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  Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for criminal violations have increased from 24 in FY 1999 to a record 716 in FY 2006.
There have been 742 criminal arrests since the beginning of FY 2007 (through July 31), and there is anecdotal evidence that companies are taking notice and adjusting their business practices to follow the law.
The Administration is investing substantial new funds to address the backlog, and the FBI and USCIS are working together on a variety of projects designed to streamline existing processes so as to reduce waiting times without sacrificing security.
www.whitehouse.gov /infocus/immigration   (0 words)

Immigration policy is a paradigmatic example of conflict of interest between ethnic groups because immigration policy influences the future demographic composition of the nation.
By prescribing that immigration be restricted to 3% of the foreign born as of the 1890 census, the 1924 law prescribed an ethnic status quo approximating the 1920 census.
The opposition to needed skills as the basis of immigration was consistent with the prolonged Jewish attempt to delay the passage of a literacy test as a criterion for immigration beginning in the late nineteenth century until a literacy test was finally passed in 1917.
www.csulb.edu /~kmacd/books-immigration.html   (16996 words)

 immigration - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
IMMIGRATION [immigration] entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence.
In 1952, the Immigration and Nationality Act (the McCarran-Walter Act) was passed; while abolishing race as an overall barrier to immigration, it kept particular forms of national bias.
Immigration control and the management of economic migration in the United Kingdom: organisational culture, implementation, enforcement and identity processes in public services.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/i/immigrat.asp   (896 words)

 Close Up Foundation Civics Education | U.S. Immigration Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The annual immigration ceiling is further reduced to 150,000; the quota is revised to 2 percent of each nationality's representation in the 1920 census.
Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) This nonpartisan "think tank" is devoted to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States.
Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) A center at the University of Minnesota, IHRC maintains archival and library collections, sponsors academic and public programs, and publishes bibliographic and scholarly works on immigration to the United States.
www.closeup.org /immigrat.htm   (4829 words)

High rates of immigration are frequently accompanied by militant, and sometimes violent, calls for immigration restriction or deportation by nationalist groups.
Immigration - The Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 1990 and 1980 Foreign-Born Population in...
Immigration control and the management of economic migration in the United Kingdom: organisational culture, implementation, enforcement......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0825024.html   (216 words)

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Therefore, immigration is only as old as the nation state.
This is felt most strongly in homogenous old world nations where citizenship was long tied to a person having deep historical roots in the country.
The pressure to immigrate is so high that when legal means are restircted illegal immigrations very quickly becomes an important industry.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/i/im/immigration.html   (464 words)

 Immigration, by George J. Borjas: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
In the early 1900s, when immigration reached historically high levels, half of the growth in total U.S. population and in the labor force was due to immigration.
In the eighties immigration was back up and accounted for just under 40 percent of the growth in population and for a quarter of all new labor market entrants.
Striking evidence for this aggregate effect of immigration is given by the deteriorating economic conditions for native workers with less than a high school education.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/Immigration.html   (2467 words)

 National Council of La Raza: Topics
Immigration policy has a direct impact on the lives of these families, and NCLR engages in the policy debate in defense of family-based immigration.
The current immigration laws are out of tune with our country’s economy, and millions of close family members remain in visa backlogs for years, waiting to be reunited with their families.
NCLR is working toward comprehensive immigration reform that includes: 1) a path to citizenship for the current undocumented population; 2) the creation of new legal channels for future immigrant workers; 3) a reduction of family immigration backlogs; and 4) the protection of civil rights and civil liberties.
www.nclr.org /content/topics/detail/500   (1007 words)

 NPR : The Immigration Debate
March 6, 2007 · As Congress prepares to take up the immigration issue again, advocates on both sides of the aisle are seeing a mounting propaganda campaign by white supremacist groups.
January 25, 2007 · Immigration officials are conducting a series of raids dubbed "Operation Return to Sender." One of the biggest raids took place this week in Southern California, where more than 750 illegal immigrants were arrested and will be (or have been) deported.
January 19, 2007 · Some non-U.S. citizens detained by the government for violating immigration laws are kept in rat-infested, cramped cells, fed noxious food and denied basic hygiene items such as clean socks and underpants.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5310549   (996 words)

 Scholastic.com |Research Starters: Immigration
Built on an island in New York Harbor, Ellis Island was the main U.S. immigration center until its closing in 1954.
At the peak of immigration, the center could process one million immigrants a day.
At the turn of the 20th century, a wave of immigration swept America and changed the face of its population, industry, and culture.
teacher.scholastic.com /researchtools/researchstarters/immigration   (1093 words)

 CNN.com - Bush calls for changes on illegal workers - Jan. 8, 2004
President Bush's immigration plans are met with both criticism and favor.
Saying the United States needs an immigration system "that serves the American economy and reflects the American dream," President Bush Wednesday outlined an plan to revamp the nation's immigration laws and allow some eight million illegal immigrants to obtain legal status as temporary workers.
The immigration proposal, unveiled by Bush in a speech in the East Room of the White House, is his first major new policy initiative of the 2004 election year.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/07/bush.immigration   (1343 words)

 Encyclopedia Of American Immigration - Encyclopedia Shop
Encyclopedia of American Immigration Edited by: James Ciment … reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives.
… to you as general editor of the Encyclopedia of American Immigration.
… illustrated Encyclopedia of American Immigration (EAI), to be published by ME Sharpe in the fall of 2000.
www.ecaseload.com /encyclopedia-of-american-immigration.html   (291 words)

 Immigration Attorneys
U.S. Immigration attorneys deal with issues relating to foreign nationals who come to this country either temporarily or permanently, including the associated legal rights, duties, and obligations of aliens in the United States.
American immigration law is one of the most politically divisive areas of the legal system and it's constantly changing.
An immigration attorney can help you with issues such as: obtaining a U.S. work visa or other type of visa, obtaining a green card, naturalization, immigrating to the U.S. for education, adopting a child from another country (international adoption), gaining asylum in the U.S. and other immigration matters.
www.lawinfo.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/Client.lawarea/categoryid/21   (341 words)

 Canadian Immigration Theme Page
It gives an overview of immigration to Canada during the 1800's starting first with information on each region of Canada (starting on the east coast and working westwards) and then giving summaries on various ethnic communities.
From the table of contents, she links to many issues regarding immigrating and identifies the important steps to investigate.
During a 50 year period, the Immigration Shed is where hundreds of thousands of immigrants, refugees and war brides firsted entered as they were accepted into Canada.
www.cln.org /themes/immigration.html   (817 words)

 The Immigration Blog
In talking of setting an optimum level for immigration, Mr Reid has signalled a potentially significant shift in what was a wilfully passive policy: a woolly mix of kindness, fatalism, a desire to fill skill shortages and a sense of duty to countries such as Poland (a sense I share).
The effort was produced by TRAC Immigration (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse), which calls itself as "a non-partisan research organization associated with Syracuse University." It was dutifully covered promptly in the press.
As part of Congress’ ongoing full-employment act for immigration lawyers, the rejected applications are just passed along to the EOIR so that the aliens and their lawyers can give it another try all over again before an immigration judge.
michellemalkin.com /immigration   (3120 words)

 The Learning Page - Community Center - Immigration
American Memory Timeline: Chinese Immigration to the United States, 1851-1900 - (Feature) View a sampling of mid to late 19th century immigration documents related to Chinese immigration.
Second Wave: European Immigration from 1850-1920, The - (Professional Development) In this teacher workshop, participants will follow a set of Web links to documents and images to uncover what America was like for immigrants arriving at the turn of the century.
Today's Immigrants - (Collaborative Project) By conducting and publishing interviews, student historians are invited to tell the story of immigration to the U.S. in the late 20th- and early 21st-centuries.
memory.loc.gov /learn/community/cc_immigration.php   (2021 words)

Some immigrate to be reunited with their loved ones.
In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and immigrate to the U. Fleeing crop failure, land and job shortages, rising taxes, and famine, many came to the U. because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity.
Legal immigration has evolved today into a highly-regulated system that allows American families to sponsor close relatives and employers to hire immigrants with important skills, while permitting U.S. foreign policy to remain flexible in accepting refugees and those seeking asylum.
www.42explore2.com /migration.htm   (2463 words)

Around the turn of the twentieth century, mass immigration from eastern and southern Europe dramatically altered the population's ethnic and religious composition.
But this influx of people is only the most recent example of a long history of immigration to the United States.
A comprehensive history of immigration including extensive discussion of the experiences of a wide range of ethnic groups.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /modules/immigration/index.cfm   (261 words)

 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: US Immigration
This is the full text of a sixteen-page pamphlet, "Chinatown Declared a Nuisance!"; distributed by the Workingmen's Committee of California, it called for the abatement of Chinatown as a health menace.
Immigration and the South, The Atlantic Monthly, November1905 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
Immigration and the Labor Supply, The Atlantic Monthly, November 1905 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook28.html   (676 words)

 Deseret Morning News | Immigration players learn debating skills
A dozen "ordinary citizens" got together to talk about — but not debate — illegal immigration Saturday in the second meeting of an experiment called the Citizens Council on Immigration.
That meeting, which will include both members of the anti-illegal immigration Utah Minuteman Project and undocumented workers, may prove more explosive than the past two — although Nielsen has spent nine hours now teaching the groups about the process of dialogue and deliberation.
Obviously, Nielsen acknowledged, "immigration is an overwhelming issue, and we'd have to be naive to think we can solve it." But his goal, he said, "is to create a different model for citizens to come together to practice democracy."
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,5143,695200086,00.html   (566 words)

 Official Website of the Libertarian National Committee
The freedom to immigrate is a freedom of opportunity, not a guarantee of a handout.
They found that states with the highest rates of immigration during the 1980s also had the highest rates of economic growth and lowest rates of unemployment.
Finally, any discussion of immigration must include a warning about the threat to civil liberties posed by many of the proposals to limit immigration.
www.lp.org /issues/immigration.shtml   (894 words)

 Commission on Immigration
In response to Judge Katzmann’s important message, the ABA Commission on Immigration is reaching out to potential volunteers to increase pro bono recruitment and to strengthen and support existing networks of attorneys who already serve this vulnerable population.
They exploit the trust of immigrants who are new to this country, unfamiliar with our language and legal system, and who assume that a “notario” is a lawyer with a duty to protect their interests.
Ask where the person went to law school, and in what state the person, or their boss (if you speak with their assistant or paralegal) is licensed to practice law.
www.abanet.org /publicserv/immigration/home.html   (1546 words)

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