American Immigration and Citizenship

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442270209
Format: PDF
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One of the most contentious issues in America today is the status of immigration. American Immigration and Citizenship shows that this issue is far from new. In this book, John Vile provides context for contemporary debates on the topic through key historical documents presented alongside essays that interpret their importance for the reader.

American Immigration and Citizenship

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781442270190
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One of the most contentious issues in America today is the status of immigration. American Immigration and Citizenship shows that this issue is far from new. In this book, John Vile provides context for contemporary debates on the topic through key historical documents presented alongside essays that interpret their importance for the reader. The author concludes that a highly-interconnected world presents no easy answers and offers no single immigration policy that will work for all time. The book includes a mix of laws, constitutional provisions, speeches, and judicial decisions from each period. Vile furthermore traces the interconnections between issues of citizenship and issues of immigration, indicating that public opinion and legislation has often contained contradictory strains. Although the primary focus has been on national laws and decisions, some of the readings clearly indicate the stakes that states, which are often affected disproportionately by such laws, have also had in this process.

U S Immigration and Naturalization Laws and Issues

Author: Michael C. LeMay
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301568
Format: PDF
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A collection of one hundred primary documents--including court cases, opinion pieces, and other materials--traces the history of naturalization and immigration policy enacted by the United States government to control migration since its founding.

Asian Americans and the Supreme Court

Author: Hyung-chan Kim
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313272349
Format: PDF
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Covering the past 150 years, this documentary history critiques major Supreme Court decisions on litigations that Asian Americans brought before the Court. Separate sections written by contributing scholars focus on cases pertaining to the question of the government's right to exclude, expel, or deport persons of Asian ancestry, the constitutional question of U.S. citizenship for persons of Asian ancestry, the alien laws of California and Washington, and Japanese internment. A seventh section casts the problem of denying Asian Americans their constitutional rights within the framework of Asian American "foreignness" as viewed by white America. The final chapter reviews major immigration laws passed by Congress in the 20th century and discusses the implications of the Immigration Act of 1990. The volume concludes with a case, name, and subject index.

The Columbia Documentary History of the Asian American Experience

Author: Franklin Odo
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231110303
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This collection of key documents presents the rich Asian American heritage through primary sources -- speeches, diary entries, editorials, advertisements, court opinions, legislation, songs, and poems -- along with expert, concise editorial commentary. It reflects not only the rapid expansion in the field of Asian American studies in the last decade but also innovative scholarship on Asian Americans from many fields, including western history, feminist studies, political science, anthropology, and military history.

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

Author: Ronald H. Bayor
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508409
Format: PDF
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All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation, dual identity, ethnic politics, quotas and affirmative action, residential segregation, and the volume of immigration resonate with a past that has confronted variations of these modern issues. The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, written and compiled by a highly respected team of American historians under the editorship of Ronald Bayor, illuminates the myriad ways in which immigration, racial, and ethnic histories have shaped the contours of contemporary American society. This invaluable resource documents all eras of the American past, including black--white interactions and the broad spectrum of American attitudes and reactions concerning Native Americans, Irish Catholics, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, and other groups. Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private primary source documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more. From the 1655 petition of Jewish merchants regarding the admission of Jews to the New Netherlands colony to an interview with a Chinese American worker regarding a 1938 strike in San Francisco, documents are drawn from a variety of sources and allow students and others direct access to our past. Selections include • Powhatan to John Smith, 1609 • Thomas Jefferson -- "Notes on the State of Virginia" • Petition of the Trustees of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1811 • Bessie Conway or, The Irish Girl in America • German Society in Chicago, Annual Report, 1857--1858. • "Mark Twain's Salutation to the Century" • W. E. B. DuBois, "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" • NAACP on Black Schoolteachers'Fight for Equal Pay • Malcom X speech, 1964 • Hewy Newton interview and Black Panther Party platform • Preamble -- La Raza Unida Party • Lee lacocca speech to Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest, 1984 • Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, 1990 • L.A. riot -- from the Los Angeles Times, May 3, 15, 1992; Nov. 16, 19, 1992 • Asian American Political Alliance • President Clinton's Commission on Race, Town Meeting, 1997 • Louis Farrakhan -- "The Vision for the Million Man March"

Paper Citizens

Author: Kamal Sadiq
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199707805
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this groundbreaking work, Kamal Sadiq reveals that most of the world's illegal immigrants are not migrating directly to the US, but to countries in the vast developing world, where they are able to obtain citizenship papers fairly easily. Sadiq introduces "documentary citizenship" to explain how paperwork--often falsely obtained--confers citizenship on illegal immigrants. Across the globe, there are literally tens of millions of such illegal immigrants who have assumed the guise of "citizens." Who, then, is really a citizen? And what does citizenship mean for most of the world's peoples? Rendered in vivid detail, Paper Citizens not only shows how illegal immigrants acquire false papers, but also sheds light on the consequences this will have for global security in the post 9/11 world.

Transforming America

Author: Michael C. LeMay
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313396434
Format: PDF, ePub
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Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today.

Asian Americans and Congress

Author: Hyung-chan Kim
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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Covering all major laws since 1790, this volume shows the impact of congressional immigration laws on Asian Americans.

Alien Nation

Author: Elliott Young
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469613409
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In this sweeping work, Elliott Young traces the pivotal century of Chinese migration to the Americas, beginning with the 1840s at the start of the "coolie" trade and ending during World War II. The Chinese came as laborers, streaming across borders legally and illegally and working jobs few others wanted, from constructing railroads in California to harvesting sugar cane in Cuba. Though nations were built in part from their labor, Young argues that they were the first group of migrants to bear the stigma of being "alien." Being neither black nor white and existing outside of the nineteenth century Western norms of sexuality and gender, the Chinese were viewed as permanent outsiders, culturally and legally. It was their presence that hastened the creation of immigration bureaucracies charged with capture, imprisonment, and deportation. This book is the first transnational history of Chinese migration to the Americas. By focusing on the fluidity and complexity of border crossings throughout the Western Hemisphere, Young shows us how Chinese migrants constructed alternative communities and identities through these transnational pathways.