xii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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"Legal Passing offers a nuanced understanding of how undocumented Mexicans constantly negotiate the vexed conditions of their US receiving locales as shaped by a spectrum of federal, state, and local immigration measures. Leveraging differences between cities and states that accommodate immigrants and those that aim to drive them away, García shows that undocumented Mexicans in restrictive locations are not more likely to leave, but, instead, learn to pass as 'legal' by carefully choosing how to dress, where to travel, when to speak, and even what to name their children. Legal Passing combines social theory on race and immigration with place and law, using interviews, surveys, and ethnography to show the everyday failures and long-term human consequences of anti-immigrant legislation"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-256) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The place of law : subnational immigration laws in an age of mass deportation Undocumented and unwelcome? : California's shifting immigration laws Stay or go? : the settlement effects of restrictive subnational laws Everyday anxiety : devolution, deportability, and the police Legal passing : changing bodies, behaviors and minds Passing down legal passing : the diffusion of exclusionary logics Lessons of the law : subnational immigration laws in the Trump era.
KF3743 .G37 2019
Available in Other Form
Online version: Garcia, Angela S., 1979- author. Legal passing Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
Oakland, California : University of California Press,