Torrie hesters meticulous and timely monograph traces the roots of the contemporary deportation regime back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when a series of congressional acts and supreme court decisions gave the federal government exclusive authority over immigration enforcement. The history of that lengthening list shaped the policy options us citizens continue to live with into the present deportation covers the uncertain beginnings of american deportation policy and recounts the halting and uncoordinated steps that were taken as it emerged from piecemeal actions in congress and courtrooms across the country to . Since 1892 the united states has deported a whopping fifty million immigrants the vast majority of deportations 95 percent occurred after 1970 but torrie hester turns our attention to the early formation of us deportation policy arguing that the fundamental logic and practices developed between 1882 and 1924 created the deportation regime we live under today. Deportation the origins of us policy is a tour de force of us policy history detailing how deportation was born as a lawful practice in the late nineteenth century and tracking its steady expansion into the twentieth century moreover it follows the story beyond us borders to examine the world in which us immigration was made. Deportation the origins of us policy by torrie hester 2017 english pdf read online 123 mb download before 1882 the us federal government had never formally deported anyone but that year an act of congress made chinese workers the first group of immigrants eligible for deportation over the next forty years lawmakers and judges
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