Immigrants and the Right to Stay

Immigrants and the Right to Stay Author Joseph H. Carens
ISBN-10 9780262289108
Release 2010-09-03
Pages 128
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The Obama administration promises to take on comprehensive immigration reform in 2010, setting policymakers to work on legislation that might give the approximately eleven million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States a path to legalization of status. Commentators have been quick to observe that any such proposal will face intense opposition. Few issues have so divided the country in recent years as immigration. Immigrants and the Right to Stay brings the debate into the realm of public reason. Political theorist Joseph Carens argues that although states have a right to control their borders, the right to deport those who violate immigration laws is not absolute. With time, immigrants develop a moral claim to stay. Emphasizing the moral importance of social membership, and drawing on principles widely recognized in liberal democracies, Carens calls for a rolling amnesty that gives unauthorized migrants a path to regularize their status once they have been settled for a significant period of time.After Carens makes his case, six experts from across the political spectrum respond. Some protest that he goes too far; others say he does not go far enough in protecting the rights of migrants. Several raise competing moral claims and others help us understand how the immigration problem became so large. Carens agrees that no moral claim is absolute, and that, on any complex public issue, principled debate involves weighing competing concerns. But for him the balance falls clearly on the side of amnesty.

The Right to Stay Home

The Right to Stay Home Author David Bacon
ISBN-10 9780807001622
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 328
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The story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities to the poverty that forces people to migrate to the United States People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that country’s population lives north of the US border, the decision to migrate is rarely voluntary. Free trade agreements and economic policies that exacerbate and reinforce extreme wealth disparities make it impossible for Mexicans to make a living at home. And yet when they migrate to the United States, they must grapple with criminalization, low wages, and exploitation. In The Right to Stay Home, journalist David Bacon tells the story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities. Bacon shows how immigrant communities are fighting back—envisioning a world in which migration isn’t forced by poverty or environmental destruction and people are guaranteed the “right to stay home.” This richly detailed and comprehensive portrait of immigration reveals how the interconnected web of labor, migration, and the global economy unites farmers, migrant workers, and union organizers across borders. In addition to incisive reporting, eleven narratives are included, giving readers the chance to hear the voices of activists themselves as they reflect on their experiences, analyze the complexities of their realities, and affirm their vision for a better world.

Essays on the Developing Law of Human Rights

Essays on the Developing Law of Human Rights Author Loukēs G. Loukaidēs
ISBN-10 0792332768
Release 1995-05-29
Pages 236
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Chinese Immigrants and American Law

Chinese Immigrants and American Law Author Charles McClain
ISBN-10 0815318499
Release 1994
Pages 489
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Promoting Conflict or Peace through Identity

Promoting Conflict or Peace through Identity Author Dr Nikki R Slocum-Bradley
ISBN-10 9781409498858
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 242
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Developing a solid basis for future research and training, this illuminating volume facilitates peace and mutual understanding between people by addressing a root cause of social conflicts: identity constructions. The volume encompasses eight revealing empirical case studies from regions throughout the world, conducted by experts from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Each case study examines how identities are being constructed and used in the region, how these identities are related to borders and in what ways identity constructions foment peace or conflict. The volume summarizes insights gleaned from these studies and formulates an analytical framework for understanding the role of identity constructions in conflict or peace.

The Integration and Protection of Immigrants

The Integration and Protection of Immigrants Author Paul Van Aerschot
ISBN-10 9781317027430
Release 2016-02-24
Pages 252
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In Scandinavian countries immigration is a sensitive issue and legislators’ approach to the questions it has raised has varied over the years. Whatever immigrant and integration policies are adopted in a democratic society, it is clear that the legislation and the authorities have to ensure that the individual rights of the immigrants residing in its territory are respected. With Canada as a point of reference, this book draws attention to weaknesses in the regulation and implementation of integration provisions threatening the immigrants’ individual rights in the EU member states of Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The study challenges readers to critically review the meaning of rights and the notion of global caring. It takes a critical look at how vulnerable immigrants fare in a largely immigrant nation with a welfare capitalism legacy, when compared to three European nations which claim to embrace institutional welfare models. This book will be of great interest to scholars and decision-makers interested in Scandinavian or Canadian immigration and integration policies.

Positively American

Positively American Author Chuck Schumer
ISBN-10 9781594867569
Release 2007-01-23
Pages 288
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New York's popular senior senator, who won reelection by the largest margin in the state's history, offers a bold plan for change in the Democratic party. As the results of the last presidential election played out, it became clear that while Democrats call themselves the party of the middle, the middle class does not consider the Democrats their party. Now, Chuck Schumer, who has gained national prominence as the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee, offers his plan for capturing the middle-class vote and moving his party back into the majority. Democrats can accomplish this, the senator explains, without abandoning their traditional principles. Schumer envisions a hypothetical, average middle-class American family--he thinks of them as "The Baileys"--who spend "as much time talking about the cost of cornflakes as the cost of the national debt." He then details specific proposals he believes would keep America safe, secure, and on top; and support the aspirations of a prosperous and growing middle class while speaking to anxieties created in a world changed by technology and globalization.

Cengage Advantage Books American Government and Politics Today Brief Edition

Cengage Advantage Books  American Government and Politics Today  Brief Edition Author Steffen W. Schmidt
ISBN-10 9781305499041
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 432
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2016-2017, shows you how easily and effectively you can participate in the political process. New features, up-to-date political news and analysis, and a great price make this text a top seller. Praised for its succinct format, balanced coverage, clarity, and readability, this book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing interesting student-oriented features that further convey what active citizenship means. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Integration of Immigrants in European Societies

The Integration of Immigrants in European Societies Author Friedrich Heckmann
ISBN-10 3828201814
Release 2003
Pages 261
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The Integration of Immigrants in European Societies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Integration of Immigrants in European Societies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Integration of Immigrants in European Societies book for free.

Children of Immigrants in a Globalized World

Children of Immigrants in a Globalized World Author E. Colombo
ISBN-10 9781137005298
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 208
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This book explores the generational experience of children of immigrants growing up in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, comparing the lives of Mediterranean youths with those from America and Northern Europe.

Constructing Immigrant Illegality

Constructing Immigrant  Illegality Author Cecilia Menjívar
ISBN-10 9781107041592
Release 2013-11-25
Pages 412
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The topic of "illegal" immigration has been a major aspect of public discourse in the United States and many other immigrant-receiving countries. From the beginning of its modern invocation in the early twentieth century, the often ill-defined epithet of human "illegality" has figured prominently in the media; in vigorous public debates at the national, state, and local levels; and in presidential campaigns. In this collection of essays, contributors from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, law, political science, religious studies, and sociology - examine how immigration law shapes immigrant illegality, how the concept of immigrant illegality is deployed and lived, and how its power is wielded and resisted. The authors conclude that the current concept of immigrant illegality is in need of sustained critique, as careful analysis will aid policy discussions and lead to more just solutions.

Immigration Policy and the Scandinavian Welfare State 1945 2010

Immigration Policy and the Scandinavian Welfare State 1945 2010 Author G. Brochmann
ISBN-10 9781137015167
Release 2012-05-09
Pages 308
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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.

Debates on U S Immigration

Debates on U S  Immigration Author Judith Gans
ISBN-10 9781412996013
Release 2012-10-17
Pages 624
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This volume uses introductory essays followed by point/counterpoint articles to explore prominent and perennially important debates, providing readers with views on multiple sides of the complex issue of US immigration.

Immigrants and National Identity in Europe

Immigrants and National Identity in Europe Author Anna Triandafyllidou
ISBN-10 9781134517558
Release 2003-08-29
Pages 192
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The author reviews main theories of nationalism and criticises their lack of elaboration on the role of 'Others' in nation formation. Drawing upon anthropological, sociological and social psychological perspectives, she develops a dynamic, relational perspective for the study of national theory.

Immigration in the US

Immigration in the US Author Tammy Gagne
ISBN-10 9781612285061
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 48
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The United States began as a country of immigrants. For more than a century, though, descendents of those immigrants have argued over exactly who should be allowed to enter the United States and become American citizens. Federal laws controlling the number of immigrants allowed into the country—along with limits on how many can travel here for specific reasons—have been passed, and abolished. State laws designed to identify illegal immigrants have been passed, and in some cases also retracted. Today immigrants contribute to the combined cultures that have always made up our nation. Still, foreigners are blamed for taking advantage of public service programs, taking Americans' jobs, and not paying taxes. Are these allegations true? What does the future hold for immigration in the United States?

Everyday Law for Immigrants

Everyday Law for Immigrants Author Victor C. Romero
ISBN-10 9781317260158
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 160
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Immigration is one of the most controversial topics of the decade. Citizens and pundits from across the political spectrum argue for major and disparate changes to American immigration law. Yet few know what American immigration law actually is and how it functions. Everyday Law for Immigrants is an ideal guide for U.S. citizens who want a better understanding of our immigration laws as well as for migrants who make the United States their home. Romero deftly and comprehensively explains the basic challenges immigrants and foreign nationals face not only within formal immigration policy but also within American domestic law generally, including rules promulgated by federal, state, and local entities that affect noncitizens. A concise and accessible primer for interested citizens, noncitizens, and their advocates, this book provides a bird's-eye view of U.S. immigration history, practice, and procedure, and constructively addresses the many legal issues in areas such as education, housing, and employment that affect foreigners who reside here. It includes easy-to-understand examples and an extensive appendix of print and Internet resources for further help.

The DREAMers

The DREAMers Author Walter J. Nicholls
ISBN-10 9780804788694
Release 2013-09-04
Pages 240
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On May 17, 2010, four undocumented students occupied the Arizona office of Senator John McCain. Across the country a flurry of occupations, hunger strikes, demonstrations, and marches followed, calling for support of the DREAM Act that would allow these young people the legal right to stay in the United States. The highly public, confrontational nature of these actions marked a sharp departure from more subdued, anonymous forms of activism of years past. The DREAMers provides the first investigation of the youth movement that has transformed the national immigration debate, from its start in the early 2000s through the present day. Walter Nicholls draws on interviews, news stories, and firsthand encounters with activists to highlight the strategies and claims that have created this now-powerful voice in American politics. Facing high levels of anti-immigrant sentiment across the country, undocumented youths sought to increase support for their cause and change the terms of debate by arguing for their unique position—as culturally integrated, long term residents and most importantly as "American" youth sharing in core American values. Since 2010 undocumented activists have increasingly claimed their own space in the public sphere, asserting a right to recognition—a right to have rights. Ultimately, through the story of the undocumented youth movement, The DREAMers shows how a stigmatized group—whether immigrants or others—can gain a powerful voice in American political debate.