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The INS on the line : making immigration law on the US-Mexico border, 1917-1954

Author: S Deborah Kang
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford university press, ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 offers a comprehensive history of the INS in the southwestern borderlands, tracing the ways in which local immigration  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Deborah Kang
ISBN: 9780199757435 0199757437
OCLC Number: 1090187218
Awards: Winner of Winner of the W. Turrentine Jackson Award of the Western History Association Winner of Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society Winner of the Henry Adams Prize of the Society for the History of the Federal Government Winner of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize Finalist, Weber-Clements Book Prize of the Western History Association Winner of the Americo Paredes Award for Best Nonfiction Book Chicano/a, Mexican American, and/or Latino/a Studies.
Description: ix, 282 p. ill. 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1 A Sectional Immigration Policy 2 The Battle for the Border 3 Repatriation and Reform 4 An Agency in Crisis 5 Making the Local National 6 The Federal Regulation of the U.S.-Mexico Border Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: S. Deborah Kang.

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In this meticulous legal history, Kang reveals how immigration officers on the US-Mexico border not only enforced national regulations, but also shaped and gave meaning to US immigration law. For Read more...

 
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