Undocumented Migrants in the United States

Drawing on a range of life narratives published from 2001 to 2016, this book explores how undocumented migrants have represented themselves in various narrative forms in the context of the DREAM Act and the Deferred Action for Childhood ...


Author: Ina Batzke

Publisher: Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

ISBN: 1138591017

Category: Illegal aliens

Page: 199

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Whilst many undocumented migrants in the United States continue to exist in the shadows, since the turn of the millennium an increasing number have emerged within public debate, casting themselves against the dominant discursive trope of the "illegal alien," and entering the struggle over political self-representation. Drawing on a range of life narratives published from 2001 to 2016, this book explores how undocumented migrants have represented themselves in various narrative forms in the context of the DREAM Act and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) movement. By reading these self-representations as both a product of America's changing views on citizenship and membership, and an arena where such views can potentially be challenged, the book interrogates the role such self-representations have played not only in constructing undocumented migrant identities, but also in shaping social borders. At a time when the inclusion and exclusion of (potential) citizens is once again highly debated in the United States, the book concludes by giving a potential indication of where views on undocumented migration might be headed. This interdisciplinary exploration of migrant narratives will be of interest to scholars and researchers across American Literary and Cultural Studies, Citizenship Studies, and Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Undocumented Migration to the United States

IRCA and the Experience of the 1980s Frank D. Bean, Barry Edmonston, Jeffrey
Espenshade ...


Author: Frank D. Bean

Publisher: The Urban Insitute

ISBN: 0877664900

Category: Illegal aliens

Page: 271

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Undocumented Immigrants in the United States An Encyclopedia of Their Experience 2 volumes

Mayans. The United States' restrictive immigration policy may make immigrant
mobility difficult but not impossible. In fact, in response to the stringent
immigration policy and hostility toward immigrants, Kanjobal Mayan (also spelled
, Q'anjob'al) ...


Author: Anna Ochoa O'Leary

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313384257

Category: Social Science

Page: 884

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This two-volume reference work addresses the dynamic lives of undocumented immigrants in the United States and establishes these individuals' experiences as a key part of our nation's demographic and sociological evolution. • Offers a comprehensive, contemporary portrait of undocumented immigrants living in the United States • Provides timely insights about struggles for inclusion and the many diverse and valuable contributions to the fabric of American society • Presents evidence-based information that can help promote rational assessment of the issues arising from irregular immigration in the United States • Illuminates issues of undocumented immigrant assimilation and adaptation, especially as they affect subsequent generations in their quest for the American Dream • Shows immigration and border enforcement issues that challenge the lives of those present in the United States without authorization • Offers a way to compare regions and different contexts within a geographically vast and culturally diverse United States • Supplies a reference set ideal for upper high school and undergraduate students as well as the general public

Undocumented Migration to the United States

Stemmed ? The phenomenon of international migration is hardly one of ON
recent origin . Modern history has recorded large movements of population , not
the least ...


Author: Peter Gregory


ISBN: UTEXAS:059173026918404

Category: Alien labor, Latin American

Page: 42

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Research Paper Series

Consequently, attempts to specify and test models of illegal immigration to the
United States have had to resort to annual data on apprehensions of aliens by
the Immigration and Naturalization Service as a proxy for the number of illegal ...




ISBN: UVA:X001650932

Category: Latin America


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Myths Misdeeds and Misunderstandings

The Roots of Conflict in U.S.-Mexican Relations Jaime E. Rodriguez, Jaime E.
Rodríguez O., Kathryn Vincent. Undocumented. Migration. from. Mexico. to. the.
United. States: A. Legal. or. Labor. Issue? Jorge A. Bustamante THESE ARE ...


Author: Jaime E. Rodriguez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0842026622

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 149

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Migration and Restructuring in the United States

The second is to control the number of illegal immigrants living in the country by
reducing incentives for undocumented migration, guarding U.S. borders more
diligently, and encouraging or requiring illegal residents to depart. These
purposes ...


Author: Kavita Pandit

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847693937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

View: 273

This groundbreaking book examines the links between migration and the United States' ongoing economic and demographic revolution. Utilizing an explicitly geographic perspective, the contributors highlight the crucial role played by scale and spatial context in both immigration and internal migration.

Diminishing Mexican Immigration to the United States

What has historically seemed to be an intractable problem between the United
States and Mexico is, for the first time, ... By extending legal status to the 11
million undocumented migrants already living within U.S. borders, the bill would
send a ...


Author: Carl Meacham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442224964

Category: Political Science

Page: 32

View: 629

This report examines the fundamental link between Mexico’s economic performance and migration to the United States, with a particular focus on the post-NAFTA time period.

Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration 3 volumes

increasing role of the private recruitment industry has produced new forms of
undocumented Filipino migration to the United States. One form of
undocumented migration is through tourist visas. Filipino migrants either secure
tourist visas, then ...


Author: Lois Ann Lorentzen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440828485

Category: Political Science

Page: 1106

View: 115

The most comprehensive collection of essays on undocumented immigration to date, covering issues not generally found anywhere else on the subject. Three fascinating volumes feature the latest research from the country's top immigration scholars. • Discusses topics rarely covered, including sexual migration, religion, values, and mental health • Features essays across disciplines in the fields of psychology, law, politics, social work, public policy, history, education, and health • Includes tables, maps, photos, and a bibliography for each volume to provide visual interest and additional learning opportunities • Probes the latest controversies centered on recent immigration legislation in Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama • Familiarizes readers with history, theories, and legislation related to undocumented migration in the United States

Estimates of the Population of the United States by Age Sex and Race

Net undocumented immigration. Analysis of 1980 census data in conjunction with
INS data on legal immigration and registered aliens indicates that about 2.1
million undocumented aliens residing in the United States were counted in the
1980 ...




ISBN: MINN:31951D002845615

Category: United States


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Gender Migration and Domestic Service

(1989) found that 29.5 percent of the employed, undocumented Mexicana
immigrants interviewed in San Diego and Dallas, ... particularly those who are
single, divorced or widowed, were domestic workers during their time in the
United States ...


Author: Janet Henshall Momsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134655656

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 572

This book examines a wide range of migration patterns which have arisen, and exposes the tensions and difficulties including: * legal and empowerment issues * cultural and language diversities and barriers * the impact of live-in employment. The book features case studies taken from Europe, South and North America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa and uses original fieldwork using quantitative and qualitative methods.

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration

Undocumented migration to the United States: Perceptions and evidence. Popul.
Dev. Rev. 13,671–690. Bean, F.D., Lowell, B.L., Taylor, L.J., 1988.
Undocumented Mexican immigrants and the earnings of other workers in the
United States.


Author: Barry Chiswick

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444633880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1702

View: 104

The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others. Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income – and everything in between. Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist

Dependent America

Putting Canada and Mexico together, over 16 per cent of all documented
immigrants to the United States have come from the North American periphery.
Undocumented Immigration Following the 1964 demise of the Bracero program
and the ...


Author: Stephen Clarkson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442644632

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

View: 445

This provocative work documents how Canada and Mexico offer the United States open markets for its investments and exports, massive flows of skilled and unskilled labour, and vast resource inputs - all of which boost its size and competitiveness - more than does any other US partner. They are also Uncle Sam's most important allies in supporting its anti-terrorist and anti-narcotics security. Clarkson and Mildenberger explain the paradox of these two countries' simultaneous importance and powerlessness by showing how the US government has systematically neutralized their potential influence.

Counseling Across Cultures

and the relatively young age of the migrant population, which has accounted for
58% of the growth of the U.S. ... It is estimated that there are almost 11 million
undocumented immigrants in the United States (Hoefer et al., 2012; Passel &
Taylor, ...


Author: Paul B. Pedersen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483321684

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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Offering a primary focus on North American cultural and ethnic diversity while addressing global questions and issues, Counseling Across Cultures, Seventh Edition, edited by Paul B. Pederson, Walter J. Lonner, Juris G. Draguns, Joseph E. Trimble, and María R. Scharrón-del Río, draws on the expertise of 48 invited contributors to examine the cultural context of accurate assessment and appropriate interventions in counseling diverse clients. The book’s chapters highlight work with African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/as, American Indians, refugees, individuals in marginalized situations, international students, those with widely varying religious beliefs, and many others. Edited by pioneers in multicultural counseling, this volume articulates the positive contributions that can be achieved when multicultural awareness is incorporated into the training of counselors.

Guatemala U S Migration

During 2004–2011 of phase 5, the estimated total Guatemalan undocumented
and legal immigration in the United States reached a mean annual figure of
56,737, which represents a 127 percent increase from the annual mean of
25,039 in ...


Author: Susanne Jonas

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292763142

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Guatemala-U.S. Migration: Transforming Regions is a pioneering, comprehensive, and multifaceted study of Guatemalan migration to the United States from the late 1970s to the present. It analyzes this migration in a regional context including Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States. This book illuminates the perilous passage through Mexico for Guatemalan migrants, as well as their settlement in various U.S. venues. Moreover, it builds on existing theoretical frameworks and breaks new ground by analyzing the construction and transformations of this migration region and transregional dimensions of migration. Seamlessly blending multiple sociological perspectives, this book addresses the experiences of both Maya and ladino Guatemalan migrants, incorporating gendered as well as ethnic and class dimensions of migration. It spans the most violent years of the civil war and the postwar years in Guatemala, hence including both refugees and labor migrants. The demographic chapter delineates five phases of Guatemalan migration to the United States since the late 1970s, with immigrants experiencing both inclusion and exclusion very dramatically during the most recent phase, in the early twenty-first century. This book also features an innovative study of Guatemalan migrant rights organizing in the United States and transregionally in Guatemala/Central America and Mexico. The two contrasting in-depth case studies of Guatemalan communities in Houston and San Francisco elaborate in vibrant detail the everyday experiences and evolving stories of the immigrants' lives.

Introduction to Latino Politics in the U S

United States. In 1965 the United States passed the Immigration and Nationality
Act. This act removed the national quota system which had been passed under ...
act created the phenomenon of undocumented western hemisphere migration.


Author: Lisa Garcia Bedolla

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745633855

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

View: 986

Focusing on five Latino groups - Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans - this book provides students with a comprehensive introduction to Latino participation in US politics. It begins by looking at the migration history of each group and how that experience is affected by US foreign policy and economic interests in each country of origin. The political status of Latinos on arrival in the United States, including their civil rights, employment opportunities, and political incorporation, is then examined. Finally, the analysis follows each group's history of collective mobilization and political activity, exploring the varied ways they have engaged in the U.S. political system. Using the tension between individual agency and structural constraints as its central organizing theme, the discussion situates Latino migrants, and their children, within larger macro economic and geo-political structures that influence their decisions to migrate and their ability to adapt socially, economically, and politically to their new country. It also demonstrates how Latinos continually have shown that through political action they can significantly improve their channels of opportunity. Thus, the book pushes students to think critically about what it means to be a racialized minority group within a majoritarian U.S. political system, and how that position structures Latinos' ability to achieve their social, economic, and political goals. For more information and resources visit the accompanying series website: www.politybooks.com/minoritypol

Guest Workers and Resistance to U S Corporate Despotism

F0cusing 0n guest workers rather than on undocumented laborers foreshadows
the potential prospects and pitfalls ofthe program for foreign workers as well as
US. nationals, and the potential influence of such a program on the broader labor


Author: Immanuel Ness

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252093371

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Political scientist Immanuel Ness thoroughly investigates the use of guest workers in the United States, the largest recipient of migrant labor in the world. Ness argues that the use of migrant labor is increasing in importance and represents despotic practices calculated by key U.S. business leaders in the global economy to lower labor costs and expand profits under the guise of filling a shortage of labor for substandard or scarce skilled jobs. Drawing on ethnographic field research, government data, and other sources, Ness shows how worker migration and guest worker programs weaken the power of labor in both sending and receiving countries. His in-depth case studies of the rapid expansion of technology and industrial workers from India and hospitality workers from Jamaica reveal how these programs expose guest workers to employers' abuses and class tensions in their home countries while decreasing jobs for American workers and undermining U.S. organized labor. Where other studies of labor migration focus on undocumented immigrant labor and contend immigrants fill jobs that others do not want, this is the first to truly advance understanding of the role of migrant labor in the transformation of the working class in the early twenty-first century. Questioning why global capitalists must rely on migrant workers for economic sustenance, Ness rejects the notion that temporary workers enthusiastically go to the United States for low-paying jobs. Instead, he asserts the motivations for improving living standards in the United States are greatly exaggerated by the media and details the ways organized labor ought to be protecting the interests of American and guest workers in the United States.

The World of Mexican Migrants

While the trickle of documented and the flood of undocumented migrants to the
United States includes people from every country in the Americas, and, indeed,
every part of the world, it is Mexicans who are by far the largest national group.


Author: Judith Hellman

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595586698

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 460

Widely praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of post–1970 immigration from Mexico—as a result of which an estimated 6 million undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the United States—The World of Mexican Migrants, by acclaimed author Judith Adler Hellman, takes us into the lives of those who, no longer able to eke out even a modest living in their homeland, have traveled north to find jobs. Hellman takes us deep into the sending communities in Mexico, where we witness the conditions that lead Mexicans to risk their lives crossing the border and meet those who live on Mexico’s largest source of foreign income, remittances from family members al Norte. We hear astonishing border crossing tales—including one man’s journey riding suspended from the undercarriage of a train. In New York and Los Angeles, construction workers, restaurant staff, street vendors, and deliverymen share their survival strategies—the ways in which they work, send money home, find housing, learn English, send their children to school, and avoid detection. Drawing upon five years of in-depth interviews, Hellman offers a humanizing perspective and “essential window” (Booklist ) into the lives and struggles of Mexican migrants living in the United States.