Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America

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This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy--a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s--its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European ...

Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America 2014, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691160825

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Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America 2005, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691124292

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Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America 2003, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691074719

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