Constructing Immigrant 'Illegality': Critiques, Experiences, by Cecilia Menjívar, Daniel Kanstroom

By Cecilia Menjívar, Daniel Kanstroom

The subject of "illegal" immigration has been an enormous element of public discourse within the usa and plenty of different immigrant-receiving nations. From the start of its glossy invocation within the early 20th century, the usually ill-defined epithet of human "illegality" has figured prominently within the media; in lively public debates on the nationwide, country, and native degrees; and in presidential campaigns. during this number of essays, members from a number of disciplines - anthropology, legislation, political technological know-how, non secular reports, and sociology - study how immigration legislation shapes immigrant illegality, how the idea that of immigrant illegality is deployed and lived, and the way its strength is wielded and resisted. The authors finish that the present proposal of immigrant illegality is wanting sustained critique, as cautious research will reduction coverage discussions and result in extra simply options.

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