The Positioning Diamond: Conceptualizing Identity Constructions at the US-Mexico Border

Slocum-Bradley, Nikki, "The Positioning Diamond: Conceptualizing Identity Constructions at the US-Mexico Border" in Promoting Conflict or Peace through Identity (London: Ashgate, 2009), n/a-n/a.

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  • Author Slocum-Bradley, Nikki
    Chapter Title The Positioning Diamond: Conceptualizing Identity Constructions at the US-Mexico Border
    Book Title Promoting Conflict or Peace through Identity
    Publication Date 2009
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher Ashgate
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract While the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has enabled the free fl ow of goods within the North American continent, the mobility of persons across the border between the United States of America and Mexico has become an issue of increasing tension. This border has the highest number of both legal and illegal crossings of any land border in the world. Three hundred and fi fty million people cross the border legally every year, in addition to an estimated one million annual illegal crossings, approximately 80 per cent of which are Mexican.1 An estimated 6.72 million Mexicans are currently living illegally in the US (Lochhead 2006). Thousands of people have been murdered or died as a result of exposure while attempting to cross these national borders. US citizens and immigrants alike claim to be the victims of US migration policy and popular attitudes.
    UNBIS Thesaurus MEXICO
    IMMIGRATION
    IMMIGRATION POLICY
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
    UNITED STATES
    Copyright Holder The Author
    Copyright Year 2009
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781315602523
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