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International Migration, U.S. Immigration Law and Civil Society: From the Colonial Era to the 113th Congress
The series draws on contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Joseph Chamie, the former director of the United Nations Population Division and former editor of the International Migration Review, provides a magisterial overview of migration flows to and within the Americas over the last 525 years, with particular focus on the United States and the territory that became the United States. He also highlights several themes that weave through this long history. Charles Wheeler, a senior attorney and director of training and legal support for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), provides a concise and timely history of US immigration law and policy, starting in the colonial era and leading to the current impasse on immigration reform. Sara Campos, a freelance writer and the former director of the Asylum Program for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco, writes a groundbreaking chapter on the growing role of civil society in the US immigrant communities and in the US immigration debate. All three chapters, as well as an introduction by Mr. Kerwin, speak very directly to the US immigration debate.

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After providing a general overview of the emigration of Italians to Trenton, New Jersey, Vibrant Life examines various aspects of the lives of Italian immigrants in Trenton – and their offspring – including employment; education; establishment of churches and organizations;...

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Studies on Italian-American Literature contains nine original, thought-provoking essays on some of the most important authors and issues of Italian American literature. What’s important about these essays is the cultural context that Mulas creates for his readings. His familiarity with...

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