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Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security
J. D. Hayworth
089526028X
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Whatever It Takes is a wide-ranging and highly entertaining read, in which Congressman J. D. Hayworth exposes the ongoing battle where terrorists seek ways to exploit our porous borders and attack our homeland as well as the hypocrisy, greed, and political correctness that could literally destroy our nation.

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What should we do to solve America's border crisis? WHATEVER IT TAKES! That's the no-nonsense approach of Arizona congressman J. D. Hayworth, one of America's most outspoken and eloquent conservative spokesmen. He knows what we need to do to regain control of our borders, ensure our national security, enforce our laws, protect our jobs, and keep America from being overwhelmed by illegal immigration. J. D. has walked the border and has seen firsthand...


Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell
David Weissbrodt
0314154167
January 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This compact, comprehensive title offers an expert overview of the history, source, and structure of immigration law. Visa standards, deportation and exclusion issues, refugee and asylum issues, citizenship, and the rights of aliens are also discussed.


Flight to Freedom
Ana Veciana-Suarez
0439382009
Feb 2004
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6-9-It is 1967, and Yara Garcia, 13, receives a blank diary from her father with the inscription, "For my studious daughter." He is leaving Havana for the countryside, where he is forced to work in the fields harvesting coffee since he has applied to emigrate to the U.S. The story unfolds via her entries. As the family waits for permission to leave, readers are told about the rationing of food, neighbors spying on neighbors to report disloyalties to Castro, and the humiliation of being labeled a "gusana"-a worm-a Cuban exile. Arrival in Miami is fraught with a new set of difficulties as language and cultural differences make adjustment painful. Yara's father is convinced that their stay in Florida will be temporary and short, to be endured until such time that they can return to their beloved homeland....


Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America
Aristide R. Zolberg
0674022181
April 2006
Hardcover
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About the Author
Aristide R. Zolberg is Walter Eberstadt Professor of Political Science at the New School for Social Research.


Exodus
Leon Uris
0553258478
October 1983
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
"Passionate summary of the inhuman treatment of the Jewish people in Europe, of the exodus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to Palestine, and of the triumphant founding of the new Israel." -- The New York Times

Review
"Passionate summary of the inhuman treatment of the Jewish people in Europe, of the exodus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to Palestine, and of the triumphant founding of the new Israel." -- The New York Times

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The Devil's Highway
Luis Alberto Urrea
0316010804
Sept 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In May 2001, 26 Mexican men scrambled across the border and into an area of the Arizona desert known as the Devil's Highway. Only 12 made it safely across. American Book Awardâ€"winning writer and poet Urrea (Across the Wire; Six Kinds of Sky; etc.), who was born in Tijuana and now lives outside Chicago, tracks the paths those men took from their home state of Veracruz all the way norte. Their enemies were many: the U.S. Border Patrol ("La Migra"); gung-ho gringo vigilantes bent on taking the law into their own hands; the Mexican Federales; rattlesnakes; severe hypothermia and the remorseless sun, a "110 degree nightmare" that dried their bodies and pounded their brains. In artful yet uncomplicated prose, Urrea captivatingly tells how a dozen men squeezed by to safety, and how 14 othersâ€"whom...


Mexifornia: A State of Becoming
Victor Davis Hanson
1893554732
June 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Classics professor Hanson is also, like generations of his family before him, a fruit farmer in California's central valley. He has employed immigrants, seen them flood his community during the last 30 years of mass flight from Mexico, and endured the crime associated with illegal immigrants. Hanson is immensely sympathetic to poor Mexicans, however, and the most powerful chapter here outlines the harried life of the illegal alien. But he hates to see the ordered culture in which he grew up drowned by an alien inundation whose undeserving beneficiaries are Mexico's kleptocratic rulers, for whom an open border is a safety valve expelling the potential for democratic change. The four solutions to the mess that Hanson enumerates include continuing de facto open borders but insisting on rapid acculturation;...


Finding Manana
Mirta Ojito
1594200416
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Twenty-five years ago, between April and September 1980, 125,000 Cuban refugees arrived in Florida. Dubbed Marielitos for the port from which they departed and viewed by the press as the refuse of Castro's prisons and mental institutions, these people found a less warm welcome than earlier Cuban groups had. Pulitzer-winning journalist Ojito, then 16, and her family were among them. Her book is both a history of the exodus (which became known as the Mariel boatlift) and a restoration of the reputations of the thousands who "quietly slipped into the fabric of the city that had reluctantly welcomed them." Journalistic sketches of significant figures (the powerful Miami banker who negotiated the 1979 liberation of Cuban political prisoners; the used-car salesman and Bay of Pigs veteran who helped organize the...


Nory Ryan's Song
Patricia Reilly Giff
0440418291
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Life is hard for poor Irish potato farmers, but 12-year-old Nory Ryan and her family have always scraped by... until one morning, Nory wakes to the foul, rotting smell of diseased potatoes dying in the fields. And just like that, all their hopes for the harvest--for this year and next--are dashed. Hunger sets in quickly. The beaches are stripped of edible seaweed, the shore is emptied of fish, desperate souls even chew on grass for the nourishment. As her community falls apart, Nory scrambles to find food for her family. Meanwhile, the specter of America lurks, where, the word is, no one is ever hungry, and horses carry milk in huge cans down cobblestone streets.

As Patricia Reilly Giff writes in her note to the reader, the Great Hunger of 1845 to 1852 was a tragic time for the Irish. Enough food to feed double...



Booking Passage
Thomas Lynch
0393042065
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Undertaker-cum-poet Lynch (Bodies in Motion and at Rest) recalls his long romance with Eire and how it has affected his life in this compelling memoir. He takes off for the Emerald Isle early in 1970 to meet his people, who live on the edge of the Atlantic in County Clare. He stays with his elderly cousins, Nora and Tommy, a brother and sister who never married. The humble cottage has no water and is heated by a turf fire. Here the young Yank absorbs his culture shock and learns how life is lived without television, cars and other modern distractions. After Tommy's death, Lynch and Nora become closer, and he begins to bring the 20th century into the house in the form of running water. Along the way he tells the story of the Lynches of County Clare: how they survived "starvation, eviction and emigration—the...


The Flight of the Creative Class
Richard Florida
006075690X
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Following up on The Rise of the Creative Class (2002), Florida argues that if America continues to make it harder for some of the world's most talented students and workers to come here, they'll go to other countries eager to tap into their creative capabilities—as will American citizens fed up with what they view as an increasingly repressive environment. He argues that the loss of even a few geniuses can have tremendous impact, adding that the "overblown" economic threat posed by large nations such as China and India obscures all the little blows inflicted upon the U.S. by Canada, Scandinavia, New Zealand and other countries with more open political climates. Florida lays his case out well and devotes a significant portion of this polemical analysis to defending his earlier book's argument regarding...


The Queen of the Big Time
Adriana Trigiani
0812967801
May 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in early 20th-century smalltown America, Trigiani's fifth novel (after the Big Stone Gap trilogy and Lucia, Lucia) tells a heartfelt but clumsy story of strong women enduring the rigors of farm life and the trials of romantic and familial relations. At its worst, the novel is a morass of incomplete story lines, underdeveloped characters and inconsistent tenses. Still, readers who've fallen for Trigiani's hallmark personages—Italian immigrants living the American dream in rural Pennsylvania—in previous books will delight in meeting these new ones. Nella Castelluca has brains and ambition; she hopes to someday become a teacher. Alas, when her father is injured at work, she must quit school and stay home to help on the family farm. Her first dream slips away, but working farm life turns out to be not...


Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother
Sonia Nazario
1400062055
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Soon to be turned into an HBO dramatic series, Nazario's account of a 17-year-old boy's harrowing attempt to find his mother in America won two Pulitzer Prizes when it first came out in the Los Angeles Times. Greatly expanded with fresh research, the story also makes a gripping book, one that viscerally conveys the experience of illegal immigration from Central America. Enrique's mother, Lourdes, left him in Honduras when he was five years old because she could barely afford to feed him and his sister, much less send them to school. Her plan was to sneak into the United States for a few years, work hard, send and save money, then move back to Honduras to be with her children. But 12 years later, she was still living in the U.S. and wiring money home. That's when Enrique became one of the...


Morir En El Intento
Jorge Ramos
0060789468
Apr 2005
(Hardcover) - Spanish
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From AudioFile
Murieron de hipertermia 19 indocumentados en una pesadilla de cuatro horas. Sobrevivientes describen, con angustia, el tiempo que pasaron dentro de una caja instalada en el trailer en que viajaban. El evento generó una detallada investigación sobre el tráfico de personas deseando llegar a los Estados Unidos. Con un español demasiado claro, Jorge Ramos escribe y narra esta investigación periodística de tan lamentable tragedia, con una tesitura de voz ágil y nítida. Su aptitud con palabras nos transmite una sensación del terror vivido dentro del trailer. El autor/lector mantiene siempre la serenidad, evitando que lo traicionen sus sentimientos. Su libro llamará la atención a la necesidad para una reforma migratoria. M.B.M.

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While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
Bruce Bawer
0385514727
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Having recently published an indictment of Christian fundamentalist intolerance in the U.S. (Stealing Jesus), New York native Bawer relocated to Europe with his Norwegian partner in 1998 and found an even more dangerous strain of religious and cultural bigotry ensnaring Western Europe. A swarming menace called radical Islam, he writes, rings Europe's cities in smoldering Muslim ghettos, provoking everything from so-called honor killings and political assassinations to the Madrid subway bombings and the massacre of school children in Beslan. Worse, the Taliban-like theocracy Bawer sees looming inside backward immigrant populations resistant to integration flourishes under the protective wing of Western Europe's America-bashing, multicultural, liberal establishment. The latter correspond to the appeasers of Nazi...


U.S. Immigration Made Easy
Laurence A. Canter
1413300367
Aug 2004
Paperback
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United States Information Agency
Highly recommended.... Instructive and explanatory.

Irish Echo
Well worth the investment -- considerably less than what one would pay for an hour’s consultation with a lawyer.

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The Wretched of the Earth
Frantz Fanon
0802141323
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Frantz Fanon (1925-61) was a Martinique-born black psychiatrist and anticolonialist intellectual; The Wretched of the Earth is considered by many to be one of the canonical books on the worldwide black liberation struggles of the 1960s. Within a Marxist framework, using a cutting and nonsentimental writing style, Fanon draws upon his horrific experiences working in Algeria during its war of independence against France. He addresses the role of violence in decolonization and the challenges of political organization and the class collisions and questions of cultural hegemony in the creation and maintenance of a new country's national consciousness. As Fanon eloquently writes, "[T]he unpreparedness of the educated classes, the lack of practical links between them and the mass of the people, their laziness, and, let it be...


To the Far Blue Mountains
Louis L'Amour
0553276883
September 1984
Mass Market Paperback
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From AudioFile
Narrator John Curless has Barnabas's sincere, ingenuous courage down pat, as well as his rural accent. He reads accurately enough, but one wishes he were more expressive, more sensitive to the moods and tempos of the various scenes. Y.R. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
Filled with exciting tales of the frontier, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In To the Far Blue Mountains, Louis L'Amour weaves an unforgettable tale of a man who journeys to his homeland — but discovers that finding his way back to America may be impossible....

Barnabas Sackett was leaving England forever to find his fortune in the New...

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