The INS on the Line: The Immigration and Naturalization Service on the US-Mexico Border

Lecture Description

In this book talk, Kang traces the relationship between the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and the development of American immigration law. While many assume that the nation’s immigration laws were forged by lawmakers in Washington, D.C., Kang reveals the many ways in which local officials and residents on both sides of the line shaped and reshaped immigration law and policy as well as the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Border Patrol.



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