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The Republican party and immigration politics : from Proposition 187 to George W. Bush

Author: Andrew Wroe
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Studies of the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book tells the story of the Republican Party's flirtation with immigration politics over the last two decades. In the 1990s, the Party was closely associated with an anti-immigration discourse and especially Proposition 187, a high-profile California initiative to bar illegal immigrants from public services. The selection of George W. Bush as the Party's presidential nominee, however, represented an new  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wroe
ISBN: 0230600530 9780230600539
OCLC Number: 166290669
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Learning from history --
The early politicization of the illegal-immigration issue --
The increasing salience of illegal immigration and the qualification of Proposition 187 --
The campaign --
The judicial death of Proposition 187 --
The legislative revival of Proposition 187 --
Immigration politics at century's end --
Immigration politics in a new century.
Series Title: Studies of the Americas.
Responsibility: Andrew Wroe.
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This book examines the 1990s backlash against illegal immigrants. Wroe explains why many Americans turned against immigration, looking at the origins of California's Proposition 187 and its wider  Read more...

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