The Strategy of Attrition through Enforcement: Anti-Immigration Policies In Arizona and Their Effects on Mexican Families

Keywords: state immigration policies, international migration, immigration federalism, attrition through enforcement, Mexican families, Arizona,

Abstract

The aim of this article is to analyze the restrictive and persecutory policies of the state of Arizona and Maricopa County between 2005 and 2013, as well as their effects on Mexican families residing in the state. The author argues that these policies have put into practice the attrition-through-enforcement strategy (ate). Based on document review and interviews carried out in Phoenix, Arizona, he analyzes three types of policies: 1) exclusion from benefits and public services; 2) restricted access to certain labor market niches; and 3) sanctioning, criminalizing, and promoting deportation. 

Published
2018-06-27
How to Cite
Torre Cantalapiedra, E. (2018). The Strategy of Attrition through Enforcement: Anti-Immigration Policies In Arizona and Their Effects on Mexican Families. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2018.a006
Section
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES