Immigration Controls

The Search for Workable Policies in Germany and the United States

Author: Kay Hailbronner,David A. Martin,Hiroshi Motomura

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571810892

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 400

Some of the most pressing questions in immigration law and policy today concern the problem of immigration controls. How are immigration laws administered, and how are they enforced against those who enter and remain in a receiving country without legal permission? Comparing the United States and Germany, two of the four extended essays in this volume concern enforcement; the other two address techniques for managing high-volume asylum systems in both countries.

Immigration Admissions

The Search for Workable Policies in Germany and the United States

Author: Kay Hailbronner

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571814081

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 1962

There is general agreement today that traditional approaches to immigration admissions in the major receiving countries of the West have serious shortcomings either in concept or implementation, or at times in both. These essays, all written by leading immigration experts, consider the philosophical and moral constraints on immigration law and policy, the basic elements of a comprehensive migration policy, and specific policy areas, including family reunification and asylum. Taken together, these perspectives represent a fresh, comparative look at some of the most urgent issues in this pivotal area of law and policy.

The Ethics of Immigration

Author: Joseph Carens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986967

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 4681

In The Ethics of Immigration, Joseph Carens synthesizes a lifetime of work to explore and illuminate one of the most pressing issues of our time. Immigration poses practical problems for western democracies and also challenges the ways in which people in democracies think about citizenship and belonging, about rights and responsibilities, and about freedom and equality. Carens begins by focusing on current immigration controversies in North America and Europe about access to citizenship, the integration of immigrants, temporary workers, irregular migrants and the admission of family members and refugees. Working within the moral framework provided by liberal democratic values, he argues that some of the practices of democratic states in these areas are morally defensible, while others need to be reformed. In the last part of the book he moves beyond the currently feasible to ask questions about immigration from a more fundamental perspective. He argues that democratic values of freedom and equality ultimately entail a commitment to open borders. Only in a world of open borders, he contends, will we live up to our most basic principles. Many will not agree with some of Carens' claims, especially his controversial conclusion, but none will be able to dismiss his views lightly. Powerfully argued by one of the world's leading political philosophers on the issue, The Ethics of Immigration is a landmark work on one of the most important global social trends of our era.

Non-Immigrant Admissions to the United States


Author: Macreadie Barr

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437934013


Page: 10

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Non-Immigrants (NI) are foreign nationals granted temporary entry into the U.S. The major purposes for which NI admissions include temporary visits for bus. or pleasure, academic or vocational study, temporary employ., and to act as a rep. of a foreign gov¿t. or internat. body. This report presents info. on the number and characteristics of NI admissions to the U.S. in 2007. During 2007, there were 171 million NI admissions to the U.S. The majority (90%) were short-term visitors such as tourists and bus. travelers, while the remaining 10% (3.6 million) were temporary residents characterized by a longer duration of stay, such as specialty workers, students, and nurses. The leading countries of citizenship of NI were Mexico, the U.K., and Japan.

U. S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions

Author: Ruth Ellen Wasem

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437932819


Page: 37

View: 7390

Contents: (1) Overview; (2) Current Law and Policy; Worldwide Immigration Levels; Per-Country Ceilings; Other Permanent Immigration Categories; (3) Admissions Trends: Immigration Patterns, 1900-2008; FY 2008 Admissions; (4) Backlogs and Waiting Times: Visa Processing Dates: Family-Based Visa Priority Dates; Employment-Based Visa Retrogression; Petition Processing Backlogs; (5) Issues and Options in the 111th Congress: Effects of Current Economic Conditions on Legal Immigration; Family-Based Preferences; Permanent Partners; Point System; Immigration Commission; Interaction with Legalization Options; Lifting Per-Country Ceilings. Charts and tables.

Ethics & International Affairs

A Reader, Third Edition

Author: Joel H. Rosenthal,Christian Barry

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589017218

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 8031

The third edition of Ethics & International Affairs provides a fresh selection of classroom resources, ideal for courses in international relations, ethics, foreign policy, and related fields. Published with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, this collection contains some of the best contemporary scholarship on international ethics, written by a group of distinguished political scientists, political theorists, philosophers, applied ethicists, and economic development specialists. Each contributor explores how moral theory can inform policy choices regarding topics such as war and intervention, international organizations, human rights, and global economic justice. This book provides an entry point into these key debates and offers a platform for further discussion. Published in cooperation with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

New Challenges in Immigration Theory

Author: Crispino E.G. Akakpo,Patti Tamara Lenard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317515528

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 6214

As far as immigration theory is concerned, the attempt to reconcile concern for all persons with the reality of state boundaries and exclusionary policies has proved difficult within the limits of normative liberal political philosophy. However, the realpolitik of migration in today’s environment forces a major paradigm shift. We must move beyond standard debates between those who argue for more open borders and those who argue for more closed borders. This book aims to show that a realistic utopia of political theory of immigration is possible, but argues that to do so we must focus on expanding the boundaries of what are familiar normative positions in political theory. Theorists must better inform themselves of the concrete challenges facing migration policies: statelessness, brain drain, migrant rights, asylum policies, migrant detention practices, climate refugees, etc. We must ask: what is the best we can and ought to wish for in the face of these difficult migration challenges. Blake, Carens, and Cole offer pieces that outline the major normative questions in the political theory of immigration. The positions these scholars outline are challenged by the pieces contributed by Lister, Ottonelli, Torresi, Sager, and Silverman. These latter pieces force the reformulation of the central positions in normative political theory of immigration. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

The Politics of Immigration

Partisanship, Demographic Change, and American National Identity

Author: Tom K. Wong

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190235322

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 9472

Immigration has been deeply woven into the fabric of American nation building since the founding of the Republic. Indeed, immigrants have played an integral role in American history, but they are also intricately tied to America's present and will feature prominently in America's future. Immigration can shape a nation. Consequently, immigration policy can maintain, replenish, and even reshape it. Immigration policy debates are thus seldom just about who to let in and how many, as a nation's immigration policies can define its identity. This is what helps breathe fire into the politics of immigration. Against this backdrop, political parties promote their own narratives about what the immigration policies of a nation of immigrants should be while undermining the contrasting narratives of political opponents. Racial and ethnic groups mobilize for political inclusion as immigration increases their numbers, but are often confronted by the counteractive mobilization of nativist groups. Legislators calibrate their positions on immigration by weighing traditional electoral concerns against a new demographic normal that is reshaping the American electorate. At stake are not just what our immigration policies will be, but also what America can become. What are the determinants of immigration policymaking in the United States? The Politics of Immigration focuses the analytical lens on the electoral incentives that legislators in Congress have to support or oppose immigration policy reforms at the federal level. In contrast to previous arguments, Tom K. Wong argues that contemporary immigration politics in the United States can be characterized by three underlying features: the entrenchment of partisan divides among legislators on the issue of immigration, the political implications of the demographic changes that are reshaping the American electorate, and how these changes are creating new opportunities to define what it means to be an American in a period of unprecedented national origins, racial and ethnic, and cultural diversity.

A Nation by Design

immigration policy in the fashioning of America

Author: Aristide R. ZOLBERG,Aristide R Zolberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674045467

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 3033


U. S. Immigration Policy on Temporary Admissions

Author: Ruth Ellen Wasem

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437983197


Page: 41

View: 1373

U.S. law provides for the temporary admission of various categories of foreign nationals, who are known as non-immigrants (NI). NI are admitted for a designated period of time and a specific purpose. They include a wide range of visitors, including tourists, foreign students, diplomats, and temporary workers. There are 24 major NI visa categories. These visa categories are commonly referred to by the letter and numeral that denotes their subsection in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Contents of this report: Intro.; Policy Tensions; Broad Categories of Non-immigrants; Exclusion and Removal; Periods of Admission; Employment Authorization; Statistical Trends; Current Laws. Charts and tables. A print on demand report.

Understanding Immigration Law

Author: Kevin R. Johnson,Raquel Aldana,Bill Ong Hing,Leticia Saucedo

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0769881971

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7964

The Second Edition of Understanding Immigration Law lays out the basics of U.S. immigration law in an accessible way to newcomers to the field. It offers background about the intellectual, historical, and constitutional foundations of U.S. immigration law. The eBook also identifies the factors that have historically fueled migration to the United States, including the economic "pull" of jobs and family in the United States and the "push" of economic hardship, political instability, and other facts of life in the sending country. In the middle chapters, the authors provide a capsule summary of the law concerning the admissions and removal procedures and criteria in the Immigration and Nationality Act. The book ends with a chapter speculating about the future of U.S. immigration law and the challenges and opportunities facing the nation. This eBook provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. immigration law. It has been designed to supplement the most widely adopted immigration law casebooks. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Opening the Floodgates

Why America Needs to Rethink its Borders and Immigration Laws

Author: Kevin R. Johnson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814743005

Category: Law

Page: 289

View: 4766

Seeking to re-imagine the meaning and significance of the international border, Opening the Floodgates makes a case for eliminating the border as a legal construct that impedes the movement of people into this country. Open migration policies deserve fuller analysis, as evidenced by President Barack Obama’s pledge to make immigration reform a priority. Kevin R. Johnson offers an alternative vision of how U.S. borders might be reconfigured, grounded in moral, economic, and policy arguments for open borders. Importantly, liberalizing migration through an open borders policy would recognize that the enforcement of closed borders cannot stifle the strong, perhaps irresistible, economic, social, and political pressures that fuel international migration. Controversially, Johnson suggests that open borders are entirely consistent with efforts to prevent terrorism that have dominated immigration enforcement since the events of September 11, 2001. More liberal migration, he suggests, would allow for full attention to be paid to the true dangers to public safety and national security.

Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration [3 volumes]

Perspectives on U.S. Immigration

Author: Michael C. LeMay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313396442

Category: Social Science

Page: 807

View: 6709

Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today.

Immigration Justice

Author: Peter Higgins

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748670270

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 5122

What moral standards ought nation-states abide by when selecting immigration policies? Peter Higgins argues that immigration policies can only be judged by considering the inequalities that are produced by the institutions - such as gender, race and class - that constitute our social world.Higgins challenges conventional positions on immigration justice, including the view that states have a right to choose whatever immigration policies they like, or that all immigration restrictions ought to be eliminated and borders opened. Rather than suggesting one absolute solution, he argues that a unique set of immigration policies will be just for each country. He concludes with concrete recommendations for policymaking.

Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Issues

Author: Ruth Ellen Wasem

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 143798486X


Page: 14

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The purpose of the diversity immigrant visa lottery is to encourage legal immigration from countries other than the major sending countries of current immigrants to the U.S. Current law weights the allocation of immigrant visas heavily toward aliens with close family in the U.S. and, to a lesser extent, toward aliens who meet particular employment needs. The diversity immigrant category was added to the Immigration and Nationality Act to stimulate ¿new seed¿ immigration (i.e., to foster new, more varied migration from other parts of the world). Contents of this report: Background: Legislative Origins; Eligibility Criteria; Trends in Source Countries; Demographic Features; Legislative Issues. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

Bender's Immigration and Nationality Act Service

Author: Publisher's Editorial Staff

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1579110827

Category: Law

Page: 1136

View: 8597

With Congress amending the Immigration and Nationality Act, it's important to keep abreast of changes in the law. You can stay current with Bender's Immigration and Nationality Act Service. It is a comprehensive, easy-to-use presentation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended. With a subscription to this continuously updated service, you will periodially receive new files containing all the changes in the law. Footnote references indicate origin of major amendments to the Act. Notes containing the text of selected ancillary provisions of law not enacted as part of the INA are included following topically-related sections of the Act. Also includes an Appendix of selected non-INA sections of Title 8 (Aliens and Nationality), United States Code Service. A topical index facilitates easy access to desired statutory sections. Bender's Immigration and Nationality Act Service gives you the complete text of the Act set out according to its statutory title and chapter arrangement, covering: • Definitions; applicability, etc. • Immigration selection system • Qualifications for admission of aliens; travel control of citizens and aliens • Issuance of entry documents • Inspection, apprehension, examination, exclusion, and removal • Adjustment and change of status • Special provisions relating to alien crewman • Registration of aliens • General penalty provisions • Nationality at birth and by collective naturalization • Nationality through naturalization • Loss of nationality • Refugee assistance • Alien terrorist removal procedures

U.S. Immigration and Education

Cultural and Policy Issues Across the Lifespan

Author: Elena L. Grigorenko, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826111084

Category: Education

Page: 408

View: 7798

This handbook helps readers to both understand and craft policies to aid the successful acculturation of immigrants in the US. It is an excellent road map for researchers in immigration and education, as well as educational and developmental psychologists, sociologists, economists, and public policy makers. An immigrant from Russia, Dr. Grigorenko weaves her first-hand experiences and strategies into this unique text. It encompasses all available research on immigration and acculturation, from new information on bilingual education to studies of low-skill versus high-skill workers. Key Topics: Immigration and America: current snapshot of US immigration policy and a demographic profile Immigration and education: Pre-K though grade12, higher, and adult education, and the labor market Immigration and incorporation into society: Implications for human development, health, and policy