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The Resource Handcuffs and chain link : criminalizing the undocumented in America, Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien

Handcuffs and chain link : criminalizing the undocumented in America, Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien

Label
Handcuffs and chain link : criminalizing the undocumented in America
Title
Handcuffs and chain link
Title remainder
criminalizing the undocumented in America
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien
Title variation
Criminalizing the undocumented in America
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Handcuffs and Chain Link enters the immigration debate by addressing one of its most controversial aspects: the criminalization both of extralegal immigration to the United States and of immigrants themselves in popular and political discourse. Looking at the factors that led up to criminalization, Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien points to the alternative approach of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and how its ultimate demise served to negatively reinforce the fictitious association of extralegal immigrants with criminality. Crucial to Gonzalez O'Brien's account thus is the concept of the critical policy failure--a piece of legislation that attempts a radically different approach to a major issue but has shortcomings that ultimately further entrench the approach it was designed to supplant. The IRCA was just such a piece of legislation. It highlighted the contributions of the undocumented and offered amnesty to some while attempting to stem the flow of extralegal immigration by holding employers accountable for hiring the undocumented. The failure of this effort at decriminalization prompted a return to criminalization with a vengeance, leading to the stalemate on immigration policy that persists to this day"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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O'Brien, Benjamin Gonzalez
Dewey number
325.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6483
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Race, ethnicity, and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Illegal aliens
  • Crime and race
  • Immigration enforcement
  • Crime and race
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Illegal aliens
  • Immigration enforcement
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
Label
Handcuffs and chain link : criminalizing the undocumented in America, Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-171) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : considering criminality -- From open borders to locked doors -- From the path less traveled to the path best known -- Immigrant criminality and public opinion -- Policy preferences and the undocumented threat -- Conclusion : criminalization and reform
Control code
1076543605
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813941325
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv8d811s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1076543605
Label
Handcuffs and chain link : criminalizing the undocumented in America, Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-171) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : considering criminality -- From open borders to locked doors -- From the path less traveled to the path best known -- Immigrant criminality and public opinion -- Policy preferences and the undocumented threat -- Conclusion : criminalization and reform
Control code
1076543605
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813941325
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv8d811s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1076543605

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