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Author Dreby, Joanna, 1976- author.

Title Everyday illegal : when policies undermine immigrant families / Joanna Dreby.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.906912 D81e 2015    ---  Available
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Description xvi, 287 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Legal status in family contexts -- Nervios : on the threat of deportation -- Stuck : dependence in intimate relationships -- It's not fair : the pecking order in immigrant families -- Stigma : illegality in different immigrant neighborhoods -- Conclusion: Reframing illegality -- Appendix: Talking to kids : methodological issues.
Summary "What does it mean to be an illegal immigrant, or the child of immigrants, in this era of restrictive immigration laws in the US? In Everyday Illegal, Joanna Dreby recounts the stories of children and parents in eighty-one families to show what happens when a restrictive immigration system emphasizes deportation over legalization. Interweaving her own experiences, Dreby illustrates how crippling strains can arise in relationships when spouses have different legal statuses. She introduces us to 'suddenly single mothers' who struggle to place food on the table and pay rent after their husbands have been deported. Taking us into the homes and schools of children living in increasingly vulnerable circumstances, she presents families that are divided internally, with some children having legal status while their siblings are unauthorized. As legal status influences identity formation, alters the division of power within families, and affects the opportunities children have outside the home, it becomes a source of inequality that touches us all."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Illegal aliens -- United States -- Case studies.
Immigrants -- Family relationships -- United States -- Case studies.
Children of immigrants -- United States -- Case studies.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Children of immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00855365
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00908722
Illegal aliens. (OCoLC)fst00967153
Immigrants -- Family relationships. (OCoLC)fst00967734
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
ISBN 9780520283404 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520283406 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780520283398 (cloth)
0520283392 (cloth)
9780520959279 (ebook)
0520959272 (ebook)

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