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Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas


The election of Barack Obama prompted people around the world to herald the dawning of a new, postracial era in America. Yet a scant one month after Obama's election, Jose Oswaldo Sucuzhanay, a 31-year old Ecuadorian immigrant, was ambushed by a group of white men as he walked arm and arm with his brother. Yelling anti-Latino slurs, the men beat Sucuzhanay into a coma. He died five days later. The incident is one of countless attacks—ranging from physical violence to raids on homes and workplaces to verbal abuse—that Latino/a immigrants have confronted for generations in America. And these att ... More

Keywords: anti-immigrant movement, Jose Oswaldo Sucuzhanay, Latino immigrants, Latina immigrants, Latino immigration, Latina immigration, crime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814776575
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ediberto Román, author

Michael A. Olivas, author