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Defining America through immigration policy

Author: Bill Ong Hing; Anthony D Romero
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: Mapping racisms.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reviews US immigration policies by pointing to the racial, ethnic, and social struggles over who should be welcomed into the community of citizens. This book shows how shifting visions of America  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Ong Hing; Anthony D Romero
ISBN: 1592132332 9781592132331 1592132324 9781592132324
OCLC Number: 248891221
Description: XI, 324 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten.
Contents: ForewordIntroductionPart I. Defining America1. The Western European New World and The New Americans2. The Undesirable Asian3. "Translate This": The 1917 Literacy Law4. The Xenophobic 1920sPart II. Redefining America5. The 1952 Act: Excluding Communists, Homosexuals, and Other Undesirables6. 1965 to 1990: From Discriminatory Quotas to Discriminatory Diversity VisasPart III. Defining Mexicans As Non-Americans7. Politicizing the Southwest Border8. Patrolling the Border and Sweeping for Mexicans9. Irca: Penalizing Employers, as Amnesty Barely Survives10. The Dark Side of Modern-Day Enforcement: Operation GatekeeperPart IV. Deporting and Barring Non-Americans11. Removal12. The Politics of AsylumEpilogue: Two AmericasAppendixNotesIndex
Series Title: Mapping racisms.
Responsibility: Bill Ong Hing. Forew. by Anthony D. Romero.
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