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Illegal, alien, or immigrant : the politics of immigration reform

Author: Lina Newton
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2008.
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While the United States cherishes its identity as a nation of immigrants, the countrys immigration policies are historically characterized by cycles of openness and xenophobia. Outbursts of anti-immigrant sentiment among political leaders and in the broader public are fueled by a debate over who is worthy of being considered for full incorporation into the nation, and who is incapable of assimilating and taking on  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newton, Lina.
Illegal, alien, or immigrant.
New York : New York University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)756586813
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lina Newton
ISBN: 9780814758427 0814758428 9780814758434 0814758436
OCLC Number: 182528997
Description: ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the power of a good story --
Considering unlikely outcomes : the peculiar politics of immigration --
Cases, contexts, and the puzzle of policy change --
Contesting illegalities : the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act --
Immigrants versus taxpayers : the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act --
Problem Mexicans : race, nationalism, and their limits in contemporary immigration policy --
Conclusion : power and image in immigration policymaking.
Responsibility: Lina Newton.
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While the United States cherishes its identity as a nation of immigrants, the country's immigration policies are historically characterized by cycles of openness and xenophobia. In this book, the  Read more...

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Presents complex ideas in an admirably accessible fashion. * Choice * These arguments make significant contributions to the growing literature on the role of symbolic politics in immigration policy. Read more...

 
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