Immigration Reading List, 7/15/11

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1. House testimony on maritime border security
2. House testimony on Homeland Security investigations
3. Latest issues of DOJ EOIR Immigration Law Advisor
4. Latest issue of CBP magazine, Frontline
5. CRS reports on visa security, TPS, and asylum
6. GAO report on TSA efforts to improve security


7. Gallup poll: Americans' views on immigration
8. New report from TRAC
9. New report from the Pew Hispanic Center
10. Two new reports from the Institute for the Study of Labor
11. Two new reports from the Migration Policy Institute
12. Nine new and recent papers from the Social Science Research Network
13. Three new publications from the International Organization for Migration
14. New report from the OECD
15. "Economic Migration and Happiness: Comparing Immigrants’ and Natives’ Happiness Gains From Income"
16. "Highly-skilled Colombian immigrants in Spain: Do they have to return home to start up in business?"
17. "Achieving Anew: How New Immigrants Do in American Schools, Jobs, and Neighborhoods"


18. Immigration, Assimilation, and Homeland Security
19. The Borders of Integration: Polish Migrants in Germany and the United States, 1870-1924
20. Are Human Rights for Migrants?: Critical Reflections on the Status of Irregular Migrants in Europe and the United States
21. Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico
22. Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America
23. Beyond la Frontera: The History of Mexico-U.S. Migration
24. Regulating the International Movement of Women: From Protection to Control
25. Turks in Europe: From Guest Worker to Transnational Citizen
26. Asian Refugees in America: Narratives of Escape and Adaptation
27. Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe


28. Ethnic and Racial Studies
29. International Journal of Refugee Law
30. International Migration
31. International Migration Review
32. Migration News
33. Rural Migration News

House Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Tuesday, July 12, 2011…

Protecting the Maritime Borders - Leveraging Law Enforcement Cooperation to Enhance Security Along America’s Coasts

Statement by Chairman Candice Miller:
(Video at link)

Witness Testimony:

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

Rear Admiral Paul F. Zukunft
Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety
Security and Stewardship
United States Coast Guard…

Tim Donnellon, Sheriff
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan…

Adrian Garcia, Sheriff
Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas…


House Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management
Thursday, July 7, 2011…

Homeland Security Investigations: Examining DHS’s Efforts to Protect American Jobs and Secure the Homeland

Statement by Chairman Michael McCaul:
(Video at link)

Witness Testimony:

Brian Toohey, President
Semiconductor Industry Association…

Michael Russo, Director of Global Security and Product Protection
Eli Lilly and Company…

Mario Mancuso, Partner
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP…

Jena Baker-McNeill, Senior Policy Analyst, Homeland Security
The Heritage Foundation…


Fruit or Vegetable? Supreme Court To Decide if Tax Fraud is “Fraud” Under Section 101(a)(43)(M)(i) of the Act
By Edward R. Grant
Immigration Law Advisor, Vol. 5 No. 5, May-June, 2011


U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 2011


Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security
By Ruth Ellen Wasem
CRS Report for Congress, June 30, 2011

Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues
By Ruth Ellen Wasem and Karma Ester
CRS Report for Congress, June 30, 2011

Asylum and "Credible Fear" Issues in U.S. Immigration Policy
By Ruth Ellen Wasem
CRS Report for Congress, June 29, 2011


New from the General Accountability Office

TSA Has Taken Actions to Improve Security, but Additional Efforts Remain
Statement of Stephen M. Lord, Director
Homeland Security and Justice Issues
GAO-11-807T, July 13, 2011…


Americans' Views on Immigration Holding Steady
Plurality continues to prefer decreased immigration levels
By Jeffrey M. Jones
Gallup Poll, June 22, 2011…

Views of Immigration, by Political Party
% Should be increased % Should be kept at present level % Should be decreased