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.
- American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction (2011)
- Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal (2014)
- Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell (Nutshells) (2017)
- U.S. Immigration Made Easy (2019)
- Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration (2019)
- The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration (The Politically Incorrect Guides) (2018)
- Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations, Forms, 2018 (2018)
- Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life (2002)
- The Politics of Immigration: Partisanship, Demographic Change, and American National Identity (2017)
- Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives) (2002)
- The Ethics of Immigration (Oxford Political Theory) (2015)
- Essays on Immigration (Dover Thrift Editions) (2013)
- Fixing Immigration (2019)
Americans 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.
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.
This 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.
U.S. Immigration Made Easy (2019)
Want 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.
American 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.
Unregulated 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.
Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations, Forms, 2018 (2018)
Aleinikoff, 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:
One 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….
The Politics of Immigration: Partisanship, Demographic Change, and American National Identity (2017)
Immigration 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.
Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives) (2002)
Immigration 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.
In The Ethics of Immigration, Joseph Carens synthesizes a lifetime of work to explore and illuminate one of the most pressing issues of our time.
“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.
Fixing Immigration (2019)
Immigration 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.
Best Immigration Books Worth Your Attention
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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
Migrants, Immigration and Diversity in Twentieth-century Northern Ireland: British, Irish or 'Other’?
Author(s): Jack Crangle
ID: 3601601, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America
Author(s): Nancy Foner
ID: 3200744, Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
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.