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The Resource Illegal, alien, or immigrant : the politics of immigration reform, Lina Newton

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

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Illegal, alien, or immigrant : the politics of immigration reform
Title
Illegal, alien, or immigrant
Title remainder
the politics of immigration reform
Statement of responsibility
Lina Newton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the characteristics and responsibilities associated with being an American. In Illegal, Alien, or Immigrant, Lina Newton carefully dissects the political debates over contemporary immigration reform. Beginning with a close look at the disputes of the 1980s and 1990s, she reveals how a shift in legislators portrayals of illegal immigrants-from positive to overwhelmingly negative-facilitated the introduction and passing of controversial reforms. Newtons analysis reveals how rival descriptions of immigrant groups and the flattering or disparaging myths that surround them define, shape, and can ultimately determine fights over immigration policy. Her path-breaking findings will shed new light on the current political battles, their likely outcomes, and where to go from here. --
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Newton, Lina
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Illegal, alien, or immigrant : the politics of immigration reform, Lina Newton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
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  • nc
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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
Control code
ocn182528997
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 227 pages
Isbn
9780814758427
Lccn
2008008059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)182528997
Label
Illegal, alien, or immigrant : the politics of immigration reform, Lina Newton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn182528997
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 227 pages
Isbn
9780814758427
Lccn
2008008059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)182528997

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