Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant by Shannon Gleeson

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By Shannon Gleeson

In Conflicting Commitments, Shannon Gleeson is going past the controversy over federal immigration coverage to check the advanced terrain of immigrant employee rights. Federal legislation calls for that simple exertions criteria practice to all employees, but this precept clashes with more and more restrictive immigration legislation and creates a complicated bureaucratic terrain for neighborhood policymakers and hard work advocates. Gleeson examines this factor in of the most important immigrant gateways within the state: San Jose, California, and Houston, Texas.

Conflicting Commitments finds towns with very various methods to addressing the exploitation of immigrant workers-both related to the strategic coordination of a number of bureaucratic agents, yet in strikingly alternative ways. Drawing at the genuine existence bills of normal employees, federal, country, and native govt officers, group organizers, and consular employees, Gleeson argues that neighborhood political contexts topic for shielding undocumented employees particularly. delivering a wealthy description of the bureaucratic minefields of work legislation, and the explosive politics of immigrant rights, Gleeson exhibits how the teachings realized from San Jose and Houston can tell versions for upholding hard work and human rights within the United States.

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