:

Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training
U.S. Department of Labor
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Oates04132011.pdf

Leon R. Sequeira, Of Counsel
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Sequeira04132011.pdf

Lee Wicker, Deputy Director
North Carolina Growers Association
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Wicker04132011.pdf

Bruce Goldstein, President
Farmworker Justice
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Goldstein04132011.pdf

Video Webcast:
http://judiciary.edgeboss.net/wmedia/judiciary/immigration/immi041311.w…

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House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_04052011_02.html

“The SAFE for America Act”

Witness Testimony:

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
United States Congress
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Goodlatte04052011.pdf

Janice L. Kephart, Director, National Security Policy
Center for Immigration Studies
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Kephart04052011.pdf

Stephen A. Edson, Principal
SAEdson, LLC
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Edson04052011.pdf

Johnny Young, Ambassador
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Young04052011.pdf

Video Webcast:
http://judiciary.edgeboss.net/wmedia/judiciary/immigration/imm04052011…

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4.
House Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-%E2%80%9Cusing-r…

“Using Resources Effectively to Secure Our Border at Ports of Entry – Stopping the Illicit Flow of Money, Guns and Drugs.”

Witness Testimony:

Thomas Winkowski, Assistant Commissioner
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Wi…

Stan Korosec, Vice President, Operations
Blue Water Bridge Canada
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Ko…

Timothy J. Koerner, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, CN
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Co…

Richard F. Cortez, Mayor
City of McAllen, TX
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Co…

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5.
U.S. Naturalizations: 2010
By James Lee
DHS Annual Flow Report, April 2011
http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/natz_fr_2010…

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6.
Trust, but Verify: Document Similiarities and Credibility Findings in Immigration Proceedings
By Jonathan Calkins and Elizabeth Donnelly
Immigration Law Advisor, Vol. 5 No. 3, March, 2011
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/ILA-Newsleter/ILA%202011/vol5no3.pdf

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7.
Frontline
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Winter 2011
http://nemo.cbp.gov/opa/frontline/winter_frontline2011.pdf

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8.
New from the General Accountability Office

Employment Verification: Agencies Have Improved E-Verify, but Significant Challenges Remain
Government Accountability Office, GAO-11-522T, April 14, 2011
Report - http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11522t.pdf
Summary - http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-522T

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9.
Latest figures on the demographic challenges in the EU
32 million foreigners living in EU27 Member States in 2010
Eurostat, April 1, 2011
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-01042011-BP/EN/3-01…

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10.
New from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University

Immigration Case Backlog Still Growing in FY 2011
March 2011
http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/246/

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11.
Illegal Immigration and Agribusiness: The Effect on the Agriculture Industry of Converting to a Legal Workforce
By Eric Ruark and Aniqa Moinuddin
Federation for American Immigration Reform, April 2011
http://www.fairus.org/site/DocServer/agribusiness_rev.pdf?docID=5541

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12.
61% Say Enforcing Immigration Laws Would Cut Poverty
Rasmussen Reports, April 10, 2011
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/general_busines…

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13.
New from the Institute for the Study of Labor

The Effects of Active Labour Market Policies for Immigrants Receiving Social Assistance in Denmark
By Eskil Heinesen, Leif Husted, and Michael Rosholm
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5632, April 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5632.pdf

The Use of Welfare by Migrants in Italy
By Michele Pellizzari
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5613, April 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5613.pdf

The Aggregate Effects of Trade and Migration: Evidence from OECD Countries
By Francesc Ortega and Giovanni Peri
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5604, March 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5604.pdf

Globalization, Brain Drain and Development
By Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5590, March 2011
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5590.pdf

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14.
New from the Migration Policy Institute

Obstacles and Opportunities for Regional Cooperation: The US-Mexico Case
By Marc R. Rosenblum
April 2011
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/USMexico-cooperation.pdf

EU Cooperation Challenges in External Migration Policy
By Agnieszka Weinar
European University Institute, 2011
http://www.eui.eu/Projects/TransatlanticProject/Documents/BackgroundPap…

Caribbean Immigrants in the United States
By Kristen McCabe
Migration Information Source, April 2011
http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?ID=834

Migrant Social Networks: Vehicles for Migration, Integration, and Development
By Maritsa V. Poros, City University of New York
Migration Information Source, March 2011
http://www.migrationinformation.org/Feature/display.cfm?ID=833

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15.
New from the National Bureau of Economic Research

The Selection of Migrants and Returnees: Evidence from Romania and Implications
By J. William Ambrosini, Karin Mayr, Giovanni Peri, and Dragos Radu
NBER Working Paper No. 16912, March 2011
http://papers.nber.org/papers/w16912

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16.
New from the Social Science Research Network

Identity Theft: The Battle Over You
By Heather Darsie
April 4, 2011
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1807191

The Board of Immigration Appeals’ Standard of Review: An Argument for Regulatory Reform
By Scott Rempell, South Texas College of Law
Administrative Law Review, Forthcoming
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1805937

Credibility Assessments and the REAL ID Act's Amendments to Immigration Law
By Scott Rempell
South Texas College of Law
Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2008
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1805945

The Rhetoric of Closed Borders: Quotas, Lax Enforcement and Illegal Immigration
By Giovanni Facchini, University of Milan Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA) and
Cecilia Testa, University of London, Royal Holloway College Department of Economics
November 25, 2010
Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 303
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1804973

Immigration and Occupation in Europe
By Francesco D'Amuri, Bank of Italy and
Giovanni Peri, University of California, Davis Department of Economics
October 1, 2010
Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 302
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1804967

Alien Language: Immigration Metaphors and the Jurisprudence of Otherness
By Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, Willamette University College of Law
Fordham Law Review, Vol. 79, 2011
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1803473

Women Migrant Workers in the UK: Social Capital, Well-Being and Integrations
By Marina Della Giusta, University of Reading - School of Economics and
Uma S. Kambhampati, University of Reading - Department of Economics
Journal of International Development, Vol. 18, 2008
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1803425

Attracting the Best and the Brightest: A Critique of the Current U.S. Immigration System
By Chris Gafner and
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Cornell University - School of Law
Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 183, 2010
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1802690

Reforming the Good Moral Character Requirement for U.S. Citizenship
By Kevin Lapp, New York University School of Law
Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 87, 2012
NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-23
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1799524

Life Without Parole: An Immigration Framework Applied to Potentially Indefinite Detention at Guantánamo Bay
By Laura J. Arandes, New York University School of Law
New York University Law Review, Forthcoming
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1798579

Car Stops, Borders, and Profiling: The Hunt for Undocumented (Illegal?) Immigrants in Border Towns
By Brian Gallini, University of Arkansas School of Law and
Elizabeth Young, University of Arkansas School of Law
Nebraska Law Review, Vol. 89, June 2011
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1798085

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

The Demographic Black Hole in the European Union
By Aaron W. Andreason, University of Montana School of Business Administration, Department of Management and Marketing
and
Douglas R. Miller, Washington State University Department of Management and Operations
Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1796726

Perpetual What? Injury, Sovereignty, and a Cosmopolitan View of Immigration
By Inés Valdez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Political Studies, Forthcoming
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1795463

Disappearing Parents: Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System
By Nina Rabin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2011
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1794263

U.S. Migrant Worker Law: The Interstices of Immigration Law and Labor and Employment Law
By Kati L. Griffith
Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Comparative Labor Law&Policy Journal, Vol. 31, No. 125, 2009
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1793316

Interfacing the Temporary Movement of Workers in 'Mode 4 of GATS' with Bilateral Migration Agreements
By Marion Panizzon, University of Bern Law School - World Trade Institute
American Society of International Law (ASIL) Proceedings, Vol. 104, 2010
NCCR Working Paper No 2011/07
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1791594

Extracting Compassion from Confusion: Sentencing Noncitizens After United States v. Booker
By Francesca Brody
February 2, 2011
Fordham Law Review Vol. 79, 2011
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1753914

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17.
Migration from Mexico to the United States and Subsequent Risk for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
A Cross-National Study
By Joshua Breslau, Guilherme Borges, Daniel Tancredi, et al.
Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol 68, No. 4, April 2011
http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/68/4/428

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18.
Impact of Immigration on the Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Rhode Island
By Jessica Vanhomwegen, Awewura Kwara, Melissa Martin, et al.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol 49, No. 3, March 2011
http://jcm.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/49/3/834

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19.
Association between limited English proficiency and understanding prescription labels among five ethnic groups in California
By Mary Masland, Soo Kang, and Yifei Ma
Ethnicity and Health, Vol. 16, No 2, April 2011
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/ceth/2011/00000016/00000…

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20.
Auditing state and federal protections for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers
By Robert Peace
International Journal of Critical Accounting, Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2011
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijca/2011/00000003/00000001/a…

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21.
Reproducing the French Race: Immigration, Intimacy, and Embodiment in the Early Twentieth Century by Elisa Camisciolo
By Joseph Downing
Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 17, No. 2, April 2011
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/nana/2011/00000017/00000002/a…

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22.
Economic and Social Motivation-Based Im/migration Modeling: The Case of Turkey
By Engin Sorhun
Review of Development Economics, Vol. 15, No. 2, May 2011
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/rode/2011/00000015/00000002/a…

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23.
Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation
By Bryan Fanning and Ronaldo Munck

Ashgate, 272 pp.

http://www.amazon.com/Globalization-Migration-Transformation-Studies-Di…

Hardcover, ISBN: 1409411273, $114.95
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1409411273/centerforimmigra

Book Description: In the space of around ten years Ireland went from being a traditional labour exporter to a leading European economy, and thus an attractive destination for immigrants from Eastern Europe and further afield. This produced a singular social laboratory, which this book explores in all its complexity set against the backdrop of globalisation. At once a showcase of the success of globalisation, Ireland became a destination for those displaced by globalisation's effects. "Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation" takes Ireland as a paradigmatic case of social transformation, exploring the reasons for which emigration was so quickly replaced by immigration, along with the social, political, cultural and economic effects of this change. Presenting the latest research thematically arranged around the themes of identity, social transformations and EU and Irish politics and policy, this book offers a rich array of detailed empirical case studies drawn from Ireland, which shed light
on the experiences of immigrant groups from around the world and the processes of social transformation. In addition, it examines the manner in which the Irish state and wider political forum relate to new migrants and vice-versa, thus advancing our comparative understanding of how the European Union is responding to the challenge of mass migration. "Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation" makes a strong contribution to the comparative literature on immigration and integration, diaspora and social transformation in the era of globalisation, and as such, it will appeal to social scientists with interests in migration, race and ethnicity, globalisation and Irish studies.

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24.
You Can't Be Mexican: You Talk Like Me
By Frank S. Mendez

Kent State University Press, 76 pp.
http://www.amazon.com/You-Cant-Be-Mexican-ebook/dp/B004VRSKIM/ref=sr_1_…

Hardcover, ISBN: 0873388224, $22.00
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0873388224/centerforimmigra

Kindle, ASIN: B004VRSKIM, File Size: 449 KB, $8.79

Book Description: A child of Mexican immigrants, Mendez begins his memoir with his father's harrowing migration from Mexico in 1920 and continues with his own story of growing up in northeast Ohio. With an easy, engaging style, Mendez deals directly with the matter of personal identity, addressing the issues that confronted him as he tried to sort out his sometimes conflicting Mexican and American heritage.

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25.
The Homeland Is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism, and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America
By Ousmane Kane

Oxford University Press, 336 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0199732302, $99.00
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0199732302/centerforimmigra

Paperback, ISBN: 9780199732319, $30.61
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9780199732319/centerforimmigra

Book Description: As Senegal prepares to celebrate fifty years of independence from French colonial rule, academic and policy circles are engaged in a vigorous debate about its experience in nation building. An important aspect of this debate is the impact of globalization on Senegal, particularly the massive labor migration that began directly after independence. From Tokyo to Melbourne, from Turin to Buenos Aires, from to Paris to New York, 300,000 Senegalese immigrants are simultaneously negotiating their integration into their host society and seriously impacting the development of their homeland.
This book addresses the modes of organization of transnational societies in the globalized context, and specifically the role of religion in the experience of migrant communities in Western societies. Abundant literature is available on immigrants from Latin America and Asia, but very little on Africans, especially those from French speaking countries in the United States. Ousmane Kane offers a case study of the growing Senegalese community in New York City. By pulling together numerous aspects (religious, ethnic, occupational, gender, generational, socio-economic, and political) of the experience of the Senegalese migrant community into an integrated analysis, linking discussion of both the homeland and host community, this book breaks new ground in the debate about postcolonial Senegal, Muslim globalization and diaspora studies in the United States. A leading scholar of African Islam, Ousmane Kane has also conducted extensive research in North America, Europe and Africa, which allows him to provide an
insightful historical ethnography of the Senegalese transnational experience.

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26.
Florida's Working-Class Past: Current Perspectives on Labor, Race, and Gender from Spanish Florida to the New Immigration
By Prof. Robert Cassanello and Melanie Shell-Weiss

University Press of Florida, 320 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 9780813032832, $56.20
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9780813032832/centerforimmigra

Paperback, ISBN: 0813037190, $29.95, pp. 304
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0813037190/centerforimmigra

Book Description: The essays in Florida's Working-Class Past pay special attention to gender, race, ethnicity, migration, and social networks. Under the guidance of editors Robert Cassanello and Melanie Shell-Weiss, the contributors offer fresh analyses of labor activism, re-contextualize Indian tribute and slavery within the context of labor history, and examine major themes in labor and working-class history in one place over several centuries.

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27.
Chinese Migrants and Internationalism
By Gregor Benton

Routledge, 180 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 0415666457, $42.95, pp. 188
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0415666457/centerforimmigra

Book Description:The transnational and diasporic dimensions of early Chinese migrant politics opened in the late nineteenth century when Chinese radical groups bent on overthrowing the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) vied with one another to win Chinese overseas to their modernizing projects, and immigrants who had suffered discrimination welcomed their proposals. The radicals' concentration on Chinese communities abroad as outposts of Chinese politics and culture strengthened the stereotype of Chinese as clannish, unassimilable, xenophobic, and deeply introverted. This book argues that such a view has its roots less in historical truth than in political and ideological prejudice and obscures a rich vein of internationalist practice in Chinese migrant or diasporic history, which the study aims to restore to visibility. In some cases, internationalist alliances sprang from the spontaneous perception by Chinese and other non-Chinese migrants or local workers of shared problems and common solutions in everyday life and work. At other times, they emerged from under the umbrella of transnationalism, when Chinese nationalist and anti-imperialist activists overseas received support for their campaigns from local internationalists; or the alliances were the product of nurturing by Chinese or non-Chinese political organizers, including anarchists, communists, and members of internationalist cultural movements like Esperantism. Based on sources in a dozen languages, and telling hitherto largely unknown or forgotten stories of Chinese migrant experiences in Russia, Germany, Cuba, Spain and Australia, this study will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese history, labour studies and ethnic/migration studies alike.

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28.
Youth, Multiculturalism and Community Cohesion
By Paul Thomas

Palgrave Macmillan, 224 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0230251951, $85.00
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0230251951/centerforimmigra

Book Description: This book discusses the meaning and practice of British community cohesion policies, youth identities in racially-tense areas and the British government’s attempts to ‘prevent violent extremism’ amongst young Muslims.

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29.
Oceanic Migration: Paths, Sequence, Timing and Range of Prehistoric Migration in the Pacific and Indian Oceans
By Charles E.M. Pearce

Springer, 452 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 9789048138258, $138.65
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9789048138258/centerforimmigra

Kindle, ASIN: B003TV3UC2, $124.78, pp. 438

Book Description: Oceanic Migration studies the prehistoric peopling of the Pacific. It uses science and mathematics to expand the research base of Pacific prehistory and casts new light on this final human expansion. It explores the fundamental roles of oceanography and of global climate change in determining the paths, sequence, timing and range of Spice Island-based maritime migrations ranging across a quarter of the globe. The book is of interest to Pacific prehistorians, oceanographers and American anthropologists concerned with the diffusionist debate. For oceanographers it presents the new idea of the role of the West Pacific Warm Pool and of three of its four major currents in determining the evolution of voyaging in two oceans. For diffusionists it provides new chronological and technological contexts in which the issue of diffusionism needs to be reconsidered. For prehistorians it creates a paradigmatic shift by establishing a new time depth and mechanism for Polynesian exploration, offers a new view of voyaging and exploration strategies and of economic imperatives and adds a new dimension to the debate on Polynesian origins.

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30.
Crossing and Controlling Borders: Immigration Policies and Their Impact on Migrants' Journeys
By Mechthild Baumann, Astrid Lorenz and Kerstin Rosenow

Budrich UniPress Ltd., 280 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 3940755761, $47.95
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3940755761/centerforimmigra

Book Description: This volume highlights the impact of border controls on migrants' journeys in two major areas of immigration: the European Union and the United States. In order to show the linkages between border control policies and migratory practices, the book combines empirical insights from ethnography with approaches from political science. Describing migrants' realities reveals that the impact of border control policies goes beyond the actual border area affecting many lives and states.

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31.
Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900-1949
By Theodora Dragostinova

Cornell University Press, 304 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0801449456, $36.52
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ /centerforimmigra

Book Description: In 1900, some 100,000 people living in Bulgaria-2 percent of the country's population-could be described as Greek, whether by nationality, language, or religion. The complex identities of the population-proud heirs of ancient Hellenic colonists, loyal citizens of their Bulgarian homeland, members of a wider Greek diasporic community, devout followers of the Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul, and reluctant supporters of the Greek government in Athens-became entangled in the growing national tensions between Bulgaria and Greece during the first half of the twentieth century. In Between Two Motherlands, Theodora Dragostinova explores the shifting allegiances of this Greek minority in Bulgaria. Diverse social groups contested the meaning of the nation, shaping and reshaping what it meant to be Greek and Bulgarian during the slow and painful transition from empire to nation-states in the Balkans. In these decades, the region was racked by a series of upheavals (the Balkan Wars,
World War I, interwar population exchanges, World War II, and Communist revolutions). The Bulgarian Greeks were caught between the competing agendas of two states increasingly bent on establishing national homogeneity. Based on extensive research in the archives of Bulgaria and Greece, as well as fieldwork in the two countries, Dragostinova shows that the Greek population did not blindly follow Greek nationalist leaders but was torn between identification with the land of their birth and loyalty to the Greek cause. Many emigrated to Greece in response to nationalist pressures; others sought to maintain their Greek identity and traditions within Bulgaria; some even switched sides when it suited their personal interests. National loyalties remained fluid despite state efforts to fix ethnic and political borders by such means as population movements, minority treaties, and stringent citizenship rules. The lessons of a case such as this continue to reverberate wherever and whenever states try to adjust national borders in regions long inhabited by mixed populations.

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Ethnic and Racial Studies
Vol. 34, No. 5, May 2011
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g936132302

Selected articles:

Perpetually temporary: citizenship and ethnic Vietnamese in Cambodia
By Stefan Ehrentraut
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a932890300~frm=…

Integration, minorities and the rhetoric of civilization: the case of British Pakistani Muslims in the UK and Malay Muslims in Singapore
By Gabriele Marranci
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a933023666~frm=…

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Migration News
Volume 18 No. 2, April 2011
http://migration.ucdavis.edu/mn/

THE AMERICAS

Reform: House, States
President Obama, in his January 25, 2011 State of the Union speech, urged Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. He said: "I know that debate will be difficult. I know it will take time. But tonight, let's agree to make that effort."
http://migration.ucdavis.edu/mn/more.php?id=3669_0_2_0

DHS: Border, Interior, USCIS, RICO
The Pew Hispanic Center estimated there were a peak 12 million unauthorized foreigners in the US in 2007 and 11.2 million in 2010; 58 percent were Mexicans and 23 percent were from other Latin American countries. California (2.6 million) and Texas (1.6 million) included almost 40 percent of the unauthorized.

Labor, H-1B
The US unemployment rate averaged 9.6 in 2010, more than double the 4.6 percent rate in 2006 and 2007. Private-sector employers added jobs in 2010, offsetting those lost as government employment shrank, especially after workers hired to conduct the 2010 census were laid off. Nonfarm employment, mostly in temporary help, education and health care, rose by 1.1 million or 94,000 a month in 2010. Employment must rise about 125,000 a month to absorb new job seekers.

Population: Hispanics
The census released data on the number of US residents and their racial/ethnic characteristics from the 2010 census. Data on socio-economic characteristics of residents from the American Community Survey for 2005-09 was released in December 2010.

Census. The US had 309 million residents in April 2010, including 50 million Hispanics, 39 million Blacks, and 15 million Asians. The US population rose by 27 million between 2000 and 2010, up almost 10 percent from 281 million residents in 2000; over half of this increase, 15 million, was Hispanics.

Canada: Points, Mexico: Jobs, US
Canada plans to admit 240,000 to 265,000 immigrants in 2011; 60 percent will arrive via the points-based system that awards points for youth, education, and knowledge of English or French. This point system ensures that immigrant adults have higher levels of education than Canada-born adults. In 2005, about 55 percent of Canadian immigrants had university degrees, compared with 35 percent of legal immigrants admitted to the US.

Latin America
Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean were $59 billion in 2010, about the same as 2008 but a sharp drop from $67 billion in 2006 and 2007. Remittances in 2011 appear to be rising. The average remittance from the US to Mexico in 2010 was $300.

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Rural Migration News
Volume 17 No. 2, April 2011
http://migration.ucdavis.edu/rmn/

IMMIGRATION

Immigration Reform: States, House
President Obama, in his January 25, 2011 State of the Union speech, urged Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. He said: "I know that debate will be difficult. I know it will take time. But tonight, let's agree to make that effort."
http://migration.ucdavis.edu/rmn/more.php?id=1607_0_4_0

However, few observers expect comprehensive immigration reform to be enacted in 2011-12, largely because enforcement-minded House Republicans oppose legalization. Instead, House immigration committees are holding hearings on enforcement issues, including the Obama administration's substitution of I-9 audits for workplace raids, E-Verify, and state and local laws aimed at curbing unauthorized migration.

H-2A: Global; H-2B: Cases
H-2A. The US Department of Labor published Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for farm employers seeking permission to hire H-2A workers. These AEWRs, effective March 1, 2011, ranged from $8.97 per hour in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi to $12.01 per hour in Hawaii; in North Carolina, the state with the most H-2As, the AEWR is $9.30 for 2011. Employers who provide workers with three meals a day are allowed to deduct up to $10.73 a day from worker wages to cover meal costs.

DHS Enforcement
The Pew Hispanic Center estimated there were a peak 12 million unauthorized foreigners in the US in 2007 and 11.2 million in 2010; 58 percent were Mexicans and 23 percent were from other Latin American countries. California (2.6 million) and Texas (1.6 million) included almost 40 percent of the unauthorized.

There were an estimated 8.4 million unauthorized foreigners in 2000 and 3.5 million in 1990, that is, the number of unauthorized foreigners more than doubled during the 1990s and rose by a third between 2000 and 2010. In 2010, there were 15 million naturalized US citizens, 12 million legal immigrants, and two million temporary migrants, such as foreign students and guest workers.

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35.
The Social Contract
Volume 21, No. 3, Spring 2011
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/index.shtml

Selected articles:

Editor's Note - Challenging the Immigration Taboo
By Wayne Lutton
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/editor.shtml

Many Environmental Scientists Are Wayward or Cowed When Faced with an Irrefutable Truth: Too Many People Destroy Natural Resources
By Diana Hull, Ph,D.
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-21-3-hull…

Environmental Scientists as Censors
By Leon Kolankiewicz
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-21-3-kola…

Will the Ecological Society of America Bite the Population Bullet?
By Stuart H. Hurlbert
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-21-3-hurl…

Frontiers, Immigration, and Political Censorship
By Stuart H. Hurlbert
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-21-3-hurl…

Immigration Control and Biodiversity in North America
By Stuart H. Hurlbert
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-21-3-hurl…

Refusal to Correct Misinformation on Immigration Numbers from ESA
By Jack Martin and Dick Schneider
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-23-1-mart…

Immigration, Population Growth, and Environmentalist Hypocrisy on the Border Fence
By Leon Kolankiewicz
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-21-3-kola…

A Symposium and a Lake in Multiple Contexts: A Prefatory Essay on Salton Sea Science and Politics
By Stuart H. Hurlbert
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-21-3-hurl…

Pacific Salmon, Immigration, and Censors - Unreliability of the Cowed Technocrat
By Stuart H. Hurlbert
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-21-3-hurl…

The Sierra Club’s Profitable Descent into Leftism
By Brenda Walker
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-21-3-walk…

What You Don’t Know about the Immigration Bill
By Robert J. Samuelson
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_21_3/tsc-21-3-samu…