Legislating a New America
Gabriel J. Chin is a 'paper grandson', a descendant of an unauthorized migrant during Chinese Exclusion. Author of many articles on Asian American legal history, he is co-editor of Strange Neighbors: The Role of States in Immigration Policy (2014), addressing recent state immigration restrictions. As a professor at the University of California at Davis School of Law, he has worked with students to lobby the repeal of Jim Crow laws still on the books, including anti-Asian land laws in Kansas, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Rose Cuison Villazor is a professor at the University of California at Davis School of Law. She is the author of numerous articles on immigration and citizenship law, equal protection law, and critical race theory, and co-editor of Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World (with Kevin Noble Maillard, Cambridge, 2012) and Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and the Law. She has served as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in New York City representing immigrants in a civil rights case. In 2011, she received the Derrick A. Bell Award from the Association of American Law Schools Minority Section.
Foreword Cruz Reynoso; Introduction Gabriel J. Chin and Rose Cuison Villazor; Part I. The Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965: Ushering in an Era of Racial Equality or Furthering Racial Discrimination?: 1. Were the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 anti-racist? Gabriel J. Chin; 2. African migration to the United States: assigned to the back of the bus Bill Ong Hing; 3. The beginning of the end: the Immigration Act of 1965 and the emergence of the modern US-Mexico border state Kevin R. Johnson; 4. The last preference: refugees and the 1965 Immigration Act Brian Soucek; Part II. The 1965 Immigration Act and Policy of Family Unification: 5. The 1965 Immigration Act: family unification and non-discrimination fifty years later Rose Cuison Villazor; 6. Workers without families: the unintended consequences Rhacel Salazar Parreas and Cerissa Salazar Parreas; 7. Sexual deviants need not apply: LGBTQ oppression in the 1965 Immigration Amendments Atticus Lee; Part III. The 1965 Immigration Act and Employment-Based Immigration: 8. Coming to America: the business of trafficked workers Valerie Francisco and Robyn Rodriguez; 9. The impact of 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act on the evolution of temporary guest worker programs, or how the 1965 Act punted on creating a rightful place for Mexican worker migration Leticia M. Saucedo; Part IV. Political and Economic Issues: 10. The 1965 Immigration Act: the demographic and political transformation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in US border communities Jeannette Money and Kristina Victor; 11. Economic performance of immigrants, following the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 Giovanni Peri.