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The Resource Immigration outside the law, Hiroshi Motomura

Immigration outside the law, Hiroshi Motomura

Label
Immigration outside the law
Title
Immigration outside the law
Statement of responsibility
Hiroshi Motomura
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1975, Texas adopted a law allowing school districts to bar children from public schools if they were in the United States unlawfully. The US Supreme Court responded in 1982 with a landmark decision, Plyler v. Doe, that kept open the schoolhouse doors, allowing these children to get the education that state law would have denied. The Court established a child's constitutional right to attend public elementary and secondary schools, regardless of immigration status. With Plyler, three questions emerged that have remained central to the national conversation about immigration outside the law: What does it mean to be in the country unlawfully? What is the role of state and local governments in dealing with unauthorized migration? Are unauthorized migrants "Americans in waiting?"
  • "In 2006, Hiroshi Motomura published Americans in Waiting, an authoritative legal history of how immigrants to America became citizens. That book focused on how the legal pathways to citizenship evolved over time. In Immigration Outside the Law, he turns his attention to the more fraught issue of illegal immigration to the United States, which has become one of the most controversial political and social issues in contemporary America. The book revolves around two basic questions. First, what explains today's intense disagreements about immigration outside the law? And second, what should we as a nation do about it? After beginning the book with a discussion of a landmark Supreme Court case--Plyler v. Doe (1982), which held that children have a constitutional right to attend public elementary and secondary schools even if they are in the United States unlawfully--he offers a reasoned and a careful discussion of what illegal immigration actually is and how the state (federal, state, and local) deal with it. He then looks at the ways in which unauthorized immigrants are becoming part of American society. In the final section of the book, Motomura focuses on durable and politically viable solutions to the problem in three public policy areas: international economic development, domestic economic policy, and educational policy"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Motomura, Hiroshi
Dewey number
364.1/370973
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4800
LC item number
.M68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illegal aliens
  • Emigration and immigration law
Label
Immigration outside the law, Hiroshi Motomura
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: The children -- Undocumented or illegal? -- What state and local role? -- Americans in waiting? -- Deciding who enforces -- Building communities -- Legalization and the rule of law -- Finding answers
Control code
ocn859384150
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780199768431
Lccn
2013048514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199768431
  • (OCoLC)859384150
Label
Immigration outside the law, Hiroshi Motomura
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: The children -- Undocumented or illegal? -- What state and local role? -- Americans in waiting? -- Deciding who enforces -- Building communities -- Legalization and the rule of law -- Finding answers
Control code
ocn859384150
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780199768431
Lccn
2013048514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199768431
  • (OCoLC)859384150

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