Below are some great guides to deliberative dialogues addressing immigration issues. If you know of additional resources we should add, please use our Ideas & Suggestions Form to let us know.
Admission Decisions: Should Immigration Be Restricted?
1994. National Issues Forums.
Besieged by applicants, America faces tough choices about its admissions policy. The United States, which has traditionally defined itself as a land of refuge, is obliged to ask whether new limits need to be placed on immigration. This nonpartisan guide is used for citizen deliberations in National Issues Forums. $3.90 (or download free at www.nifi.org). Order from Kendall Hunt Publishing at 800-228-0810 or use the order form at www.kendallhunt.com/order/index.html.
Beyond Borders: Profiles in International Education
Joseph S. Johnston, Jr. and Richard J. Edelstein. 1993. Association of American Colleges & Universities.
Analyzes the state of international education in the U.S. and sets forth a strong educational rationale for strengthening the global dimensions of U.S. higher education. Profiles some fifteen institutions that have successfully begun to tackle this challenge and conveys lessons learned about implementation. "A comprehensive and well-crafted review," Richard D. Lambert, Director Emeritus, National Foreign Language Center. SKU: BEYON; ISBN/ISSN: 0-911696-60-1. $15.00 (non-member price). To order AAC&U publications, email or call 800-297-3775 (202-387-3760).
The Busy Citizen?s Discussion Guide: Changing Faces, Changing Communities: Immigration & Race, Jobs, Schools, and Language Differences (2nd edition)
1998. Study Circles Resource Center (SCRC).
Changing Faces, Changing Communities: Immigration & Race, Jobs, Schools, and Language Differences
1998. Study Circles Resource Center (SCRC).
A multi-session discussion guide designed to help communities face the challenges and meet the opportunities raised by the arrival of newcomers; includes pointers on how to involve public officials. $5.00. Download for free at www.studycircles.org/pages/pub.html or complete the order form at www.studycircles.org/pdf/orderform.pdf.
The New Challenges of American Immigration: What Should We Do?
2003. National Issues Forums.
A companion resource for "The New Americans" - A Public Television series that will air nationwide spring 2004. The U.S. has traditionally defined itself as a land of opportunity, a refuge from persecution, and a nation of immigrants. Today, more people than ever are trying to enter this country. While most Americans believe that, historically, immigration has strengthened the U.S., many people now question whether immigration is good for America. Is it time, once again, to change our immigration policies? If so, how? This nonpartisan guide is used for citizen deliberations in National Issues Forums. $3.90 (or download free at www.nifi.org). Order from Kendall Hunt Publishing at 800-228-0810 or use the order form at www.kendallhunt.com/order/index.html.
Now That I'm Here: What America's Immigrants Have to Say About Life in the U.S. Today
Steve Farkas, Ann Duffett and Jean Johnson. Public Agenda.
A survey of immigrants finds an overwhelming majority committed to working hard and staying off government assistance. Almost nine in 10 say it's extremely important for immigrants to learn English and their views on bilingual education are similar to that of the general public. A majority has a favorable view of the INS, although they express frustration with immigration bureaucracy. Three-quarters say the government has become stricter with immigrants since Sept. 11 and six in 10 say there is at least some anti-immigrant discrimination in the U.S. Three in 10 say they have personally experienced discrimination. $10.00. Order at www.publicagenda.org/research/research_reports.cfm.
U.S. Immigration Policy in an Unsettled World
The Choices Program. Tenth Edition, 2003.
Choices curriculum materials are used in a range of courses including U.S. history, world history, global studies and government. At the heart of each unit is a range of contrasting policy options. By exploring a spectrum of alternatives, students are better able to articulate their own views on pressing international issues. Order teacher sets or student texts at http://store.yahoo.com/choices-education/ or print the order form at www.choices.edu/order/classform.pdf. Teacher sets can also be downloaded for a fee at www.choices.edu.