Journals Higher Education

£26.49

Hardback

Published: 26 January 2017

296 Pages | 22 illus.

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780199757435


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The INS on the Line

Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

S. Deborah Kang

  • Offers one of the first comprehensive histories of the INS on the US-Mexico border from 1917 to 1954.
  • Argues that INS officials in the Southwest worked to create immigration laws as well as enforce them.
  • Shows how immigration officials, small business owners, local churches and schools, and ethnic organizations to create ad hoc policies to keep the border open to unwanted immigrants.
  • Addresses the bracero program and Operation Wetback.
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