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Caplan, Bryan Douglas

Summary: "American policy-makers have long been locked in a heated battle over whether, how many, and what kind of immigrants to allow to live and work in the country. Those in favor of welcoming more immigrants often cite humanitarian reasons, while those in favor of more restrictive laws argue the need to protect native citizens. But economist Bryan Caplan adds a new, compelling perspective to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2019

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Ha, Robin

Summary: "A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life--perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo. For as long as she can remember, it's been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn't always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together. So when a vacation to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray/Harper Alley, imprints of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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Chomsky, Aviva

Summary: "This book looks at the role illegality or undocumentedness plays in our society and economy. It shows how the status was created, and how and why people, especially Mexicans and Central Americans, have been assigned this status. The first three chapterslook at the histories of social exclusion. One looks specifically at the Mexican and Guatemalan contexts to understand why such large numbers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.137 CHO

Wides-Muñoz, Laura

Summary: "A timely and powerful chronicle of a generation's great civil rights battle as witnessed through the experiences of five young undocumented immigrants fighting to become Americans. We often call them DREAMers: young people who were brought or sent to the United States as children. They attend our local schools; work jobs that contribute to our economy. Some apply to attend university here,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.7 WID

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.7 WID

Benoit, Peter

Summary: Chronicles mass immigration to the United States from the time of the early colonies to today.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 304.873 BEN

Pilkey, Dav

Summary: Dog Man is still learning a few tricks of the trade. Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm. Something fishy is going on! Can Dog Man unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purr-fect crime?

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, un sello editorial de Scholastic 2018

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Bagieu, Pénélope

Summary: With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Book Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 920 BAG

Coulter, Ann H.

Summary: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter attacks the immigration issue head-on, flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants -- all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that's tearing the country apart....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.6 COU

Okorafor, Nnedi

Summary: "In an alternate world where aliens have integrated with society, pregnant Nigerian-American doctor Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka has just smuggled an illegal alien plant named Letme Live through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport... and that's not the only thing she's hiding. She and Letme become part of a community of human and alien immigrants; but as their crusade for equality...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 OKO

Case, Jonathan

Summary: In the twenty-second century, a sun shift has made it impossible for mammals to survive in the daylight, and ten-year-old Elvie and her caretaker, Flora, are studying the migration route of monarch butterflies along what used to be the western coast of the United States, hoping that something in the butterflies wing scales can be used to protect people from the sun and save humanity from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J GRAPHIC CAS

Regan, Margaret

Summary: "The United States is detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants at a rate never before seen in American history. Hundreds of thousands languish in immigration detention centers, separated from their families, sometimes for years. Deportees are dropped off unceremoniously in sometimes dangerous Mexican border towns, or flown back to crime-ridden Central American nations. Many of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325 REG

Summary: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEP

Polakow-Suransky, Sasha

Summary: Discusses the new political climate in Europe and the United States where xenophobia and racism have voted Britain out of the EU and catapulted Donald Trump to the presidency.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304 POL

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LUI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Luiselli 2019

Cohen, Elizabeth F.

Summary: "In Illegal, prominent political scientist Elizabeth Cohen explores the dark history of US immigration policy and proposes a major new plan for full-scale reform. As Cohen shows, the US has always maintained the right to exclude people from entry-from those deemed to have seditious intent to a broad category of "undesirables," which has at times included epileptics, prostitutes, beggars, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 COH

Summary: "Immigration Matters brings together key movement leaders and academics in the immigration space to share cutting-edge approaches to the question of America's borders-who should be allowed in, and who, if anyone, should be kept out. The book delves into topics including new ways to frame immigration issues, fresh thinking on key aspects of policy, challenges of integration, workers' rights,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 IMM

Mulligan Sepúlveda, J.J.

Summary: "For author Mulligan Sepúlveda, the son and husband of Spanish-speaking immigrants, the battle for immigration reform is personal. Mulligan Sepúlveda writes of visiting border detention centers, defending undocumented immigrants in court, and taking hisservices to JFK to represent people being turned away at the gates during Trump's infamous travel ban"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 MUL

Redniss, Lauren

Summary: Oak Flat tells the story of a race-against-time struggle for a swath of American land, which pits one of the poorest communities in the United States against the federal government and two of the world's largest mining conglomerates. The book follows the fortunes of two families with profound connections to the contested site: the Nosies, an Apache family whose teenage daughter is an activist...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 970.5 RED

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.5 RED

Meno, Joe

Summary: "Between Everything and Nothing is an epic, nonfiction narrative based on Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal's true-life journey from the unjust political system of their homeland in Ghana through the chaos of the United States' failing immigration system. Before ever meeting, both men fled the inhumane social policies of modern-day Ghana, making the perilous odyssey through the jungles of South and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 966.705 MEN

Sterling, Terry Greene.

Summary: Arizona's violent border is the busiest cross-over point for illegal immigants to the United States. No state is as hostile to undocumented immigrants as Arizona, yet the city of Phoenix is home to thousands of people who live in the shadows. Sterling brings to light the invisible people who continue to live and work there despite all the hardships involved, and she exposes the fabric of a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.137 STE

Freeman, Kelsey

Summary: "At a time when anti-immigrant vitriol substitutes for US immigration policy, No Option But North deftly blends heartbreaking accounts of the journey north with cogent insights into the systemic causes that make the trek north an almost impossible option if you're poor and from south of the border. Essential reading for anyone who cares about the human rights implications of US immigration...

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Publisher / Publication Date: IG Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 FRE

Nasaw, David

Summary: Documents the experiences and fates of the one million concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave laborers and political prisoners left in Germany after World War II who spent years as displaced refugees in unsupported, segregated, and poorly converted buildings while the world's nations refused shelter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 NAS

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights thecontradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 LUI

Miller, Kayla

Summary: "Olive is excited to start sixth grade: new teachers, new experiences, and a field trip to the big city with her best buds! But when Olive finds out that a school policy is keeping some kids from going on the trip, she decides to act. She's prepared to do whatever it takes to be heard--even if it means running against Trent and Sawyer, two of her closest friends, in the student council...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Miller 2020

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