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Line in the SandA History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border$
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Rachel St. John

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691141541

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691141541.001.0001

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Insiders/Outsiders

Insiders/Outsiders

Managing Immigration at the Border

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(p.174) Chapter Seven Insiders/Outsiders
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Line in the Sand
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Rachel St. John

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691141541.003.0008

This chapter traces the emergence of an immigration-control apparatus on the boundary line and how political and economic conditions influenced how and against whom the nation-states used it. As U.S. immigration laws increasingly defined Mexicans as outsiders who could not freely cross the boundary line, the divisive power of the border became more apparent. This sense of division between the United States and Mexico and the United States' ongoing attempts to assert its authority over when and how Mexican immigrants cross the border, which reached one peak in the deportations of the Great Depression, continue to define the border today.

Keywords:   immigration control, U.S. immigration laws, Mexican immigrants, deportations, Great Depression

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