Everyday Fears of Legal Immigrants with Undocumented Spouses: Under U.S. Immigration Policy

1st Edition

Nina Michalikova

Routledge
March 31, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 200 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815392798 - CAT# K343153
Series: Solving Social Problems

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Summary

This book examines the adaptation experiences of legal immigrants with undocumented spouses, considering the structural limitations that they face in their private, social and professional lives, as well as in regard to their finances, and health. The first study to systematically analyse the ways in which legal immigrants are affected by federal and state policies that target their undocumented spouses, it reveals that, regardless of their immigration status, all members of mixed-status families are directly or indirectly subjected to the same intrusive and punitive laws. Based on an auto-ethnographic approach, Everyday Fears of Legal Immigrants with Undocumented Spouses also draws on additional qualitative research as well empirical evidence from existing studies and the latest quantitative data from various governmental agencies and think tanks. It thus integrates multiple approaches to ways of knowing and understanding the experiences of legal immigrants in mixed-status families and will therefore appeal to social scientists with interests in migration.

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