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Lobbying for Inclusion: Rights Politics and the Making of Immigration Policy

Carolyn Wong


In every decade since the passage of the Hart Cellar Act of 1965, Congress has faced conflicting pressures: to restrict legal immigration and to provide employers with unregulated access to migrant labor. This book shows that in these debates, immigrant-rights groups advocated a surprisingly moderate course of action: expansionism was tempered by a politics of inclusion. Rights advocates supported generous family-unification policies, for example, but opposed proposals that would admit large numbers of guest workers without providing a clear path to citizenship. As leaders of pro-immigrant coa ... More

Keywords: Hart Cellar Act, Congress, legal immigration, migrant labor, immigrant rights groups, expansionism, politics of inclusion, rights advocates, family unification, guest workers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780804751759
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804751759.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn Wong, author