Immigration and the Law

Race, Citizenship, and Social Control

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In the era of globalization, shifting political landscapes, and transnational criminal organizations, discourse around immigration is reaching unprecedented levels. Immigration and the Law is a timely and significant volume of essays that addresses the social, political, and economic contexts of migration in the United States. The contributors analyze the historical and contemporary landscapes of immigration laws, their enforcement, and the discourse surrounding these events, as well as the mechanisms, beliefs, and ideologies that govern them.
In today’s highly charged atmosphere, Immigration and the Law gives readers a grounded and broad overview of U.S. immigration law in a single book. Encompassing issues such as shifting demographics, a changing criminal justice system, and volatile political climate, the book is critically significant for academic, political, legal, and social arenas.
The contributors offer sound evidence to expose the historical legacy of violence, brutality, manipulation, oppression, marginalization, prejudice, discrimination, power, and control. Demystifying the ways that current ideas of ethnicity, race, gender, and class govern immigration and uphold the functioning and legitimacy of the criminal justice system, Immigration and the Law presents a variety of studies and perspectives that offer a pathway toward addressing long-neglected but vital topics in the discourse on immigration and the law.
Sofía Espinoza Álvarez
Steven W. Bender
Leo R. Chávez
Arnoldo De León
Daniel Justino Delgado
Roxanne Lynn Doty
Brenda I. Gill
Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz
Peter Laufer
Lupe S. Salinas
Mary C. Sengstock
Martin Guevara Urbina
Claudio G. Vera Sánchez
The need for research and statistics-backed evidence to counter widely held myths, misconceptions, and outright racism is greater than ever, making Immigration and the Law a ‘must-have’ for public and college library social issues collections.”—Midwest Book Review

“This volume will serve as foundational in the study of Latina/o immigration in the twenty-first century. A must-read for scholars in public policy fields.”—Adalberto Aguirre Jr., Professor of Sociology, University of California, Riverside
“Undoubtedly, this compilation of essays will quickly become one of the most authoritative works on immigration and the law in the United States.”—David V. Baker, author of Women and Capital Punishment in the United States: An Analytical History
Immigration and the Law
392 Pages 6 x 9
Published: April 2018Paperback ISBN: 9780816537624
Published: April 2018Ebook ISBN: 9780816538126

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