Immigration 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.
About the Author
Louis DeSipio is professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies at University of California, Irvine. He is co-author or co-editor of several books including Making Americans, Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy (1998), Awash in the Mainstream: Latino Politics in the 1996 Elections (1999), Muted Voices: Latinos and the 2000 Elections (2004), and Beyond the Barrio: Latinos and the 2004 Elections (2010). He has also published book chapters and numerous articles in journals such as American Politics Research, Perspectives on Politics, Urban Affairs Review, and Asian American Policy Review. Rodolfo de la Garza is Eaton Professor of Administrative Law and Municipal Science in the Department of Political Science, Columbia University. He has edited, co-edited and co-authored numerous books including Making Americans, Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy (1998), Awash in the Mainstream: Latino Politics in the 1996 Elections (1999), Latinos and U. S. Foreign Policy: Lobbying for the Homeland? (2000), Sending Money Home: Hispanic Remittances and Community Development (2002), Muted Voices: Latinos and the 2000 Elections (2004), and The Future of the Voting Rights Act (2006). Dr. de la Garza has served as Vice President of the American Political Science Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Committee on the Status of Latinos in the Profession of the American Political Science Association in 1993.