From the Publisher
By 1994 American anti-immigration rhetoric had reached a fevered
pitch, and throngs of migrants entered the U.S. nightly. In
response, the INS launched "Operation Gatekeeper," the centerpiece
of the Clinton administration''s unprecedented effort to "regain
control" of our borders. InOperation Gatekeeper, Joseph
Nevins details the administration''s dramatic overhaul of the San
Diego-Tijauna border-the busiest land crossing in the world-adding
miles of new fence and hundreds of trained agents.
About the Author
Joseph Nevinsis an accomplished journalist whose
work has appeared inThe Nation,The Progressive,The
WashingtonPost, andThe Los Angeles Times. He
currently teaches at the University of California,
BerkeleyMike Davisis a contributing editor
toThe Nationand Professor of History at SUNY Stony Brook.
He is the author of four books, includingMagical
UrbanismandCity of Quartz.
About the Book
In 1994, the INS launched "Operation Gatekeeper, the Clinton
administration's drastic effort to regain control of the
U.S.-Mexico border. However, even as miles of new fence and
hundreds of trained agents were added, the border was enjoying
unprecedented economic growth. As Joseph Nevins details in this
book, the effort has failed to significantly reduce unauthorized
immigration, but has undoubtedly contributed to the hardship, and
sometimes death, for many unauthorized border crossers. With a
journalist's eye for detail, Nevins provides an immensely readable
account of what has become an increasingly central concern for
developed nations: keeping third world immigrants out.
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Format: Trade Paperback
Published: November 21, 2001
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0415931053
ISBN - 13: 9780415931052