Western Hemisphere Immigration and United States Foreign Policy / Edition 1

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""Although immigration policy has traditionally been considered as falling within the sphere of domestic affairs, recent developments worldwide have propelled international migration on the agenda of decision-makers and scholars concerned with foreign policy and international relations. By virtue of its dominant position in the Western Hemisphere and its strategic as well as trade policies toward source countries, the United States plays a major role in determining the region's population movements; and its response to these movements is in turn shaped in large measure by foreign policy considerations. Christopher Mitchell and his colleagues have provided the first thorough exploration of these complex linkages, replete with detailed interdisciplinary case studies that will provide material for further scholarly reflections."" ---Aristide R. Zolberg, New School for Social Research

""This collection of articles clearly makes the case that migration has been a central feature of political relations between the United States and Latin America. At a time when the United States is examining both its foreign policies and its migration policies, this volume should be received with keen interest."" ---Robert L. Bach, Institute for Research on Multiculturalism and International Labor, SUNY-Binghamton

Christopher Mitchell is Associate Professor of Politics at New York University. He is the author of The Legacy of Populism in Bolivia: From the MNR to Military Rule (Praeger, 1977) and the editor of Changing Perspectives in Latin American Studies: Insights from Six Disciplines (Stanford University Press, 1988).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780271026107
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/7/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Mitchell is Associate Professor of Politics at New York University. He is the author of The Legacy of Populism in Bolivia: From the MNR to Military Rule (1977) and the editor of Changing Perspectives in Latin American Studies: Insights from Six Disciplines (1988).

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction: Immigration and U.S. Foreign Policy toward the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico 1
Cooperating with the Enemy? U.S. Immigration Policies toward Cuba 31
U.S. Foreign Policy and Dominican Migration to the United States 89
Unintended Consequences: Rejecting Haitian Boat People and Destabilizing Duvalier 125
Central America and the Politicization of U.S. Immigration Policy 157
Migration and U.S.-Mexican Relations, 1966-1986 221
Reviewing the Case Studies: Implications for Understanding and for Policy Choice 285
Index 301
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