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The Battle for the Border

S. Deborah Kang

in The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199757435
eISBN:
9780190655259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757435.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The multiple challenges faced by the early Border Patrol and its efforts to overcome them are the themes of Chapter 2. It first focuses on how local residents and immigration inspectors pursued open ... More


The Citizen and the Criminal: The Overreach of Immigration Enforcement

Patrisia Macías-Rojas

in From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804665
eISBN:
9781479858422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804665.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

New enforcement targets and deployment of more border patrol to Arizona-Sonora border communities has inadvertently involved agents more directly in local crime control. This is the flip side to the ... More


Invasions, Floods, and Barbarians: What's to Be Afraid of?

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the fears that many Arizonans feel concerning illegal immigration, as well as the logic behind current anti-illegal immigration sentiment. It discusses the rise of Civil Patrol ... More


Controlling International Migration through Enforcement: The Case of the United States

Frank D. Bean and David A. Spener

in International Migration: Prospects and Policies in a Global Market

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199269006
eISBN:
9780191601309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269009.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Seeks to ascertain the degree to which recent employer sanctions and border interdiction policies in the US have been effective in curtailing international migration in general and Mexican migration, ... More


Quarantine and Eugenic Gatekeeping on the US-Mexican Border

Alexandra Minna Stern

in Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285064
eISBN:
9780520960657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285064.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter draws more connections between colonial medicine and eugenics along the US–Mexican border, where a protracted quarantine scrutinized and simultaneously racialized the bodies of Mexican ... More


Protectors and Prosecutors: Humanitarianism and Security

Patrisia Macías-Rojas

in From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804665
eISBN:
9781479858422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804665.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Implementing the Department of Homeland Security’s criminal enforcement priorities—even in a punitive state like Arizona—has not been automatic. In a border region dependent on cross-border flows of ... More


Selling the Undocumented: Life Narratives of Unauthorized Immigrants

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 4 examines two collections of first-person oral testimonies of the undocumented: Alicia Alarcón’s The Border Patrol Ate My Dust and Peter Orner’s Underground America: Narratives of ... More


Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Ananda Rose

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Set in the Sonoran desert, at the U.S.–Mexico border, in the shadow of migrant deaths, this book examines one of the most daunting ethical questions of our time: How should we treat the strangers who ... More


Repatriation and Reform

S. Deborah Kang

in The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199757435
eISBN:
9780190655259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757435.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 traces the immigration agency’s internal reform efforts during the Great Depression. In the early years of the economic crisis, the revival of nativism led states, localities, and the ... More


Victims and Culprits: Deportation as a Pipeline to Prison

Patrisia Macías-Rojas

in From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804665
eISBN:
9781479858422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804665.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The criminal alien mandate requires that border agents direct enforcement resources toward high-priority targets, principally those with a criminal record. Rather than processing apprehended ... More


Building the “Detroit-Windsor Funnel”: Tourism, Prohibition, and Border Politics before World War II

Holly M. Karibo

in Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625201
eISBN:
9781469625225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625201.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1900 and 1939, industrial growth radically transformed the Detroit-Windsor region. This chapter examines the impact that formal industries, particularly the auto industry and tourism, had on ... More


The Wall

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The most inane obstacle that undocumented immigrants face upon reaching U.S. soil is the 670-mile border wall that Congress erected after passing the 2006 Secure Border Fence Act. The author ... More


The Agents

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author spends a day at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas. Located 90 miles north of the border, it is one of the busiest checkpoints in the U.S., with about ... More


Introduction

S. Deborah Kang

in The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199757435
eISBN:
9780190655259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757435.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction presents the book’s main argument that the INS on the US–Mexico border made and remade the nation’s immigration laws over the course of the twentieth century. This claim challenges ... More


The Politics of Border Control in the United States: Policy Failure and Border Pressure

Martin A. Schain

in The Border: Policy and Politics in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199938674
eISBN:
9780190054649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199938674.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the shift in border policy in the United States. The shift evolved with what was framed as the surge of undocumented immigration after 1980, and the securitization of what had ... More


Homing Pigeons, Cheap Labor, and Frustrated Nativists: Immigration Reform and Deportation

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the ways in which the increased focus on border control and debates over immigration policies helped strengthen the South Texas model of labor relations during the 1910s and ... More


Bishops, Knights, Border Guards, and Spies

Julia G. Young

in Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190205003
eISBN:
9780190205027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205003.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates how the members of the Cristero diaspora confronted four challenges to their militant efforts. First, they received insufficient financial and logistical support from the ... More


The Sort of Homecoming

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Part Two of the book commences when, after five years of story-gathering in her native South Texas, the author relocates to the region of upstate New York known as “The North Country” for a year-long ... More


A Sectional Immigration Policy

S. Deborah Kang

in The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199757435
eISBN:
9780190655259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757435.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the early twentieth century, the Bureau of Immigration adopted a lax approach to the enforcement of the federal immigration laws along the US-Mexico border. Yet the Mexican Revolution and World ... More


The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

S. Deborah Kang

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199757435
eISBN:
9780190655259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757435.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For much of the twentieth century, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officials recognized that the US-Mexico border region was different, confronting a set of political, social, and ... More


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