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Best Immigration Books Worth Your Attention

There are countless Immigration courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction (2011)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionAmericans have come from every corner of the globe, and they have been brought together by a variety of historical processes–conquest, colonialism, the slave trade, territorial acquisition, and voluntary immigration. A thoughtful look at immigration, anti-immigration sentiments, and the motivations and experiences of the migrants themselves, this book offers a compact but wide-ranging look at one of America’s persistent hot-button issues. Historian David Gerber begins by examining the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American, ranging from the Naturalization Law of 1795 (which applied only to…
Author(s): David A. Gerber

2. Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal (2014)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your Attention In this illuminating work, immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how “illegality” and “undocumentedness” are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status—and to what ends. Blending history with human drama, Chomsky explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic, and historical context. The result is a powerful testament of the complex, contradictory, and ever-shifting nature of status in America….
Author(s): Aviva Chomsky

3. Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell (Nutshells) (2017)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionThis compact, comprehensive title offers a thorough overview of the history, constitutional basis, statutory structure, regulatory provisions, administrative procedure, and ethical principles related to immigration law and practice. Updated to reflect developments since the 2016 Presidential election, it is valuable both as a teaching and a practice reference….
Author(s): David Weissbrodt , Laura Danielson, et al.

4. U.S. Immigration Made Easy (2019)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionWant to live, work, or travel in the United States? U.S. Immigration Made Easy has helped tens of thousands of people get a visa, green card, or other immigration status. You’ll learn: whether you and your family qualify for a short-term visa, permanent U.S. residence, or protection from deportation how to obtain, fill out, and submit the necessary forms and documents insider tips on dealing with bureaucratic officials, delays, and denials strategies for overcoming low income and other immigration barriers, and how to select the right attorney. U.S. Immigration Made Easy provides detailed…
Author(s): Bray J.D., Ilona, Link Attorney, Richard

5. Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration (2019)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionAmerican policy-makers have long been locked in a heated battle over whether, how many, and what kind of immigrants to allow to live and work in the country. Those in favor of welcoming more immigrants often cite humanitarian reasons, while those in favor of more restrictive laws argue the need to protect native citizens. But economist Bryan Caplan adds a new, compelling perspective to the immigration debate: He argues that opening all borders could eliminate absolute poverty worldwide and usher in a booming worldwide economy―greatly benefiting humanity. With…
Author(s): Bryan Caplan, Zach Weinersmith

6. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration (The Politically Incorrect Guides) (2018)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionUnregulated immigration has led to an increase in crime, a loss of working class jobs, an inflated welfare state, and an elevated amount of terror threats on our home territory. The clash of differing emotions, facts, and opinions reveal that this issue is not simply a nationwide disagreement; it is an American crisis.   In  authors John Zmirak and Al Perrotta debunk the Left’s most deceptive myths on this complex policy issue – and reveal the huge implications that lie ahead for our nation’s future.  Zmirak and Perrotta set the record straight on the history of American…
Author(s): John Zmirak

7. Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations, Forms, 2018 (2018)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionAleinikoff, Martin, Motomura, Fullerton, and Stumpf’s Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations and Forms serves as a one-stop source for federal immigration legislation and other primary source materials. A staple in classrooms nationwide, this publication:…
Author(s): T. Aleinikoff, David Martin, et al.

8. Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life (2002)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionOne of our generation’s best historical accounts of immigration in the United States from the earliest colonial days“Encyclopedic in scope, yet lively and provocative…. One of those rare book that will serve experts and the general public equally well.” – San Francisco ChronicleFormer professor Roger Daniels does his utmost to capture the history of immigration to America as accurately as possible in this definitive account of one of the most pressing and layered social issues of our time. With chapters that include statistics,…
Author(s): Roger Daniels

9. The Politics of Immigration: Partisanship, Demographic Change, and American National Identity (2017)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionImmigration has been deeply woven into the fabric of American nation building since the founding of the Republic. Indeed, immigrants have played an integral role in American history, but they are also intricately tied to America’s present and will feature prominently in America’s future. Immigration can shape a nation. Consequently, immigration policy can maintain, replenish, and even reshape it. Immigration policy debates are thus seldom just about who to let in and how many, as a nation’s immigration policies can define its identity. This is what helps breathe fire into…
Author(s): Tom K. Wong

10. Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives) (2002)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionImmigration is perhaps the most enduring and elemental leitmotif of America. This book is the most powerful study to date of the politics and policies it has inspired, from the founders’ earliest efforts to shape American identity to today’s revealing struggles over Third World immigration, noncitizen rights, and illegal aliens. Weaving a robust new theoretical approach into a sweeping history, Daniel Tichenor ties together previous studies’ idiosyncratic explanations for particular, pivotal twists and turns of immigration policy. He tells the story of…
Author(s): Daniel J. Tichenor

11. The Ethics of Immigration (Oxford Political Theory) (2015)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionIn The Ethics of Immigration, Joseph Carens synthesizes a lifetime of work to explore and illuminate one of the most pressing issues of our time. Immigration poses practical problems for western democracies and also challenges the ways in which people in democracies think about citizenship and belonging, about rights and responsibilities, and about freedom and equality. Carens begins by focusing on current immigration controversies in North America and Europe about access to citizenship, the integration of immigrants, temporary workers, irregular migrants and the admission of family members and…
Author(s): Joseph Carens

12. Essays on Immigration (Dover Thrift Editions) (2013)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your Attention“In America, everything was possible,” recalls Louis Adamic of Slovenia. “There even the common people were ‘citizens,’ not ‘subjects’ . . . a citizen, or even a non-citizen foreigner, could walk up to the President of the United States and pump his hand. Indeed, that seemed to be a custom in America.”The history and experience of immigration remain central to American culture, past and present. This anthology surveys the recollections of emigrants from around the world who sought new lives in the United States. Their stories range in mood and setting from the misery of an Englishman in colonial Virginia,…
Author(s): Bob Blaisdell

13. Fixing Immigration (2019)

 Best Immigration Books Worth Your AttentionImmigration is a huge problem in America… No, not the legal immigration, where people come here legally, do the work necessary to get here, and then assimilate into American society… But yes, illegal immigration is a problem. Whether illegals are actively committing crime while here, or simply criminals because they illegally entered the country, the problem is they’re arriving here without proper paperwork, without good reason, and without any right to be here. Then… They cause trouble.Many have indicated that it should be okay to come here illegally or to force their way across the border, or in some other way…
Author(s): Steven Grant

Best Immigration Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some immigration books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities

Author(s): Eric Kaufmann
ID: 2328086, Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 5 Feb 2019, Size: 18 Mb, Format: epub

Immigration, Social Cohesion and Political Reaction

Author(s): Bill Jordan
ID: 2888847, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights

Author(s): Ayaan Hirsi Ali
ID: 2912284, Publisher: Harper, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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