ERIC Number: ED385403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
[Focus on Immigration.]
Hartman, Chester, Ed.
Poverty & Race, v4 n2 p1-10,12-18 Mar-Apr 1995
This journal issue consists of articles and other information about immigration issues, as well as discussions of the utility of racial and ethnic categories. "An International Perspective on Migration" (Cathi Tactaquin) examines the intertwined economic, political, and environmental causes of international migration; discusses how development policies such as North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ignore labor flows across borders; and suggests that anti-immigrant measures such as California's Proposition 187 respond simplistically to heightened intolerance; and suggests that migration is an international issue, a manifestation of uneven social, political and economic development and conflict that requires cooperation and collective action among countries and regions."Immigration and the Civil Rights Movement's Response" (Bill Tamayo) examines the racist elements of anti-immigrant policies and calls for civil rights groups to come together and forcefully articulate the issues involved. "Latino Immigrants in Los Angeles: A Portrait from the 1990 Census" (David Hayes-Bautista, Werner Schink, Gregory Rodriguez) summarizes data on Latino immigrants in Los Angeles County, including census count, estimates of undocumented immigrants, labor force participation, use of public assistance, education, and family characteristics; and compares these new immigrants to immigrant Anglos of an earlier era. "Job Competition between Immigrants & African Americans" (Paul Ong, Abel Valenzuela, Jr.) focuses on the impact of immigration on the joblessness and earnings among black males in Los Angeles County between the ages of 18 and 24, and 18 and 64 with no more than a high school education. Also included in this issue are four perspectives on the meaning of racial and ethnic categories and their uses in the census and other data collection, in federal policies and programs, and as a focus for political and social organizing; a quiz "Immigration: Myths & Facts"; a list of immigrant rights organizations; and a bibliography of materials criticizing "The Bell Curve; (Murray-Herrnstein). (LP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Poverty and Race Research Action Council, Washington, DC.