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Elusive Citizenship: Immigration, Asian Americans, and the Paradox of Civil Rights John S.W. Park

Elusive Citizenship: Immigration, Asian Americans, and the Paradox of Civil Rights

John S.W. Park

Published June 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780814767146
Hardcover
225 pages
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Since the late 19th century, federal and state rules governing immigration and naturalization have placed persons of Asian ancestry outside the boundaries of formal membership. This text argues that rules governing citizenship remain unjust, thoughMoreSince the late 19th century, federal and state rules governing immigration and naturalization have placed persons of Asian ancestry outside the boundaries of formal membership. This text argues that rules governing citizenship remain unjust, though they suggest the triumph of a civil rights vision, where all citizens share the same basic rights.