Immigration law and the U.S.-Mexico border : ¿sí se puede? / Kevin R. Johson and Bernard Trujillo

Author(s): Johnson, Kevin R
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Subjects: Emigration and immigration law--United States
Illegal aliens--United States
Border security--Mexican-American Border Region
United States--Foreign relations--Mexico
Mexico--Foreign relations--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2011
Series: The Mexican American experience
Mexican American experience
LC Classification: K, KF
Physical Description: xii, 294 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
1.. Introduction 1
2.. A Brief History of Mexico--US Migration Patterns 28
3.. Federal Plenary Power over Immigration 43
4.. The Administration and Enforcement of US Immigration Laws 73
5.. Admissions 87
6.. Inadmissibility 106
7.. Removal 133
8.. Regulating the Migration of Labor 148
9.. US-Mexico Border Enforcement 169
10.. State and Local Regulation of Immigration 198
11.. National Security and Immigration Law and Policy 217
12.. Integration, Protest, and Reform 241
Glossary of Terms 273
Index 285
Additional Authors: Trujillo, Bernard, 1966-
Notes: LCCN: 2011024944
ISBN: 9780816527809 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0816527806 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: A brief history of Mexico-US migration patterns -- Federal plenary power over immigration -- The administration and enforcement of US immigration laws -- Admissions -- Inadmissibility -- Removal -- Regulating the migration of labor -- US-Mexico border enforcement -- State and local regulation of immigration -- National security and immigration law and policy -- Integration, protest, and reform
Summary: "Americans from radically different political persuasions agree on the need to "fix" the "broken" US immigration laws to address serious deficiencies and improve border enforcement. In Immigration Law and the US-Mexico Border, Kevin Johnson and Bernard Trujillo focus on what for many is at the core of the entire immigration debate in modern America: immigration from Mexico. In clear, reasonable prose, Johnson and Trujillo explore the long history of discrimination against US citizens of Mexican ancestry in the United States and the current movement against "illegal aliens"--persons depicted as not deserving fair treatment by US law. The authors argue that the United States has a special relationship with Mexico by virtue of sharing a 2,000-mile border and a "land-grab of epic proportions" when the United States "acquired" nearly two-thirds of Mexican territory between 1836 and 1853. The authors explain US immigration law and policy in its many aspects--including the migration of labor, the place of state and local regulation over immigration, and the contributions of Mexican immigrants to the US economy. Their objective is to help thinking citizens on both sides of the border to sort through an issue with a long, emotional history that will undoubtedly continue to inflame politics until cooler, and better-informed, heads can prevail. The authors conclude by outlining possibilities for the future, sketching a possible movement to promote social justice. Great for use by students of immigration law, border studies, and Latino studies, this book will also be of interest to anyone wondering about the general state of immigration law as it pertains to our most troublesome border"-- Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 731666393
ISBN/ISSN: 9780816527809