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The Cross-Border Consequences Of U.S. Deportation Policy And Immigration Enforcement, Laura D. Gutierrez Feb 2017

The Cross-Border Consequences Of U.S. Deportation Policy And Immigration Enforcement, Laura D. Gutierrez

Distinguished Speaker Series

Despite statistics that illustrate how Mexican migration to the United States continues to decrease, politicians and voters continue to demand increased border enforcement, deportation of all undocumented migrants, and a wall to prevent Mexican migrants from entering the country without authorization. The disconnect between reality and rhetoric illustrates how Mexican migrants have become inextricably associated with illegality, crime and deportability although they have become central to how the U.S. economy operates. In an era of unprecedented deportations, Mexico has struggled to address the constant influxof deportees and return migrants. Based on research conducted in Mexico and the United States ...


Criteria For Majority Party Leadership Selection In The United States House Of Representatives : Evidence Of Institutionalization In The Collegial Style, 1962-1976 : A Thesis ..., Rowena Lewis Walker Jan 1978

Criteria For Majority Party Leadership Selection In The United States House Of Representatives : Evidence Of Institutionalization In The Collegial Style, 1962-1976 : A Thesis ..., Rowena Lewis Walker

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This paper will explore further the process of selection of majority party leaders in the United States House of Representatives. It will seek to show that there were certain common denominators that existed among those who were selected for leadership positions between 1962 and 1976, and that these common denominators were not present in those individuals who challenged the leaders and lost. Additionally, it will be argued that those certain qualities were particularly important to the style of leadership during that period, and that their importance to that style allowed the development of an institutionalization of the selection process during ...


A Burkeian Analysis Of Selected Speeches Of Bella Abzug, Kristine White Jan 1977

A Burkeian Analysis Of Selected Speeches Of Bella Abzug, Kristine White

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is: (1) to examine her use of Burke’s concept of identification; (2) to explicate the strategies she employs in order to reach her desired ends; (3) to apply Burke’s dramatic Pentad (Act, Scene, Agent, Agency and Purpose) to selected speeches of Bella Abzug; (4) to examine whether or not her strategies change depending on the topic of her address and the socio-psychological stratification of her audiences; (5) to ascertain that given a certain situation, what kind of strategies will she likely employ; (6) to determine that given certain strategies, what kind of situation ...


Rhetoric And Reality In American Political Pluralism : Jackson-Calhoun Controversy In Perspective : A Thesis ..., Margaret Spencer Wise Jan 1973

Rhetoric And Reality In American Political Pluralism : Jackson-Calhoun Controversy In Perspective : A Thesis ..., Margaret Spencer Wise

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The essential problem of politics are ancient general, and persistent. A particular political system, such as that of the United States, can be interpreted as a way of coping with recurring problems. Some of the ways a political system deals with problems may be unique, some commonplace. Because it meets its problems in a particular time and place with a special body of past experiences to go on, each political system is unique; so too the American system is unique. But because some problems have recurred ever since civilized men have tried to live together, every political system has had ...


Fabianism Versus Welfareism : The Movement Towards The Welfare State In The United States, Susan Lee St. Clair Jan 1970

Fabianism Versus Welfareism : The Movement Towards The Welfare State In The United States, Susan Lee St. Clair

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Finally in the 1880’s there emerged a reformist group which was ultimately to be the model of the viability, adaptability, effectiveness, and success of evolutionary socialism. The group called itself the Fabian Society and in the beginning it seemed to be not unlike other protest or reformist groups which were springing up all over England at the time. The difference was that this group, though always small in numbers, was to have a tremendous impact throughout England and the rest of the democratic world. To be specific, the ideas of the Fabian Socialists can clearly be seen as influencing ...


The Twenty-Fifth Amendment To The Constitution Of The United States : A Thesis ..., Francis Joseph Romano Jan 1969

The Twenty-Fifth Amendment To The Constitution Of The United States : A Thesis ..., Francis Joseph Romano

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This paper presents a study of the Twenty·-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. The Amendment was first proposed to Congress as Senate and House Joint Resolutions in February 1965. It became law in February 1967, when Nevada secured the distinction of being the 38th state to ratify it, thus fulfilling the required agreement by three·-fourths of the states.

The Amendment has not yet been tested. It is the first comprehensive legislative attempt to solve three related problems that have plagued the executive branch of our government since the earliest days of the Union.


A Critical Analysis Of Selected Campaign Speeches Of Richard M. Nixon During The 1960 Presidential Campaign, Lynn Engdahl Jan 1961

A Critical Analysis Of Selected Campaign Speeches Of Richard M. Nixon During The 1960 Presidential Campaign, Lynn Engdahl

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

In Chicago on July 28th, 1960, Richard M. Nixon, vice-president of the United States was nominated as Republican candidate for president. This took place two weeks after the Democrats in Los Angeles chose John F. Kennedy, United States senator from Massachusetts as their candidate. The nominations of these two men marked the beginning of an historic race for office - the 1960 presidential campaign. Beginning with Mr. Kennedy’s nomination in July and continuing until election day, the campaign lasted for over sixteen weeks.

This was a campaign of firsts. It was the first time two men so young had run ...


A Study Of The Congressional Hearings On The Dismissal Of General Macarthur, Byford Scott Jan 1960

A Study Of The Congressional Hearings On The Dismissal Of General Macarthur, Byford Scott

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The eye witnesses against MacArthur were members of the Truman Administration. Acheson and Marshall were the principal critics of MacArthur’s stand. Secretary Acheson testified that MacArthur had done a fine job in Japan and our allies agreed without policy there. Acheson replied to the alleged lack of policy by making a distinction between our policy and our war aims. Our policy in Korea looked to a unified, independent democratic government, but our war aim was to stop the attack on South Korea. Regarding the proposal that the United States take unilateral action if our allies did not support us ...


The Presidential Campaign Of 1948, Edward John Hallauer Jan 1950

The Presidential Campaign Of 1948, Edward John Hallauer

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

In the sprint of 1948, President Harry S. Truman's chances of being re-elected to the presidency of the United States seemed very dubious. It was uncertain that he would even secure the Democratic nomination for that office.

Truman's pre-convention Western trip. In the early summer of 1948 President Truman left the Capitol on a supposedly non-political Western trip. Although his aids insisted the journey was to be non-political, the fiction deceived no one. However, it enabled the President to charge off the cost of the excursion to his $30,000 a year travel allowance instead of sending the ...


American Public Opinion Relating To The Roosevelt Court Proposal Of 1937, Alfred Irving Melcer Jr. Jan 1948

American Public Opinion Relating To The Roosevelt Court Proposal Of 1937, Alfred Irving Melcer Jr.

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Following his election to the office of President of the United States, in 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt began his attempt to overcome the economic difficulties caused by the depression of 1929. His program for recovery included the enactment by Congress of many new pieces of legistlation. A great amount of this legislation was ruled out by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. Subsequently, the President on February 5, 1937, presented a proposal to alter the court system of the United States. This proposal brought forth a surge of public opinion throughout the nation. Sharp divisions of opinion occurred concerning the merits ...


The History And Enforcement Of The Federal Food, Drug, And Cosmetic Act Since 1938, William Ebert Morrissey Jan 1947

The History And Enforcement Of The Federal Food, Drug, And Cosmetic Act Since 1938, William Ebert Morrissey

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

In the undertaking a recent history of such a fundamental law as one that deals with food, drugs and cosmetics in its relationship to the human race, we should realize that such a field has a history possibly as old as man himself. There have always been individuals in the good and welfare of others, and there have always been individuals interested in taking advantage of their fellow man for personal gain, frequently in an exceedingly unscrupulous manner.

The Solicitor General of the United States, in a recent paper read at the commemoration the the fortieth anniversary of the original ...


A Study Of Hiram W. Johnson's Public Speaking Technique And Of His Speech Composition : As Manifested In Five Of His Speeches On United States Foreign Policy, Carl W. Fuller Jan 1946

A Study Of Hiram W. Johnson's Public Speaking Technique And Of His Speech Composition : As Manifested In Five Of His Speeches On United States Foreign Policy, Carl W. Fuller

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

In the third and fourth decades of the twentieth century Hiram W. Johnson was one of themost important men in Ameican public life. He attained his eminence through the power of the spoken wrod; as a master wielder of that power he is deserving subject for a study to which this thesis claim to be only the plodding and inept introduction.

This thesis does not pretend to be an exhaustive study of Johnson's methods for three reason: 1. Its analysis of Johnson's speech composition is restricted to the third of the developmental stages listed above; 2. speeches selected ...


A History Of The Third Term Tradition, 1789-1928 : A Thesis ..., Elmer Ellsworth Stevens Jan 1940

A History Of The Third Term Tradition, 1789-1928 : A Thesis ..., Elmer Ellsworth Stevens

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

In discussing the Third Term Tradition, I have tried to compile a. history of the precedent rather than an argument for or against it. From Washington to Franklin Roosevelt many different viewoints and arguments have been advanced. Out of the wealth of material which is available I have attempted so far as possible to select impartially representative utterances on both sides of the question.

In our national history there have been several presidential elections in which the third term question was a major issue. That is especially true of the campaign (1940) which is now being fought. However, this paper ...