Refuge in the Lord : Catholics, presidents, and the politics of immigration, 1981-2013 / Lawrence J. McAndrews.

By: McAndrews, Lawrence J. (Lawrence John) [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813227801; 0813227801Subject(s): Catholics -- Political activity -- United States -- History | Religion and politics -- United States -- History | Church and state -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Refuge in the LordDDC classification: 325.73 LOC classification: JV6483 | .M3345 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) -- George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) -- Bill Clinton (1993-2001) -- George W. Bush (2001-2009) -- Barack Obama (2009-2013).
Scope and content: "In this overarching portrait of three decades of U.S. immigration reform, the author focuses on the roles, on the one hand, of presidents from Reagan to Obama, and on the other, of Catholic immigration advocates, shedding light on the relationship between debates over immigration policy and broader domestic politics"--Provided by publisher.
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"In this overarching portrait of three decades of U.S. immigration reform, the author focuses on the roles, on the one hand, of presidents from Reagan to Obama, and on the other, of Catholic immigration advocates, shedding light on the relationship between debates over immigration policy and broader domestic politics"--Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) -- George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) -- Bill Clinton (1993-2001) -- George W. Bush (2001-2009) -- Barack Obama (2009-2013).

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CHOICE Review

McAndrews (history, St. Norbert College) provides a narrative history of the relationship between the Catholic bishops of the US and the presidency. The book, a straightforward, readable history of the bishops' success or failure in advancing what they considered a more humane immigration agenda in accord with Catholic theology, is most useful in its engagement of questions of belonging: who can become an American? Ultimately, McAndrews argues, "the more the bishops and other immigration interests stood firm, the further they advanced their opposition's 'divide and conquer strategy.'" McAndrews has a talent for offering a wealth of evidence and its ultimate meaning. However, the length of his narratives sometime overshadows otherwise good analyses. This book does not require extensive background in the several disciplines and academic fields it touches on. Instructors may want to assign specific chapters rather than the entirety of the book to undergraduates. Graduate students and scholars can make research use of this book for its encyclopedic chronology of the bishops' public policy statements and the legislation surrounding US immigration. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Michael Skaggs, University of Notre Dame

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