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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

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

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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

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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2017

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

Truax, Eileen.

Summary: "In 2001 a bill was presented to the US Congress, known as the DREAM Act. The purpose of this bill was to fix the immigration status of almost two million undocumented youth who came to the country as minors through no choice of their own but now as young adults, with no legal identity, they may be unable to attend college, and live under the constant threat of deportation. These young people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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

Eaton, Susan E.

Summary: "Integration Nation takes readers on a spirited and compelling cross-country journey, introducing us to the people challenging America's xenophobic impulses by welcoming immigrants and collaborating with the foreign-born as they become integral members oftheir new communities. In Utah, we meet educators who connect newly arrived Spanish-speaking students and U.S.-born English-speaking students,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 EAT

Foner, Nancy

Summary: "An in-depth look at the many ways immigration has redefined modern America. The impact of immigrants over the past half century has become so much a part of everyday life in the United States that we sometimes fail to see it. This deeply researched bookby one of America's leading immigration scholars tells the story of how immigrants are fundamentally changing this country.An astonishing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 FON

Guerrero, Diane

Summary: "Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents and brother were arrested and deported to Colombia while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GUERRERO, DIANE GUE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B GUERRERO GUE

Lovato, Roberto

Summary: Roberto Lovato shares a timely and no-holds-barred tale of gang life, guerilla warfare, immigration, and intergenerational trauma.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 LOV

Mead, Rebecca

Summary: "A moving reflection on the complicated nature of home and homeland, and the heartache and adventure of leaving an adopted country in order to return to your native land"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEAD, REBECCA MEA

Vargas, Jose Antonio

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "The movement of people--what Americans call 'immigration' and the rest of the world calls 'migration'--is among the defining issues of our time. Technology and information crosses countries and continents at blistering speed. Corporations thrive on being multinational and polyglot. Yet the world's estimated 244 million total migrant population, particularly those deemed 'illegal' by countries...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VARGAS, JOSE ANTONIO VAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B VARGAS VAR

Choy, Catherine Ceniza

Summary: "Asian American Histories of the United States illuminates how an over-century-long history of Asian migration, labor, and community formation in the United States is fundamental to understanding the American experience and its existential crises of the early twenty-first century"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0495 CHO

Summary: "Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen-- A unique collection of 44 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers-including award-winning writers, artists, and activists-that illuminate what it is like living undocumented today. A unique collection of 44 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers-including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperVia 2022

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

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

Warga, Jasmine

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Jude never thought she'd be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. But this life also brings unexpected surprises. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2019

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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

Satrapi, Marjane

Summary: "Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 921 SATRAPI, MARJANE SAT

Ford, Jeanne Marie

Summary: Looks into the lives, challenges, and successes of Indian immigrants.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 FOR

Lee, Erika.

Summary: "The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 LEE

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

Hayden, Sally

Summary: "The Western world has turned its back on migrants, leaving them to cope with one of the most devastating humanitarian crises in history. Reporter Sally Hayden was at home in London when she received a message on Facebook: "Hi sister Sally, we need your help." The sender identified himself as an Eritrean refugee who had been held in a Libyan detention center for months, locked in one big hall...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.8096 HAY

Havemeyer, Janie

Summary: Looks into the lives, challenges, and successes of Chinese immigrants.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 HAV

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Omoth, Tyler

Summary: "Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Cuban immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 OMO

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

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