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Probationary Americans Contemporary Immigration Policies and the Shaping of Asian American Communities

By John SW Park, Edward JW Park Copyright 2005
    152 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Probationary Americans examines contemporary immigration rules and how they affect the make-up of immigrant communities. The authors' key argument is that immigration policies place race and class as important criteria for gaining entry to the United States, and in doing so, alter the makeup of America's immigrant communities.

    Chapter 1 The Next American Nation; Part 1 Law; Chapter 2 Governing Admission to the United States: Basic Themes; Chapter 3 Exclusion, Deportation, and Refugee Admissions; Part 2 The Unwanted; Chapter 4 Efficiency and Cost: Detention and Deportation under the Acts of 1996; Chapter 5 Toward Limits to Welfare and Family Reunification; Part 3 The Highly Skilled; Chapter 6 “Temporary Workers” in American Law and Society Since 1990; Chapter 7 Engineering the Model Minority; Chapter 8 Probationary Americans;


    Edward J. W. Park, John S. W. Park