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Immigrants' Rights After 9/11
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Wendy E. Biddle; Series Editor: Alan Marzilli
  • From the Series: Point/Counterpoint
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791086828
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8682-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 323.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 112

Summary

The United States admits between 700,000 and 900,000 legal immigrants per year, plus millions of long- and short-term visitors, including tourists, business travelers, and students. It is much easier to become a citizen in our country than in virtually any other, and many people dream of becoming Americans and making better lives for themselves. But since September 11, 2001, rules regarding immigration have been tightened as part of ongoing anti-terrorism efforts. Immigrants’ Rights After 9/11 explores these changes and the controversies that surround them: Should immigrants be granted full rights under the Constitution? Should immigration proceedings be public, or need they be closed to protect national security? Key questions are addressed from both sides of the issues, with extensive citation of laws, statutes, court decisions, and political commentary.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Elements of the argument. Appendix. Resources. Sidebars. Notes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Wendy E. Biddle is a native of Michigan and currently resides in Minnesota. She graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law where she was an executive member of the Valparaiso Law Review. While a member of the Review, she published an article analyzing statutory interpretation. Biddle is currently pursuing a master's degree in library and information science at the University of Pittsburgh. Her main interests in research and writing are civil rights, immigration, statutory interpretation, and technology law. In addition to writing, she enjoys photography and art.

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“…create[s] a total picture of the subject. This solid work thoroughly presents both sides of the argument.”


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