This collection of papers represents the research material Kelly Lytle Hernandez used for her book:
MIGRA! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (University of California Press, 2010). The book is a history and analysis of the U.S. Border Patrol and how it polices unsanctioned
immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Kelly Lytle Hernandez is associate professor in the UCLA Department of History and Associate Co-Director of the National Center
for History in the Schools. Her research interests are in twentieth-century U.S. history with a concentration upon race, migration,
and police and prison systems in the American West and U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Her book, MIGRA! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (University of California Press, 2010) is the first book to tell the story of how and why the U.S. Border Patrol concentrates
its resources upon policing unsanctioned immigration across the U.S>-Mexico border despite the many possible targets and strategies
of U.S. migration control. Her current research focuses upon exploring the social world of incarceration in Los Angeles between
1876 and 1965.
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