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Illegal immigration / Paul Hina, book editor
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2008
book jacket
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 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL j325.73 ILL    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Illegal aliens -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Subject United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile literature
Physical Description 211 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-203) and index
Contents Foreword -- Introduction -- ch. 1. Illegal immigrants and cultural assimilation -- 1. Americans are divided over illegal immigrants / Pew Research Center for the People and the Press -- 2. The government should have a role in encouraging assimilation / Karen Brulliard -- 3. Immigrants are assimilating to American culture / Stephen J. Trejo -- 4. Immigrants are not assimilating to American culture / David Frum -- 5. Illegal immigrants are dangerous for America / R. Cort Kirkwood -- ch. 2. The effects of illegal immigration on the American economy -- 1. Immigrants hurt the U.S. economy / Steven Malanga -- 2. Immigrants help the U.S. economy / Daniel Griswold -- 3. Illegal immigrants are costing public schools too much / Jack Martin -- 4. Illegal immigrants and their children should be educated despite costs / Houston Chronicle -- 5. Immigrants are abusing the public health system / Alison Green and Jack Martin -- 6. Immigrants are not causing the public health system to fail / Meredith L. King
ch. 3. Political responses to illegal immigration -- 1. Immigration legislation should not reward illegal immigrants / Mike Pence -- 2. Immigration legislation should not punish all illegal immigrants / Edward M. Kennedy -- 3. Amnesty for illegal immigrants is bad for the Unitee States / Kris W. Kobach -- 4. Amnesty for illegal immigrants is good for the United States / Justin Akers Chacon -- 5. State governments are forced to act in the absence of federal immigration reform / T.R. Reid -- ch. 4. Personal perspectives on illegal immigration -- 1. My family's journey across the U.S. border / Faviola Rubio -- 2. Life as an illegal immigrant in America / Rick Lavender -- 3. Patrolling the U.S. border / Malia Politzer -- 4. A minuteman guards the border / Charlie LeDuff -- 5. Living on the border / Leo W. Banks -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Offers debates on how illegal immigrants to the United States affect its culture, economy, and politics as well as personal accounts from both illegal immigrants and those who guard the border
Series Contemporary issues companion
SOE Curriculum Lab
Alternate Author Hina, Paul

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