October 2007 Archives

Victims of Globalization?

Donna R. Gabaccia, Director, Immigration History Research Center

If last week’s news is any indication, residents of the richest countries on earth believe they are victims of globalization. And they see their best defense as further restrictions on migration.

Legal Rights of Illegal Immigrants

By Claire Urban

Recently there has been a lot of news coverage of the federal lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of new immigration enforcement policies at the federal, state and local levels.

By David Karjanen,

Federal legislation to reform immigration policies often focus on the costs associated with undocumented immigration to the United States. These are not new concerns, there are studies regarding the cost of immigrants going back as far as the 1920s.

By Louis Mendoza, Department of Chicano Studies, University of Minnesota

In the 13 weeks I have been on the road thus far I have had some profoundly inspiring encounters with people, nature, and my own potential and limitations even as I have also been confronted with Jim Crow experiences in renting motel rooms and campsites.

By Louis Mendoza, Department of Chicano Studies, University of Minnesota

It is clear from the mainstream media’s coverage on immigration that this topic strikes a chord with people from all walks of life, all political perspectives, all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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