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A Crisis Transformed: Refugees, Activists and Government Officials in the United States and Canada during the Central American Refugee Crisis


Abstract During the 1980s hundreds of thousands of Central American refugees streamed into the United States and Canada in the Central American Refugee Crisis (CARC). Fleeing homelands torn apart by civil war, millions of Guatemalans, Nicaraguans and Salvadorans fled northward seeking a safer and more secure life. This dissertation takes a "bottom-up" approach to policy history by focusing on the ways that "ground-level" actors transformed and were transformed by the CARC in Canada and the United States. At the Mexico-US and US-Canada borders Central American refugees encountered border patrol agents, immigration officials, and religious activists, all of whom had a powerful effect on the CARC and were deeply affected by their pa... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Rosinbum, John (Author) / Hoerder, Dirk (Advisor) / Stoner, Lynn (Advisor) / Menjivar, Ceclia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / American history / Canadian history / Asylum / Immigration / Public Policy / Refugee / Religious Activism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 214 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. History 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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