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Empirical Data on Immigration

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter presents empirical data to address the range of allegations against undocumented immigrants; for example, they drain the national economy. The data come from various sources, including ... More


Immigration’s Effects on State and Local Economies

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the effects of undocumented immigration on local and state economies as well as the objections to immigration often made at the state or local level. It first reviews studies on ... More


Black Views toward Proposed Undocumented Immigration Policies: The Role of Racial Stereotypes and Economic Competition

Lorrie Frasure-Yokley and Stacey Greene

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the attitudes of African Americans toward both Latinas/os and immigrants, and particularly toward toward proposed undocumented immigration policies, in Los Angeles. Using data ... More


Introduction

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book examines the hateful rhetoric that dominates the current debate over undocumented immigration in America. Drawing on empirical evidence, it challenges societal misconceptions about illegal ... More


Good Neighbor Immigration Policy

Steven W. Bender

in Run For the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814789520
eISBN:
9780814789537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789520.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter tackles the dominant border issue today, undocumented immigration, and proposes a compassionate legalization protocol supplemented by an economic stimulus to Mexico. Arguing for a return ... More


Inaugurating Neoliberal Crimmigration

Leah Perry

in The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration: Gender, Race, and Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479828777
eISBN:
9781479833108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828777.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the criminalization of Latin American immigrants and Latina/os in media, policy debates, and law, and in relation to the prison-industrial system. In 1980s films, romanticized ... More


A Pragmatic Proposal for Immigration Reform

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines different views on how to resolve the so-called immigration crisis in the United States and offers a pragmatic and economically sound proposal for immigration reform, with ... More


Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the dominant narrative, which is largely negative, concerning undocumented immigration in America. In particular, it considers the claims that illegal immigrants are part of a ... More


Making the Local National

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/9780199757435.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 recounts how one local immigration official, Grover C. Wilmoth, El Paso district director of the INS, played a pivotal role in defining and advancing the enforcement priorities of the INS ... More


Conclusion: Citizenship for Immigrants

Alyshia Gálvez

in Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732144
eISBN:
9780814733134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732144.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This concluding chapter analyzes the three practices detailed in the previous chapters, and the ways that they assert a platform for community formation based on Guadalupan devotion, Mexican national ... More


On Removing Migrant Labor in a Right-to-Work State: The Failure of Employer Sanctions in Oklahoma

Linda Allegro

in Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037665
eISBN:
9780252094927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037665.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores the anti-immigrant bill known as The Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act (HB 1804), which sought to criminalize undocumented labor after a decade-long corporate ... More


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


Borderlands Solidarity

Daniel Ramírez

in Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624068
eISBN:
9781469624082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624068.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The subaltern Pentecostal response to macro events represents a prescient case of "transnationalism from below." In 1945 Pentecostal repatriates joined their counterparts in ratifying charter ... More


Fictions of Irregular Post-Soviet Migration

Claudia Sadowski-Smith

in New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479847730
eISBN:
9781479805396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847730.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter explores Sana Krasikov’s short story collection One More Year (2008) and Anya Ulinich’s novel Petropolis (2007) in order to develop a comparative approach to representations of irregular ... More


Mexican Immigration and the Development of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

Rafael Alarcón, Luis Escala, and Olga Odgers

in Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284852
eISBN:
9780520960527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284852.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on the construction of the Mexican immigrant community in Los Angeles, stressing the particularities of this process in the Zacatecan, Oaxacan, and Veracruzan communities. One ... More


On Citizenship, Membership, and the Right to Have Rights

Alyshia Gálvez

in Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732144
eISBN:
9780814733134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732144.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter outlines the theoretical framework that structures this book's analysis and also describes the methodology of the study and demographic characteristics of Mexicans in New York. It ... More


11 Good Neighbor Immigration Policy

Steven W. Bender

in Run For the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814789520
eISBN:
9780814789537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789520.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter tackles the dominant border issue today, undocumented immigration, and proposes a compassionate legalization protocol supplemented by an economic stimulus to Mexico. Arguing for a return ... More


The Conflicted United States–Mexico Relationship: Invitation and Exclusion

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter provides an overview of America's history of anti-immigrant efforts by focusing on Mexican immigrants. It suggests that the United States' treatment of Latin American immigrants involves ... More


Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement

Sarah C. Bishop

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190917159
eISBN:
9780190917197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917159.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

By projecting their stories into the public arena, undocumented storytellers refute mainstream discourse, trade anonymous narratives for individuality, and reveal the determination of those who ... More


Increasing Access, Increasing Responsibility: Activating the Newly Insured

Mary Alice Scott and Richard Wright

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Mary Alice Scott and Richard Wright’s chapter explores the intersections of seemingly opposing understandings of health—as a “right” or a “responsibility”—in health care professionals’ commentaries ... More


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