The TOC is here. LHB readers may be particularly interested in Part II: "Historical Antecedents to the Modern State and Local Efforts to Regulate Immigration." The featured essay, by Tom I. Romero, II (University of Denver), is titled "'A War To Keep Alien Labor out of Colorado: The 'Mexican Menace' and the Historical Origins of Local and State Anti-Immigration Initiatives."
Strange Neighbors explores the complicated and complicating role of the states in immigration policy and enforcement, including voices from both sides of the debate. While many contributors point to the dangers inherent in state regulation of immigration policy, at least two support it, while others offer empirically-based examinations of state efforts to regulate immigration within their borders, pointing to wide, state-by-state disparities in locally-administered immigration policies and laws. Ultimately, the book offers an extremely timely, thorough, and spirited discussion on an issue that will continue to dominate state and federal legislatures for years to come.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Romero, "A War To Keep Alien Labor out of Colorado"
Posted by Karen Tani
New York University Press has just released Strange Neighbors: The Role of States in Immigration Policy, edited by Carissa Byrne Hessick (University of Utah) and Gabriel J. Chin (University of California, Davis). Here's a description from the Press: