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What Moves You? A Resource Guide to Popular Social Movements: #NoBanNoWall & Immigration Reform
Resources related to the #blacklivesmatter, #marchforourlives, #marchforscience, #metoo, #timesup, and #nobannowall social movements.
Various protests related to recent Executive Orders on Immigration.
What is Immigration Reform?
"Hailed as a “nation of immigrants,” the United States has long sought a balance of fair and logical immigration laws... The immigration debate of the twenty-first century has been complicated by the problem of illegal immigration and concerns about border security, but legal immigration continues to be a divisive issue. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 and its amendments, passed in 1965 and 1990, govern current immigration and naturalization procedures.- Culture Wars in America: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices
"Modern US immigration policy is built on the Immigration Reform Act of 1965, a major accomplishment of the civil rights movement. In particular, the 1965 act had the following provisions: (1) attract those who have skills that are in high demand in the United States; (2) unite those abroad with their relatives who are American citizens; and (3) provide refuge to those who immigrate into the United States due to fear of persecution resulting from their expressed or practiced ideology or beliefs." - Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
Related Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda
Due to the large humanitarian response, there is now a wealth of available
information on refugees’ income and expenses, food and nutrition, health, education,
employment, vulnerability, housing, and other measures of well-being. These data
have been little explored, as humanitarian organizations face daily challenges that
make the full use of existing data very difficult.
The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon aims to assess
the poverty and vulnerability of these refugees and evaluate existing and alternative
policies designed to help them. The authors find that current policies, including cash
transfers and food vouchers, are effective in reducing poverty, but fail to lead to―
nor are they designed to yield―economic inclusion and self-reliance. Those goals
would require a different humanitarian and development paradigm, one that focuses
on growth policies for areas affected by refugees where the target population has a
mix of refugees and hosting populations.
This volume is the result of the first comprehensive collaboration between the World
Bank Group and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and
aims to better understand and ultimately improve the well-being of Syrian refugees
living in Jordan and Lebanon.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015
Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families: Culturally Responsive Practice by Alan Dettlaff; Rowena FongDesigned for students of social work, public policy, ethnic studies, community development, and migration studies, Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families provides the best knowledge for culturally responsive practice with immigrant children, adolescents, and families. This textbook summarizes the unique circumstances of Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino, South Asian, African, and Middle Eastern immigrant and refugee populations and the challenges faced by the social service systems, including child welfare, juvenile justice, education, health, and mental health care, that attempt to serve them. Each chapter features key terms, study questions, and resource lists, and the book meets many Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) competencies. The book addresses the policy landscape affecting immigrant and refugee children in the United States, and a final section examines current and future approaches to advocacy.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016
Immigration in the Twenty-First Century: Making Americans, Remaking America by Louis DeSipio; Rodolfo O. de la GarzaImmigration in the Twenty-First Century is a comprehensive examination of the enduring issues surrounding immigration and immigrants in the United States. The book begins with a look at the history of immigration policy, followed by an examination of the legislative and legal debates waged over immigration and settlement policies today, and concludes with a consideration of the continuing challenges of achieving immigration reform in the United States. The authors also discuss the issues facing US immigrants, from their reception within the native population to the relationship between minorities and immigrants.Immigration and immigration policy continues to be a hot topic on the campaign trail, and in all branches of federal and state government. Immigration in the Twenty-First Century provides students with the tools and context they need to understand these complex issues.
Climate change is with us and we need to think about the next big disturbing idea – the potentially disastrous consequences of massive numbers of environmental refugees at large on the planet. In 2020 the United Nations projects that we will have 50 million environmental refugees mostly from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. How will people be relocated and settled? Is it possible to offer environmental refugees temporary or permanent asylum? Will these refugees have any collective rights in the new areas they inhabit? And lastly, who will pay the costs of all the affected countries during the process of resettlement? Environmental refugees are a problem beyond the scope of a single country or agency."
Call Number: GE149.W46 2017
Publication Date: 2017
"They Take Our Jobs!" by Aviva Chomsky"Revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking book which demystifies twenty-one of the most widespread myths and beliefs about immigrants and immigrations. In "They Take Our Jobs!" Aviva Chomsky challenges the underlying assumptions that fuel misinformed claims about immigrants, radically altering our notions of citizenship, discrimination, and U.S. history. Since it was first published, many of the same myths about immigration such as "immigrants take American jobs," "immigrants don't pay taxes," and "immigrants increase crime" continue to be perpetuated and used to promote aggressive anti-immigration policies. In a new introduction, Chomsky reflects on the events of the past ten years. She analyzes declining Mexican immigration patterns, illuminates Mexico's little-known Southern Border Program, and assesses Obama's complicated legacy as "deporter-in-chief" which, Chomsky argues, inadvertently laid the groundwork for Trump's anti-immigrant racism."