Deportation Nation Outsiders In American History

Author: Daniel Kanstroom
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674046226
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The danger of deportation hangs over the head of virtually every noncitizen in the United States. In the complexities and inconsistencies of immigration law, one can find a reason to deport almost any noncitizen at almost any time. In recent years, the system has been used with unprecedented vigor against millions of deportees.

We are a nation of immigrants--but which ones do we want, and what do we do with those that we don't? These questions have troubled American law and politics since colonial times.

Deportation Nation is a chilling history of communal self-idealization and self-protection. The post-Revolutionary Alien and Sedition Laws, the Fugitive Slave laws, the Indian "removals," the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Palmer Raids, the internment of the Japanese Americans--all sought to remove those whose origins suggested they could never become "true" Americans. And for more than a century, millions of Mexicans have conveniently served as cheap labor, crossing a border that was not official until the early twentieth century and being sent back across it when they became a burden.

By illuminating the shadowy corners of American history, Daniel Kanstroom shows that deportation has long been a legal tool to control immigrants' lives and is used with increasing crudeness in a globalized but xenophobic world.


Deportation Nation

Author: Dan Kanstroom
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674024724
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Deportation Nation is a history of communal self-idealization and self-protection.

Aftermath

Author: Daniel Kanstroom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911312
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After demonstrating that deportation in the U.S. remains an anachronistic, ad hoc, legally questionable affair, the book concludes with specific reform proposals for a more humane and rational deportation system.

Aftermath

Author: Dan Kanstroom
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199742723
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Examines the current deportation system in the United States, the aftermath effects, and the political, social and legal issues.

The New Deportations Delirium

Author: Daniel Kanstroom
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479868671
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Since 1996, when the deportation laws were hardened, millions of migrants to the U.S., including many long-term legal permanent residents with "green cards," have experienced summary arrest, incarceration without bail, transfer to remote ...

Americans In Waiting

Author: Hiroshi Motomura
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199887439
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In Americans in Waiting, Hiroshi Motomura looks to a forgotten part of our past to show how, for over 150 years, immigration was assumed to be a transition to citizenship, with immigrants essentially being treated as future citizens- ...

Climate Change And Migration

Author: Gregory White
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199794820
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Examines how climate-induced migration, the relocation of individuals from harsh climate areas to more favorable ones, has led to concerns about national borders, sovereignty, and security, along with suggestions to combat the situation.

Constructing Immigrant Illegality

Author: Cecilia Menjívar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107041597
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This collection examines how immigration law shapes immigrant illegality, the concept of immigrant illegality, and how its power is wielded and resisted.

Alien Nation

Author: Elliott Young
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469612968
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"Young traces the pivotal century of Chinese migration to the Americas, beginning with the 1840s at the start of the 'coolie' trade and ending during World War II. This book is the first transnational history of Chinese migration to the ...

Migration And Diaspora In Modern Asia

Author: Sunil S. Amrith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497030
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These stories of Asian diasporas can be joyful or poignant, but they all speak of an engagement with new landscapes and new peoples.

The Intellectual Devotional Modern Culture

Author: David S. Kidder
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781605297934
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In the tradition of the instant bestsellers The Intellectual Devotional and The Intellectual Devotional: American History comes the third installment in this indispensable series.