The Immigration Crisis: Nativism, Armed Vigilantism, and the Rise of a Countervailing Movement

The Immigration Crisis: Nativism, Armed Vigilantism, and the Rise of a Countervailing Movement

by Armando Navarro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759112096

ISBN-13: 9780759112094

Pub. Date: 12/16/2008

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Immigration remains one of the most pressing and polarizing issues in the United States. In The Immigration Crisis, political scientist and social activist Armando Navarro takes a hard look at 400 years of immigration into the territories that now form the United States, paying particular attention to the ways in which immigrants have been received. The book provides…  See more details below

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Immigration remains one of the most pressing and polarizing issues in the United States. In The Immigration Crisis, political scientist and social activist Armando Navarro takes a hard look at 400 years of immigration into the territories that now form the United States, paying particular attention to the ways in which immigrants have been received. The book provides a political, historical, and theoretical examination of the laws, personalities, organizations, events, and demographics that have shaped four centuries of immigration and led to the widespread social crisis that today divides citizens, noncitizens, regions, and political parties. As a prominent activist, Navarro has participated broadly in the Mexican-American community's responses to the problems of immigration and integration, and his book also provides a powerful glimpse into the actual working of Hispanic social movements. In a sobering conclusion, Navarro argues that the immigration crisis is inextricably linked to the globalization of capital and the American economy's dependence on cheap labor.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759112094
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Immigration Crisis

1 Exodus to the New World and U.S. Immigration Experience (30,000BC-1930s) 1

2 U.S. Occupation of Aztlan and Rise of Mexico's Migrant Exodus (1848-1940) 37

3 Era of the Bracero Program and Resurgent Nativism (1942-1964) 67

4 Re-Mexicanization of Aztlan and Immigration Reforms Intensify (1965-1989) 89

5 Decade of Growing Nativism, Xenophobia, and Militarization of the Cactus Curtain (1990-2004) 115

6 Arizona's Nativist Armed Rancher Vigilantes and Militia Crisis (1999-2004) 145

7 Minuteman Project and the Nativist Anti-Migrant Movement (2005-2007) 177

8 Militias, Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups and Nativism on the Rise (2005-2007) 209

9 Mexicano's Response to the Rancher Vigilante and Rancher Crisis (2000-2005) 231

10 NAHR's Struggle Against Raids and Minutemen Project (2004-2005) 259

11 The Restrictionist Nativist Legislative Surge (2004-2007) 279

12 Rise of the Countervailing Movimento Pro-Migrante (2006) 313

13 Decline of the Movimento Pro-Migrante and its Mobilizations (2006-2007) 343

Epilogue: The Immigration Crisis: What Now? 365

Notes 389

Index 461

About the Author 487

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