U.S. Border Control

From the Series Compact Research: Current Issues
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With the recent rapid growth in the number of illegal immigrants in the United States and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, border control has become a primary concern for Americans. Through object overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines What Are the Impediments to Effective Border Control? Does Increased Border Security Protect the United States? Are Minuteman Volunteers Really Vigilantes? What Policies Should Guide the Future of U.S. Border Control?

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2009
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Reference Point
Series Compact Research: Current Issues
Language English
Number of Pages 104
ISBN 9781601520524
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2009-01-01
Author Crystal McCage
Dewey 363.28
 

School Library Journal

Gr 6 Up An effective presentation of a multifaceted issue. McCage poses questions via the chapter headings (“Does increased border security protect the United States?”), then answers with succinct explanations composed of statistics and quotes from reliable sources. Also covered are impediments to border control, the Minuteman Project and its surrounding controversy, and future border control policies. Each section closes with “Primary Source Quotes” and “Facts and Illustrations”; the latter consists of material such as graphs, pie charts, and maps. While these sections make it easy for students to pinpoint the information they need, some graphics (such as the full-page pie charts that illustrate only one question each) seem superfluous. Though the text lacks photographs or personal accounts, the well-structured information provides a solid platform for all sides of the argument.

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-An effective presentation of a multifaceted issue. McCage poses questions via the chapter headings (“Does increased border secu-rity protect the United States?”), then answers with succinct explanations composed of statistics and quotes from reliable sources. Also covered are impediments to border control, the Minuteman Project and its surrounding controversy, and future border control policies. Each section closes with “Primary Source Quotes” and “Facts and Illustrations”; the latter consists of material such as graphs, pie charts, and maps. While these sections make it easy for students to pinpoint the information they need, some graphics (such as the full-page pie charts that illustrate only one question each) seem superfluous. Though the text lacks photographs or personal accounts, the well-structured infor-mation provides a solid platform for all sides of the argument.-Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library

Author: Crystal McCage

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