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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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

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

Marcom, Micheline Aharonian

Summary: "Emilio thinks he is living the American Dream: his parents, who emigrated from Guatemala to California, sacrifice daily to make sure of it. And his life seems relatively normal until he turns sixteen. Like most teenagers, Emilio is determined to get his driver's license--however, his mother dissuades him from doing so. When Emilio asks why, his parents reveal a shocking secret: he is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 CAP

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

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 World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Carby, Hazel V.

Summary: "A haunting and evocative history of British empire, told through one woman's family story 'Where are you from?' Hazel Carby was continually asked as a girl, at a time when being Black and being British was understood to be an impossibility. To answer that question properly, eminent scholar Hazel Carby finds she needs to trace not just the family history of her Jamaican father and her Welsh...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.2 CAR

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: Melville House 2018

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

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

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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2021

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

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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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

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: Basic Books 2020

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: IG Publishing 2020

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

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

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, 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

Khakpour, Porochista

Summary: "Brown Album is a stirring collection of essays, at times humorous and at times profound, drawn from more than a decade of Khakpour's work. Altogether, it reveals the tolls that immigrant life in this country can take on a person and the joys that life can give."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.8 KHA

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