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Forbidden Workers: Illegal Chinese Immigrants and American Labor

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Publisher Comments:

A radical new analysis of illegal immigration from one of the country's foremost experts on Chinese immigration and labor. Peter Kwong traces Chinese immigrants' lives and exposes the contradictions in our national immigration and labor policies. Kwong uses the specifics of the Chinese experience to shed light on the dilemmas shared by illegal immigrants of color in general.

Book News Annotation:

Kwang, well known on television for his work on Chinese immigrants, traces the experience of immigrants from their homes in China to the basements and sweatshops of Chinatowns across the US, exploring why they choose to indebt themselves to a smuggler and whether they can really expect a better life. He also looks at their impact on the US economy, and argues that illegal immigration is not a matter of territorial integrity, but a labor issue that government must address by enforcing labor laws and organized labor by reaching out to the growing workforce.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-267) and index.

Table of Contents

The pig trade: the contemporary version — Going to America — Snakeheads — The limits of kinship networks — Manufacturing ethnicity — The exclusion of Chinese labor — Ineffectual enforcement of immigration and labor law — Waiting for organized labor — The undocumented immigrant as part of American labor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565843554
Author:
Kwong, Peter
Publisher:
New Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Alien labor
Subject:
Illegal aliens
Subject:
Illegal aliens -- United States.
Subject:
Alien labor, Chinese -- United States.
Subject:
Alien labor, Chinese.
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Trabajadores chinos en Estados Unidos
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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