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Author Garcia, Angela S., 1979- author
Title Legal passing : navigating undocumented life and local immigration law / Angela S. García
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  KF3743 .G37 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020599304
Descript xii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-256) and index
State and local immigration laws in an age of mass deportation -- Undocumented and unwelcome? : California's shifting immigration laws -- Stay or go? : the settlement effects of attrition through enforcement laws -- Everyday anxiety : devolution, deportability, and the police -- Legal passing : changing bodies, behaviors and minds -- Passing down legal passing : the diffusion of exclusionary logics -- Lessons of the law : subnational immigration legislation in the Trump era
"Legal Passing offers a nuanced understanding of how undocumented Mexicans constantly negotiate the vexed conditions of their US receiving locales as shaped by a spectrum of federal, state, and local immigration measures. Leveraging differences between cities and states that accommodate immigrants and those that aim to drive them away, García shows that undocumented Mexicans in restrictive locations are not more likely to leave, but, instead, learn to pass as 'legal' by carefully choosing how to dress, where to travel, when to speak, and even what to name their children. Legal Passing combines social theory on race and immigration with place and law, using interviews, surveys, and ethnography to show the everyday failures and long-term human consequences of anti-immigrant legislation"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Illegal aliens -- United States
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Passing (Identity)
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