Making Americans, Remaking America
Louis DeSipio and Rodolfo O. de la Garza
First Edition • February 10, 2015 • 258 pages
Print ISBN: 9780813344737 • $33.00 USD • $42.99 CAN
Ebook ISBN: 9780813344744 • $22.99 USD • $22.99 CAN
US Immigration in the Twenty-First Century is a comprehensive examination of the enduring issues surrounding immigration and immigrants in the United States, beginning with a look at the history of immigration policy, followed by an examination of the legislative and legal debates waged over immigration and settlement policies today and concluding with a consideration of the continuing challenges of achieving immigration reform in the United States. The authors also discuss the issues facing immigrants in the United States, from the reception of immigrants within the native population to the relationship between minorities and immigrants.
Immigration and immigration policy continues to be a hot topic on the campaign trail, and in all branches of federal and state government. US Immigration in the Twenty-First Century provides students with the tools and context they need to understand these complex issues.
Louis DeSipio is professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies at University of California, Irvine. He is co-author or co-editor of several books including Making Americans, Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy (1998), Awash in the Mainstream: Latino Politics in the 1996 Elections (1999), Muted Voices: Latinos and the 2000 Elections (2004), and Beyond the Barrio: Latinos and the 2004 Elections (2010). He has also published book chapters and numerous articles in journals such as American Politics Research, Perspectives on Politics, Urban Affairs Review, and Asian American Policy Review.
Rodolfo de la Garza is Eaton Professor of Administrative Law and Municipal Science in the Department of Political Science, Columbia University. He has edited, co-edited and co-authored numerous books including Making Americans, Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy (1998), Awash in the Mainstream: Latino Politics in the 1996 Elections (1999), Latinos and U. S. Foreign Policy: Lobbying for the Homeland? (2000), Sending Money Home: Hispanic Remittances and Community Development (2002), Muted Voices: Latinos and the 2000 Elections (2004), and The Future of the Voting Rights Act (2006). Dr. de la Garza has served as Vice President of the American Political Science Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Committee on the Status of Latinos in the Profession of the American Political Science Association in 1993.
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Chapter 1: Current Immigration and Immigrant Incorporation Debates: How Did We Get Here?
Chapter 2: Defining Who We Will Be: The History of U.S. Immigration Policy
Chapter 3: Immigrants and Natives: Rights, Responsibilities, and Interaction
Chapter 4: From Immigrant to Citizen: U.S. Naturalization Policy
Chapter 5: Immigrant Civic and Political Engagement.
Chapter 6: Conclusion: U.S. Immigration Policy for the 21st Century
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“If you are looking for a course text that provides a succinct overview of U.S. immigration policy, and the controversies surrounding it, this book is it. This text provides important historical context, a summary of current policy and its controversies, insightful political analysis of the prospects for comprehensive reform, and an in-depth examination of the political incorporation of immigrants in the contemporary era.”
—Ron Schmidt, California State University, Long Beach
“Immigration in the 21st Century painstakingly catalogues the many proposed federal and state immigration policies since 2000 as well as the numerous contentious debates that now characterize immigration politics in the 21st century. So much has happened in the context of immigration politics over the last decade and this book offers an authoritative reference on these modern developments.”
—Natalie Masuoka, Tufts University
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