ERIC Number: ED413391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Immigration Facts and Issues.
National Immigration Forum, Washington, DC.
This packet contains fact sheets and issue briefs on immigration and immigrants. Fact sheets, most of which are presented in 1994 and 1997 versions, contain brief summaries of information on immigration law and regulations, the status of immigrants, their countries of origin, and where they settle. These fact sheets make it clear that most immigrants enter the United States legally, and that most come to the United States to reunite with relatives. Fact sheets on both family-based and employment-based immigration are included. The vast majority of immigrants come to urban areas, where they start new businesses, pay taxes, and use fewer services than native-born Americans. As one fact sheet demonstrates through examples, immigrants have become a driving force in urban revitalization, using their energy and capital to build city neighborhoods. The issue briefs explore issues related to immigration in greater detail. The following issue briefs are included: (1) "Immigrants and African Americans"; (2) "Becoming Citizens"; (3) "Becoming Americans"; (4) "Costs and Contributions of Immigrants"; (5) "U.S. Asylum Policy"; (5) "Controlling Illegal Immigration"; (6) "Immigrant Women"; (7) "Cycles of Nativism in U.S. History"; (7) "Immigrants and Welfare"; and (8) "Immigrants and Health Care." The fact sheets and issue briefs emphasize the contributions of recent arrivals to the United States. Each issue brief and most fact sheets contain references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, N.Y.
Authoring Institution: National Immigration Forum, Washington, DC.