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The Citizen and the Criminal: The Overreach of Immigration Enforcement

Patrisia Macías-Rojas

in From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804665
eISBN:
9781479858422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804665.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

New enforcement targets and deployment of more border patrol to Arizona-Sonora border communities has inadvertently involved agents more directly in local crime control. This is the flip side to the ... More


Protectors and Prosecutors: Humanitarianism and Security

Patrisia Macías-Rojas

in From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804665
eISBN:
9781479858422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804665.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Implementing the Department of Homeland Security’s criminal enforcement priorities—even in a punitive state like Arizona—has not been automatic. In a border region dependent on cross-border flows of ... More


Victims and Culprits: Deportation as a Pipeline to Prison

Patrisia Macías-Rojas

in From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804665
eISBN:
9781479858422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804665.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The criminal alien mandate requires that border agents direct enforcement resources toward high-priority targets, principally those with a criminal record. Rather than processing apprehended ... More


The Wall

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The most inane obstacle that undocumented immigrants face upon reaching U.S. soil is the 670-mile border wall that Congress erected after passing the 2006 Secure Border Fence Act. The author ... More


The Agents

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author spends a day at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas. Located 90 miles north of the border, it is one of the busiest checkpoints in the U.S., with about ... More


The Sort of Homecoming

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Part Two of the book commences when, after five years of story-gathering in her native South Texas, the author relocates to the region of upstate New York known as “The North Country” for a year-long ... More


The River

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, the author attends a child’s pool party at the home of a famous Mohawk drug trafficker. Through her interviews with his wife as well as two other drug dealers, she learns about the ... More


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