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National insecurities : immigrants and U.S. deportation policy since1882

Deirdre M. Moloney (Author)
For over a century, deportation and exclusion have defined eligibility for citizenship in the United States and, in turn, have shaped what it means to be American. In this broad analysis of policy from 1882 to present, Deirdre Moloney places current debates about immigration issues in historical context. Focusing on several ethnic groups, Moloney closely examines how gender and race led to differences in the implementation of U.S. immigration policy as well as how poverty, sexuality, health, and ideologies were regulated at the borders. Emphasizing the perspectives of immigrants and their advocates, Moloney weaves in details from case files that illustrate the impact policy decisions had on individual lives. She explores the role of immigration policy in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and other nations, and shows how federal, state, and local agencies had often conflicting priorities and approaches to immigration control. Throughout, Moloney traces the ways that these policy debates contributed to a modern understanding of citizenship andhuman rights in the twentieth century and even today
eBook, English, 2012
The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2012
1 ressource en ligne (x, 315 pages) : illustrations
9780807882610, 9781469601779, 0807882615, 146960177X
Women, sexuality, and economic dependency in early U.S. deportation policy
Interrogating sexuality in Europe, urban America, and along the Mexican border
Gender, dependency, and the likely to become a public charge provision
Loathsome or contagious : immigrant bodies, disease, and Eugenics and the borders
Clash of civilizations : whiteness, orientalism, and the limits of religious tolerance at the borders
Deportation based on politics, labor, and ideology
Immigrants' rights as human rights
Appendix A : Excerpts of major U.S. legislation pertaining to immigration deportation policy
Appendix B : Aliens removed or returned, fiscal years 1892to 2008