State and local immigration issues and policies for all 50 states are thoroughly examined in this unique, up-to-date, and accessibly written encyclopedia.
* Offers topical essays on all 50 U.S. states, covering the history of immigration, state and local policies, and the contributions of various ethnic groups
* Provides readers with a big-picture understanding of immigration activity for each state over the past 50 years
* Includes chronologies, historical overviews, and topical essays that provide important background and place major events and legislation in context
* Offers a "notable figures/groups" section with biographical and group profiles highlighting the contributions made by particular individuals and organizations in relation to immigration