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Model Immigrants and Undesirable AliensThe Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s$
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Christina Gerken

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674725

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.001.0001

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Exclusionary Acts

Exclusionary Acts

A Brief History of U.S. Immigration Laws

Chapter:
(p.19) 1 Exclusionary Acts
Source:
Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens
Author(s):

Christina Gerken

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.003.0002

This chapter provides a brief overview of major immigration laws and policies and analyzes the ever-changing criteria that are used to exclude certain categories of people and construct notions of deserving and desirable immigrants.

Keywords:   Immigration, Terrorism, Critical Discourse Analysis, Neoliberalism, Race, Gender, American Politics

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