Immigration, Foreign and Domestic Policies

Immigration, Foreign and Domestic Policy

Recently, the film Harvest of Empire was recently shown on campus. The movie was based on the book Harvest of Empire by progressive journalist Juan Gonlez, who appears on campus Monday, February 25, 2013. Both film and book are available in the Ithaca College Library. One point that Gonzalez focuses on is the explicit link between U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and patterns of immigration. On this website, we hope to provide resources that might help you explore the specific contexts of different Latin American countries and the particular U.S. political, military, and economic policies influenced immigration to the United States. Latin American literature is also rich in material that addresses this issue as well. In addition to resources that can be accessed through the Ithaca College Library, we list a few websites with different focuses toward foreign policy and immigration.

(photo: Women of the Agrupación de Familiares Desaparecidos demonstrate outside the government palace during the military regime of Pinochet (text and image from Wikimedia Commons )

Magazines, Scholarly Articles, and News

Good sources for finding articles in popular periodicals and newspapers Good sources for locating policy papers, Federal News, and scholarly journals
  • PolicyArchive Indexes reports from a variety of think tanks.
  • War and Terrorism Collection
    A definitive collection for students of history, social science and current events. Researchers will gain valuable insight to conflicts and their cause as well as their impact and how they are perceived on a global scale.
  • Military and Government Collection
    Current news pertaining to all branches of the military: full-text journals, periodicals and pamphlets; indexing/abstracts for additional titles.
  • CQ Magazine
    Weekly info on Congress: reports on upcoming issues, wrap up of news, status of bills, behind-the-scenes action, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.
  • National Journal (1 day embargo)
  • Federal News Service
    LexisNexis file containing: White House briefings and Presidential statements. Includes some Congressional hearings, National Press Club Speeches and conferences when they address major topics of current interest.
Good sources for current events and comtemporary issues, popular and scholarly press
  • ProQuest Social Science Database
    The ProQuest Social Science Database includes full-text periodicals covering the social sciences, including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies, international relations and much more.  This is a basic database indexing an array of ariticles in the social sciences.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.  Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.
For business and economic perspectives
  • ABI/INFORM Global
    ABI/INFORM Global™ offers the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. With ABI/INFORM Global, users can find out about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape.


Oral History / Primary Source
  • Immigrant Archive Project
    Established by the Latino Broadcasting Company (LBC), Immigrants from all nations can record their stories and post them to this site so they can be shared.
United States International

Patricia Rodriguez's interview

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Juan González

Juan González in Washington, D.C. in October 2011.
(Photo by A. C. Brown, courtesy of Teaching for Change.)

On Monday, February 25, at 7:30 pm, Juan Gonlez spoke on the topic "NEWS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE: THE EPIC STORY OF RACE AND U.S. MEDIA" In his talk, sponsored by the Park Center for Independent Media, he examined the role of segregation in the history of U.S. media and the ways racism in mainstream media often inspired independent media outlets and movements.


Democracy Now!   stories by Juan Gonlez
Juan González: Biography on Democracy Now!

Ithacan and WICB coverage of Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez/New York Daily News

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Country Information

Truthout Op-Ed

Bacon, David. (2013, February 15). Let’s Stop Making Migration a Crime. Truthout. Retrieved March 5, 2013, from    
"David Bacon argues that instead of immigration reform that includes guest worker programs and more enforcement, we need to change the free trade programs that cause migration and stop making it a crime for the undocumented to work." -- summary from the article


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Foreign Affairs

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World Politics

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National Journal

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