Thursday, September 29, 2011

Alabama Immigration Law Goes into Effect

Due to a new immigration law in Alabama, law enforcement will be required to make citizenship checks that will be costly, ineffective, and time consuming according to a legal expert ("Immigration Law: Court Upholds Key Parts of Tough Alabama Law," The Christian Science Monitor, September 28, 2011). US District Judge Sharon Blackburn prevented other provisions of the law to be implemented, but schools will need to review legal status of students wanting to enroll.

Review selected library titles related to immigration at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library. Call the library at 281-290-3219 to check your PIN if you do not remember it. Use these subject words and phrases to find more in the library catalog:
  • illegal aliens 
  • United States emigration and immigration
  • United States immigrants
U.S. Immigrant book cover U. S. Immigrant and Immigration Policies in the Twenty-First Century: Making Americans, Remaking America by Louis DeSipio and Rodolfo O. de la Garza - Westview, 2011.
call number: on order
"An accessible overview of U.S. immigration and an incisive examination of the current legislative and legal debates over immigration and settlement policies." - publishers summary excerpt

American Immigration book cover
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction by David A. Gerber - Oxford, 2011.
call number: 304.873 Ger
"A fascinating and even-handed historical account, this book puts into perspective the longer history of calls for stronger immigration laws and the on-going debates over the place of immigrants in American society." - publishers summary excerpt

Immigration book coverImmigration edited by Debra A. Miller - Greenhaven, 2010.
call number: 325.73 Imm
"Examines the current treatment of illegal immigrants, and potential changes to the U.S. response to illegal immigration. Also looks at how U.S. immigration policy could be reformed to mitigate the problem." - publishers summary excerpt