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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 : Oxford University Press, 2017
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For much of the twentieth century, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officials recognized that the US-Mexico border region was a special case. Here, the INS confronted a set of political, social, and environmental obstacles that prevented it from replicating its achievements at the immigration stations of Angel Island and Ellis Island. In response to these challenges, local INS officials resorted to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Deborah Kang
ISBN: 9780199757435 0199757437
OCLC Number: 972500704
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 s
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
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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Through a nuanced examination of the agency\'s admission, deportation, and enforcement practices in the Southwest, she reveals how local immigration officials constructed a complex approach to border control, one that closed the line in the name of nativism and national security, opened it for the benefit of transnational economic and social concerns, and redefined it as a vast legal jurisdiction for the policing of undocumented immigrants. 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