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Immigration and the United States

by Isabel Soto-Luna

Picture of signs that read: immigrants make America great, no hate no fear refugees are welcome here

Immigration, especially undocumented immigration, is a very politicized and complex subject in the U.S. With different rules and laws around immigration dependent on the country of origin, many people find themselves having to find ways to circumvent the law and risk their freedom and lives in the hopes that they can provide a better and safer future for their families. The books below explore the experiences of immigrants, the effects of immigration laws, and academic research and case studies about immigration.  

eBooks are available to UNO-affiliated students, staff, and faculty. 

In this display:

  • Croucher. (2009). The other side of the fence: American migrants in Mexico. In The other side of the fence: American migrants in Mexico (pp. ix–ix). University of Texas Press. 
  • Dreby. (2010). Divided by borders: Mexican migrants and their children. In Divided by borders: Mexican migrants and their children (1st ed., pp. xxi–xxi). University of California Press. 
  • Escobar. (2016). Captivity Beyond Prisons: Criminalization Experiences of Latina (Im)migrants. University of Texas Press. https://doi.org/10.7560/308165
  • Hernandez. (2010). Migra! : a history of the U.S. Border Patrol. In Migra!: a history of the U.S. border patrol (1st ed., Vol. 29, pp. xv–xv). University of California Press. https://doi.org/10.1525/j.ctt1pnfhs  
  • Hiemstra, Doshi, S., & Coleman, M. (2019). Detain and Deport: The Chaotic U.S. Immigration Enforcement Regime. University of Georgia Press.
  • Ibrahim. (2019). Black Immigrants in North America: Essays on Race, Immigration, Identity, Language, Hip-Hop, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Becoming Black. Myers Education Press.   
  • Johnson. (2008). The Huddled Masses Myth: Immigration And Civil Rights. Temple University Press.
  • McArthur. (2013). Immigration Stories. Teacher Created Materials, Incorporated.
  • McNamara. (2020). The criminalization of immigration: truth, lies, tragedy, and consequences. ABC-CLIO.
  • LOUIS G. MENDOZA. (2012). A Journey Around Our America: A Memoir on Cycling, Immigration, and the Latinoization of the U.S. University of Texas Press. https://doi.org/10.7560/742086 
  • Menjívar, & Kanstroom, D. (2013). Constructing Immigrant “Illegality”: Critiques, Experiences, and Responses. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107300408
  • Terrio. (2015). Whose child am I?: Unaccompanied, undocumented children in U.S. immigration custody (1st ed.). University of California Press. https://doi.org/10.1525/j.ctt14btfwd