Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s
Book by Christina Gerken, Indiana University South Bend
Reviewed by Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, Loyola University Chicago
Ruth Gomberg-Munoz of Loyola University Chicago reviews Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s. This book is an informative and highly readable analysis of the discourse surrounding US immigration policy reforms in the mid-1990s. The central argument of this book is that debates over US immigration legislation in the 1990s must be understood as part of a broader expansion of neoliberal policy and thought in the United States. Drawing on legislative transcripts and media reports, Gerken produces a highly detailed, yet accessibly written text that should be useful to both scholars and students of US immigration politics, as well as to immigration practitioners and policy advocates.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12216.