Straddling the border : immigration policy and the INS / Lisa Magaña.

By: Magaña, LisaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (viii, 120 p.) : illContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0292798652 (electronic bk.); 9780292798656 (electronic bk.); 0292705212 (alk. paper); 9780292705210 (alk. paper); 0292701764 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780292701762 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy | United States. Immigration and Naturalization ServiceAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Straddling the border.DDC classification: 325.73 LOC classification: JV6483 | .M27 2003Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The immigration policy process: a recurring theme -- Immigration policies and their impact on the INS -- "We aren't sexy enough": working conditions at the INS -- The Immigration Reform and Control Act: a case study -- Social Services: a case study -- Where are we in the immigration policy process? -- Appendix 1. Immigration Reform and Control Act of November 6, 1986 -- Appendix 2. Text of Proposition 187 -- Appendix 3. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of August 22, 1996 -- Appendix 4. Illegal immigration reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of September 30, 1996 -- Appendix 5. Policy summary -- Appendix 6. Protocol questions -- Appendix 7. Immigration laws, 1790-1996.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: Annotation With the dual and often conflicting responsibilities of deterring illegal immigration and providing services to legal immigrants, the U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is a bureaucracy beset with contradictions. Critics fault the agency for failing to stop the entry of undocumented workers from Mexico. Agency staff complain that harsh enforcement policies discourage legal immigrants from seeking INS aid, while ever-changing policy mandates from Congress and a lack of funding hinder both enforcement and service activities.In this book, Lisa Magaña convincingly argues that a profound disconnection between national-level policymaking and local-level policy implementation prevents the INS from effectively fulfilling either its enforcement or its service mission. She begins with a history and analysis of the making of immigration policy which reveals that federal and state lawmakers respond more to the concerns, fears, and prejudices of the public than to the realities of immigration or the needs of the INS. She then illustrates the effects of shifting and conflicting mandates through case studies of INS implementation of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Proposition 187, and the 1996 Welfare Reform and Responsibility Act and their impact on Mexican immigrants. Magaña concludes with fact-based recommendations to improve the agency's performance
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [113]-118) and index.

The immigration policy process: a recurring theme -- Immigration policies and their impact on the INS -- "We aren't sexy enough": working conditions at the INS -- The Immigration Reform and Control Act: a case study -- Social Services: a case study -- Where are we in the immigration policy process? -- Appendix 1. Immigration Reform and Control Act of November 6, 1986 -- Appendix 2. Text of Proposition 187 -- Appendix 3. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of August 22, 1996 -- Appendix 4. Illegal immigration reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of September 30, 1996 -- Appendix 5. Policy summary -- Appendix 6. Protocol questions -- Appendix 7. Immigration laws, 1790-1996.

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Annotation With the dual and often conflicting responsibilities of deterring illegal immigration and providing services to legal immigrants, the U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is a bureaucracy beset with contradictions. Critics fault the agency for failing to stop the entry of undocumented workers from Mexico. Agency staff complain that harsh enforcement policies discourage legal immigrants from seeking INS aid, while ever-changing policy mandates from Congress and a lack of funding hinder both enforcement and service activities.In this book, Lisa Magaña convincingly argues that a profound disconnection between national-level policymaking and local-level policy implementation prevents the INS from effectively fulfilling either its enforcement or its service mission. She begins with a history and analysis of the making of immigration policy which reveals that federal and state lawmakers respond more to the concerns, fears, and prejudices of the public than to the realities of immigration or the needs of the INS. She then illustrates the effects of shifting and conflicting mandates through case studies of INS implementation of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Proposition 187, and the 1996 Welfare Reform and Responsibility Act and their impact on Mexican immigrants. Magaña concludes with fact-based recommendations to improve the agency's performance

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