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The Resource Dream chasers : immigration and the American backlash, John Tirman

Dream chasers : immigration and the American backlash, John Tirman

Label
Dream chasers : immigration and the American backlash
Title
Dream chasers
Title remainder
immigration and the American backlash
Statement of responsibility
John Tirman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Illegal immigration continues to roil American politics. The right-wing media stir up panic over 'anchor babies, ' job stealing, welfare dependence, bilingualism, al-Qaeda terrorists disguised as Latinos, even a conspiracy by Latinos to 'retake' the Southwest. State and local governments have passed more than 300 laws that attempt to restrict undocumented immigrants' access to hospitals, schools, food stamps, and driver's licenses. Federal immigration authorities stage factory raids that result in arrests, deportations, and broken families--and leave owners scrambling to fill suddenly open jobs. The DREAM Act, which would grant permanent residency to high school graduates brought here as minors, is described as 'amnesty.' And yet polls show that a majority of Americans support some kind of path to citizenship for those here illegally. What is going on? In this book, John Tirman shows how the resistance to immigration in America is more cultural than political. Although cloaked in language about jobs and secure borders, the cultural resistance to immigration expresses a fear that immigrants are changing the dominant white, Protestant, 'real American' culture. Tirman describes the "raid mentality" of our response to immigration, which seeks violent solutions for a social phenomenon. He considers the culture clash over Chicano ethnic studies in Tucson, examines the consequences of an immigration raid in New Bedford, and explores the civil rights activism of young "Dreamers." The current "round them up, deport them, militarize the border" approach, Tirman shows, solves nothing."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tirman, John
Dewey number
304.8/73
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.T56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Latin America
  • United States
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Latin Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Public opinion
  • Förenta staterna
  • Latinamerika
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Latin Americans
  • Public opinion
  • Latin America
  • United States
  • Hispanos
  • Migrationspolitik
  • USA
  • Migration
  • Invandrare
  • Invandringspolitik
  • Sociala förhållanden
  • Allmänna opinionen
Label
Dream chasers : immigration and the American backlash, John Tirman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Raid : the second great migration and the culture of resistance -- Raiding the schools : the riven soul of Arizona -- The usual suspects : the raid in New Bedford -- Dreaming the dream : the next generation -- Raids gone global : genocide in Guatemala and wars in Mexico -- The rocky road of reform -- Legality and language as cultural weapons -- Hope for the dream chasers
Control code
ocn897401709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780262529990
Lccn
2014039751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262028929
  • (OCoLC)897401709
Label
Dream chasers : immigration and the American backlash, John Tirman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Raid : the second great migration and the culture of resistance -- Raiding the schools : the riven soul of Arizona -- The usual suspects : the raid in New Bedford -- Dreaming the dream : the next generation -- Raids gone global : genocide in Guatemala and wars in Mexico -- The rocky road of reform -- Legality and language as cultural weapons -- Hope for the dream chasers
Control code
ocn897401709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780262529990
Lccn
2014039751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262028929
  • (OCoLC)897401709

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