The Politics of Immigration
Jim Bolner, Sr. ~ Spring, 2016
  St. James Place: Mondays ~ February 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21
St. Francisville: Thursdays ~ March 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5 ~
The Bulletin


I. The History of Migration, Emigration, and Immigration
    Defining Terms and Concepts 
    Human Nature and the Search for Resources
    Great Human Migrations: Out of Africa and Beyond

II. Who Migrates, Emigrates, and Immigrates Today: Why, Where, and How?
     Migration of Populations
     The Geography of Migration
     Motivations and Methods of Migration 

III. United States Immigration Policy: Past and Present
      How United States Immigration Policy is Made
      United States Immigration Timeline
      Models of Integration: Melting Pot, Salad Bowl, Mosaic

 IV. The Immigration Crisis in Europe: Historical Background
      Islam and Europe: Setting the Scene
      Imperialism, Colonialism, and Violence
      Islam and Europe: a Clash of Civilization

V.  The Causes of the European Immigration Crisis
     The Failed Regimes of the Middle East
      Extreme Theocracy versus Consumerism
      Islamic Extremism: Understanding Jihad

VI. Some Proposals for Addressing the European Immigration Crisis
     Realistic Proposals: Reforming Islam
     Unrealistic Proposals: Toward World Government


                      RESOURSES ON THE INTERNET

Christopher Heath Wellman, "Immigration" -Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Human Evolution --from the TED Radio Hour, March 4, 2016

Explore Immigration Data-  --NN

"Cultual Mosaic" --from Wikipedia

Journey of Mankind: The Peopling of the World - from the Bradshaw Foundation NN

The Genographic Project - from National Geographic NN

The Human Journey: Migration Routes - from National Geographic NN
Who Migrates? --from Digital History

The Great Human Migratiom" Why Humans Left Their African Homeland 80,000 Years Ago to Colonize the World
The Root Causes of Migration

Explore Immigation Data --from Scholastic --NN

5 Facts About Illegal Immigration --from the PEW Research --NN

Illegal Immigration Profile

Immigration - from the Library of Congress

How the U.S. Immigration System Works

Immigration and Nationality - from the United States Code (Title 8, chapter 12)

Migration and Citizenship - American Political Science Association Syllabus Bank

Article I, section 8, clause 4 - "...uniform rules of naturalization.." - from the

Immigration: An Overview of the Constitutional Law - from Cornell LII NN

President Obama's Actions on Immigration--NN
Executive Action on Immigration

Court Action on President Obama's Actions on Immigration  --from The Washington Post, January 21, 2016

"Naturalization" - from the Heritage Foundation

Major U.S. Immigration Laws, 1790-Present --from the Migration Policy Institute --NN

Basics of Naturalization --from Findlaw

Immigration Regulations - from the Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Visas - from the Department of State
Categories of Visas - from the Department of State
The H1B (Work) Visa

E-Verify  NN

Department of Homeland Security - Organizational Chart  NN
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Organizational Chart  

Immigration and Naturalization - (Annotation) - from the Cornell Legal Information Institute
Immigration - Overview and Materials - from Cornell Legal Information Institute

Annotation of Article I, section 8, clause 4 - from

Immigration Law - from  

Immigration Impact - a liberal group

Center for Immigration Studies - a conservative  group 

U. S. Census Bureau --main page
[Page displaying search results for "Undocumented Aliens 2012"]

Naturalization and Citizenship - from Findlaw 

Immigration - from the Library of Congress

Citizenship Test - from U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services

Gallup Poll - Immigration

PEW Research Center - Immigration

Immigration Law - from Siskind Susser Immigration Law Firm 

What the Constitution (and the Courts) Say About Immigration - from the Annotated Constitution
Scroll down to page 275.

United States v. Wong Kim Ark (1897) 

Where We Came From and Where We Went To, State by State - from The New York Times, August 19, 2014
Mapping Migration Within the U.S. - from The New York Times, August 15, 2014

What are the Solutions to Illegal Immigration in the United States? - from

ICE - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  

USCIS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Executive Office of Immigration Revew - in the Department of Justice
In U.S. Government Manual - Scroll down to page 249.
Executive Office of Immigration Review- Court Listing

Illegal Immigrant Population Clock --from

PEW- PEW Research Center Studies Relating to Immigration
Immigration Attitudes
Immigration Trends
What We Know About Illegal Immigration from Mexico
2015 Report

Three Decades of Mass Immigration: The Legacy of the 1964 Immigration Act - from the Center for Immigration Studies 

Stories About Immigration - from National Public Radio  


Note: You will find interesting and valuable resources relating to contemporary immigration problems
on the webpage devoted to "Understanding Terrorism."

"Cultural Mosaic" --from Wikipedia

French Problems with Immigrants from Syria - October, 2015  

Canadian Government Refugee Services 

London Shariah Council - from Wikipedia 

Executive Actions on Immigration Have Long History - from the PEW Research Center  --NN

Immigration Into the United States - from Infoplease

Catastrophic Moral Failures as Rich Countries Leave Millions to Cruel and Uncertain Fates - from Amnesty International
February, 2015

UN Action to Counter Terrorism

United Nations Refugee Agency

United Nations News Centre
UN News Centre - Report on recent migration
UN News Centre - Refugees and Migrants in 2015
UN News Centre - Update on Migrants' Day
International Organization for Migration - A private organization

European Court Proceeding in the Case of the Turkish Political Party Which Wanted
to Introduce Shariah Law in Turkey
- (May, 1998) - Scroll down to Page 275 for the English version.

List of Sanctuary Cities in the U.S. - from Apsan Law Firm
Another List --from
Sanctuary Cities --from the Center for Immigration Studies

Uncodumented Immigrant Children in the United States --from The Washington Post, December, 2015

Immigration Facts - from the Federation for American Immigration Reform

Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigrants on the United States - from the Federation for American Immigration Reform - 2013

Donald Trump's Immigration Proposals - October, 2015

Plyler v. Doe (1982) - The Case
Plyler v. Doe (1982) - from Wikipedia - A (conservative) website dedicated to the immigration debate

Haeyoun Park, "Paris Attacks Intensify Debate Over How Many Syrian Refugees to Allow
Into the U.S.,"
- from The New York Times, November 19, 2015

"America Should Reclaim Its Role as a Beacon for Those Fleeing Persecution and War"
 --from The Economist, October 14, 2015

How to Solve the Immigration Crisis - from The Economist - February, 2016

TED Talks on "Refugees" - December 2, 2015

"Hoover, Truman, and Ike - Mass Deporters?
" - from

Retracing Slavery's Trail of Tears - from The Smithsonian

Muslim Resettlement Problems - Video

This Map Shows How Big Europe's Immigration Crtisis Really Is - from

Schengen Area --from

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "Why Islam Needs a Reformation" - from The Wall Street Journal 

UN 1951 Convention on Refugees and Its 1957 Protocol

EU-Turkey Deal

European Union Timeline --from the BBC

European Immigrant Crisis --from Wikipedia (2015)

Asylum Statistics --from Eurostat

Sectarian Divisions in the Middle East --from Stratfor

European Union and Euro Zone --from

Migration --from Great Decisions
Another View --from Great Decisions

Migration Crisis Spawns Far-Right Leader's Rise --from The New York Times, March 10, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt on Immigration and Assimilation -PDF -Word

EU-Turkey Plan to Deal With the Immigration Crisis

Italy Rescues 2,500 Migrants Over Two Days --from ABC News, March 16, 2016

EU-Turkey Migration Plan Won't Stop Migration, But It Could Make it More Dangerous --from
the Huffington Post, March 16, 2016

More Than One  Million Refugees Travel to Greece Since 2015 --from the UNHCR

Syrian Regional Refugee Response --from the UNHCR

Syria Situation Map --from UNHCR - Syria War Map -- War Map

Migrant Crisis: Turkey and EU Reach Deal on Return --from the BBC

The Toll of Syria's Five-Year War --from USA Today

Heavy Recruitment of Chinese Students Sows Discord on U.S. Campuses
--from The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2016

EU Migration Policy Center --from the European Union