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The Resource The INS on the line : making immigration law on the US-Mexico border, 1917-1954, S. Deborah Kang

The INS on the line : making immigration law on the US-Mexico border, 1917-1954, S. Deborah Kang

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The INS on the line : making immigration law on the US-Mexico border, 1917-1954
Title
The INS on the line
Title remainder
making immigration law on the US-Mexico border, 1917-1954
Statement of responsibility
S. Deborah Kang
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For much of the twentieth century, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officials recognized that the US-Mexico border region was a special case. Here, the INS confronted a set of political, social, and environmental obstacles that prevented it from replicating its achievements at the immigration stations of Angel Island and Ellis Island. In response to these challenges, local INS officials resorted to the law--amending, nullifying, and even rewriting the nation's immigration laws for the borderlands, as well as enforcing them. In The INS on the Line, S. Deborah Kang traces the ways in which the INS on the US-Mexico border made the nation's immigration laws over the course of the twentieth century. While the INS is primarily thought to be a law enforcement agency, Kang demonstrates that the agency also defined itself as a lawmaking body. Through a nuanced examination of the agency's admission, deportation, and enforcement practices in the Southwest, she reveals how local immigration officials constructed a complex approach to border control, one that closed the line in the name of nativism and national security, opened it for the benefit of transnational economic and social concerns, and redefined it as a vast legal jurisdiction for the policing of undocumented immigrants. Despite its contingent and local origins, this composite approach to border control, Kang concludes, continues to inform the daily operations of the nation's immigration agencies, American immigration law and policy, and conceptions of this border today"--
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1970-
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Kang, S. Deborah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Border security
  • Immigration enforcement
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Mexicans
  • Border security
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • United States
Label
The INS on the line : making immigration law on the US-Mexico border, 1917-1954, S. Deborah Kang
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 282 pages
Isbn
9780199757435
Lccn
2016040692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)957133322
Label
The INS on the line : making immigration law on the US-Mexico border, 1917-1954, S. Deborah Kang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 282 pages
Isbn
9780199757435
Lccn
2016040692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)957133322

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