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Immigration Law: Migrant and Seasonal Workers

After the creation of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003 after the September 11 attacks, the enforcement of immigration laws was transferred from the Immigration and Naturalization Service(INS) to the Department of Homeland Security.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Use these subject headings when searching library catalog (SOS), or other research collections such as WorldCat.  Use the subject heading option for retrieval.  These headings can be combined with other search field for more targeted results; consult the local “help” sections to find out how each catalog you search is organized.  These headings will also have value as search strings in Google Scholar (but may return different results than a library catalogu would).  There many related headings and sub-headings, so it may also be useful to browse the subject heading list.

Emigration and immigration – economic aspects
Immigration and family
Immigrants – Michigan
Migrant labor
Internal Migration
Immigrants – government policy – United States
Emigration and Immigration law – United States
Aliens – United States
Emigration and immigration – government policy – United States
Immigrants – Government Policy- Michigan


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Useful Search Strings to Use:

migrant worker
undocumented immigrants
labor migration
international migration
immigration policy
migration remittances 
Latin America
Farm workers