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1. House testimony on the DHS' response to border security threats
2. House testimony on the Chinese Media Reciprocity Act of 2011
3. House testimony on the vulnerability of the U.S.-Caribbean Border
4. DHS report on the CBP's use of drones for border security
5. USDA report on farm labor
6. Netherlands: Statistics on immigration
7. E.U.: Report on immigration and asylum for 2011




8. New report from TRAC
9. "Immigrant Small Business Owners: A Significant and Growing Part of the Economy"
10. "Not Coming to America: Why the U.S. is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent"
11. "The Rise of Asian Americans"
12. "Looking Forward: Immigrant Contributions to the Golden State 2012"
13. Seven new discussion papers from the Institute for the Study of Labor
14. Four new reports from the Migration Policy Institute
15. Ten new papers from the Social Science Research Network
16. Two new reports from the International Organization for Migration
17. "Global Trends 2011 Report"






18. Race Migrations: Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race
19. Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora
20. The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization
21. Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics
22. History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation
23. Migration and Social Cohesion in the UK
24. Labour Migration in Malaysia and Spain: Markets, Citizenship and Rights
25. Immigration Policy and the Scandinavian Welfare State 1945-2010
26. Citizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in African Migration






27. Ethnic and Racial Studies
29. European Journal of Migration and Law
28. Forced Migration Review
30. Journal of Intercultural Studies
31. The Social Contract
32. The World Economy

House Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Tuesday, June 19, 2012…

Border Security Threats to the Homeland: DHS’ Response to Innovative Tactics and Techniques

Statement by Chairman Candice Miller
At link above

Witness Testimony:

Donna A. Bucella, Assistant Commissioner
Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Department of Homeland Security…

James A. Dinkins, Executive Associate Director
Homeland Security Investigations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Department of Homeland Security…

Rear Admiral William D. Lee, Deputy for Operations Policy & Capabilities
U.S. Coast Guard
Department of Homeland Security…

Rear Admiral Charles D. Michel, Director
Joint Interagency Task Force South…

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House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chinese Media Reciprocity Act of 2011

Witness Testimony:

Rep. Dana Rohrbacher
Member of Congress
46th District of Columbia…

John Lenczowski, President
The Institute of World Politics
Washington, D.C.…

Nick Zahn, Asia Communications Fellow
Director of the Washington Roundtable for the Asia Pacific Press
The Heritage Foundation

Robert Daly, Director
Maryland China Initiative
The University of Maryland

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House Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management
Thursday, June 21, 2012…

U.S.-Caribbean Border: Open Road for Drug Traffickers and Terrorists

Statement by Chairman Michael McCaul…

Witness Testimony:

Panel I

Governor Luis Fortuño
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico…

Panel II

Rear Admiral William Lee
Deputy for Operations, Policy, and Capabilities
United States Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

Janice Ayala
Assistant Director for Operations
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

Kevin McAleenan
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations
Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

Michael Kostelnik
Assistant Commissioner, Office of CBP Air and Marine
Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

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CBP’s Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Nation’s Border Security
DHS Office of Inspector General, May 2012

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The Potential Impact of Changes in Immigration Policy on U.S. Agriculture and the Market for Hired Farm Labor: A Simulation Analysis
By Steven Zahniser, Tom Hertz, Peter Dixon, and Maureen Rimmer
Economic Research Report No. (ERR-135), May 2012

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Immigration from Eastern Europe remains high
Statistics Netherlands, June 12, 2012…

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3rd Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum (2011)_
European Migration Network, May 30, 2012…

Practical Measures for Reducing Irregular Migration: Ireland
By Emma Quinn and Gillian Kingston
March 2012…

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New from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University

Decline in Federal Criminal Immigration Prosecutions
May 2012

Excerpt: ICE Criminal Prosecutions Down

Until February 2011, ICE criminal prosecutions had been climbing, reaching a peak of 21,686 on an annual basis (see Figure 1). Since then, using a 12-month moving average, numbers can be seen to have been falling. For the 12 months ending in March 2012, there were only 19,149 new criminal prosecutions – some 12 percent fewer.

This fall-off in ICE criminal prosecutions was unexpected. There does not appear to have been any corresponding decrease in ICE deportation activity; indeed, agency announcements continue to promise that deportations should reach around 400,000 during FY 2012. And the agency's estimate is consistent with new case-by-case ICE deportation data just released to TRAC which indicate that there has been no let-up in the monthly volume of ICE deportations which totaled 34,630 during the month of April 2012

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Immigrant Small Business Owners: A Significant and Growing Part of the Economy
The Fiscal Policy Institute, Immigration Research Initiative, June 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 a New York City
May 2012…

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The Rise of Asian Americans
Pew Research Center, June 19, 2012

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Looking Forward: Immigrant Contributions to the Golden State 2012
California Immigrant Policy Center, June 2012

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New from the Institute for the Study of Labor

1. Do Immigrants Displace Native Workers? Evidence from Matched Panel Data
By Pedro S. Martins, Matloob Piracha, and Jose Varejao
Discussion Paper No. 6644, June 2012…

2. Gender, Educational Attainment, and the Impact of Parental Migration on Children Left Behind
By Francisca M Antman
Discussion Paper No. 6640, June 2012…

3. Remittances and Well-Being among Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China
By Alpaslan Akay, Corrado Giulietti, Juan David Robalino, Klaus F. Zimmermann
Discussion Paper No. 6631, June 2012…

4. The Impact of Immigration on the Well-Being of Natives
By Alpaslan Akay, Amelie F. Constant, and Corrado Giulietti
Discussion Paper No. 6630, June 2012…

5. On the Pro-Trade Effects of Immigrants
By Massimiliano Bratti, Luca De Benedictis, and Gianluca Santoni
Discussion Paper No. 6628, June 2012…

6. Remittances and Portfolio Values: An Inquiry Using Spanish Immigrants from Africa, Europe and the Americas
By Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Susan Pozo
Discussion Paper No. 6622, June 2012…

7. Does High-Skilled Migration Affect Publicly Financed Investments?
By Volker Grossmann and David Stadelmann
Discussion Paper No. 6610, May 2012…

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New from the Migration Policy Institute

1. Challenges Ahead on Implementing Executive Action to Prevent Deportation of Unauthorized Youth
By Muzaffar Chishti and Faye Hipsman
Migration Information Source, Policy Beat, June 2012

2. Visas for Entrepreneurs: How Countries are Seeking Out Immigrant Job Creators
By Madeleine Sumption, Migration Policy Institute
Migration Information Source, June 2012

3. MPI Releases Estimates of Unauthorized Immigrant Population Potentially Eligible for Prosecutorial Discretion
June 15, 2012

4. Asian Labour Migrants and Health: Exploring Policy Routes
By Jaime Calderon, Barbara Rijks and Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias
Issue in Brief, June 2012

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New from the Social Science Research Network

1. Cluster Integration - Immigrant Outsider, Alien Invader: Immigration Policing Today
By César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Capital University Law School
48 California Western Law Review 231 (2012)

2. Police Discretion and Local Immigration Policymaking
By Rick Su, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 4, 2011

3. Working on Immigration: Three Models of Labor and Employment Regulation
By Rick Su, State University of New York at Buffalo - Law School
Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 51, 2012

4. Still Waiting: Green Card Problems Persist for High Skill Immigrants - NFAP Policy Brief
By Stuart Anderson
National Foundation for American Policy

5. At the Border between Public and Private: U.S. Immigration Policy for Victims of Domestic Violence
By Nina Rabin
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

6. The States of Immigration
By Rick Su, State University of New York at Buffalo - Law School
William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming

7. Constitutionalizing Immigration Law: The Vital Role of Judicial Discretion in the Removal of Lawful Permanent Residents
By Maritza Reyes
Florida A&M University College of Law
Temple Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 3, 2012

8. Picking Winners: Olympic Citizenship and the Global Race for Talent
By Ayelet Shachar, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Yale Law Journal, Vol. 120, 2011

9. Dreams Deferred: Deferred Action, Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Vexing Case(s) of DREAM Act Students
By Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston Law Center
William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 21, 2012
U of Houston Law Center No. 2012-A-12

10. Undocumented Workers: Crossing the Borders of Immigration and Workplace Law
By Kati L. Griffith
Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 21, 2012

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New reports from International Organization for Migration

1. Profile of Potential Labour Migrants: Analytical Report on a Sample Survey Conducted in Armenia
June 2012…

2. Asian Labour Migrants and Health: Exploring Policy Routes
By Jaime Calderon, Barbara Rijks and Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias
Issue in Brief, June 2012

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Global Trends 2011 Report
800,000 new refugees in 2011, highest this century
UNHCR, June 18, 2012

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Race Migrations: Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race
By Wendy Roth

Stanford University Press, 268 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0804777950, $78.36

Paperback, ISBN: 0804777969, $24.95

Kindle, ASIN: B0080GUSXA, 937 KB, $13.72

Book Description: In this groundbreaking study of Puerto Rican and Dominican migration to the United States, Wendy D. Roth explores the influence of migration on changing cultural conceptions of race—for the newcomers, for their host society, and for those who remain in the countries left behind. Just as migrants can gain new language proficiencies, they can pick up new understandings of race. But adopting an American idea about race does not mean abandoning earlier ideas. New racial schemas transfer across borders and cultures spread between sending and host countries.

Behind many current debates on immigration is the question of how Latinos will integrate and where they fit into the U.S. racial structure. Race Migrations shows that these migrants increasingly see themselves as a Latino racial group. Although U.S. race relations are becoming more "Latin Americanized" by the presence of Latinos and their views about race, race in the home countries is also becoming more "Americanized" through the cultural influence of those who go abroad. Ultimately, Roth shows that several systems of racial classification and stratification co-exist in each place, in the minds of individuals and in their shared cultural understandings of "how race works."

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Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora
By Daniel Kanstroom

Oxford University Press, USA, 264 pp

Hardcover, ISBN: 0199742723, $29.95

Kindle, ASIN: B008B390OK, 2313 KB, $16.47

Book Description:
Since 1996, when new, harsher deportation laws went into effect, the United States has deported millions of noncitizens back to their countries of origin. While the rights of immigrants-with or without legal status--as well as the appropriate pathway to legal status are the subject of much debate, hardly any attention has been paid to what actually happens to deportees once they "pass beyond our aid." In fact, we have fostered a new diaspora of deportees, many of whom are alone and isolated, with strong ties to their former communities in the United States.

Daniel Kanstroom, author of the authoritative history of deportation, Deportation Nation, turns his attention here to the current deportation system of the United States and especially deportation's aftermath: the actual effects on individuals, families, U.S. communities, and the countries that must process and repatriate ever-increasing numbers of U.S. deportees. Few know that once deportees have been expelled to places like Guatemala, Cambodia, Haiti, and El Salvador, many face severe hardship, persecution and, in extreme instances, even death.

Addressing a wide range of political, social, and legal issues, Kanstroom considers whether our deportation system "works" in any meaningful sense. He also asks a number of under-examined legal and philosophical questions: What is the relationship between the "rule of law" and the border? Where do rights begin and end? Do (or should) deportees ever have a "right to return"? After demonstrating that deportation in the U.S. remains an anachronistic, ad hoc, legally questionable affair, the book concludes with specific reform proposals for a more humane and rational deportation system.
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The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization
By Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 248 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1576754383, $23.26

Paperback, Large Print, ISBN: 1442963484, $29.99, 464 pp.

Kindle, ASIN: B005M0D0JG, 484 KB, $11.99

Book Description: This book tells the story of modern immigration through the life of Fekkak Mamdouh, an ordinary, if somewhat fortunate, immigrant who found himself at the center of historic events. Situations like his have given rise to a contentious debate across the United States about immigration and the purpose of contemporary policy. Politicians, media pundits, populist organizations, and policy advocates have focused either on stopping unauthorized immigration or on legalizing undocumented immigrants. The current discussion prompts seemingly discrete questions. How big should the fence along the southern border be? Should undocumented immigrants be allowed to correct their status, and if so, how easily? The debate is intensely polarized, yet too narrow to lead us to real solutions. The wall-versus-amnesty framework hides the far more fundamental question: Should the United States continue to welcome immigrants in large numbers? To answer that question in a humane manner that promises the best possible outcomes for both immigrants and current residents, for both the United States and for the countries that send immigrants, we need a holistic new framework within which to plan future action.

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Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics
By Otto Santa Ana and Celeste González de Bustamante

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 322 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1442214155, $70.18

Book Description: In 2010, the governor of Arizona signed a controversial immigration bill (SB 1070) that led to a news media frenzy, copycat bills in twenty-two states, and a U.S. Supreme Court battle that put Arizona at the cross-hairs of the immigration debate. Arizona Firestorm brings together well-respected experts from across the political spectrum to examine and contextualize the political, economic, historical, and legal issues prompted by this and other anti-Latino and anti-immigrant legislation and state actions. It also addresses the news media’s role in shaping immigration discourse in Arizona and around the globe. Arizona is a case study of the roots and impact of the 21st century immigration challenge. Arizona Firestorm will be of interest to scholars and students in communication, public policy, state politics, federalism, and anyone interested in immigration policy or Latino politics.

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Migration and Social Cohesion in the UK
By Mary J. Hickman, Nicola Mai, and Helen Crowley

Palgrave Macmillan, 240 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 023024355X, $77.14

Kindle, ASIN: B007ZQY78S, 564 KB, $72.00

Book Description: This book argues that social cohesion is achieved through people (new arrivals as well as the long-term settled) being able to resolve the conflicts and tensions within their day-to-day lives in ways that they find positive and viable. These everyday tensions and difficulties are not the result of segregated communities or introduced by problematic new arrivals but rather arise from the conditions of postindustrialism, individualism and neoliberalism. These social and economic forces shape the contours of people's everyday lives, varying according to where they live and the histories of those places. Most important are the histories and narratives of earlier migrations in each place. This book challenges the prevailing view that social cohesion is about the assimilation of new immigrants through acceptance of shared values of Britishness. Rather social cohesion is achieved through people's broad acceptance of a diverse Britain and by navigating the fine lines between separateness and commonalities/differences and unity in the places where they live.

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Labour Migration in Malaysia and Spain: Markets, Citizenship and Rights
By Blanca Garces-Mascarenas

Amsterdam University Press, 288 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 9089642862, $49.95

Book Description: This study confronts the double paradox of state-regulated labor migration: while markets benefit from open borders that allow them to meet the demand for migrant workers, the boundaries of citizenship impose a degree of limitation on cross-border migration. At the same time, the exclusivity of citizenship requires closed membership, yet civil and human rights undermine the state’s capacity to exclude foreigners once they are inside the country. By considering how Malaysia and Spain have responded to the demand for foreign labor, this book analyzes the unavoidable clash of markets, citizenship, and rights.

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Immigration Policy and the Scandinavian Welfare State 1945-2010
By Grete Brochmann and Anniken Hagelund

Palgrave Macmillan, 312 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0230302386, $90.00

Kindle, ASIN: B007ZR16VI, 823 KB, $72.00

Book Description: This book explores the historical development of post-war immigration politics in Norway, Sweden and Denmark from the perspective of the welfare state, examining how welfare states with high ambitions, generous and inclusive welfare schemes and a strong sense of egalitarianism cope with the pressures of immigration and growing diversities.

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History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation
By J. Olaf Kleist and Irial Glynn

Palgrave Macmillan, 272 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0230293387, $80.00

Kindle, ASIN: B007ZQXS1A, 1229 KB, $64.00

Book Description: As the growing diversity of societies is recognised as both an asset and a challenge, academia has been forced to re-evaluate some of its basic assumptions about migrant incorporation and social memories. However, scholars have rarely combined Migration Studies and Memory Studies to consider how perceptions of the past affect the incorporation of immigrants in their host societies. The authors in this volume merge the extensive knowledge and relevant findings produced in both fields. They demonstrate, through a series of empirical studies from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, how various actors have referenced diverse conceptions of their local, regional and national pasts to include and exclude immigrants from receiving societies. By focusing on how the presentation of a certain past relates to the immigration present, the book aims to examine the relationship between the politics of memory and the incorporation of immigrants.

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Citizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in African Migration
By Claudine Attias-Donfut, Joanne Cook, Jaco Hoffman and Louise Waite

Palgrave Macmillan, 224 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0230252745, $85.00

Kindle, ASIN: B007PZVA48, 716 KB, $68.00

Book Description: This book is an exciting additionto themigration studies literature, presentingresearch conducted in Britain, France and South Africa which explores the migration experiences of African families across two generations.Global processes of African migration areexamined through a comparative approach that employs an intergenerational lens to uncover the ways in which familial relations, citizenship and belonging are shaped post-migration. This comparative approach explores the commonalities of African migration as well as the differential impacts as a result of particular socio-cultural contexts and national migration regimes. The book enables readers to learn about the lived experiences of African migrants in areas such as citizenship, belonging, intergenerational transmission, work, education, social mobility and discrimination.

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Ethnic and Racial Studies
Vol. 35, No. 7, 2012

Selected article:

The limits of post-national citizenship: European Muslims, human rights and the hijab
By June Edmunds

Not black, but Habasha: Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants in American society
By Shelly Habecker

Social integration and identity of immigrants from western countries, the FSU and Ethiopia in Israel
By Karin Amit

Cohort progress toward household formation and homeownership: young immigrant cohorts in Los Angeles and Toronto compared
By Zhou Yu and Michael Haan

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European Journal of Migration and Law
Vol. 14, No. 2, 2012

Selected articles:

EU Asylum Law and Human Rights Protection: Revisiting the Principle of Non-refoulement and the Prohibition of Torture and Other Forms of Ill-treatment
By Julia Mink…

Civic Integration as Symbolic Politics: Insights from Austria
By Julia Mourao Permoser…

Legislative Update 2011, EU Immigration and Asylum Law: The Recast Qualification Directive
By Steve Peers…

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Forced Migration Review
No. 39, June 2012

North Africa and Displacement, 2011-2012


Positive lessons from the Arab Spring
By António Guterres

Broadening our perspective
By William Lacy Swing

Migration and revolution
By Hein de Haas and Nando Sigona

Bordering on a crisis
By Guido Ambroso

Legal protection frameworks
By Tamara Wood

The bittersweet return home
By Asmita Naik and Frank Laczko

The reintegration programme for Bangladeshi returnees
By Anita J Wadud

Local hosting and transnational identity
By Katherine E Hoffman

Resettlement is needed for refugees in Tunisia
By Amaya Valcárcel

Dispossession and displacement in Libya
By Rhodri C Williams

We are not all Egyptian
By Martin Jones

Protecting and assisting migrants caught in crises
By Mohammed Abdiker and Angela Sherwood

Looking beyond legal status to human need
By Tarak Bach Baouab, Hernan del Valle, Katharine Derderian, and Aurelie Ponthieu

From commitment to practice: the EU response
By Madeline Garlick and Joanne van Selm

The first safe country
By Raffaela Puggioni

Protection for migrants after the Libyan Revolution
By Samuel Cheung

An asylum spring in the new Libya?
By Jean-François Durieux, Violeta Moreno-Lax and Marina Sharpe

Newly recognised humanitarian actors
By James Shaw-Hamilton

Migrants caught in crisis
By Brian Kelly

Proud to be Tunisian
By Elizabeth Eyster, Houda Chalchoul, and Carole Lalève

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Journal of Intercultural Studies
Vol. 33, No. 3, June 2012…

Selected article:

Forced Marriage vs. Family Reunification: Nationality, Gender and Ethnicity in German Migration Policy
By Doris Urbanek…

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The Social Contract
Volume 22, No. 3, Spring 2012


Immigration Profiteers and the End Users of Illegal Aliens
By Rick Oltman…

Jobs ‘Americans Won’t Do?’
By Dave Gibson…

Free Trade: Exporting Jobs, Importing Aliens
By Peter B. Gemma…

Defrauding the American Taxpayer: The Earned Income Tax Credit - A 2012 Update
By Edwin S. Rubenstein…

Mexico-Style Corruption Infests Texas
By Brenda Walker…

The Rise and Demise? of the Latino Ethno-nationalists
By K.C. McAlpin…

Immigration Lawyers - Lobbying for Their Livelihood
By Alex Johnson…

How Record Immigration Levels Robbed American High-Tech Workers of $10 Trillion
By Gene A. Nelson…

Official line on refugee costs doesn’t hold up
By Don Barnett…

Immigration — The Modern Day “Gold Rush”
By Michael W. Cutler…

Some History about The Triangulation Of Our Open-Border Immigration Advocates
By Donald A. Collins…

The U.S. Catholic Hierarchy — Prophets or Profiteers?
By John Vinson…

Remittances - a Massive Transfer of Wealth
By Fred Elbel…

The High Cost of Cheap Detentions
By Edwin S. Rubenstein…

Welcome the Headhunters to the U.S. People Collection
By Diana Hull…

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The World Economy
Volume 35, No. 3, March 2012

Selected article:

Are the Direct and Indirect Growth Effects of Remittances Significant?
By B. Bhaskara Rao and Gazi Mainul Hassan…

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