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GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

1. DHS report on natualization rates among IRCA immigrants
2. Latest ICE Cornerstone Report
3. GAO report on security operations on federal lands and SBInet contractor oversight
4. U.S. Civil Rights Comm'n briefing on employment of black workers and illegal immigration

REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

5. New report from FAIR
6. New report from TRAC
7. New report from the Pew Hispanic Center
8. Video briefing on birthright citizenship
9. "H-1B Visas: A Case for Open Immigration of Highly Skilled Foreign Workers"
10. Cato Institute Immigration Reform Bulletin
11. "The One-Year Asylum Deadline and the BIA: No Protection, No Process"
12. Eight new reports from the Migration Policy Institute
13. Three new reports from the Institute for the Study of Labor
14. Three new working papers from National Bureau of Economic Research
15. Twelve new papers from the Social Science Research Network
16. U.K.: "The Impact of Migration on Education"
17. "Illegal Aliens and Health (Care) Wants: The Cases of Sweden and the Netherlands"
18. Two new reports from the International Organization for Migration
19. New posting from the Immigration Professors' Blog
20. "Quechua Sheepherders on the Mountain Plains of Wyoming:"
21. "So Far From Allah, So Close to Mexico:"
22. "Ethnic return migration and the nation-state:"
23. "Diaspora contestations in the USA about Hindu nationalism in India"
24. "The trade creation effect of immigrants: evidence from the remarkable case of Spain"
25. "Immigrants caught in the crossfire of projectification of the Swedish public sector:"
26. "Language Policy and Latina Immigrants:"
27. "African Americans, African Immigrants and Homeland-Diaspora Development in Africa"
28. "Mexican Immigrants in the US ... may Return to Mexico for Health Services"

BOOKS

29. From Grey to Silver: Managing the Demographic Change Successfully
30. Amexica: War Along the Borderline
31. Operation Exodus: From the Nazi Death Camps to the Promised Land:
32. Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945
33. Children and Migration: At the Crossroads of Resiliency and Vulnerability
34. Immigration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany:

JOURNALS

35. Ethnic and Racial Studies
36. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
37. Migration News
38. Refugee Survey Quarterly
39. Rural Migration News
40. Studi Emigrazione



1.
Naturalization Rates among IRCA Immigrants: A 2009 Update
By Bryan C. Baker
Fact Sheet, October 2010
DHS Office of Immigration Statistics
http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/irca-natz-fs-...

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2.
Latest ICE Cornerstone Report

The Cornerstone Report
Safeguarding America through Financial Investigations
Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 2010
http://www.ice.gov/doclib/news/library/reports/cornerstone/cornerstone7-...

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3.
New from the General Accountability Office

Southwest Border: More Timely Border Patrol Access and Training Could Improve Security Operations and Natural Resource Protection on Federal Lands
Government Accountability Office, GAO-11-38, October 19, 2010
Report - http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-38
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1138high.pdf

DHS Needs to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Its Prime Contractor
Government Accountability Office, GAO-11-6, October 18, 2010
Report - http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d116.pdf
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d116high.pdf

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4.
The Impact of Illegal Immigration on the Wages and Employment Opportunities of Black Workers
A Briefing Before The United States Commission on Civil Rights
Washington, D.C., October 14, 2010
http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/10-14-10_IllegalImmigrationWagesEmploymentBlac...

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5.
Immigration and English Language Learners in Nevada: A Case Study of Clark and Washoe Counties
By Eric A. Ruark
Federation for American Immigration Reform, August 2010
http://www.fairus.org/site/DocServer/NEV_LEP_final.pdf?docID=5201

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6.
New from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University

As FY 2010 Ends, Immigration Case Backlog Still Growing
http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/242/

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7.
Illegal Immigration Backlash Worries, Divides Latinos
By Mark Hugo Lopez, Rich Morin, and Paul Taylor
Pew Hispanic Center, October 28, 2010
http://pewhispanic.org/files/reports/128.pdf

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8.
Birthright Citizenship and the Battle over Illegal Immigration
Capital Hill Briefing (video), October 25, 2010
http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=7534

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9.
H-1B Visas: A Case for Open Immigration of Highly Skilled Foreign Workers
By Alex Nowrasteh
Competitive Enterprise Instutute, October 21, 2010
http://cei.org/sites/cis.org/files/Alex%20Nowrasteh%20-%20H1-B%20Visas.pdf

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10.
Immigration Reform Bulletin
The Cato Institute, October 2010
Immigrants and English
By Stuart Anderson
http://www.cato.org/pubs/irb/irb_october2010.pdf

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11.
The One-Year Asylum Deadline and the BIA: No Protection, No Process
Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center, October 2010
http://www.immigrantjustice.org/policy-resources/oneyeardeadlinereport/o...
http://www.immigrantjustice.org/downland-document/795-the-one-year-asylu...

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12.
New from the Migration Policy Institute

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Discusses Immigration Challenges (video)
October 2010
http://vimeo.com/15887500

Mobilizing Diaspora Entrepreneurship for Development
By Kathleen Newland and Hiroyuki Tanaka
October 2010
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/diasporas-entrepreneurship.pdf

Migration and Immigrants Two Years after the Financial Collapse: Where Do We Stand?
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Madeleine Sumption, and Aaron Terrazas
With Carola Burkert, Stephen Loyal, and Ruth Ferrero-Turrión
October 2010
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/MPI-BBCreport-2010.pdf

Midterm Elections Generate Rush of Immigration Measures
By Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron
Migration Information Source, October 2010
http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?id=802

H-1B Temporary Skilled Worker Program
By Jeanne Batalova
Migration Information Source, October 2010
http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?ID=801

Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States
By Aaron Terrazas and Cristina Batog
Migration Information Source, September 2010
http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?id=799

EU Membership Highlights Poland's Migration Challenges
By Krystyna Iglicka and Magdalena Ziolek-Skrzypczak
Migration Information Source, Country Profile, September 2010
http://www.migrationinformation.org/Profiles/display.cfm?ID=800

Jordan: A Refugee Haven
By Géraldine Chatelard
Migration Information Source, Country Profile, August 2010
http://www.migrationinformation.org/Profiles/display.cfm?ID=794

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13.
New from the Institute for the Study of Labor

Immigrant Networks and U.S. Bilateral Trade: The Role of Immigrant Income
By Kusum Mundra
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5237, October 2010
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5237.pdf

Bend It Like Beckham: Ethnic Identity and Integration
By Alberto Bisin, Eleonora Patacchini, Thierry Verdier, and Yves Zenou
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5234, October 2010
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5234.pdf

Natural Experiment Evidence on the Effect of Migration on Blood Pressure and Hypertension
By John Gibson, Steven Stillman, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5232, October 2010
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5232.pdf

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14.
New from the National Bureau of Economic Research

International Migration and Human Rights
By Gordon H. Hanson
NBER Working Paper No. 16472, October 2010
http://papers.nber.org/papers/w16472

Birth Rates and Border Crossings: Latin American Migration to the US, Canada, Spain, and the UK
By Gordon H. Hanson and Craig McIntosh
NBER Working Paper No. 16471, October 2010
http://papers.nber.org/papers/w16471

Why Isn't Mexico Rich?
By Gordon H. Hanson
NBER Working Paper No. 16470, October 2010
http://papers.nber.org/papers/w16470

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15.
New from the Social Science Research Network

Guest Worker Programs are No Fix for Our Broken Immigration System: Evidence from the Northern Mariana Islands
By Dorothy Hill, Albany Law School
Posted October 19, 2010
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1693859

Pulling Teeth: The State of Mandatory Immigration Detention
By Geoffrey Heeren, Georgetown University Law Center
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2010
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1688958

A Case Study of Color-Blindness: The Racially Disparate Impacts of Arizona’s SB 1070 and the Failure of Comprehensive Immigration Reform
By Kevin R. Johnson, University of California, Davis School of Law
UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 229
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1695236

Welcome to Amerizona – Immigrants Out!: Assessing ‘Dystopian Dreams’ and ‘Usable Futures’ of Immigration Reform, and Considering Whether ‘Immigration Regionalism’ is an Idea Whose Time Has Come
By Keith Aoki, University of California, Davis School of Law and
John Shuford, Institute for Hate Studies, Gonzaga University
UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 230
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1695228

Immigration and Cultural Audiovisual Products in the Spanish Market
By Mercedes Medina, Monica Herrero and Marta Frago
ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture Midterm Conference: Culture and the Making of Worlds, October 2010
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1693084

Sanctuary Policies & Immigration Federalism: A Dialectic Analysis
By Pratheepan Gulasekaram, Santa Clara University School of Law and
Rose Cuison Villazor, Hofstra University School of Law
Wayne Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 4, 2009
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1695211

The Immigration Penalties of Criminal Convictions: Resurrecting Categorical Analysis in Immigration Law
By Alina Das
New York University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, October 15, 2010
NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 10-75
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1692891

U.S. Immigration Law: Where Antiquated Views on Gender and Sexual Orientation Go to Die
By Marisa Silenzi Cianciarulo, Chapman University School of Law
Wayne Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 4, Winter 2009
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1692781

Immigration and New Media: 'Diasporic Radio': A Preliminary Case Based in Milan
By Francesco Pasetti
ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture Midterm Conference: Culture and the Making of Worlds
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1692718

Comparative Analyses of Public Attitudes Toward Immigrants and Immigration Using Multinational Survey Data: A Review of Theories and Research
By Alin M. Ceobanu and Xavier Escandell
Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 36, 2010
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1691328

Immigration and Social Policy in the United States
By Rodney E. Hero
Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 13, 2010
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1691298

The Influence of a Change in Immigration Law on US Marriage Rates
By Claudia Smith Kelly
Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 36, Issue 4, 2010
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1690383

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16.
The Impact of Migration on Education
MigrationWatch U.K., October 2010
http://www.migrationwatchuk.org/pdfs/2.4Impactofimmigrationoneducation.pdf

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17.
Illegal Aliens and Health (Care) Wants: The Cases of Sweden and the Netherlands
By Ramin Baghir-Zada
Doctoral Dissertation
Malmo University, 2009
http://dspace.mah.se/dspace/handle/2043/8953

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18.
New from the International Organization for Migration

Manual on Readmission for Experts and Practitioners: Selected Foreign Readmission and Return Practices
IOM Policy Manual, October 2010
http://publications.iom.int/bookstore/free/manual_on_readmission1_EN.pdf

Migration between Russia and the European Union: Policy Implications from a Small-Scale Study of Irregular Migrants
By Lucy Williams and Serhan Aktoprak
IOM Policy Study, October 2010
http://publications.iom.int/bookstore/free/migration_bw_russia_european_...

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19.
New from the Immigration Prof Blog

Sanctuary Policies & Immigration Federalism: A Dialectic Analysis
By Pratheepan Gulasekaram, Santa Clara University School of Law and
Rose Cuison Villazor, Hofstra University School of Law
Wayne Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 4, 2009
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1695211

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20.
Quechua Sheepherders on the Mountain Plains of Wyoming: The (In)hospitality of U.S. Guest Worker Programs
By Alison Krögel
Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Vol. 15, No. 2, November 2010
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/jlca/2010/00000015/00000002/ar...

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21.
So Far From Allah, So Close to Mexico: Middle Eastern Immigrants in Modern Mexico by Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp
By Fernando Armstrong-Fumero
Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Vol. 15, No. 2, November 2010
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/jlca/2010/00000015/00000002/ar...

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22.
Ethnic return migration and the nation-state: encouraging the diaspora to return `home'
By Takeyuki Tsuda
Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 16, No. 4, October 2010
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/nana/2010/00000016/00000004/ar...

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23.
Negotiating the nation: diaspora contestations in the USA about Hindu nationalism in India
By Bidisha Biswas
Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 16, No. 4, October 2010
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/nana/2010/00000016/00000004/ar...

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24.
The trade creation effect of immigrants: evidence from the remarkable case of Spain
By Giovanni Peri and Francisco REquena-Silvente
Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 43, No. 4, November 2010
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/caje/2010/00000043/00000004/ar...

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25.
Immigrants caught in the crossfire of projectification of the Swedish public sector: short-term solutions to long-term problems
By Agneta Abrahamsson and Lena Agevall
Diversity in Health and Care, Vol. 7, No. 3, September 2010
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/rmp/dhc/2010/00000007/00000003/art...

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26.
Language Policy and Latina Immigrants: An Analysis of Personal Experience and Identity in Interview Talk
By Kendall A. King and Anna De Fina
Applied Linguistics, Vol. 31, No. 5, December 2010
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/oup/applij/2010/00000031/00000005/...

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27.
African Americans, African Immigrants and Homeland-Diaspora Development in Africa
Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
African Diaspora, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2010
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/brill/afdi/2010/00000003/00000002/...

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28.
Mexican Immigrants in the US Living Far from the Border may Return to Mexico for Health Services
By Regan Bergmark, Donald Barr, and Ronald Garcia
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Vol. 12, No. 4, August 2010
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/klu/10903/2010/00000012/00000004/0...

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29.
From Grey to Silver: Managing the Demographic Change Successfully
By Sven Kunisch, Stephan Boehm, and Michael Boppel

Springer, 228 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 3642155936, $60.40
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3642155936/centerforimmigra

Book Description: Demographic change is one of the most crucial issues of our time. This book sheds light on the demographic implications companies face. Based on an integrated framework, the book investigates three important perspectives: An economic and social perspective helps organisations and managers better understand the basic parameters of demographic change and its influences on the labour market. A human resources and leadership perspective reveals how age management can help retain employees of different age groups as motivated and productive workforce members. An innovation and marketing perspective examines how companies can exploit the potentials that senior customers offer. A combination of research-driven and practice-oriented chapters makes this book a profound and an interesting read. It primarily addresses executives from various organisational fields, including HR, marketing, and management. Professional trainers, scholars and students of economy and business will also gain valuable insights.

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30.
Amexica: War Along the Borderline
By Ed Vulliamy

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 368 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0374104417, $17.82
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374104417/centerforimmigra

Kindle, ASIN: B003VTZSKE, $12.99, 669 KB, 368 pp.

Book Description: Amexica is the harrowing story of the extraordinary terror unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border—“a country in its own right, which belongs to both the United States and Mexico, yet neither”—as the narco-war escalates to a fever pitch there.

In 2009, after reporting from the border for many years, Ed Vulliamy traveled the frontier from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico, from Tijuana to Matamoros, a journey through a kaleidoscopic landscape of corruption and all-out civil war, but also of beauty and joy and resilience. He describes in revelatory detail how the narco gangs work; the smuggling of people, weapons, and drugs back and forth across the border; middle-class flight from Mexico and an American celebrity culture that is feeding the violence; the interrelated economies of drugs and the maquiladora factories; the ruthless, systematic murder of young women in Ciudad Juarez. Heroes, villains, and victims—the brave and rogue police, priests, women, and journalists fighting the violence; the gangs and their freelance killers; the dead and the devastated—all come to life in this singular book.

Amexica takes us far beyond today’s headlines. It is a street-level portrait, by turns horrific and sublime, of a place and people in a time of war as much as of the war itself.

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Operation Exodus: From the Nazi Death Camps to the Promised Land: A Perilous Journey That Shaped Israel's Fate
By Gordon Thomas

Thomas Dunne Books, 400 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0312569939, $17.81
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312569939/centerforimmigra

Kindle, ASIN: B003P9W73G, $12.99, 612 KB, 400 pp.

Book Description: The riveting chronicle of Jewish war survivors and their flight on the dramatic voyage of Exodus 1947, the international incident that gained sympathy for the formation of Israel

The underground Jewish group Haganah arranged for the purchase of a small American steamer as part of an ambitious and daring mission: to serve as lifeboat for more than four thousand survivors of Nazi rule and transport them to Palestine. Renamed Exodus 1947, the ship and its young crew left France en route to the future state of Israel. The Holocaust survivors aboard Exodus endured even more hardships when the Royal Navy stopped the ship in international waters, used force in boarding (killing two passengers and one crewmember) and eventually deported its human cargo to internment camps in Germany. The death of the ship’s captain in late 2009 generated headlines throughout the world. Enriched with new survivors’ testimonies and previously unpublished documentation, Operation Exodus is the deeply moving saga of a people who risked all in search for a home.

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32.
Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945
By Lisa Rose Mar

Oxford University Press, 240 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0199733139, $99.00
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0199733139/centerforimmigra

Paperback, ISBN: 0199733147, $17.96
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0199733147/centerforimmigra

Book Description: Brokering Belonging traces several generations of Chinese "brokers," ethnic leaders who acted as intermediaries between the Chinese and Anglo worlds of Canada. Before World War II, most Chinese could not vote and many were illegal immigrants, so brokers played informal but necessary roles as representatives to the larger society. Lisa Rose Mar's study of Chinatown leaders shows how politics helped establish North America's first major group of illegal immigrants. Drawing on new Chinese language evidence, her dramatic account of political power struggles over representing Chinese Canadians offers a transnational immigrant view of history, centered in a Pacific World that joins Canada, the United States, China, and the British Empire.

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33.
Children and Migration: At the Crossroads of Resiliency and Vulnerability
Edited by Marisa O. Ensor and Elzbieta Gozdziak

Palgrave Macmillan, 272 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0230272533, $90.00
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0230272533/centerforimmigra

Book Description: Providing a comprehensive analysis of the increasingly common phenomenon of child migration, this volume examines the experiences of children in a wide variety of migratory circumstances including economic child migrants, transnational students, trafficked, stateless, fostered, unaccompanied and undocumented children.

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34.
Immigration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany: Negotiating Membership and Remaking the Nation
By Douglas B. Klusmeyer and Demetrios G. Papademetriou

Berghahn Books, 330 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1845456114, $94.53
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1845456114/centerforimmigra

Book Description: German migration policy now stands at a major crossroad, caught between a fifty-year history of missed opportunities and serious new challenges. Focusing on these new challenges that German policy makers face, the authors, both internationally recognized in this field, use historical argument, theoretical analysis, and empirical evaluation to advance a more nuanced understanding of recent initiatives and the implications of these initiatives. Their approach combines both synthesis and original research in a presentation that is not only accessible to the general educated reader but also addresses the concerns of academic scholars and policy analysts. This important volume offers a comprehensive and critical examination of the history of German migration law and policy from the Federal Republic's inception in 1949 to the present.

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35.
Ethnic and Racial Studies
Vol. 33, No. 10, October 2010
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g928055642

Selected articles:

The making and representation of Muslim identity in Britain: conversations with British Muslim ‘elites’
By Waqar I.U. Ahmad and Venetia Evergeti
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928022653

Affiliative ethnic identity: a more elastic link between ethnic ancestry and culture
Tomás R. Jiménez
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928026541

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36.
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Vol. 36, Issue 9, October 2010
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g928407037~tab=toc

Articles:

Europe at the Crossroads: Demographic Challenges and International Migration
By Nico van Nimwegen and Rob van der Erf
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928141676~frm=t...

Exploring the Ethnic Dimension of Internal Migration in Great Britain using Migration Effectiveness and Spatial Connectivity
By John Stillwell and Serena Hussain
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928138920

‘There's One Shop You Don't Go Into If You Are English’: The Social and Political Integration of English Migrants into Wales
By Graham Day, Howard Davis, and Angela Drakakis-Smith
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928143056

Across the Oceans: Childcare and Grandparenting in UK Chinese and Bangladeshi Households
By Mabel L. S. Lie
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a924566586

Competing Meanings of the Diaspora: The Case of Zimbabweans in Britain
By Dominic Pasura
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928141090

Religious Organisations as Political Actors in the Context of Migration: Islam and Orthodoxy in Austria
By Julia Mourão Permoser, Sieglinde Rosenberger, and Kristina Stoeckl
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928134236

Ethnic Dimensions in the Discourse and Identity Strategies of European Converts to Islam in Andalusia and Flanders
By Johan Leman, Christiane Stallaert, and Iman Lechkar
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928125450

Migration as Preservation and Loss: The Paradox of Transnational Living for Low German Mennonite Women
By Luann Good Gingrich and Kerry Preibisch
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928126667

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Migration News
Volume 17 No. 4, October 2010
http://migration.ucdavis.edu/mn/

THE AMERICAS

Arizona, Obama, Congress
There were an estimated 11 million unauthorized foreigners in the US in 2010; about 60 percent or 6.6 million were Mexicans. Most of the 12 million Mexican-born US residents are unauthorized, and most arrived since 1990.
http://migration.ucdavis.edu/mn/more.php?id=3629_0_2_0

DHS: Border, Interior, USCIS, RICO
The Pew Hispanic Center reported in September 2010 that the number of unauthorized foreigners entering the United States fell from 850,000 a year between 2000 and 2005 to 300,000 a year between 2007 and 2009. Pew estimated that the stock of unauthorized foreigners in the US fell from a peak of 12 million in 2007 to 11.1 million in 2009. The declining stock of unauthorized foreigners is attributed to more border enforcement and the recession that slowed inflows, but outflows continued at pre-recession levels.

Unemployment, H-1B, Post-docs
The US private sector added jobs every month in 2010, over 820,000 in the first nine months, but these new jobs have so far have made only a small dent in the 8.5 million jobs lost during the 18-month 2007-09 recession.

Poverty, Population, Education
Poverty. About 44 million US residents, 14.3 percent, had incomes below the poverty line in 2009, the highest poverty rate since 1994. About 20 percent of US children lived in poor households in 2009, when the poverty rate for non-Hispanic whites was 9.4 percent, for blacks 25.8 percent, and for Hispanics 25.3 percent.

Canada, Mexico
Canada has one of the world's highest rates of immigration. The 250,000 immigrants who arrive during a typical year increase the country's 32 million population by almost one percent. Over half of Canadian immigrants are selected via a point system that gives priority for entry to those who are young, know English or French, and have high levels of education or the skills required by one of 29 labor-short or "in-demand" occupations; there are also points for having a job offer from a Canadian employer. This selection system helps to ensure that the average level of education is higher for immigrants than persons born in Canada.

Latin America
The Caribbean Community (www.caricom.org) is an organization of 15 Caribbean nations and dependencies that promotes economic integration, including freedom of movement, between member states. CARICOM, which has about 6.5 million residents, began the freedom-of-movement process with five types of professionals, including university graduates and athletes. Degrees and certificates issued in one CARICOM member should be recognized in others, and dependents of migrants with skills certificates have the right to move with the certificate holder and work in another CARICOM country without having to obtain a work permit.

EUROPE

EU: Mobility, Frontex, Menz
The 27 member states of the EU had 501 million residents at the end of 2009; about two-thirds of the 1.4 million net growth in EU population during 2009 resulted from immigration. There were 5.4 million births in the EU in 2009 and 4.9 million deaths.

UK: Migrant Cap
The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government elected in May 2010 promised to reduce net migration into the UK to "tens of thousands, not hundreds of thousands." One reason is to avoid too much population growth. In 2009, when net immigration was 196,000, the UK population of about 61 million was projected to top 70 million by 2030, with 75 percent of the increase due to immigration.

OTHER

Australia: Migrants
Australia. Australia's population is about 22.2 million; it increased by 432,000 in 2009, maintaining a growth rate of about two percent a year. About 529,000 Australian residents were born in New Zealand; net migration from New Zealand to Australia averages about 13,000 a year.

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Refugee Survey Quarterly
Vol. 29, No. 2, 2010
http://rsq.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol29/issue2/index.dtl?etoc

Articles:

Refugee Women: Twenty Years On
By Dale Buscher
http://rsq.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/2/4.abstract

Transitioning Gender: Feminist Engagement with International Refugee Law and Policy 1950–2010
By Alice Edwards
http://rsq.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/2/21.abstract

A Short History of Gender Asylum in the United States: Resistance and Ambivalence May Very Slowly be Inching Towards Recognition of Women’s Claims
By Karen Musalo
http://rsq.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/2/46.abstract

“Ideal” Refugee Women and Gender Equality Mainstreaming in the Sahrawi Refugee Camps: “Good Practice” for Whom?
By Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
http://rsq.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/2/64.abstract

Women Cut in Half: Refugee Women and the Commission for Reception, Truth-Seeking and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste
By Susan Harris Rimmer
http://rsq.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/2/85.abstract

Gender and the Evolving Refugee Regime
By Susan F. Martin
http://rsq.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/2/104.abstract

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Rural Migration News
Volume 16 No. 4, October 2010
http://migration.ucdavis.edu/rmn/

IMMIGRATION

AgJOBS, Colbert, Harvest
The Agricultural Jobs, Opportunity, Benefits and Security Act (AgJOBS, S 1038, H.R. 2414) remained pending in Congress in summer 2010. Farm worker unions and worker advocates continue to cooperate with farm employers to press for enactment of AgJOBS, but some expressed pessimism that Congress would act soon.
http://migration.ucdavis.edu/rmn/more.php?id=1570_0_4_0

Employer Audits, RICO
On December 12, 2006, ICE agents surrounded six Swift & Company beef and pork processing plants that employed 7,000 workers during the day shift, arresting 1,282 unauthorized workers in what ICE called its largest ever workplace raid. Employers, migrant advocates, and local politicians denounced the Swift and workplace raids; they were stopped under President Obama.

H-2A Cases, H-2B
The H-2A Improvement Act, introduced in September 2010 as S 2858, would allow dairies to join sheep farmers to employ foreign workers for up to three years. Most H-2A visa holders are in the US 10 months or less, with sheep herders allowed to remain up to three years as a longstanding exemption to the "seasonal workers to fill seasonal jobs" nature of the H-2A program.

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Studi Emigrazione
Vol. XLVII, No. 179, July-September, 2010
http://www.cser.it/SE-2010_issues.htm

Articles:

Dossier: Skilled migrations from Eastern Europe toward Italy
Edited by M.C. Brandi

A comparative analysis of skilled migration models and immigration policy
M.C. Brandi
http://www.cser.it/sunti_179.htm#M. Carolina Brandi

The recognition of qualification: an obstacle race
By R. Ricucci

Job insertion of skilled immigrants from the Eastern European: results of a qualitative survey
By M.C. Brandi, M.G. Caruso, and L. Cerbara

Between knowing and doing: Eastern European killed immigrants in Torino
By E. Allasino and R. Ricucci

Romanian Intellectuals in Rome on the threshold between brain drain and brain waste
By M.C. Brandi

Stories of migration and work: the case of Polish in the province of Rome
By A. Pelliccia

The role of qualified immigration in the Province of Rome: the context and the viewpoint of privileged witnesses
By T. Ammendola and A.A. Germani

Italians opinions on East European skilled immigration
By M.C. Brandi, M.G. Caruso, and L. Cerbara

The Romanians in Italy and the risk of a bearish integration
By By F. Pittau and A. Ricci

Chinese entrepreneurial activity in Messina
By S. Carbone

Second generations and the tendency to form associations
By A. El Hariri