Lobbying for Inclusion : Rights Politics and the Making of Immigration Policy

Lobbying for Inclusion : Rights Politics and the Making of Immigration Policy

Description

In every decade since passage of the Hart Cellar Act of 1965, Congress has faced conflicting pressures: to restrict legal immigration and to provide employers with unregulated access to migrant labor. Lobbying for Inclusion shows that in these debates immigrant rights groups advocated a surprisingly moderate course of action: expansionism was tempered by a politics of inclusion. Rights advocates supported generous family unification policies, for example, but they opposed proposals that would admit large numbers of guest workers without providing a clear path to citizenship.As leaders of pro-immigrant coalitions, Latino and Asian American rights advocates were highly effective in influencing immigration lawmakers even before their constituencies gained political clout in the voting booth. Success depended on casting rights demands in universalistic terms, while leveraging their standing as representatives of growing minority populations.


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Details

Author(s)
Carolyn Wong
Format
Hardback | 241 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 21.84mm | 463g
Publication date
30 Mar 2006
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Publication City/Country
Palo Alto, United States
Language
English
Edition
Annotated
Edition Statement
annotated ed
Illustrations note
30 tables, 1 figure
ISBN10
0804751757
ISBN13
9780804751759