Immigration reform and border security are highly charged topics in America today. Immigration, Assimilation, and Border Security examines the history of immigration along with the immigration debate of today. This book shows how attitudes about immigration have shifted and the author examines recent developments in immigration policy and border security.
This second edition is an update of the intersection of border security, immigration, and assimilation in the U.S.A. In addition to the history of immigration and custom services and shifts in attitudes about immigration, this edition provides new information about the operations of the Department of Homeland Security to secure the border. A new chapter examines developments in immigration policy relating to the border wall, family separation, unaccompanied immigrant minors and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA. The book includes real-life stories of difficult incidents that arise due to the complicated relationship between immigration and border security. The authors review prospects for comprehensive immigration policy and border security policy.
Yoku Shaw-Taylor is an Applied Sociologist with a PhD from George Washington University. He was Research Scientist at NORC, University of Chicago, and an Operations Research Analyst (Contractor) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is the author of the first edition of Immigration, Assimilation, and Border Security. Lorraine McCall was a senior program analyst for more than ten years with the Department of Homeland Security.