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Refugees and Asylum Seekers - Dave Dalton
Call Number: 305.9 DAL En
Most migration is a matter of push and pull, but this book is all about push; things are so bad for you that you will go anywhere to get away, often in the clothes you stand up in, taking only what you can carry. What could be so bad that you flee, leaving everything else behind?

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The Age of Migration - Stephen Castles; Mark J. Miller
Call Number: 325 CAS En
This work offers a global perspective on the nature of migration flows, why they take place, and their consequences for states and societies around the world. Chapters provide up-to-date descriptions and comparative analyses of major migration regions in the North and South. The role of population movements in the formation of ethnic minority groups is examined, as is the impact of growing ethnic diversity on economies, cultures, and political institutions.

Global Immigration

Shimelba refugee camp
This photo is from the documentary Home Across Lands shot on location at The Shimelba Refugee Camp in Northern Ethiopia in 2008. By John Lavall, Wikimedia Commons.

  • Basic Country Conditions Research
    From Asylum and Refugee Resources. Links to human rights information about most countries by United States Department of State, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch.
  • Conflict History
    A timeline of war and conflict across the globe, ranging from ancient history to the present day.
  • Refugees and War
    From National Geographic's Eye in the Sky.
  • Show World
    An interactive mapping website that takes demographic, economic, environmental, and political data sets and creates maps based on those data.
  • Snapshot: Global Migration
    Map from the New York Times.
  • World Migration Map
    Do you need to know which region in the Americas sends the largest number of international migrants? Or where international migrants from Africa have headed? Or the home countries of migrants to Europe? Find out on this site by the Migration Policy Institute.

Videographic: Migration


Connections through Reading

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Asylees - Rob Staeger
Call Number: 323.6 STA En
Discusses the asylum process, differences between asylees and refugees, specific asylum cases, and changes in the laws since the 1960s and particularly since September 11, 2001.

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Deported Aliens - Rob Staeger
Call Number: 325.73 STA En
An overview of immigration of illegal aliens to the United States and Canada since the 1960s, as a result of changes in immigration law.

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Refugees - Clarissa Aykroyd
Call Number: 305.9 AYK En
Publication Date: 2005-09-0
A history of refugees to the United States and Canada, particularly during the twentieth century, and an overview of the process refugees undergo when they arrive in North America.


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