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July 1998, Volume 5, Number 7

Immigration Text Book

DeSipio, Louis and Rudolfo de la Garza. 1998. Making Americans, Remaking America. Immigration and Immigrant Policy. Boulder. Westview Press.

This short five-chapter book text seems aimed college freshmen interested in immigration. Basic terms are defined, the history of immigration and immigration policy is covered, there is a chapter on naturalization, and another on immigrant rights and responsibilities that covers both Proposition 187 and the pros and cons of immigrants asserting rights as members of minority groups. The final chapter covers public opinion toward immigrants, noting that elites are more open to immigrants than others, perhaps reflecting the distribution of the economic benefits and costs associated with immigrants.