Those Damned Immigrants
America’s Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: NYU Press
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Edibertouni00A0Román’suni00A0Those Damned Immigrantsuni00A0is a classic in the grow-ing literature on the vast right-wing conspiracy, including the many exploitative features of capitalism in the postmodern age that attract and depend upon contingent and undocumented immigrant labor, largely from third world nations, especially the proximate Mexico, with liminal ...
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In my previous works, I wrote the acknowledgments section af_ter I had largely completed the manuscripts. However, in this instance I decided to write the acknowledgements before I f_inished the book. T_he reason for this approach is that I am using this section as a motivational tool to In many respects, the motivation for this book is an unnamed child, ...
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...“Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our programuni00A0.uni00A0.uni00A0. to bring you a spe-cial bulletin.” From the depths of your nightmares comes an untold terror. From across your borders come “cool and unsympathetic” beings who gaze on this land “with envious eyes,uni00A0.uni00A0.uni00A0. slowly and surely dr[awing] their plans against [you].” A faint warning glistens across the wire as the ter-...
2. Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric
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Rhetoric is widely known as the art of discourse, but the art in the immi-gration context is f_illed with venom. Central to the modern-day immi-grant rhetoric is the so-called mass invasion at our borders.1 Not unlike the momentary hysteria associated with the War of the Worlds broadcast, media, politicians, and conservative pundits all too of_ten sound alarms ...
3. Empirical Data on Immigration
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...worker.uni00A0.uni00A0.uni00A0. [I, as president of the United States,] recognize Perhaps no issue related to the immigration debate is touted more as fact than the so-called economic consequences of undocumented immi-gration. Time and time again politicians, news pundits, and the occa-sional academic advance arguments concerning the negative impact ...
4. Immigration’s Effects on State and Local Economies
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T_hough scholars have refuted claims that immigration is detrimental to the national economy, arguments about immigration’s negative ef_fects on local and state economies carry considerably greater force.1 Simple logic suggests that healthcare and K-12 education for undocumented immigrants and their families impose increased costs on state and local ...
5. The Conflicted United States–Mexico Relationship: Invitation and Exclusion
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Although the United States is of_ten described as a “nation of immi-grants,”1 this country’s treatment of Latin American immigrants is largely a tale of inclusion and assistance on one hand, and exclusion and mistreatment on the other. As Kevin Johnson succinctly describes it, U.S. immigration law is famous for its cyclical, turbulent, and ambiva-...
6. Sociological and Psychological Insights on Anti-Immigrant Bias
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Anti-immigrant discourse, ranging from factually incorrect assertions to inf_lammatory rhetoric, has a signif_icant impact on public perceptions and the implementation of public policy. As we have seen in chapter 2, there are well known cases in which those who make of_fensively anti-black or misogynistic comments face strong public condemnation. For ...
7. A Pragmatic Proposal for Immigration Reform
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...anduni00A0.uni00A0.uni00A0. that f_inally brings the 12 million people who are here illegally out of the shadows.uni00A0.uni00A0.uni00A0. We must assert our values —President Barack Obama, June 2eight.oldstyle, 200eight.oldstyleT_he War of the Worlds radio broadcast discussed in the introduction was a hoax concerning a Martian invasion. T_he stunt made Orson Wells ...
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About the Author
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Ediberto Román is a nationally acclaimed scholar and an award-win-ning educator with broad teaching interests and an extensive scholarship portfolio. A prolif_ic scholar, he has published numerous legal articles, essays, and book chapters on international law, securities regulation, evidence, constitutional law, critical race theory, postcolonial discourse, ...
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Publication Year: 2013