Whose America?: U.S. Immigration Policy since 1980
edited by Maria Cristina Garcia and Maddalena Marinari
contributions by Carl Bon Tempo, Carl Lindskoog, Elliott Young, Monique Laney, Yael Schacher, Leisa J Abrego, Carly Goodman, Julia Rose Kraut and Julio Capó Jr.
University of Illinois Press, 2023
Cloth: 978-0-252-04513-4 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05450-1 | Paper: 978-0-252-08727-1

A centerpiece of contemporary politics, draconian immigration policies have been long in the making. Maria Cristina Garcia and Maddalena Marinari edit works that examine the post-1980 response of legislation and policy to issues like undocumented immigration, economic shifts, national security, and human rights. Contributors engage with a wide range of ideas, including the effect of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act and other laws on the flow of migrants and forms of entry; the impact of neoliberalism and post-Cold War political realignment; the complexities of policing and border enforcement; and the experiences of immigrant groups in communities across the United States.

Up-to-date yet rooted in history, Whose America? provides a sophisticated account of recent immigration policy while mapping the ideological struggle to answer an essential question: which people have the right to make America their home or refuge?

Contributors: Leisy Abrego, Carl Bon Tempo, Julio Capó, Jr., Carly Goodman, Julia Rose Kraut, Monique Laney, Carl Lindskoog, Yael Schacher, and Elliott Young

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