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Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479894666

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479894666.001.0001

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The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs

Getting Ensnared by the Criminal Justice System

(p.138) 4 The War on Drugs

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

NYU Press

This chapter begins with the story of Alex, a young Dominican migrant who worked as an electrician in Santo Domingo but got into the drug trade in New York. This chapter looks at immigrants like Alex to develop an understanding both of how they were transformed from labor migrants to criminal deportees and how their deportation reflects a neoliberal cycle of displaced and disposable labor. This chapter focuses on Dominican and Jamaican deportees because these are the two groups most likely to be deported on criminal grounds and most likely to be deported after having attained legal permanent residency.

Keywords:   labor migration, criminals, deportation, Dominicans, Jamaicans, disposable labor

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