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“For All Those Bending Years”: IRCA, the Dog War, and the Campaign for Legal Status

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the developments of the 1980s for the Jamaican guestworkers. The decade brought guestworkers immigration reform legislation known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act ... More


Conclusion: The Long Walk for Rights

Jimmy Patiño

in Raza Sí, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in the San Diego

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635569
eISBN:
9781469635576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635569.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Conclusion is a brief analysis of how the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) both conceded to and fragmented the Chicano/Mexicano immigrant rights mobilizations facilitated in part by ... More


“Your Place Is Where Your Family Is”: Family Migrants

Filiz Garip

in On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691161068
eISBN:
9781400883769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161068.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discuses a particular migrant group that doubled in size, as well as in its relative share among first-time migrants from Mexico to the United States, between 1987 and 1990. This group ... More


Expanding Sanctuary

Mario T. García

in Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter concerns Fr. Olivares’s expansion of public sanctuary to include Mexican undocumented immigrants. He did this not only because the undocumented were also in great need of protection and ... More


Impacts of Policy Reforms on Labor Migration from Rural Mexico to the United States

Susan M. Richter, J. Edward Taylor, and Antonio Yúnez-Naude (eds)

in Mexican Immigration to the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226066325
eISBN:
9780226066684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066684.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Immigrant workers from Mexico are a critical component of the supply of labor to agriculture and many nonagricultural sectors in the United States. They constitute 3.5 percent of U.S. labor force but ... More


Walking on Eggshells: Illegality, Employer Sanctions, and Disposable Workers

Angela Stuesse

in Scratching Out a Living: "Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287204
eISBN:
9780520962392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287204.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), which criminalized the act of hiring people without employment authorization and implemented a system of “employer sanctions” ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199757435.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion provides an overview of developments in contemporary American immigration policy from 1954 to the present. Faced with the same dilemmas—how to open the borders to the free flow of ... More


Becoming a Border Commuter

Sergio Chávez

in Border Lives: Fronterizos, Transnational Migrants, and Commuters in Tijuana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199380572
eISBN:
9780199380619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199380572.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter documents how current border crossers obtained legal documents that allowed them to live in Mexico and cross the border to work in the United States at two different historical periods. ... More


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