The immigration crucible : transforming race, nation, and the limits of the law /

Explores recent trends in U.S. immigration policy, the rise in extralegal state power over the course of the 20th century, and discourses on race, nation and cultural difference that have influenced the policy on immigration, as well as the recent expansion of local immigration law, including the co...

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Main Author: Kretsedemas, Philip, 1967-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, c2012
Online Access:Inhaltsverzeichnis
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: an untimely intervention on the U.S. immigration debate: puzzling evidence: the contradictions of immigration enforcement and the politics of immigration policy; immigrants and state power: on the margins of the law
  • A different kind of immigration, a new kind of statelessness
  • The secret life of the state
  • Concerned citizens, local exclusions: local immigration laws and the legacy of Jim Crow
  • Race, nation, immigration: stranded at the crossroads of liberal thought
  • Conclusion: the immigration crucible: immigration policy and enforcement under the Obama Administration; immigration policy, national identity, and the limits of executive authority