Immigration and the Border
Politics and Policy in the New Latino Century
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: University of Notre Dame Press
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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright
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...this volume began as a selection of papers presented at the first inter-University program for latino research (iUplr) conference, “siglo XXi: latino research into the twenty-First century,” held at the Uni-versity of texas at austin in 2005. We subsequently solicited additional rangel public policy institute, the center for Mexican american stud-...
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Borders matter in our world more—and less—than ever before. With international migration at unprecedented levels, immigrants (with or without legal status) are increasingly visible and consequential in both host and sending nations. they are putting down roots, finding jobs, starting families, creating local and transnational networks, remitting ...
Part I: Setting the Stage—Binational Lives
Chapter One: Formal and Informal Institutions in the Construction of Transnational Lives
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...this study is an exploration of the transnational experiences of Mexican origin residents in san antonio, texas. the context of the city of san antonio, with a history of U.s.-Mexico relations and a majority Mexi-can origin population, creates an environment of organizations, institu-tions, work, and family relationships that promote transnational ties. ...
Chapter Two: Looking North and the Immigrant’s Social Imaginary
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...in an interdisciplinary examination of the impact of immigration on the north american social landscape at the end of the millennium, Marcelo suárez-orozco (1998) noted that the phenomenon is likely to have a “momentous” effect on american culture and society. the cur-rent climate of debate over national immigration policy makes clear ...
Part II: Immigrants and Civic Life
Chapter Three: Latino Immigrants
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...studies of immigration have centered on the flows, nature, impact, and adaptation of immigrants on the economic, sociocultural, and political life of the receiving countries. in addition, the formation of immigrant communities and the social networks they utilize serve to facilitate eco-nomic, political, and sociocultural transactions. More recently, the con-...
Chapter Four: The Political Consequences of Latino Immigrant Transnational Ties
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...american political system has generated much scholarly attention in recent years (rogers 2006; Wong 2006; ramakrishnan 2005; Barreto and Muñoz 2003). although research on immigrant political incorpo-ration is not new (Grebler 1966; Glazer and Moynihan 1963; Dahl 1961), recent scholarship has turned to examining how transnational ...
Chapter Five: From Naturalized Citizen to Voter
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...in the 1990s, naturalization surged to levels unprecedented in the his-tory of its federal regulation since 1907 (see table 5.1). the more than five million immigrants who naturalized as U.s. citizens in the 1990s exceeded the number of naturalizees in the previous three decades com-bined. naturalization in the first decade of the twenty-first century in-...
Chapter Six: At Home Abroad?
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...although american diplomatic history is replete with examples of eth-nic minorities shaping american foreign policy, the participation of la-tinos as transnational political actors has not received serious scholarly attention. this may be due in part to the belief that aside from cuban americans (Fernández 1987), most other latinos are preoccupied with ...
Part III: Immigration and Public Policy
Chapter Seven: U.S. and Mexican Schools as Regulators of Dropout Rates for Chicano Students
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Mexican-american students. While these two populations often need to be distinguished, at other times they need to be combined to gain a larger picture; the combined populations will be referred to as chicano students.1 in their study of immigrants and U.s. education, vernez, abrahamse, and Quigley (1996, 67) reached an important conclusion ...
Chapter Eight: Eligibility, Enrollment, Utilization
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...in a study examining the differential impact of Medicaid expansions on the health status of children by race and ethnicity, lykens and Jar-gowsky (2002) have pointed out that access to public health insurance programs depends on three distinct realms of action. to benefit from public health insurance programs, such as Medicaid and the state chil-...
Chapter Nine: Cultural Sensitivity or Cultural Innovation?
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...in their study of the ways in which managed care plans in california have adapted their services to meet the health needs of the state’s diverse populations, coye and alvarez (1999) introduce the idea of cultural competency by distinguishing it from cultural sensitivity. according to the definitions they provide, cultural sensitivity refers to an awareness ...
Chapter Ten: Policy Actors and the Immigration Policy Process
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...the immigration policy process is as follows: popular and emotional reactions to undocumented immigration develop at the local and state level. When these sentiments eventually reach politicians at the federal level, congress responds with a new policy, which only creates more responsibilities for immigration policy actors, agencies, and organi-...
Part IV: Political Reactions to Immigration
Chapter Eleven: Rhetoric and Realities
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...american immigration policy is based on a mix of fact and fiction. the maintenance and control of a border between nations is as much a function of economic and human resources as it is about rhetoric and symbolism (Massey 1990). the U.s.-Mexico border is a case in point. the border drawn between the United states and Mexico has increased ...
Chapter Twelve: Indecent Proposal?
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...long before arizona sB10701 came to symbolize the most stringent anti-immigration policy in the country, proposition 2002 placed im-migration enforcement at the center of arizona politics. the 2004 cam-paign for prop 200 framed state immigration policy in a manner that blurred the lines between latino identity, national security, and eco-...
Chapter Thirteen: Proposition 200 in Arizona
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...a decade after the passage of proposition 187 in california, a move to block undocumented immigrants from receiving public services in ari-zona developed as a backdrop to the 2004 election. the heightened sense of concern about undocumented immigration has in part been due to a downturn in the state economy, the increasing influx of im-...
Chapter Fourteen: Are Anti-Immigrant Statements Racist or Nativist?
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...the topic of immigration continues to receive considerable attention as the press media reports on demographic shifts, proposed immigration laws and policies, and accounts of popular reaction to immigrants in-cluding reports of anti-immigrant statements. a key question in the press media reports of anti-immigrant statements has been whether or ...
Part V: Immigrants and Leadership
Chapter Fifteen: Latino Youth Activists in the Age of Globalization
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...the relationship between youth and nation building has long been a concern of political philosophers. in The Republic, plato wrote about the social impact of children’s education, particularly on those who would grow up to be future rulers, so as to ensure the creation of a just society (plato 1941). During the next centuries philosophers would ...
Chapter Sixteen: The Emerging Community Leadership and Transnational Politics of Mexican National Immigrants in New England
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...the presence of Mexican nationals1 in the United states has been his-torically, socially, and politically well documented and researched dur-ing the past one hundred years (suro 2005; c. suarez-orozco and M. suarez-orozco 2001).2 Waters and Jimenez (2005, 119) argue that “Mexicans are the only immigrant group to span the Great european ...
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Ricardo Ainslie is a native of Mexico City, Mexico. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin ...
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Page Count: 504
Illustrations: 17 line drawings; 33 tables
Publication Year: 2012
Series Title: Latino Perspectives
Series Editor Byline: Gilberto Cardenas and Andrew Deliyannides