Operation Gatekeeper

Operation Gatekeeper

by Joseph Nevins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415931045

ISBN-13: 9780415931045

Pub. Date: 12/20/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

By 1994 American anti-immigration rhetoric had reached a fevered pitch, and throngs of migrants entered the U.S. nightly. In response, the INS launched "Operation Gatekeeper," the centerpiece of the Clinton administration's unprecedented effort to "regain control" of our borders. In Operation Gatekeeper, Joseph Nevins details the administration's dramatic

Overview

By 1994 American anti-immigration rhetoric had reached a fevered pitch, and throngs of migrants entered the U.S. nightly. In response, the INS launched "Operation Gatekeeper," the centerpiece of the Clinton administration's unprecedented effort to "regain control" of our borders. In Operation Gatekeeper, Joseph Nevins details the administration's dramatic overhaul of the San Diego-Tijauna border-the busiest land crossing in the world-adding miles of new fence and hundreds of trained agents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415931045
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/20/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Lexile:
1800L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Creation of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary and the Re-making of the United States and Mexico in the Border Region
3. Local Context and the Creation of Difference in the Border Region
4. The Bounding of the United States and the Emergence of Operation Gatekeeper
5. The Ideological Roots of the "Illegal": The "Other" as Threat and the Rise of the Boundary as the Symbol of Protection
6. The Effects and Significance of the Bounding of the United States
7. Nationalism, the Territorial State, and the Construction of Boundary-Related Identities
8. Conclusion: Searching for Security in an Age of Intensifying Globalization
APPENDIX A Map: The U.S.-Mexico Borderlands in Southern California
APPENDIX B Map: Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
APPENDIX C Map: The Territorial Expansion of the United States
APPENDIX D Map: The Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary
APPENDIX E Chronology of Selected U.S. Immigration and Boundary-related Legislation and Developments
APPENDIX F Table of number of Border Patrol Agents nationally Fiscal Year (FY) 1925 FY2000; chart displaying change in number of Border Patrol Agents nationally FY1925-FY1973; and chart displaying change in number of Border Patrol Agents nationally FY1925-FY2000.
APPENDIX G Cover from December 1974 issue of The American Legion magazine
BIBLIOGRAPHY

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