National Security and Immigration

Policy Development in the United States and Western Europe Since 1945

Author: Christopher Rudolph

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804753777

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 6719

Includes statistical tables and graphs.

Guarding the Gates

Immigration and National Security

Author: Michael C. LeMay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275992941

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

View: 9120

Highlights the role of national security in immigration policy, showing how the two issues have always been inextricably linked, since long before the Immigration and Naturalization Service's absorption by the Department of Homeland Security.

Illegal Immigration and Amnesty

Open Borders and National Security

Author: Janey Levy

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435835832

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2545

Provides information on illegal immigration and proposed amnesty and the different viewpoints on the issue.


Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration

Author: Deepa Fernandes

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 158322954X

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 5234

America has always portrayed itself as a country of immigrants, welcoming each year the millions seeking a new home or refuge in this land of plenty. Increasingly, instead of finding their dream, many encounter a nightmare—a country whose culture and legal system aggressively target and prosecute them. In Targeted, journalist Deepa Fernandes seamlessly weaves together history, political analysis, and first-person narratives of those caught in the grips of the increasingly Kafkaesque U.S. Homeland Security system. She documents how in post-9/11 America immigrants have come to be deemed a national security threat. Fernandes—herself an immigrant well-acquainted with U.S. immigration procedures—takes the reader on a harrowing journey inside the new American immigrant experience, a journey marked by militarized border zones, racist profiling, criminalization, detention and deportation. She argues that since 9/11, the Bush administration has been carrying out a series of systematic changes to decades-old immigration policy that constitute a roll back of immigrant rights and a boon for businesses who are helping to enforce the crackdown on immigrants, creating a growing "Immigration Industrial Complex." She also documents the bullet-to-ballot strategy of white supremacist elements that influence our new immigration legislation.

Immigration, Integration, and Security

America and Europe in Comparative Perspective

Author: Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia,Simon Reich

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822973386

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 4269

Recent acts of terrorism in Britain and Europe and the events of 9/11 in the United States have greatly influenced immigration, security, and integration policies in these countries. Yet many of the current practices surrounding these issues were developed decades ago, and are ill-suited to the dynamics of today's global economies and immigration patterns. At the core of much policy debate is the inherent paradox whereby immigrant populations are frequently perceived as posing a potential security threat yet bolster economies by providing an inexpensive workforce. Strict attention to border controls and immigration quotas has diverted focus away from perhaps the most significant dilemma: the integration of existing immigrant groups. Often restricted in their civil and political rights and targets of xenophobia, racial profiling, and discrimination, immigrants are unable or unwilling to integrate into the population. These factors breed distrust, disenfranchisement, and hatred-factors that potentially engender radicalization and can even threaten internal security. The contributors compare policies on these issues at three relational levels: between individual EU nations and the U.S., between the EU and U.S., and among EU nations. What emerges is a timely and critical examination of the variations and contradictions in policy at each level of interaction and how different agencies and different nations often work in opposition to each other with self-defeating results. While the contributors differ on courses of action, they offer fresh perspectives, some examining significant case studies and laying the groundwork for future debate on these crucial issues.

The Three U.S.-Mexico Border Wars

Drugs, Immigration, and Homeland Security

Author: Tony Payan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275988180

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

View: 3634

Illuminates the connection among homeland security policies, drug laws, and illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, and reveals the consequences for American society at large.

The Three U.S.-Mexico Border Wars: Drugs, Immigration, and Homeland Security, 2nd Edition

Drugs, Immigration, and Homeland Security

Author: Tony Payan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144083542X

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 3765

This book addresses the three central issues that continue to dominate the U.S.-Mexico relationship today: drugs, immigration, and security. Nowhere is this more palpable than at the 2,000-mile border shared by the two countries. • Provides a historical perspective that is necessary to understand today's border conflicts • Includes new coverage of weapons trafficking, human trafficking, the diversified activities of organized crime, the role of drug consumption in America, the decay of the border infrastructure, the militarization of the border, and the effects of Arizona's immigration policy changes • Challenges current views about the border as unsafe, unstable, crime-riddled, and a burden on the nation • Portrays the border as a place of hope in need of better management rather than reinforcement of the security regime that has prevailed in the last decades • Includes a chapter on the Peña government and its effect on the binational relationship, the war on the Cartels, and escalation of violence • Draws on the author's current research and interviews with new government actors • Offers penetrating analysis and sound policy recommendations, particularly on how to achieve a truly binational border management system • Features a new final chapter that projects the future of the border over the next 25 years

The Fence

National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Author: Robert Lee Maril

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896727762

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

View: 6940

"Investigates the reality of the proposed 2,000-mile-long border 'fence' between the United States and Mexico. First-person interviews and rigorous analysis of government documents uncover fiscal mismanagement, wasteful spending, and unkept promises. Suggests new public policies based on reasoned compromise and concern for human life"--Provided by publisher.

The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199704699

Category: Political Science

Page: 912

View: 5645

The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence is a state-of-the-art work on intelligence and national security. Edited by Loch Johnson, one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, the handbook examines the topic in full, beginning with an examination of the major theories of intelligence. It then shifts its focus to how intelligence agencies operate, how they collect information from around the world, the problems that come with transforming "raw" information into credible analysis, and the difficulties in disseminating intelligence to policymakers. It also considers the balance between secrecy and public accountability, and the ethical dilemmas that covert and counterintelligence operations routinely present to intelligence agencies. Throughout, contributors factor in broader historical and political contexts that are integral to understanding how intelligence agencies function in our information-dominated age. The book is organized into the following sections: theories and methods of intelligence studies; historical background; the collection and processing of intelligence; the analysis and production of intelligence; the challenges of intelligence dissemination; counterintelligence and counterterrorism; covert action; intelligence and accountability; and strategic intelligence in other nations.

Visa Security Policy

Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security

Author: Ruth Ellen Wasem

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 143793031X


Page: 21

View: 8292

The case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who allegedly attempted to ignite an explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Dec. 25, 2009. He was traveling on a multi-year, multiple-entry tourist visa. His father came into the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, on Nov. 19, 2009, to express his concerns about his son. Those officials at the Embassy in Abuja sent a cable to the Nat. Counterterrorism Center. State Dept. officials maintain they had insufficient info. to revoke his visa at that time. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Visa Issuances; (3) Basis of Current Visa Policy; (4) Consular Screening Procedures; (5) Visa Revocation; (6) DHS Visa Security Program; (7) Current Issues. Illustrations. This is a print on demand report.

Immigration, Assimilation, and Border Security

Author: Yoku Shaw-Taylor

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1605907197

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 6424

Any change in immigration policy will bring about new homeland security concerns, and new border security policies will create new difficulties for those who wish to see progress made on immigration. Yoku Shaw-Taylor presents a comprehensive view of the relationship between immigration and border security, and the unique challenges posed by this relationship. --from publisher description

Department of Homeland Security Transition

Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, April 10, 2003

Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims

Publisher: N.A


Category: Customs administration

Page: 76

View: 2850


Transforming America

Perspectives on U.S. Immigration

Author: Michael C. LeMay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313396434

Category: Social Science

Page: 807

View: 3781

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.

Scholars and Southern Californian Immigrants in Dialogue

New Conversations in Public Sociology

Author: Victoria Carty, Chapman University,Tekle Woldemikael,Rafael Luévano

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739176188

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 5640

Scholars and Southern Californian Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Public Sociology employs public sociology to bring together academics and undocumented voices in vibrant conversation about immigration in Southern California. The dialogue offers compelling insights concerning reasons for immigration and what happens to Latinos/as when they migrate to the United States.