New PDF release: A Companion to American Immigration

By Reed Ueda, Melissa Edris

ISBN-10: 0631228438

ISBN-13: 9780631228431

A better half to American Immigration is an authoritative number of unique essays through best students at the significant themes and subject matters underlying American immigration history.

  • Focuses at the most vital sessions in American Immigration heritage: the economic Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold battle to the present)
  • Provides an in-depth therapy of crucial issues, together with fiscal situations, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation
  • Includes an introductory essay by way of the amount editor.

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89–185. Guglielmo, Thomas (2003). White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890–1945. New York: Oxford University Press. Gutiérrez, David (1998). Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Politics of Ethnicity. Berkeley: University of California Press. Gyory, Andrew (1998). Closing the Gate: Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. Hagihara, Ayako and Grace Shimizu (2002). ” Amerasia 28(2): 203–16.

Newspapers reported on a “broad consensus” among both supporters of immigration and restrictionists on the need for additional immigration restriction as a matter of national security (Center for Immigration Studies 2001; Miami Herald, November 16, 2001). In an effort to manage the new terrorist threat, drastic changes in immigration policy took effect in the few short months immediately following the attack. No formal legislation restricting the immigration from countries suspected of being breeding grounds for terrorists was passed, but other important controls on immigration, and, especially, immigrants already within the United States, were instituted as part of other laws.

The US Border Patrol arrested approximately one million individuals along the US–Mexico border in the year 2000 alone. In contrast, only 11,000 people were arrested for illegally crossing the US–Canada border (National Post, November 7, 2001). With such efforts resulting in the militarization of the US–Mexico border, no other area of immigration control has so literally embodied American gatekeeping in the contemporary period. In the wake of the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, the core components of American gatekeeping and immigration law were pushed to the very forefront of US and international policy.

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