Legalizing Moves

Salvadoran Immigrants' Struggle for U.S. Residency

By (photographer) Susan Bibler Coutin

Subjects: Anthropology, Law, Latin American Studies, Sociology
Paperback : 9780472089284, 248 pages, 5 photographs, 1 table, 6 x 9, March 2003
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Examines the transnational implications of immigrants' legalization efforts


Legalizing Moves analyzes the battle Salvadoran immigrants have fought for two decades to win legal permanent residency in the United States. Drawing on interviews with Salvadoran asylum applicants, observations of deportation hearings, and fieldwork within the Salvadoran community in Los Angeles, Susan Bibler Coutin illustrates the profound effects of increasingly restrictive immigration laws on the lives of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
Susan Bibler Coutin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society, at the University of California, Irvine.

Susan Bibler Coutin is Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society and the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, where she also serves as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Graduate Division.