A valuable resource for high school, college, and general readers, this book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive examination of illegal immigration in America, addressing its complex history, comparing its occurrence today with the past, and explaining why a solution is so difficult to enact.
‧ Discusses in detail all of the proposed solutions to the illegal immigration problem in the United States
‧ Enables the reader, on an objective and factual basis, to compare illegal immigration of today with the immigration of the past, and to assess for themselves whether today's immigrants are any more or less likely to be able to successfully assimilate into American society and economy
‧ Provides perspective essays by a range of scholars, "think-tank" subject experts, and advocacy activists that give voice to various sides of the issue in a contrasting point/counterpoint fashion
‧ Documents how the U.S. federal system of three levels and three branches of government complicates any effort and approach to resolving the illegal immigration problem
‧ Includes an extensive, annotated bibliography of print and nonprint resources that directs readers toward further reading on the topic
Michael C. LeMay, PhD, is professor emeritus of political science at California State University-San Bernardino (CSUSB), CA.