The Resource Illegal, alien, or immigrant : the politics of immigration reform, Lina Newton

Illegal, alien, or immigrant : the politics of immigration reform, Lina Newton

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Illegal, alien, or immigrant : the politics of immigration reform
Title
Illegal, alien, or immigrant
Title remainder
the politics of immigration reform
Statement of responsibility
Lina Newton
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Language
eng
Summary
While the United States cherishes its identity as a nation of immigrants, the countrys immigration policies are historically characterized by cycles of openness and xenophobia. Outbursts of anti-immigrant sentiment among political leaders and in the broader public are fueled by a debate over who is worthy of being considered for full incorporation into the nation, and who is incapable of assimilating and taking on the characteristics and responsibilities associated with being an American. In Illegal, Alien, or Immigrant, Lina Newton carefully dissects the political debates over contemporary immigration reform. Beginning with a close look at the disputes of the 1980s and 1990s, she reveals how a shift in legislators portrayals of illegal immigrants-from positive to overwhelmingly negative-facilitated the introduction and passing of controversial reforms. Newtons analysis reveals how rival descriptions of immigrant groups and the flattering or disparaging myths that surround them define, shape, and can ultimately determine fights over immigration policy. Her path-breaking findings will shed new light on the current political battles, their likely outcomes, and where to go from here
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CN8ML
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Newton, Lina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6465
LC item number
.N498 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • USA / Regierung
  • United States
  • United States
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • United States
  • Einwanderungspolitik
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • United States
  • United States
  • Political Science
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Illegal, alien, or immigrant : the politics of immigration reform, Lina Newton
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Publication
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OldControl:muse9780814759028
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the power of a good story -- Considering unlikely outcomes : the peculiar politics of immigration -- Cases, contexts, and the puzzle of policy change -- Contesting illegalities : the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act -- Immigrants versus taxpayers : the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act -- Problem Mexicans : race, nationalism, and their limits in contemporary immigration policy -- Conclusion : power and image in immigration policymaking
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814759028
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794701088
  • (OCoLC)ocn794701088
Label
Illegal, alien, or immigrant : the politics of immigration reform, Lina Newton
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780814759028
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the power of a good story -- Considering unlikely outcomes : the peculiar politics of immigration -- Cases, contexts, and the puzzle of policy change -- Contesting illegalities : the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act -- Immigrants versus taxpayers : the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act -- Problem Mexicans : race, nationalism, and their limits in contemporary immigration policy -- Conclusion : power and image in immigration policymaking
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814759028
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794701088
  • (OCoLC)ocn794701088

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