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Bound in Tension: Mexican Americans, Braceros, and Undocumented Migrants, 1947–1960

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the attitudes of Mexican Americans toward braceros and “wetbacks” in the Salinas Valley during the period 1947–1960, with particular emphasis on how the tension between them ... More


Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Shoba Wadhia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

When Beatles star John Lennon faced deportation from the U.S. in the 1970s, his lawyer, Leon Wildes, made a groundbreaking argument. He argued that Lennon should be granted “nonpriority” status ... More


The U.S. Deportation of “Chinese Refugees from Mexico,” Early 1930s

Julia María Schiavone Camacho

in Chinese Mexicans: Transpacific Migration and the Search for a Homeland, 1910-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835401
eISBN:
9781469601786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882597_schiavone_camacho.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Following their expulsion from Mexico, several thousand Chinese and Chinese Mexican families entered the United States as illegal immigrants in the early 1930s. This chapter discusses the refugee ... More


The Cold War and the Decline of the Revolutionary Generation

John H. Flores

in The Mexican Revolution in Chicago: Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041808
eISBN:
9780252050473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041808.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the decline of the radical Mexican nationalist left. During the Cold War, the U.S. federal government launched Operation Wetback and police departments and the FBI coordinated ... More


Isolating Citizen Dissidents

Eileen H. Tamura

in In Defense of Justice: Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American Struggle for Equality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037788
eISBN:
9780252095061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037788.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Kurihara's time in the Moab isolation camp. After their arrest in the wake of the Manzanar revolt, Kurihara and the other members of the Committee of Five were taken to the jail ... More


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