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: 5089

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.

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: 6243

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

Non-Immigrant Admissions to the United States


Author: Macreadie Barr

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437934013


Page: 10

View: 6419

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: 5639

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.

New Challenges in Immigration Theory

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317515528

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 5510

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: 0190628324

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5067

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.

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: 4057

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: 9605

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: 3464

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: 1511

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 Policy on Temporary Admissions

Author: Ruth Ellen Wasem

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437983197


Page: 41

View: 6921

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.

The Making of the Mosaic

A History of Canadian Immigration Policy

Author: Ninette Kelley,M. Trebilcock

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144269081X

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 3571

Immigration policy is a subject of intense political and public debate. In this second edition of the widely recognized and authoritative work The Making of the Mosaic, Ninette Kelley and Michael Trebilcock have thoroughly revised and updated their examination of the ideas, interests, institutions, and rhetoric that have shaped Canada's immigration history. Beginning their study in the pre-Confederation period, the authors interpret major episodes in the evolution of Canadian immigration policy, including the massive deportations of the First World War and Depression eras as well as the Japanese-Canadian internship camps during World War Two. New chapters provide perspective on immigration in a post-9/11 world, where security concerns and a demand for temporary foreign workers play a defining role in immigration policy reform. A comprehensive and important work, The Making of the Mosaic clarifies the attitudes underlying each phase and juncture of immigration history, providing vital perspective on the central issues of immigration policy that continue to confront us today.


Author: Daniel Thym

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161501043

Category: Law

Page: 451

View: 2211

English summary: Migration law governs the entry and integration of third-country nationals by legal means. Scrutinizing its rules, Daniel Thym adopts the perspective of the public administration and develops guiding principles for the contribution of administrative migration law to the management of migration flows at the national, European and international level. German description: Das Migrationsrecht zielt auf eine rechtliche Steuerung des Zuzugs und der Integration von Auslandern. Mit Blick auf diese Zielsetzung entwickelt Daniel Thym systemleitende Ordnungsmuster fur die eigenstandige Aufgabenwahrnehmung durch die Migrationsverwaltung. Es geht um die handlungsorientierte Bezeichnung von Regelungsoptionen bei der rechtlichen Gestaltung der Wirtschaftsmigration, der gesellschaftlichen Integration, den Grenzen der Ausweisungsbefugnis und der Effektuierung des Kontrollregimes. Als Untersuchungsmassstab dient die zeitgenossische Diskussion uber die Grundlagen des Verwaltungsrechts; dieser Blickwinkel erlaubt eine Rekonstruktion des Auslander-, Asyl- und Staatsangehorigkeitsrechts als einheitliches Rechtsgebiet namens Migrationsrecht. Seine Bestimmungen auf nationaler, europaischer und internationaler Ebene bekraftigen den Anspruch des Migrationsrechts zur Steuerung des Zuzugs und der Integration von Auslandern.

Probationary Americans

Contemporary Immigration Policies and the Shaping of Asian American Communities

Author: Edward J. W. Park,John S. W. Park

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415947510

Category: History

Page: 138

View: 2270

Probationary Americans examines contemporary immigration rules and how they affect the make-up of immigrant communities. The authors' key argument is that immigration policies place race and class as important criteria for gaining entry to the United States, and in doing so, alter the makeup of America's immigrant communities.

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2004

Author: United Nations (UN)

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211091465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 73

View: 8755

This report provides an overview of recent performance and short term prospects for the world economy and of some key global economic policy development and issues. One purpose is to serve as a point of reference for discussions on economic, social and related issues taking place in various UN entities in the first half of 2004. Material contained in this report is based on information available as of 30 November 2003

Migrants at Work

Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Author: Cathryn Costello,Mark Freedland

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191023523

Category: Law

Page: 414

View: 6622

There is a highly significant and under-considered intersection and interaction between migration law and labour law. Labour lawyers have tended to regard migration law as generally speaking outside their purview, and migration lawyers have somewhat similarly tended to neglect labour law. The culmination of a collaborative project on 'Migrants at Work' funded by the John Fell Fund, the Society of Legal Scholars, and the Research Centre at St John's College, Oxford, this volume brings together distinguished legal and migration scholars to examine the impact of migration law on labour rights and how the regulation of migration increasingly impacts upon employment and labour relations. Examining and clarifying the interactions between migration, migration law, and labour law, contributors to the volume identify the many ways that migration law, as currently designed, divides the objectives of labour law, privileging concerns about the labour supply and demand over worker-protective concerns. In addition, migration law creates particular forms of status, which affect employment relations, thereby dividing the subjects of labour law. Chapters cover the labour laws of the UK, Australia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and the US. References are also made to discrete practices in Brazil, France, Greece, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, and South Africa. These countries all host migrants and have developed systems of migration law reflecting very different trajectories. Some are traditional countries of immigration and settlement migration, while others have traditionally been countries of emigration but now import many workers. There are, nonetheless, common features in their immigration law which have a profound impact on labour law, for instance in their shared contemporary shift to using temporary labour migration programmes. Further chapters examine EU and international law on migration, labour rights, human rights, and human trafficking and smuggling, developing cross-jurisdictional and multi-level perspectives. Written by leading scholars of labour law, migration law, and migration studies, this book provides a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to this field of legal interaction, of interest to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, trade unions, and migrants' groups alike.