ERIC Number: ED231703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reporting the Immigration Imbrolio. A Media Source Guide, Issues for the '80s.
Angle, James L.; Gonzales, Patricia
Intended to provide journalists with concise, authoritative background information on immigration to the United States, particularly from Latin America, this guide is one of a series treating topics of continuing concern to the U.S. media. The United States accepts more legal immigrants every year than all other nations combined: 526,000 in 1979 and 800,000 in 1980. It is those who slip into the country to work illegally--e.g., Mexicans, Cubans, Haitians--that many Americans find more troubling. The clandestine nature of illegal immigration makes it difficult to identify and describe. Determining the magnitude of the flow is critical in attempting to assess the impact and to formulate policy alternatives. The guide discusses how many illegal immigrants stay, the idea of guest workers, the effect of illegal immigration on America's unemployed, and the use of illegal labor by employers. Resources of additional information on policy alternatives are suggested. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on International and Public Affairs, New York, NY.
Note: This guide was prepared under a grant from the Language and Area Research Program. For related documents, see SO 014 738-742.