Straddling the Border : Immigration Policy and the Ins (1ST)

Straddling the Border : Immigration Policy and the Ins (1ST)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 168 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780292705210
  • DDC分類 325.73

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With the dual and often conflicting responsibilities of deterring illegal immigration and providing services to legal immigrants, the U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is a bureaucracy beset with contradictions. Critics fault the agency for failing to stop the entry of undocumented workers from Mexico. Agency staff complain that harsh enforcement policies discourage legal immigrants from seeking INS aid, while ever-changing policy mandates from Congress and a lack of funding hinder both enforcement and service activities.In this book, Lisa Magana convincingly argues that a profound disconnection between national-level policymaking and local-level policy implementation prevents the INS from effectively fulfilling either its enforcement or its service mission. She begins with a history and analysis of the making of immigration policy which reveals that federal and state lawmakers respond more to the concerns, fears, and prejudices of the public than to the realities of immigration or the needs of the INS.She then illustrates the effects of shifting and conflicting mandates through case studies of INS implementation of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Proposition 187, and the 1996 Welfare Reform and Responsibility Act and their impact on Mexican immigrants. Magana concludes with fact-based recommendations to improve the agency's performance.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                    ix
Chapter One. The Immigration Policy Process: A 1 (12)
RECURRING THEME
Chapter Two. Immigration Policies and Their 13 (10)
Impact on the INS
Chapter Three. "We Aren't Sexy Enough": WORKING 23 (14)
CONDITIONS AT THE INS
Chapter Four. The Immigration Reform and 37 (15)
Control Act: A CASE STUDY
Chapter Five. Social Services: A CASE STUDY 52 (13)
Chapter Six. Where Are We in the Immigration 65 (12)
Policy Process?
Appendix One. Immigration Reform and Control 77 (1)
Act of November 6, 1986
Appendix Two. Text of Proposition 187 78 (5)
Appendix Three. Personal Responsibility and 83 (1)
Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of August
22, 1996
Appendix Four. Illegal Immigration Reform and 84 (2)
Immigrant Responsibility Act of September 30,
1996
Appendix Five. Policy Summary 86 (2)
Appendix Six. Protocol Questions 88 (1)
Appendix Seven. Immigration Laws, 1790-1996 89 (18)
NOTES 107(2)
GLOSSARY 109(4)
REFERENCES 113(6)
INDEX 119