“National Insecurities.”

“National Insecurities.”

In the introduction of “National Insecurities”, author Deidre Moloney presents her argument of the broad historical analysis of U.S immigration and deportation. The author argues that this created a social filter in what determined citizenship rights and the American population. Moloney uses examples of certain Supreme Court cases, public policies, and immigrant based organizations to highlight the implications on whiteness scholarship, U.S deportation policy and the deportation process, and historical context. Through this, Moloney examines the origins of United States expulsion and immigration policies and the intersections of race, gender, religion, and class. This can be seen in a global and transnational context from the support of scholarship on social and public policy history. The policies presented by the United States regarding immigration and deportation are a reflection on the constructions of the government and the states following the years after World War II and later September 11th, 2001.

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