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Freedman, Russell

Summary: A middle-grade history of the "other Ellis Island" traces how Angel Island served as an entry point for one million Asian immigrants to the United States in the early 20th century, drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters and "wall poems" discovered at the facility long after it closed to describe the center's screening process, immigration policies and eventual renaissance as a historic site.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.4 FRE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J979.4 FRE

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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

Harrison, Geoffrey.

Summary: "Informational text uses a historical framework to discuss issues surrounding immigration. Sections include opinions from notable Americans on various sides of the issue followed by encouragement for readers to analyze each opinion"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norwood House Press 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 325.73 HAR

Corchado, Alfredo

Summary: When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 COR

Summary: Samuele is twelve years old and lives on an island in the middle of the sea. He goes to school, and loves shooting his slingshot and going hunting. He likes land games, even though everything around him speaks of the sea and the men, women, and children who try to cross it to get to his island. But his is not an island like the others, its name is Lampedusa and it is the most symbolic border of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FIR

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2019

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Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Benoit, Peter

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 304.873 BEN

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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Ingram, Scott.

Summary: Describes why many Mexicans immigrated to the United States and how they adapted to their new environment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Almanac Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.046872 ING

Uschan, Michael V.

Summary: Describes why many Germans immigrated to the United States and how they adapted to their new environment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Almanac Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0431 USC

Ringgold, Faith

Summary: Celebrates United States immigration and the country's diverse immigrant heritage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE RIN

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....

Format: text

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

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2017

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

Anderson, Dale

Summary: Describes why many Italians immigrated to the United States and how they adapted to their new environment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Almanac Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0451 AND

Dollarhide, William.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage Quest Genealogical Service 1997

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 973.0421 DOL

Anderson, Dale

Summary: Describes why many Cubans immigrated to the United States and how they adapted to their new environment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Almanac Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.047291 AND

Punch, Terrence M.

Summary: Erin's Sons not only sheds light on many of the Irish immigrants who resided in Atlantic Canada between 1761 and 1853 but also provides an invaluable tool for U.S. researchers, since many New England Irish families can trace their ancestry through Atlantic Canada.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Genealogical Pub. Co. 2008

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4 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.3415 Punch VOL. I
Call number: R GEN 929.3415 Punch VOL. II
Call number: R GEN 929.3415 Punch VOL. III
Call number: R GEN 929.3415 Punch VOL. IV

Anderson, Robert Charles

Summary: This volume brings together the first fifteen volumes of the Great Migration Newsletter, spanning the years 1990 through 2006. Now the researcher can find in one place all the Newsletter articles that have been published in New England Historic Genealogical Society's Great Migration Study Project.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New England Historic Genealogical Society 2007

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.374 AND

Dobson, David

Contents: 1. Parts 1-2 -- 2. Part 3 -- 3. Part 4 -- 4. Part 5. -- 5. Part 6 -- 6. Part 7 -- 7. Part 8 -- 8. Part 9.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clearfield 2001

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R-GEN 929.341 DOB Vol. 9

Punch, Terrence M.

Summary: Based on materials found in the Nova Scotia Archives and the Public Archives of New Brunswick, among others, Terrence Punch presents a series devoted to Scottish immigrants. In records ranging from newspaper announcements of marriages and deaths to cemetery records and censuses, and from rare passenger lists to probate records, this unique collection of fugitive records on Scottish immigrants...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Genealogical Pub. Co. 2011

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3 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.3411 Punch VOL. I
Call number: R GEN 929.3411 Punch VOL. II
Call number: R GEN 929.3411 Punch VOL. III

Banks, Charles Edward

Summary: "This important classic work, first published in 1930, lists the names of immigrants to New England during the Great Migration, 1620-1640: more than 3,500 names of passengers on 96 ships. Going year by year, for each person, Banks lists full name, the name of the ship, believed place of origin, and place of residence in America. In addition to this key information is an essay called "A study of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.374 Banks

Demuth, Patricia

Summary: Describes the history of Ellis Island, a gateway for many immigrants coming to the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and details the restoration of the landmark and its reopening as a museum.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET