Impossible Subjects - Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America

ISBN-10: 0691124299
ISBN-13: 9780691124292
Edition: 2005
Authors: Mae M. Ngai
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Description: 'Illegal Aliens and Alien Citizens' traces the origins of the 'illegal alien' in American law and society. It explains why and how illegal migration became the central problem in US immigration policy.

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232

'Illegal Aliens and Alien Citizens' traces the origins of the 'illegal alien' in American law and society. It explains why and how illegal migration became the central problem in US immigration policy.

List of Figures and Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Note on Language and Terminology
Introduction Illegal Aliens: A Problem of Law and History
The Regime of Quotas and Papers 15
The Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 and the Reconstruction of Race in Immigration Law
Deportation Policy and the Making and Unmaking of Illegal Aliens
Migrants at the Margins of Law and Nation
From Colonial Subject to Undesirable Alien: Filipino Migration in the Invisible Empire
Braceros, "Wetbacks," and the National Boundaries of Class
War, Nationalism, and Alien Citizenship
The World War II Internment of Japanese Americans and the Citizenship Renunciation Cases
The Cold War Chinese Immigration Crisis and the Confession Cases
Pluralism and Nationalism in Post-World War Ii Immigration Reform
The Liberal Critique and Reform of Immigration Policy
Epilogue
Appendix
Notes
Archival and Other Primary Sources
Index

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