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

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Includes statistical tables and graphs.
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Guarding the Gates

Immigration and National Security

Author: Michael C. LeMay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275992941

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

View: 1388

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.
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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

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

Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration

Author: Deepa Fernandes

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 158322954X

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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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.
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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

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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.
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Mass Immigration and the National Interest

Policy Directions for the New Century

Author: Vernon M. Briggs

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765609335

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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As America begins the twenty-first century there is a growing outcry across the land for reform of the nation's chaotic immigration policies - especially in the light of new national security concerns. In this completely revised and updated version of his classic text on the subject, Vernon M. Briggs spells out how the nation's immigration policies consist of a hodge-podge of ineffective, counter productive, and special interest provisions, born from more than forty years of dubious political compromises, rather than serving the national interest. Using fresh data from the 2000 Census, Briggs shows how immigration patterns are in direct conflict with emerging labor market trends and constitute a serious threat to the jobs of American workers. He also provides specific details on what needs to be done to reform immigration policies so that they once more serve the national interest and promote national security.
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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

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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
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Redefining Security

Population Movements and National Security

Author: Nana Poku,David T. Graham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275960971

Category: History

Page: 245

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Declaring that legal and illegal immigration, movement within national boundaries, and the increased flow of business and tourist travellers has caused problems of national security to become intertwined with more than solely military and political concerns, the editors have gathered 11 essays explo
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Frontiers of Fear

Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe

Author: Ariane Chebel D'Appollonia

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464382

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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On both sides of the Atlantic, restrictive immigration policies have been framed as security imperatives since the 1990s. This trend accelerated in the aftermath of 9/11 and subsequent terrorist attacks in Europe. In Frontiers of Fear, Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia raises two central questions with profound consequences for national security and immigration policy: First, does the securitization of immigration issues actually contribute to the enhancement of internal security? Second, does the use of counterterrorist measures address such immigration issues as the increasing number of illegal immigrants, the resilience of ethnic tensions, and the emergence of homegrown radicalization? Chebel d'Appollonia questions the main assumptions that inform political agendas in the United States and throughout Europe, analyzing implementation and evaluating the effectiveness of policies in terms of their stated objectives. She argues that the new security-based immigration regime has proven ineffective in achieving its prescribed goals and even aggravated the problems it was supposed to solve: A security/insecurity cycle has been created that results in less security and less democracy. The excesses of securitization have harmed both immigration and counterterrorist policies and seriously damaged the delicate balance between security and respect for civil liberties.
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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

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"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.
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Visa issuance and homeland security

hearings before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Citizenship of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, July 15, September 23, and September 30, 2003

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

Publisher: Not Avail

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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Fremde in unserer Mitte

Politische Philosophie der Einwanderung

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518754262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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Das Thema Einwanderung wirft gewichtige gesellschaftspolitische, moralische und ethische Fragen auf, die seit einiger Zeit im Zentrum intensiver Debatten stehen. Der renommierte britische Philosoph David Miller verteidigt in seinem Buch eine Position zwischen einem starken Kosmopolitismus, der für uneingeschränkte Bewegungsfreiheit und offene Grenzen plädiert, und einem blinden Nationalismus, der oft in pauschale Ausländerfeindlichkeit und dumpfen Rassismus umschlägt. In ständiger Auseinandersetzung mit Gegenargumenten entwickelt er seinen Standpunkt, der die Rechte sowohl der Immigranten als auch der Staatsbürger berücksichtigen soll – und einen schwachen Kosmopolitismus ebenso einschließt wie das Recht von Nationalstaaten, ihre Grenzen zu kontrollieren. Ziel von Millers Ausführungen ist eine Immigrationspolitik liberaler Demokratien, die so gerecht ist wie möglich und so realistisch wie nötig. Ein beeindruckend präzise und nüchtern argumentierendes Buch, das zum Nachdenken anregt und zum Widerspruch reizt.
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The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199704699

Category: Political Science

Page: 912

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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.
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