Summary

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants, shaped by successive waves of new arrivals. This comprehensive guide, edited and written by an interdisciplinary group of prominent scholars, provides an authoritative account of the most recent surge of immigrants. Based on the latest U.S. Census data and scholarly research, The New Americans is an essential reference for anyone curious about the changing face of America.


The United States has always been a nation of immigrants, shaped by successive waves of new arrivals. This comprehensive guide addresses such topics as immigration law and policy, refugees, unauthorised migrants, racial and ethnic identity, assimilation, economy, politics, religion, and family relations.