Don't put off till tomorrow the book you can read today!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
Legal Passing - Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law - cover

Legal Passing - Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law

Angela S. García

Publisher: University of California Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Legal Passing offers a nuanced look at how the lives of undocumented Mexicans in the US are constantly shaped by federal, state, and local immigration laws. Angela S. García compares restrictive and accommodating immigration measures in various cities and states to show that place-based inclusion and exclusion unfold in seemingly contradictory ways. Instead of fleeing restrictive localities, undocumented Mexicans react by presenting themselves as “legal,” masking the stigma of illegality to avoid local police and federal immigration enforcement. Restrictive laws coerce assimilation, because as legal passing becomes habitual and embodied, immigrants distance themselves from their ethnic and cultural identities. In accommodating destinations, undocumented Mexicans experience a localized sense of stability and membership that is simultaneously undercut by the threat of federal immigration enforcement and complex street-level tensions with local police. Combining social theory on immigration and race as well as place and law, Legal Passing uncovers the everyday failures and long-term human consequences of contemporary immigration laws in the US.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Budding Artist - cover

    The Budding Artist

    Laura Laxton

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Curious kids will delight in the wonder of the creative process with the fifty art-inspiring activities in The Budding Artist! With great ways for you and your budding artist to create beautiful memories together, this book shows parents and kids how to paint with bubbles, create glue webs, make a blooming tablecloth, and construct homemade paper valentines. Perfect for kids ages three to six, this fun-filled introduction to arts and crafts features easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-find materials that will help you and your child have as much fun creating art as viewing the finished product.
    Show book
  • Where Does My Shadow Sleep? - A Parent's Guide to Exploring Science with Children's Books - cover

    Where Does My Shadow Sleep? - A...

    Sally Anderson

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Take the time to watch, wonder, ask questions, talk about, and explore the world of science with your child! The activities in Where Does My Shadow Sleep? link great children's books—which you are probably already reading with your child—with easy, fun-filled activities you can use to investigate things like clouds, bugs, bridges, and even mud.
    Show book
  • Just One Page - A New and Easy Approach to English - cover

    Just One Page - A New and Easy...

    Lydia Lake, Jim Lake

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    JUST ONE PAGE !!! !!! !!!
     
    The key idea of this handbook is to introduce an innovative, practical and visual presentation of the English Language Tense system on one page only. This unique and distinctive grammar presentation on a vector line demonstrates all the major tense systems on the basis of a step-by-step approach, depending on the study level. Starting from the Elementary level, continued by the Pre-Intermediate level and finally, the Intermediate level – JUST ONE PAGE is divided into three levels and for each specific section, practical tips, instructions and guidelines are provided. No necessity to sit and read for several hours hundreds of pages of academic grammar theory. 
     
    The JUST ONE PAGE grammar system presents the most significant features of each tense, thus, 22 tenses in English Language grammar are depicted on a single page. It enables a learner to obtain the key knowledge quickly, based on understanding a tense practical application using “signal words” (which are called “time adverbs” in grammar books), rather than pure academic theory memorising and, finally, learn correct application of the Tense system in language practice. This systematic approach has proved to be effective and attractive for over 25 years and has helped numerous students to learn English grammar quickly, effectively and easily.
    Show book
  • Delightful Tea Recipes - First Part - cover

    Delightful Tea Recipes - First Part

    James Earle

    • 8
    • 16
    • 0
    Learn how to extract the maximum of useful substances from tea and use plants to make tea, drinks that will improve your health and give energy. Take tea as a tonic, improves digestion, gives energy, promotes good sleep, helps with headaches, increased anxiety, depression, and as a medicine for cough and cold. Try tea from the hips to get rid of colds, and chamomile tea from insomnia. Prepare your own tonic drinks, giving vivacity and energy, eliminating the symptoms of various diseases, with the help of herbal and berry infusions, the recipes of which are contained in this book.
     
    This is the first part just search for the second part of this great tea recipes collection.
    Show book
  • Banish Boredom - Activities to Do with Kids That You'll Actually Enjoy - cover

    Banish Boredom - Activities to...

    Rebecca Green

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Banish Boredom helps parents find activities that they enjoy, while their children learn and have fun. Based on her popular blog, Not-So-SAHM, Rebecca Green takes readers on an inspiring journey using beautiful color photos that she took of her children doing activities she describes in the book.
    Show book
  • The Introvert's Complete Career Guide - From Landing a Job to Surviving Thriving and Moving On Up - cover

    The Introvert's Complete Career...

    Jane Finkle

    • 0
    • 7
    • 0
    What do Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Marissa Mayer, and Bill Gates all have in common outside of being wildly successful? They are all introverts.In today's fast-paced, unstable workplace achieving success requires speaking up, promoting oneself and one's ideas, and taking initiative. Extroverts, fearless in tooting their own horns, naturally thrive in this environment, but introverts often stumble. If you question your ability to perform and succeed in this extroverted work culture, The Introvert's Complete Career Guide is custom fit for you.In this supportive, all-inclusive handbook, Jane Finkle demonstrates how to use your introverted qualities to their best advantage, then add a sprinkling of extroverted skills to round out a forceful combination for ultimate career success. Finkle shares the keys to navigating each stage of professional development--from self-assessment and job searching, to survival in a new position and career advancement.In The Introvert's Complete Career Guide you will learn to:Build confidence by evaluating your values, personality style, interests, and achievementsWrite the story of your career in resume and LinkedIn formatsUse social media at your own comfort level to promote your career and expand your networkExpress yourself clearly and confidently in network meetings, interviews, and workplace situationsBuild strong professional relationships with colleagues and senior leadersOvercome fears that prevent you from embracing new challengesEqually applicable to the real or virtual workplace, The Introvert's Complete Career Guide provides strategies, tools, and success stories that win you the professional respect and recognition you deserve.
    Show book