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Constructing immigrant "illegality" : critiques, experiences, and responses

Author: Cecilia Menjívar; Dan Kanstroom
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"The topic of "illegal" immigration has been a major aspect of public discourse in the United States and many other immigrant-receiving countries. From the beginning of its modern invocation in the early twentieth century, the often ill-defined epithet of human "illegality" has figured prominently in the media; in vigorous public debates at the national, state, and local levels; and in presidential campaigns. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Constructing immigrant "illegality"
(DLC) 2013024147
(OCoLC)843862033
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cecilia Menjívar; Dan Kanstroom
ISBN: 9781461953845 1461953847 9781107300408 1107300401 1107503906 9781107503908 1107497256 9781107497252
OCLC Number: 864899726
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 399 pages)
Contents: Introduction: 'Immigrant illegality' : constructions and critiques / Cecilia Menjívar and Daniel Kanstroom --
The construction of 'Illegality': Immigration 'reform' and the production of migrant 'illegality' / Nicholas De Genova ; Coercive immigration enforcement and bureaucratic ideology / Nestor Rodriguez and Cristian Paredes ; 'Illegality' across generations : public discourse and the children of undocumented immigrants / Leo R. Chavez ; 'Illegality' and the U.S.-Mexico border : how it is produced and resisted / Josiah McC. Heyman --
Complicating lived experiences of 'illegality': Latino immigrants' diverse experiences of 'illegality' / Leisy J. Abrego ; Challenging the transition to new 'illegalities' : undocumented young adults and the shifting boundaries of inclusion / Roberto G. Gonzales, Luisa Laura Heredia and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales ; The modern deportation regime and Mexican families : the indirect consequences for children in new destination communities / Joanna Dreby ; From legal to 'illegal' : the deportation of legal permanent residents from the United States / Tanya Golash-Boza --
Responses and resistance: Voice and power in the immigrant rights movement / Walter J. Nicholls ; 'Illegality' and the spaces of sanctuary : belonging and homeland making in urban community gardens / Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Jose Miguel Ruiz ; Challenging laws: faith-based engagement with unauthorized immigration / Marie Friedmann Marquardt, Susanna J. Snyder and Manuel A. Vásquez ; Shades of blue : local policing, legality, and immigration law / Doris Marie Provine and Paul G. Lewis --
Policy: 'Illegal' people and the rule of law / Donald M. Kerwin Jr. ; Developing a new mid-set on immigration reform / Bill Ong Hing.
Responsibility: edited by Cecilia Menjívar, Arizona State University, Daniel Kanstroom, Boston College.
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This collection examines how immigration law shapes immigrant illegality, the concept of immigrant illegality, and how its power is wielded and resisted.  Read more...

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