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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

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Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens

Christina Gerken

University of Minnesota Press

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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