Immigration Reform & Racial Profiling

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Week of May 3, 2010

Immigration Reform & Racial Profiling

In the News: Arizona has passed a controversial immigration law that gives police the power to stop individuals they suspect* of being in the U.S. illegally and demand that they provide legal documentation. Opponents of the measure argue that this will result in the racial profiling of all Chicanos, Latinos, Hispanics, and other people of color regardless of citizenship. Supporters believe state lawmakers needed to act on their own because the federal government had been slow in its response to immigration reform.

*According to Arizona Senate Bill 1070: “…where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States,…”


Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity
By Paul Spickard. Routledge, 2007
Call Number: JV6450 .S75 2007

Another man’s Sombrero: A Conservative Broadcaster’s Undercover Journey Across the Mexican Border
By Darrell Ankarlo. Thomas Nelson, 2008
Call Number: E184 .M5 A69 2008

Border Crosser: One Gringo’s Illicit Passage from Mexico into America
By Johnny Rico. Ballantine Books, 2009
Call Number: JV6465 .R54 2009

Border Visions: Mexican Cultures of the Southwest United States
By Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez. University of Arizona Press, 1996
Call Number: F790 .M5 V45 1996

Crossing Arizona (DVD)
Directed by Joseph Matthew and Dan DeVivo. Cinema Guild, 2006
Call Number: E184 .M5 C756 2006 (Boca Raton Media Center)

De l’Autre Cote (VHS)
Directed by Chantal Akerman. First Run/Icarus Films, 2002
Call Number: VH 1917

The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands
By Margaret Regan. Beacon Press, 2010
Call Number: Available online via Ebrary

The Economic Logic of Illegal Immigration
By Gordon H. Hanson. Council on Foreign Relations, 2007
Call Number: JV6483 .H25 2007 (At Jupiter)

Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants
By Jorge G. Castañeda. New Press, 2007
Call Number: E184 .M5 C368 2007

The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration: Principles and Challenges in America
By Edward J. Erler et al.
Call Number: JV6465 .E75 2007

Global Connections & Local Receptions: New Latino Immigration to the Southeastern United States
Edited by Fran Ansely and Jon Shefner. University of Tennessee Press, 2009
Call Number: F220 .S75 G56 2009

Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants Since 1882
By Roger Daniels. Hill and Wang, 2004
Call Number: JV6483 .D354 2004

His Panic: Why American Fear Hispanics in the U.S.
By Geraldo Rivera. Celebra, 2008
Call Number: JV6485 .R58 2008

“I Know It’s Dangerous”: Why Mexicans Risk Their Lives to Cross the Border
By Lynnaire M. Sheridan. University of Arizona Press, 2009
Call Number: JV6483 .S538 2009

Illegal, Alien, or Immigrant: The Politics of Immigration Reform
By Lina Newton. New York University Press, 2008
Call Number: JV6465 .N498 2008 (At Jupiter)

Illegals: The Imminent Threat Posed by Our Unsecured U.S.-Mexico Border
By Jon E. Dougherty. WND Books, 2004
Call Number: JV6483 .D684 2004 (Jupiter)

Immigration and Race: New Challenges for American Democracy
Edited by Gerald D. Jaynes. Yale University Press, 2000
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Impacts of Border Enforcement of Mexican Migration: The View from Sending Communities
Edited by Wayne A. Cornelius and Jessa M. Lewis. Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, 2007
Call Number: HV6483 .I46 2007

Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Enforcement Today
Edited by David C. Brotherton and Philip Kretsedemas. Columbia University Press, 2008
Call Number: JV6483 .K44 2008

Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of the U.S. South
Edited by Mary E. Odem and Elaine Lacy. University of Georgia Press, 2009
Call Number: F220 .S75 L363 2009

The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation
By Leo R. Chavez. Stanford University Press, 2008
Call Number: PN4888 .H57 C43 2008

Mexifornia: A State of Becoming
By Victor Davis Hanson. Encounter Books, 2003
Call Number: F870 .M5 H37 2003

Midnight on the Line: The Secret Life of the U.S.-Mexico Border
By Tim Gaynor. Thomas Dunne Books, 2009
Call Number: F787 .G39 2009

Miles from the Border (VHS)
Directed by Ellen Frankenstein. New Day Films, 1987
Call Number: VH 1917

Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America
By Gregory Rodriguez. Pantheon Books, 2007
Call Number: E184 .M5 R587 2007

New Destinations: Mexican Immigration in the United States
Edited by Victor Zúñiga and Rubén Hernández-León. Russell Sage Foundation, 2005
Call Number: E184 .M5 N36 2005

The New Nativism: Proposition 187 and the Debate over Immigration
By Robin Dale Jacobson. University of Minnesota Press, 2008
Call Number: JV6920 .J33 2008 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws
By Kevin R. Johnson. New York University Press, 2007
Call Number: KF4819 .J644 2007 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Reimagining the Immigrant: The Accommodation of Mexican Immigrants in Rural America
By Brian D. Haley. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Call Number: HD1527 .C2 H35 2009

Securing the Future: US Immigrant Integration Policy: A Reader
Edited by Michael Fix. Migration Policy Institute, 2007
Call Number: JV6483 .S43 2007

What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America
By Ariela J. Gross. Harvard University Press, 2008
Call Number: KF4755 .G76 2008

Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security, and the War on Terror
By J.D. Hayworth with Joseph J. Eule. Regnery Pub., 2006
Call Number: JV6483 .H386 2006

Where We Live Now: Immigration and Race in the United States
By John Iceland. University of California Press, 2009
Call Number: HD7288.72 .U5 I34 2009

Why Immigrants Come to America: Braceros, Indocumentados, and the Migra
By Robert J. Stout. Praeger, 2008
Call Number: Available online via ABC-CLIO E-Book Collection


Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age
By Bernard E. Harcourt. University of Chicago Press, 2007
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Are Cops Racist?
By Heather MacDonald. Ivan R. Dee, 2003
Call Number: HV8141 .M23 2003

Driving While Black: Highways, Shopping Malls, Taxicabs, Sidewalks: How to Fight Back If You Are a Victim of Racial Profiling
By Kenneth Meeks. Broadway, 2000
Call Number: HV8141 .M39 2000

Good Cop, Bad Cop: Racial Profiling and Competing Views of Justice
By Milton Heumann and Lance Cassak. Lang, 2003
Call Number: HV8141 .C37 2003 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

How the United States Racializes Latinos: White Hegemony and Its Consequences
Edited by Jose A. Cobás et al. Paradigm, 2009
Call Number: E184 .S75 H74 2009

Latinos in the New South: Transformations of Place
Edited by Heather A. Smith and Owen J. Furuseth. Ashgate, 2006
Call Number: F220 .S75 L37 2006

Police Traffic Stops and Racial Profiling: Resolving Management, Labor and Civil Rights Conflicts
By James T. O’Reilly. Charles C. Thomas, 2002
Call Number: HV8141 .O74 2002

Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work
By David A. Harris. New Press, 2002
Call Number: HV8141 .H298 2002

Racial Profiling (VHS)
Distributed by Human Relations Media, 2004
Call Number: HV7936 .R3 R33 2004 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Racial Profiling
By Fred C. Pampel. Facts on File, 2004
Call Number: HV8141 .P26 2004 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

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