Immigration Reading List, 6/11/12

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1. DHS report on refugees and asylees
2. Latest issue of DOJ EOIR Immigration Law Advisor
3. CRS reports on immigration of STEM degree holders and worksite enforcement performance measures
4. N.Z.: Statistics on international travel and migration



Four new discussion papers from the Institute for the Study of Labor
6. Five new reports from the Migration Policy Institute
7. New report from the National Bureau of Economic Research
8. Fifteen new papers from the Social Science Research Network
9. Two new reports from the International Organization for Migration
10. "JOLT Act: Congress Moving in the Right Direction on Visa Reform"
11. "Visas Inc: Corporate Control and Policy Incoherence in the U.S. Temporary Foreign Labor System"
12. "Not Coming to America: Why the U.S. Is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent"
13. "Do Indian immigrant entrepreneurs residing in different host countries display the same behavioural patterns?"



Criminal Aliens in the U.S.: Statistics and Immigration Enforcement
15. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain: The Costs and Rewards of Success in America
16. A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America
17. Migrants and Health: Political and Institutional Responses to Cultural Diversity in Health Systems
18. Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy
19. Canada's Jews: A People's Journey
20. Politics from Afar: Transnational Diasporas and Networks



Human Mobility
22. International Migration
23. Journal of Refugee Studies
24. Refugee Survey Quarterly

Refugees and Asylees: 2011
By Daniel C. Martin and James E. Yankay
DHS Annual Flow Report, May 2012…

Data on Refugees and Asylees
Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2011

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When Time Is of the Essence: Applying Timing Rules in Immigration Proceedings
By Josh D. Friedman
Immigration Law Advisor, Vol. 6 No. 5, May, 2012

Circuit Court Modifications to the Modified Categorical Approach
By Daniel Cicchini and Joseph Hassell
Immigration Law Advisor, Vol. 6 No. 4, April, 2012


New from the Congressional Research Service

Immigration of Foreign Nationals with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degrees
By Ruth Ellen Wasem
CRS Report for Congress, May 11, 2012

Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures
By Andorra Bruno
CRS Report for Congress, May 10, 2012

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International Travel and Migration: April 2012
Statistics New Zealand, May 21, 2011…

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New from the Institute for the Study of Labor

1. Does Immigration into Their Neighborhoods Incline Voters Toward the Extreme Right? The Case of the Freedom Party of Austria
By Martin Halla, Alexander F. Wagner, and Josef Zweimuller
Discussion Paper No. 6575, May 2012…

2. A "Glass-Ceiling" Effect for Immigrants in the Italian Labour Market?
By Carlo Dell'Aringa, Claudio Lucifora, and Laura Pagani
Discussion Paper No. 6555, May 2012…

3. Determinants of Immigrants' Cash-Welfare Benefits Intake in Spain
By Núria Rodríguez-Planas
Discussion Paper No. 6547, May 2012…

4. The Impact of the 1996 US Immigration Policy Reform (IIRIRA) on Mexican Migrants' Remittances
By Matias Vaira-Lucero, Daehoon Nahm, and Massimiliano Tani
Discussion Paper No. 6546, May 2012…

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New from the Migration Policy Institute

1. Chile: A Growing Destination Country in Search of a Coherent Approach to Migration
By Cristián Doña-Reveco
Migration Information Source, June 2012

2. Senior Immigrants in the United States
By Jeanne Batalova
Migration Information Source, May 2012

3. Long-Term Impact of the Supreme Court Ruling on Key Provision of Arizona's SB 1070 May Hinge on Political Calculus
By Muzaffar Chishti, Faye Hipsman, and Claire Bergeron
Migration Information Source, May 2012

4. French National Identity and Integration: Who Belongs to the National Community?
By Patrick Simon
May 2012

5. Labour Migration from Colombo Process Countries: Good Practices, Challenges and Ways Forward
By Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias and Christine Aghazarm
May 2012

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New from the National Bureau of Economic Research

Foreign Born Scientists: Mobility Patterns for Sixteen Countries
By Chiara Franzoni, Giuseppe Scellato, and Paula Stephan
NBER Working Paper No. 18067, May 2012

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New from the Social Science Research Network

1. The USA Immigration Policy, Border Surveillance and Control
By Peres Gabriel and Cristina Pielmus
Journal of Criminal Investigation, Volume IV, Issue 1, 2011

2. Immigration Advocacy as Labor Advocacy
By Kati L. Griffith and Tamara Lee
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Vol. 33, 2012

3. Birth Rates and Border Crossings: Latin American Migration to the US, Canada, Spain and the UK
By Gordon H. Hanson and Craig McIntosh
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
The Economic Journal, Vol. 122, Issue 561, 2012

4. Suffering in Silence: Asylum Law and the Concealment of Political Opinion as a Form of Persecution
By Peter J. Smith
Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 3, 2012

5. Immigration Policy, Supervision and Control of U.S. Borders
By Peres Gabriel
Journal of Criminal Investigation, Volume IV, Issue 1/2011

6. Deporting the Pardoned
By Jason Alexis Cade, NYU School of Law
UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 46, 2012
NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper

7. On Borders and Crimes: A Reply to Won Kidane
Victor C. Romero, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
39 Fordham Urban Law Journal, City Square 71

8. The Roberts Court Judiciary as 'Umpire' of Immigration Decisions: From Inception to the 2011 Term
By Bijal Shah
Department of Justice/Executive Office for Immigration Review; Yale University - Law School; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
March 25, 2012

9. Cascading Constitutional Deprivation: The Right to Appointed Counsel for Mandatorily Detained Immigrants Pending Removal Proceedings
Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2012
Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper

10. The Wage Impact of Undocumented Workers
By Julie L. Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Georgia State University Department of Economics; Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and Fernando Rios-Avila
FRB Atlanta Working Paper Series No. 2012-4

11. The Plenary Power Immigration Doctrine: The Post 9/11 Hijacking of State Legislatures
By Geordan Saul Kushner
Villanova University Graduate School; State University of New York (SUNY) Department of Political Science
May 15, 2012

12. Don't Stand so Close to Me: The Urban Impact of Immigration
By Antonio Accetturo, Francesco Manaresi, Sauro Mocetti, and Elisabetta Olivieri; Bank of Italy
Bank of Italy Temi di Discussione (Working Paper) No. 866

13. Judging the Judges: Appellate Review of Immigration Decisions
By Scott Rempell, South Texas College of Law
South Texas Law Review, Forthcoming

14. Patterns of Claims-Making on Civic Integration and Migration in Europe: Are Muslims Different?
By Didier Ruedin
University of Neuchatel Joost Berkhout, University of Amsterdam
May 8, 2012
SOM Working Paper No. 2012-08

15. Spending More is Spending Less: Policy Dilemmas on Irregular Migration
By Alessandra Casarico, Bocconi University Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management; Giovanni Facchini, University of Milan Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA); Tommaso Frattini, University of Milan Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA)
Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 330

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New reports from International Organization for Migration

1. Migration Policy Practice, Vol. II, No. 2, April–May 2012
May 2012…

1. Labour Migration from Colombo Process Countries: Good practices, challenges and ways forward
IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 1, May 2012

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JOLT Act: Congress Moving in the Right Direction on Visa Reform
By Jessica Zuckerman
Heritage Foundation Issue Brief, May 15, 2012

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Visas Inc: Corporate Control and Policy Incoherence in the U.S. Temporary Foreign Labor System
By Ashwini Sukthankar
Global Workers Justice Alliance, May 2012…

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Not Coming to America: Why the U.S. Is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent
The Partnership for a New American Economy and The Partnership for New York City
May 2012…

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Do Indian immigrant entrepreneurs residing in different host countries display the same behavioural patterns?
By Huibert Peter de Vries
Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012…

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Criminal Aliens in the U.S.: Statistics and Immigration Enforcement
By Dillon J. Sargent

Nova Science Pub. Inc.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1619426323, $95.00

Book Description: Congress has a long-standing interest in seeing that immigration enforcement agencies identify and deport serious criminal aliens. The expeditious removal of such aliens has been a statutory priority since 1986, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its predecessor agency have operated programs targeting criminal aliens for removal since 1988. This book examines the four programs the DHS operates to target criminal aliens with a focus on the merits of jail enforcement programs and the role of state and localities in immigration enforcement.

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Keeping the Immigrant Bargain: The Costs and Rewards of Success in America
By Vivian S. Louie

Russell Sage Foundation, 240 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 0871545640, $30.36

Book Description:
Most nineteenth and early-twentieth-century European immigrants arrived in the United States with barely more than the clothes on their backs. They performed menial jobs, spoke little English, and often faced a hostile reception. But two or more generations later, the overwhelming majority of their descendants had successfully integrated into American society. Today's immigrants face many of the same challenges, but some experts worry that their integration, especially among Latinos, will not be as successful as their European counterparts. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain examines the journey of Dominican and Colombian newcomers whose children have achieved academic success one generation after the arrival of their parents. Sociologist Vivian Louie provides a much-needed comparison of how both parents and children understand the immigrant journey toward education, mobility, and assimilation.

Based on Louie's own survey and interview study, Keeping the Immigrant Bargain examines the lives of thirty-seven foreign-born Dominican and Colombian parents and their seventy-six young adult offspring the majority of whom were enrolled in or had graduated from college. The book shows how they are adapting to American schools, jobs, neighborhoods, and culture. Louie discovers that before coming to the United States, some of these parents had already achieved higher levels of education than the average foreign-born Dominican or Colombian, and after arrival many owned their own homes. Significantly, most parents in each group expressed optimism about their potential to succeed in the United States, while also expressing pessimism about whether they would ever be accepted as Americans.

In contrast to the social exclusion experienced by their parents, most of the young adults had assimilated linguistically and believed themselves to be full participants in American society. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain shows that the offspring of these largely working-class immigrants had several factors in common that aided their mobility. Their parents were highly engaged in their lives and educational progress, although not always in ways expected by schools or their children, and the children possessed a strong degree of self-motivation. Equally important was the availability of key institutional networks of support, including teachers, peers, afterschool and other enrichment programs, and informal mentors outside of the classroom. These institutional networks gave the children the guidance they needed to succeed in school, offering information the parents often did not know themselves.

While not all immigrants achieve such rapid success, this engrossing study shows how powerful the combination of self-motivation, engaged families, and strong institutional support can be. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain makes the case that institutional relationships such as teachers and principals who are trained to accommodate cultural difference and community organizations that help parents and children learn how to navigate the system can bear significantly on immigrant educational success.

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A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America
By J. Celeste Lay

Temple University Press, 238 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1439907927, $84.50

Paperback, ISBN: 1439907935, $29.95

Book Description: Drawn by low-skilled work and the safety and security of rural life, increasing numbers of families from Latin America and Southeast Asia have migrated to the American heartland. In the path-breaking book A Midwestern Mosaic, J. Celeste Lay examines the effects of political socialization on native white youth growing up in small towns.

Lay studies five Iowa towns to investigate how the political attitudes and inclinations of native adolescents change as a result of rapid ethnic diversification. Using surveys and interviews, she discovers that native adolescents adapt very well to foreign-born citizens, and that over time, gaps diminish between diverse populations and youth in all-white/Anglo towns in regard to tolerance, political knowledge, efficacy, and school participation.

A Midwestern Mosaic looks at the next generation to show how exposure to ethnic and cultural diversity during formative years can shape political behavior and will influence politics in the future.

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Migrants and Health: Political and Institutional Responses to Cultural Diversity in Health Systems
By Christiane Falge, Carlo Ruzza, and Oliver Schmidtke

Ashgate Pub. Co., 170 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0754679152, $99.95

Book Description: Integrating newcomers and minorities into the social fabric of receiving countries has become one of the crucial challenges of contemporary Western societies. This volume seeks to understand patterns of changing institutional practices and public policies where the challenges of including cultural diversity into the social fabric are most pronounced: namely the health care system. In recent years, pro-migrant organizations and anti-racist activists have repeatedly voiced and politicized demands to improve migrants' access to the health-care system giving rise to a lively debate about migrants' access to health-care and responsiveness of institutions to their needs. In a nutshell the book achieves the following: provides a conceptual framework to link patterns of political vocacy/mobilization and processes of migrants' sociopolitical inclusion; integrates the (multi-disciplinary) literature on political mobilization and accommodating cultural diversity in an innovative fashion; presents a comparative study on accommodating diversity in the health care system from a comparative transatlantic perspective; and, generates insight into best practices in the health care system that will be of interest to scholars as well as practitioners in the field. The analysis of health care provision offers an opportunity to test new public policy strategies and the policy consequences of the now widespread aspiration to include citizens more fully in designing and implementing them.

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Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy
By Ananda Rose

Oxford University Press, 208 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0199890935, $25.39

Kindle, ASIN: B00829LCYO, 477 KB, $15.37

Book Description: The U.S. immigration debate has raised some of the most difficult questions our nation has ever faced: How can we preserve the integrity of sovereign borders while also respecting the dignity of human beings? How should a border-that imaginary line in the sand-be humanely and effectively maintained? And how should we regard "the stranger" in our midst?

To understand the experience of those directly impacted by the immigration crisis, Ananda Rose traveled to the Sonoran desert, a border region where the remains of some 2,000 migrants have been recovered over the past decade. There she interviewed Minutemen, Border Patrol agents, Catholic nuns, humanitarian aid workers, left-wing protestors, ranchers, and many other ordinary citizens of southern Arizona. She discovers two starkly opposed ideological perspectives: that of religious activists who embrace a biblically inspired hospitality that stresses love of strangers and a "borderless" compassion; and that of law enforcement, which insists on safety, security, and strict respect for international borders. But by embracing the stories these people tell about their lived experience-whether the rancher angered over seeing his property damaged by trespassing migrants, or the migrant who has left three children behind in a violent shantytown in the hope of providing them a better life through southbound remittances, or the Border Patrol agent stuck between his loyalty to law and the pain of finding a baby girl dead in the desert-Rose takes readers beyond predictable and entrenched partisan views to offer a more nuanced portrait of the conflict on the border. Ultimately, she argues, the immigration question turns on how we choose to view "the other"-with compassion or with fear.

In writing that is intimate, insightful, even-handed, and often gut-wrenchingly vivid, Showdown in the Sonoran Desert offers a fresh new way to frame one of the most important debates of our time.

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Canada's Jews: A People's Journey
By Gerald Tulchinsky

University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 530 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0802090621, $76.87

Paperback, ISBN: 0802093868, $46.00, 630 pp.

Kindle, ASIN: B005DB7ANG, 2080 KB, $28.59

Book Description: The history of the Jewish community in Canada says as much about the development of the nation as it does about the Jewish people. Spurred on by upheavals in Eastern Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many Jews emigrated to the Dominion of Canada, which was then considered little more than a British satellite state. Over the ensuing decades, as the Canadian Jewish identity was forged, Canada itself underwent the transformative experience of separating itself from Britain and distinguishing itself from the United States. In this light, the Canadian Jewish identity was formulated within the parameters of the emerging Canadian national personality.

Canada's Jews is an account of this remarkable story as told by one of the leading authors and historians on the Jewish legacy in Canada. Drawing on his previous work on the subject, Gerald Tulchinsky illuminates the struggle against anti-Semitism and the search for a livelihood amongst the Jewish community. He demonstrates that, far from being a fragment of the Old World, the Canadian Jewry grew from a tiny group of transplanted Europeans to a fully articulated, diversified, and dynamic national group that defined itself as Canadian while expressing itself in the varied political and social contexts of the Dominion.

Canada's Jews covers the 240-year period from the beginnings of the Jewish community in the 1760s to the present day, illuminating the golden chain of Jewish tradition, religion, language, economy, and history as established and renewed in the northern lands. With important points about labour, immigration, and anti-Semitism, it is a timely book that offers sober observations about the Jewish experience and its relation to Canadian

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Politics from Afar: Transnational Diasporas and Networks
By Peter Mandaville and Terrence Lyons

Columbia University Press, 256 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0231702787, $50.00

Book Description: Modern diasporas may seem far-flung and incohesive, but in fact they have an outsized impact on the politics of their homeland. Through a global range of case studies, this groundbreaking volume explores transnational diaspora politics and its effect on development, democratization, conflict, and the changing nature of citizenship. Contributors speak from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and areas of expertise, revealing how diasporic politics have played an undeniable role in shaping the development governance of Mexico, popular unrest in Sri Lanka, and recent Ethiopian elections.

While many thought globalization would usher in a new era of cosmopolitanism, the essays in this volume prove ethnonationalism and patron-client relationships continue to thrive in transnational spaces. Homeland governments, opposition parties, and insurgent groups are all cognizant of the political capital residing in global diasporas, and they eagerly pursue the power of "co-nationals" to advance their strategies of development and broader geopolitical aims. Ambitious and timely, this anthology puts forth a comprehensive, theoretical, and empirical paradigm for mapping contemporary diaspora politics.

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Human Mobility
Boletim 85, Ano IX, May 2012…

Selected articles:

Alabama: Seek Full Repeal of Anti-Immigrant Law
Proposed Amendments Made Bad Legislation Worse…

Turning brain drain into brain gain,,15908172,00.html -

Violence in Israel as African immigration stirs anger,,15973139,00.html

Record number of African refugees migrating to Yemen – UN

Cardinal Vegliò: women migrants are brutalized, still hopeful
Vatican Official Considers Plight of 80% of Refugees Fleeing Wars, Rights Violations

U.S. Bishops To Meet With Bishops From Mexico, Central America And The Caribbean To Discuss Migration Issues

Muslim Role Model for US Immigrants…

Fighting human trafficking, which has become "an industry" in the hands of organized crime

UN independent rights expert urges Gabon to combat trafficking of children…

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International Migration
Vol. 50, No. 3, June 2012


Migration and Development: The Flavour of the 2000s
By Birgitte Mossin Bronden…

The Migration and Development Pendulum: A Critical View on Research and Policy
By Hein de Haas…

Donor-Country Responses to the Migration–Development Buzz: From Ambiguous Concepts to Ambitious Policies?
By Ida Marie Vammen and Birgitte Mossin Brønden…

Going Round in Circles: Circular Migration, Poverty Alleviation and Marginality
By Ronald Skeldon…

Revisiting the Migration–Development Nexus: From Social Networks and Remittances to Markets for Migration Control
By Ninna Nyberg Sorensen…

Revisiting the Remittance Mantra: A Study of Migration–Development Policy Formation in Tanzania
By Peter Hansen…

Unravelling the Migration and Development Web: Research and Policy Implications
By Nina Glick Schiller…

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Journal of Refugee Studies
Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2012


Realizing One's Rights under the 1951 Convention 60 Years On: A Review of Practical Constraints on Accessing Protection in Europe
Lena Karamanidou and Liza Schuster

A New Path Forward: Researching and Reflecting on Forced Displacement and Resettlement
Report on the International Resettlement Conference: Economics, Social Justice, and Ethics in Development-Caused Involuntary Migration, the Hague, 4–8 October 2010
By Julie Koppel Maldonado

Social Technology and Refugee Encampment in Kenya
By Rose Jaji

A Case Study of Political Failure in a Refugee Camp
By Elizabeth Holzer

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Refugee Survey Quarterly
Vol. 31, No. 2, June 2012


Armed Conflict in Asylum Law: The “War-Flaw”
By Hugo Storey

Illegal Refugees: Competing Policy Ideas and the Rise of the Regime of Deterrence in American Asylum Politics
By Rebecca Hamlin

Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum in Sweden: Living Conditions from a Child-Centred Perspective
By Anna Lundberg and Lisa Dahlquist

Asylum-Seekers’ Perspectives on Work and Proof of Identity: The Norwegian Experience
By Marko Valenta and Kristin Thorshaug

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