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Impossible Subjects Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America - Updated Edition

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ISBN-10: 0691160821

ISBN-13: 9780691160825

Edition: 2014 (Revised)

Authors: Mae M. Ngai

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This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy--a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s--its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, and long-term effects. She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, remapped America both by creating new categories…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/2/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.17" long x 1.04" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English