Impossible Subjects : Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America
By: Ngai, Mae M.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (411 p.).ISBN: 9781400850235.Subject(s): Citizenship -- United States -- History | Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- History | Illegal aliens -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Impossible Subjects : Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern AmericaDDC classification: 342.73083 LOC classification: JV6483 .N49 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures and Illustrations; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Note on Language and Terminology; Foreword to the New Paperback Edition; Introduction: Illegal Aliens: A Problem of Law and History; PART I: THE REGIME OF QUOTAS AND PAPERS; One: The Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 and the Reconstruction of Race in Immigration Law; Two: Deportation Policy and the Making and Unmaking of Illegal Aliens; PART II: MIGRANTS AT THE MARGINS OF LAW AND NATION; Three: From Colonial Subject to Undesirable Alien: Filipino Migration in the Invisible Empire
Four: Braceros, "Wetbacks," and the National Boundaries of ClassPART III: WAR, NATIONALISM, ANDALIEN CITIZENSHIP; Five: The World War II Internment of Japanese Americans and the Citizenship Renunciation Cases; Six: The Cold War Chinese Immigration Crisis and the Confession Cases; PART IV: PLURALISM AND NATIONALISM IN POST-WORLD WAR II IMMIGRATION REFORM; Seven: The Liberal Critique and Reform of Immigration Policy; Epilogue; Appendix; Notes; Archival and Other Primary Sources; Index
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, p
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