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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


Employer Checks of Immigration Status and Employment Law

Bernard Ryan

in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714101
eISBN:
9780191782657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714101.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Employment Law

This chapter argues that there are unresolved tensions between employers’ duties under employment law and their obligations to check the right to work of prospective and current workers under ... More


The Hard Arm of the State: Policing the Border

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/9780199938674.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In contrast to the orderly control of entry that follows policies and rules, the state must also deal with the breakdown of policy, and the failure to maintain its priorities. This chapter explores ... More


The Right of Irregular Immigrants to Back Pay: The Spectrum of Protection in International, Regional, and National Legal Systems

Elaine Dewhurst

in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714101
eISBN:
9780191782657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714101.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Employment Law

This chapter provides a wide-ranging survey of the right to back pay of irregular migrants by examining international, regional, and diverse national systems. It analyses various human rights ... More


Constructing Migration Status

Cathryn Costello

in The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199644742
eISBN:
9780191741128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644742.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the notion of legal and illegal immigration from a dynamic and multilevel perspective. With this perspective, the binary structure of legal/illegal becomes blurred, presenting ... More


The Federal Regulation of the US–Mexico 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/9780199757435.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 is a history of Operation Wetback, a massive deportation drive conducted by the federal government in 1954. While it is remembered as an apex in the history of the INS, a sign of the ... More


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