Illegal, Alien, or Immigrant: The Politics of Immigration Reform

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Index
AFL-CIO, 76. See also Labor interests
Agjobs, 180
“Agrarian myth,” 73. See also Family farmer
Agricultural employers, negative constructions, 164
Agricultural interests, influence on IRCA, 50–52
Agriculture: perishable fruit growers, 165; as policy target, interest groups, 70–71, 76–80, 82; positive social construction and power, 165; privileged political position of, 165
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), 117
American citizenship: different models of, IRCA vs. IIRAIRA, 158; and “hard work,” 157; self-sufficiency, 157; social construction of, 157; taxpaying and social construction of, 158
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 76, 175
'American dream,” 19, 143–144. See also Immigration mythology
Americanization movement, 12
Amnesty. See Legalization (IRCA, 1980s)
“Anchor babies,” 156. See also Birthright citizenship
Ascriptive citizenship, 15
Asian Americans, as “permanent foreigners,” 22. See also Racial triangulation theory
Asian immigration: exclusion of laborers, 26; immigration from, 145, 153, 169; restriction, 12; restriction compared to eastern and southern Europeans, 20. See also China, as source of immigration; India, as source of immigration; Philippines, as source of immigration
Asian triangle, 12
Balanced budget conservatism, 21, 61, 164, 195n30
Benefits reinstatement, 8, 135
Bilbray, Brian (R-CA), 119, 120
Birthright citizenship, 157–159; efforts to revoke, 154, 175; as migration inducement, 154. See also Fourteenth Amendment; Gallegly amendment
“Boot-strapping.” See Birthright citizenship, as migration inducement
Border: and cultural, economic dynamism, 151–152; as euphemism for Mexicans, 147; expansion of Minuteman Project to, 174; fence project, 178; and immorality, 150; as “lawless,” 118–120, 149; pathologies of, 30; race and enforcement, 13; security, 172; as stigma, 148–152, 154; U.S.-Canada, 148, 150; U.S.-Mexico, 146
Border enforcement, and return migration, 53
Border Patrol, 28, 52, 56, 173; and Minuteman Project, 174; and Operation Wetback, 96
Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005, 206n14
Bracero program, 27, 78–79, 190n74, 191n80
Bush, George W., 10, 171; attempts to lead on immigration reform, 179; guest worker program proposals, 171; reaction to Minuteman Project, 173; televised address in support of immigration reform, 177
Business interests, and 2007 Senate plan for immigration reform, 179
California, 2, 10; 1994 general election, 104; and illegal immigration concerns, 44–45, 55–57; and recession, 44, 56.

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