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The Guarded Gate

by Daniel Okrent Scribner (May 07, 2019)

“An extraordinary book, I can’t recommend it highly enough.” –Whoopi Goldberg, The View

By the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call—the powerful, definitive, and timely account...


Adios, America

by Ann Coulter Regnery Publishing (June 01, 2015)

A National Bestseller!

Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza,...


Coming to America (Second Edition)

by Roger Daniels Harper Perennial (July 23, 2019)

One of our generation’s best historical accounts of immigration in the United States from the earliest colonial days

“Encyclopedic in scope, yet lively and provocative…. One of those rare book that will...


Forest Gate

by Peter Akinti Free Press (February 02, 2010)

A shattering, poetic and raw first novel set among young Somalian refugees in the slums of London -- beginning with a double suicide and ending with a rebirth.

In a community where poverty is kept close and...


Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time

by David Miliband Simon & Schuster/ TED (November 14, 2017)

We are in the midst of a global refugee crisis. Sixty five million people are fleeing for their lives. The choices are urgent, not just for them but for all of us. What can we possibly do to help?

With compassion...


The Newcomers

by Helen Thorpe Scribner (November 14, 2017)

From the award-winning author of Soldier Girls and Just Like Us, an “extraordinary” (The Denver Post) account of refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school and their compassionate teacher and “a...


The New Kids

by Brooke Hauser Atria Books (September 20, 2011)

Some walked across deserts and mountains to get here. Others flew in on planes. One arrived after escaping in a suitcase. And some won’t say how they got here.

These are “the new kids”: new to America...


Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution

by Jeb Bush & Clint Bolick Threshold Editions (March 05, 2013)

The immigration debate has challenged our nation since its founding. But today, it divides Americans more stridently than ever, due to a chronic failure of national leadership by both parties. Here at last is...


The Shadow Catcher

by Hipolito Acosta & Lisa Pulitzer Atria Books (April 17, 2012)

Living under an assumed identity and risking his life were all in a day’s work for U.S. Government Agent Hipolito Acosta. He worked regularly in high-stakes undercover operations infiltrating Mexico’s murderous...


The Immigrant Advantage

by Claudia Kolker Free Press (October 18, 2011)

Do you have a relative or friend who would gladly wait on you, hand and foot, for a full month after you had a baby? How about someone to deliver a delicious, piping hot home-cooked meal, just like your mother’s,...


Jackson Heights Chronicles

by Orlando Tobon Atria Books (September 26, 2006)

From his small travel agency tucked away in an area of New York City known as Little Colombia, the "Godfather of Jackson Heights" does far more than make travel arrangements. Fernando Padrón is a social service...


The Road to Home

by Vartan Gregorian Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2008)

Vartan Gregorian's tale starts with a childhood of poverty, deprivation, and enchantment in the Armenian quarter of Tabriz, Iran. As the world reeled from depression into six years of warfare, his mother died,...


Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America

by Helen Thorpe Scribner (September 22, 2009)

A powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Just...


A Nation of Nations

by Tom Gjelten Simon & Schuster (September 15, 2015)

“An incisive look at immigration, assimilation, and national identity” (Kirkus Reviews) and the landmark immigration law that transformed the face of the nation more than fifty years ago, as told through...


The Closing of the American Border

by Edward Alden HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

On September 10, 2001, the United States was the most open country in the world. But in the aftermath of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil, the U.S. government began to close its borders in an effort...


From Every End of This Earth

by Steven V. Roberts HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

New York Times bestselling author Steven V. Roberts follows the stories of thirteen immigrant families in From Every End of This Earth, a poignant and eye-opening look at immigration in America today. He captures...


Dying to Cross

by Jorge Ramos HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

On May 14, 2003, a familiar risk-filled journey, taken by hopeful Mexican immigrants attempting to illegally cross into the United States, took a tragic turn. Inside a sweltering truck abandoned in Texas, authorities...