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The Resource Beyond smoke and mirrors : Mexican immigration in an era of economic integration, Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand, and Nolan J. Malone

Beyond smoke and mirrors : Mexican immigration in an era of economic integration, Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand, and Nolan J. Malone

Label
Beyond smoke and mirrors : Mexican immigration in an era of economic integration
Title
Beyond smoke and mirrors
Title remainder
Mexican immigration in an era of economic integration
Statement of responsibility
Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand, and Nolan J. Malone
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beyond Smoke and Mirrors shows how U.S. immigration policies enacted between 1986 and 1996 - largely for symbolic domestic political purposes - harm the interests of Mexico, the United States, and the people who migrate between them. The costs have been high. The book documents how the massive expansion of border enforcement has wasted billions of dollars and hundreds of lives, yet has not deterred increasing numbers of undocumented immigrants from heading north. The authors also uncover how the new policies unleashed a host of unintended consequences: a shift away from seasonal, circular migration toward permanent settlement; the creation of a black market for Mexican labor; the transformation of Mexican immigration from a regional phenomenon into a broad social movement touching every region of the country, and even the lowering of wages for legal U.S. residents. What had been a relatively open and benign labor process before 1986 was transformed into an exploitative underground system of labor coercion, one that lowered wages and working conditions of undocumented migrants, legal immigrants, and American citizens alike." "Beyond Smoke and Mirrors offers specific proposals for repairing the damage. Rather than denying the reality of labor migration, the authors recommend regularizing it and working to manage it so as to promote economic development in Mexico, minimize costs and disruptions for the United States, and maximize benefits for all concerned. This book provides an essential "user's manual" for readers seeking a historical, theoretical, and substantive understanding of how U.S. Policy on Mexican immigration evolved to its current dysfunctional state, as well as how it might be fixed."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Massey, Douglas S
Dewey number
325/.272073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.M33 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Durand, Jorge
  • Malone, Nolan J
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  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Mexicans
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Immigratie
  • Mexicanen
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Mexicanos en Estados Unidos
  • Mexicains
  • Émigration et immigration
  • États-Unis
  • Mexique
  • États-Unis
  • Mexique
Label
Beyond smoke and mirrors : Mexican immigration in an era of economic integration, Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand, and Nolan J. Malone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48475365
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 199 pages
Isbn
9780871545893
Lccn
2001055712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)48475365
Label
Beyond smoke and mirrors : Mexican immigration in an era of economic integration, Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand, and Nolan J. Malone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48475365
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 199 pages
Isbn
9780871545893
Lccn
2001055712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)48475365

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