Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-324) and index.
Ch. 1. From Counting to Sifting Immigrants -- Ch. 2. Contesting Exclusion: The Chinese and the Administrators -- Ch. 3. Captives of Law: Judicial Enforcement of the Chinese Exclusion Laws -- Ch. 4. The Eclipse of Judicial Justice -- Ch. 5. Drawing the Sieve Tighter: The Rise of Nativism and Administrative Power -- Ch. 6. Bureaucratic Tyranny: The Bureau of Immigration and Its Critics -- Ch. 7. A Fair though Summary Hearing: The Shaping of Administrative Due Process -- Ch. 8. Its Own Keeper: Procedural Reform in the Bureau of Immigration -- Epilogue: Immigration Law in American Legal Culture.
This explores the social and legal history of restrictive immigration policies and their enforcement in the United States between 1891 and 1924.