Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora

Author: Dan Kanstroom

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199742723

Category: Law

Page: 242

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Examines the current deportation system in the United States, the aftermath effects, and the political, social and legal issues.

The New Deportations Delirium

Interdisciplinary Responses

Author: Daniel Kanstroom,M. Brinton Lykes

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479868671

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 7642


Since 1996, when the deportation laws were hardened, millions of migrants to the U.S., including many long-term legal permanent residents with “green cards,” have experienced summary arrest, incarceration without bail, transfer to remote detention facilities, and deportation without counsel—a life-time banishment from what is, in many cases, the only country they have ever known. U.S.-based families and communities face the loss of a worker, neighbor, spouse, parent, or child. Many of the deported are “sentenced home” to a country which they only knew as an infant, whose language they do not speak, or where a family lives in extreme poverty or indebtedness for not yet being able to pay the costs of their previous migration. But what does this actually look like and what are the systems and processes and who are the people who are enforcing deportation policies and practices? The New Deportations Delirium responds to these questions. Taken as a whole, the volume raises consciousness about the complexities of the issues and argues for the interdisciplinary dialogue and response. Over the course of the book, deportation policy is debated by lawyers, judges, social workers, researchers, and clinical and community psychologists as well as educators, researchers, and community activists. The New Deportations Delirium presents a fresh conversation and urges a holistic response to the complex realities facing not only migrants but also the wider U.S. society in which they have sought a better life.

Constructing Immigrant 'Illegality'

Critiques, Experiences, and Responses

Author: Cecilia Menjívar,Daniel Kanstroom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107041597

Category: Political Science

Page: 412

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The topic of "illegal" immigration has been a major aspect of public discourse in the United States and many other immigrant-receiving countries. From the beginning of its modern invocation in the early twentieth century, the often ill-defined epithet of human "illegality" has figured prominently in the media; in vigorous public debates at the national, state, and local levels; and in presidential campaigns. In this collection of essays, contributors from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, law, political science, religious studies, and sociology - examine how immigration law shapes immigrant illegality, how the concept of immigrant illegality is deployed and lived, and how its power is wielded and resisted. The authors conclude that the current concept of immigrant illegality is in need of sustained critique, as careful analysis will aid policy discussions and lead to more just solutions.

Migration Theory

Talking across Disciplines

Author: Caroline B. Brettell,James F. Hollifield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317805984

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

View: 7945


During the last decade the issue of migration has increased in global prominence and has caused controversy among host countries around the world. To remedy the tendency of scholars to speak only to and from their own disciplinary perspective, this book brings together in a single volume essays dealing with central concepts and key theoretical issues in the study of international migration across the social sciences. Editors Caroline B. Brettell and James F. Hollifield have guided a thorough revision of this seminal text, with valuable insights from such fields as anthropology, demography, economics, geography, history, law, political science, and sociology. Each essay focuses on key concepts, questions, and theoretical frameworks on the topic of international migration in a particular discipline, but the volume as a whole teaches readers about similarities and differences across the boundaries between one academic field and the next. How, for example, do political scientists wrestle with the question of citizenship as compared with sociologists, and how different is this from the questions that anthropologists explore when they deal with ethnicity and identity? Are economic theories about ethnic enclaves similar to those of sociologists? What theories do historians (the "essentializers") and demographers (the "modelers") draw upon in their attempts to explain empirical phenomena in the study of immigration? What are the units of analysis in each of the disciplines and do these shape different questions and diverse models and theories? Scholars and students in migration studies will find this book a powerful theoretical guide and a text that brings them up to speed quickly on the important issues and the debates. All of the social science disciplines will find that this book offers a one-stop synthesis of contemporary thought on migration.

Dreams and Nightmares

Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Author: Marjorie S. Zatz,Nancy Rodriguez

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520283066

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Dreams and Nightmares takes a critical look at the challenges and dilemmas of immigration policy and practice in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform. The experiences of children and youth provide a prism through which the interwoven dynamics and consequences of immigration policy become apparent. Using a unique sociolegal perspective, authors Zatz and Rodriguez examine the mechanisms by which immigration policies and practices mitigate or exacerbate harm to vulnerable youth. They pay particular attention to prosecutorial discretion, assessing its potential and limitations for resolving issues involving parental detention and deportation, unaccompanied minors, and Dreamers who came to the United States as young children. The book demonstrates how these policies and practices offer a means of prioritizing immigration enforcement in ways that alleviate harm to children, and why they remain controversial and vulnerable to political challenges.

At home in the Chinese diaspora

memories, identities and belongings

Author: Andrew P. Davidson

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230506985

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 2105


This book considers how memory, identity, and sense of belonging has helped shape Chinese migrants' understanding of self, the diasporic community(ies), and the wider society in which they live.

In the Aftermath of Genocide

Armenians and Jews in Twentieth-Century France

Author: Maud Mandel

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: 9780822331346

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 9915


DIVJews and Armenians, both vixtims of genocide, and their communities in post WW2 France./div