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Anchor babies and the challenge of birthright citizenship, Leo R. Chavez

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Anchor babies and the challenge of birthright citizenship
Title
Anchor babies and the challenge of birthright citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Leo R. Chavez
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Birthright citizenship has a deep and contentious history in the United States, one often hard to square in a country that prides itself on being 'a nation of immigrants.' Even as the question of citizenship for children of immigrants was seemingly settled by the Fourteenth Amendment, vitriolic debate has continued for well over a century, especially in relation to U.S. race relations. Most recently, a provocative and decidedly more offensive term than birthright citizenship has emerged: 'anchor babies.' [This book] explores the question of birthright citizenship, and of citizenship in the United States writ broadly, as [the author] counters the often hyperbolic claims surrounding these so-called anchor babies. [The author] considers how the term is used as a political dog whistle, how changes in the legal definition of citizenship have affected the children of immigrants over time, and, ultimately, how U.S.-born citizens still experience trauma if they live in families with undocumented immigrants. By examining this pejorative term in its political, historical, and social contexts, [the author] calls upon us to exorcise it from public discourse and work toward building a more inclusive nation."--
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Chavez, Leo R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Citizenship
  • Children of illegal aliens
  • Children of immigrants
  • United States
Label
Anchor babies and the challenge of birthright citizenship, Leo R. Chavez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-112)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9781503605091
Lccn
2017033752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027590338
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994287503
Label
Anchor babies and the challenge of birthright citizenship, Leo R. Chavez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-112)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9781503605091
Lccn
2017033752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027590338
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994287503

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