Background Information

More books and videos about immigration and related topics can be found using the Library's catalog.

Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States JV 6483. M 67 2006
Anti-immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia REF JV 6450. A 67 2011
Debates on US Immigration Online only
Encyclopedia of American Immigration REF JV 6465. E 53 2001
Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West REF HB 1965 . E 53 2006
Fence: National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration Along the US-Mexico Border JV 6565. M 37 2011
From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In JV 6450. V 54 2009
Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone JV 6912. S 74 2010
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America JV 6483. N 49 2004
Lost in Detention: The Hidden World of Immigration Enforcement [Streaming Video] Online only
Migra! A History of the US Border Patrol JV 6483. H 45 2010
Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, Injustice Online only
Straddling the Border: Immigration Policy and the INS JV 6483. M 27 2003
True American: Language, Identity, and the Education of Immigrant Children LC 3731. S 24 2010

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database can be used to locate articles on any topic, including immigration, law enforcement, culture, language, and more.
Legal Collection
This database contains articles written by legal professionals and can be used to find information on current immigration law and policy, as well as case law.
LexisNexis Academic
This database contains a legal component that can be used to locate articles in legal magazines and law reviews, and gives you access to the legal issues and opinions on any subject.
Military and Government Collection
This database contains thousands of articles on and by the US government and military.


Center for Immigration Studies
This non-partisan, non-profit research group collects news, statistics, and other information about immigration in the United States.
US Census Bureau—Immigration Data
The Census Bureau regularly creates projections and estimates on the foreign-born population of the United States. It is the most trusted source for this kind of statistical data.
US Citizenship and Naturalization Services
This is the official website of the Citizenship and Naturalization agency that administers the citizenship exam and regulates immigration.
White House Agenda on Immigration
This page, hosted by the White House, outlines the President's official stance on immigration.