Immigration : examining the facts / Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman.Material type: TextSeries: Contemporary debatesPublisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, Copyright date: �2017Description: x, 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type:
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- JV6465 .E25 2017
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Includes bibliographcal references and index.
"What are the myths and truths regarding immigration in the United States? This book provides readers with an impartial understanding of the true state of immigration and immigration policy in the United States by refuting falsehoods, misinformation, and exaggerations surrounding this topic--and confirming the validity of other assertions"--Publisher's website.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Who are we? : demographics, immigration history, and the shaping of the United States -- Is the current U.S. immigrant population the largest in the country's history, and are unauthorized immigrants the largest share of this population? -- Are most immigrants in the United States from Mexico? -- Has the United States always welcomed immigrants who arrive legally? -- Given the well-known dangers of illegal border crossings, why don't unauthorized immigrants "stand in line" to enter legally? -- Are Obama's executive actions on immigration responsible for the increase in unauthorized children and families living in the United States? -- Given existing immigration trends, will Hispanics soon overtake whites to become the majority population in the United States? --
2. Labor, employment, and economics of immigration -- Are immigrants taking the jobs of U.S. workers? -- What impact does immigration have on the U.S. economy and economic growth? -- Are immigrants primarily employed in the agricultural sector? -- Do undocumented or "illegal" immigrants pay taxes? -- Do immigrants receive more aid through government-funded programs than they pay in taxes? --
3. Unauthorized immigration, refugees, and asylees -- Are most immigrants in the United States "illegal/unauthorized" immigrants? -- How accurate are terms like "illegal alien" and "illegal immigrant" in describing people entering the United States without authorization? -- Is illegal immigration into the United States getting worse? -- Are most unauthorized immigrants in the United States from Mexico? -- And does the Mexican government maintain a policy of pushing the "worst" of its citizens into the United States? -- How expensive and feasible would it be to deport all "illegal immigrants" living in the United States? -- Are most people illegally crossing the border into the United States doing so in order to find work? --
4. Assimilation, education, and social programs -- Do immigrants to the United States generally make an effort to assimilate and learn English? -- Do immigrants comprise the least educated group of people living in the United States? -- Do all immigrants come to the United States because they want to experience the "American Dream"? --
5. Immigration and crime/public safety -- Are immigrants more likely to commit crimes than native-born U.S. citizens? - How do crime rates along the U.S.-Mexico border compare to the rest of the United States? -- Are individuals who enter the United States illegally or those who enter legally but overstay their visas regarded by the U.S. justice system as criminals? -- Have immigrants been found to be the source of recent disease outbreaks in the United States? --
6. Immigration and children -- Is the unauthorized flow of children across the Mexico-U.S. border into the United States creating a crisis? -- Are most unauthorized alien children (UACs) automatically sent back to their home countries? -- Can a child born in the United States to parents who are unauthorized then sponsor his or her parents for citizenship? -- Are "anchor babies" and birthright citizenship the primary motivations behind illegal immigration? --
7. Immigration and the U.S./Mexico border -- Has lax security at the U.S-Mexico border resulted in a large influx of unauthorized immigrants into the United States in recent years? -- Is a fence along the border the most effective way to address unauthorized immigration into the United States? -- Is national security the primary issue of concern along the U.S.-Mexico border? --
8. Policies and politics of immigration -- Do politicians see the growth of immigrant populations (and especially immigrants of Hispanic descent) in the United States as major influence on both present and future elections? -- Are state authorities or federal authorities in charge of immigration law and its enforcement? -- How do mainline religions and religious denominations in the United States feel about comprehensive immigration reform measures such as the "Gang of *" legislation proposed in 2013? -- Are congressional attitudes toward comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to legalization for unauthorized immigrants, divided along party lines? -- Has immigration enforcement been neglected during the Obama administration?