Understanding Contemporary Immigration Debates: The Need for A Multidimensional Approach
Published on: Jul 31, 2006


1 Samuel P. Huntington, Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004).

2 George J. Borjas, Heaven's Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy, (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001); George J. Borjas, “Assimilation and Changes in Cohort Quality Revisited: What Happened to Immigrant Earnings in the 1980s?” Journal of Labor Economics 13 (April 1995), 201-245.

3 Louis DeSipio. Latino Viewing Choices: Bilingual Television Viewers and the Language Choices They Make, Research Report, (University of Southern California: Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, May 2003); Louis DeSipio. Engaging Television in English y en Español. Research Report, (University of Southern California: Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, March 1999).

4 “Latino-C: Latino Caucus of APSA,” Latino-C@listserve.listserv.ilstu.edu. That political scientists are not alone in voicing these views is suggested by the argument of a leading Mexican American historian articulated at a Social Science Research Council conference at Sanibel Island, Florida, January 18-21, 1996, titled “Becoming American/American Becoming.

5 Ruy Teixera, “What Does the Public Want on Immigration?” Donkey Rising: The Emerging Democratic Majority, April 5, 2006. http://www.emergingdemocraticmajorityweblog.com/donkeyrising/.

6 La Voz De Aztlan News Bulletin, April 12, 2006, Los Angeles, Alta California.

7 Jeronimo Cortina, Rodolfo de la Garza, Sandra Bejarano & Andrew Wainer, The Economic Impact of the Mexico-California Relationship (University of Southern California: Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, 2005).

8 This apparent contradiction reflects methodological differences. Local level job losses within particular job sites or narrowly defined sectors may be too specific to be picked up in national data. Also, displaced workers may drop out of the job market and be lost to aggregate data analyses, or they may migrate and find employment in other locations. In the latter example, they will not appear as displaced workers even though that is what they are.

9 Louis DeSipio, Harry Pachon, Rodolfo O. De la Garza, and Jongho Lee, Immigrant Politics at Home and Abroad: How Latino Immigrants Engage the Politics of Their Home Communities and the United States (Claremont, CA: The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, 2003).

10 George W. Grayson, “Mexican Officials Feather Their Nests While Decrying U. S. Immigration Policy,” Background Report (Washington, D. C.: Center for Immigration Studies, April, 2006); Rodolfo O. de la Garza, “Mexican Political Migration,” Lecture, Summer Seminar on Immigration, University of California at Irvine, July 2005; Rodolfo O. de la Garza and Gabriel Szekely, "Policy, Politics and Emigration: Reexamining the Mexican Experience," in F. Bean, R. de la Garza, B. Roberts and S.Weintraub, eds. At the Crossroads: Mexican Migration and U.S. Policy (Latham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).