Immigration Facts

Suggested Reading On Immigration

Reading List (Alphabetical):

We welcome any suggestions for additions to the list.

NONFICTION

Bean, Frank D. and Stephanie Bell-Rose. Immigration and Opportunity: Race, Ethnicity, and Employment in the United States. Russell Sage Foundation Publications, 2003.- "Immigration and Opportunity brings together leading sociologists and demographers to present a systematic account of the many ways in which immigration affects the labor market experiences of native-born African Americans."

Beck, Roy H. The Case Against Immigration: The Moral, Economic, Social and Environmental Reasons for Reducing the U.S. Immigration Back to Traditional Levels. W.W. Norton & Co, 1996. "Among recent anti-immigration tracts, this slashing, sure-to-be controversial manifesto…advances a number of new arguments. His main thrust is that current high levels of immigration serve the interest of a small elite, principally corporations and other employers that benefit from low-wage labor."

Borjas, George J., Heaven's Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy. Princeton Univ. Press, 1999. "Since the middle of the 1980s George Borjas has made significant contributions to our understanding of the economics of immigration to the United States. This book synthesizes those contributions, makes them accessible to an audience of nonspecialists, and is likely to shape the debate over the nation's future immigration policy."

Brimelow, Peter. Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster. Harper Perennial, 1996. "Brimelow's argument that the economic benefits of immigration have been grossly overblown may be debatable, but it is well documented and deserves a serious response. He notes that publicly funded social-service costs for newcomers harm public budgets."

Buchanan, Patrick J. State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America. Thomas Dunne Books, 2006. "Pat Buchanan is sounding the alarm. Since 9/11, more than four million illegal immigrants have crossed our borders, and there are more coming every day. Our leaders in Washington lack the political will to uphold the rule of law. The Melting Pot is broken beyond repair, and the future of our nation is at stake."

Daleiden, Joseph L. The American Dream: Can it Survive the 21st Century. Prometheus Books, 1999. "Joe Daleiden is asking all the right public policy questions in an intellectually rigorous, yet very readable book. His answers, although controversial, are extensively researched and thought provoking."

Dougherty, Jon E. Illegals: The Imminent Threat Posed by our Unsecured U.S-Mexico Border. Nelson Current, 2002. "Interviewing Border Patrol agents, local residents, citizen-enforcement groups and even the immigrants themselves, Dougherty examines the implicit dangers of our reckless attitude toward admittance, showing how all American citizens, native-born and otherwise, are consequently threatened by welfare fraud, drug lords, and terrorism."

Gilchrist, Jim, and Jerome R. Corsi. Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders. World Ahead Publishing, 2006. "The Battle to Secure America's Borders is a first-hand account from the frontlines, and what it says will shock you. Like their Revolutionary War predecessors who defended America against a hostile foreign power, today's Minutemen have risen up to answer their nation's call against another invasion."

Graham, Hugh D. Collision Course: The Strange Convergence of Affirmative Action and Immigration Policy in America. Oxford University Press, 2003. - "The first book to address the clash of immigration and affirmative action policies, and is long overdue." National Review

Graham, Otis, Jr. Unguarded Gates: A History of America's Immigration Crisis. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004. "In assessing the past, present, and future of immigration, Graham shows that the failure to control the influx of foreigners is leading America toward further security risks, unsustainable population growth, imported workers competition with American labor, and ultimately, social fragmentation."

Grant, Lindsey. The Case For Fewer People: The Negative Population Growth (NPG) Forum Papers. Seven Locks Press, 2006. "In this scholarly compendium, author Lindsey Grant presents a collection of writings on the subject of population change, its consequences and the impact of human crowding on the future of mankind."

Hardin, Garrett. The Immigration Dilemma: Avoiding The Tragedy of the Commons. FAIR, 1995 "A collection of essays on immigration and related topics by Dr. Garrett Hardin, eminent biologist whose seminal works on environmental ethics have inspired thousands in the environmental movement."

Hanson, Gordon H. Why Does Immigration Divide America: Public Finance and Political Opposition to Open Borders. Institute for Internal Economics, 2005. "…Hanson assesses the fiscal consequences of immigration, which are reflected in public opinion toward US immigration policy."

Hartman, Edward C.: The Population Fix: Breaking America's Addiction to Population Growth. Think Population Press, 2006. "If you have concerns about the growth of population in the US....this is the book for you. Ed Hartman does a great job of breaking down the issues involved and providing the reader with steps we can all take to address the problem....before we end up with a Billion Americans!"

Huntington, Samuel P. Who Are We: The Challenges To America's National Identity Simon& Schuster, 2004. "The author seeks at length to prove that the American Creed, which he defines as a Protestant-influenced ideology modeled on the British system, was the founders' original intent and remains America's best course." Publishers Weekly

Kennan, George F. Around the Cragged Hill: A Personal and Political Philosophy . W. W. Norton & Company. 1994. "Kennan airs controversial opinions in this book of personal and political reflections." Publishers Weekly Among his observations is that current immigration is condemning the US to unsustainable population growth and social instability."

Lee, Kenneth K. Huddled Masses, Muddled Laws: Why Contemporary Immigration Policy Fails to Reflect Public Opinion. Praeger Publishers, 1998. - "[This book] is highly recommended reading for students of American political science, immigration issues, multiculturalism, bilingualism and the "English Only" movements, economics, and social/legal issues related to immigrant assimilation and services."The Midwest Book Review

Malkin, Michelle. Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorist, Criminals and Other Foreign Menaces in Our Shores. Regnery Publishing, 2002. "Malkin points out the dozens of ways our enemies can and do get into the country without any difficulty. The borders are wide open if you want to come illegally." Joe Guzzardi

Martin, Phillip L. ,Wayne A. Cornelius et al. Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective. Stanford University Press, 1995. "This book provides a systematic, comparative study of immigration policy and policy outcomes in industrialized democracies."

Schlesinger, Arthur M. The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society. W.W. Norton & Company. 1998. "In this forcefully argued essay, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Schlesinger contends that America as melting pot has given way to an "eruption of ethnicity." Publishers Weekly

Sheehy, Daniel. Fighting Immigration Anarchy: American Patriots Battle to Save the Nation. Rooftop Publishing, 2006. "Fighting Immigration Anarchy focuses on the struggles of six citizen activists to wake up their fellow Americans to the encroaching danger."

Tancredo, Tom. In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security. WND Books, 2006 "Tancredo warns that the country is on a course to the dustbin of history. Like the great and mighty empires of the past, he writes, superpowers that once stretched from horizon to horizon, America is heading down the road to ruin."

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Whipple, D. F. Snooker Glen. BookSurge LLC., 2006. "The issues that interweave this tale include the responsibility of an employer to his community, the weakness of workers doing one of the nation's dirtiest jobs [miners] in being able to protect their livelihood, the willingness of an employer to exploit loopholes to replace American workers with foreign workers, and how these events impact on the individuals who live through this experience."