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

Patrisia Macías-Rojas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804665
eISBN:
9781479858422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804665.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

From Deportation to Prison traces the punitive turn in immigration and border policy to the Department of Homeland Security’s Criminal Alien Program (CAP), originally designed to purge noncitizens ... More


Theorizing Law and Legal Mobilization in Racial Capitalist Empire

Michael W. McCann and George I. Lovell

in Union by Law: Filipino American Labor Activists, Rights Radicalism, and Racial Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679877
eISBN:
9780226680071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680071.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The concluding chapter expands on core ideas developed in the introductory chapter and integrated into the historical narrative, with an eye to reshaping the agendas of sociolegal scholars who ... More


Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World's Largest Immigrant Detention System

Elliott Young

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190085957
eISBN:
9780190085988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190085957.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

The United States locks up more than half a million non-citizens every year for immigration-related offenses; on any given day, more than 50,000 immigrants are held in detention in hundreds of ICE ... More


What Part of “Illegal” Don’t You Understand?

Dianne Solís

in Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter suggests that it is not easy to answer the question “What Part of ‘Illegal’ Don't You Understand?” Immigration law is increasingly intertwined with criminal law to the point of creating ... More


Conclusions and Recommendations

Marjorie S. Zatz and Nancy Rodriguez

in Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520283053
eISBN:
9780520958890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283053.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides an overview of key findings, highlighting the policies and practices that exacerbate and reduce harm to unaccompanied minors, Dreamers who came to the United States as young ... More


Inaugurating Neoliberal Crimmigration

Leah Perry

in The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration: Gender, Race, and Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479828777
eISBN:
9781479833108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828777.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the criminalization of Latin American immigrants and Latina/os in media, policy debates, and law, and in relation to the prison-industrial system. In 1980s films, romanticized ... More


Introduction

Vera Lopez and Lisa Pasko

in Latinas in the Criminal Justice System: Victims, Targets, and Offenders

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479804634
eISBN:
9781479804641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804634.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The introduction to the volume lays out the general purpose and goals of the book. It answers the query “Why this book?” while also explaining the intersectional framework that guides each section. ... More


No Solamente Porque Soy Mujer: A Transnational Intersectional Framework for Understanding Latin American Women’s Experiences with Crimmigration

Katie Dingeman and William Estuardo Rosales

in Latinas in the Criminal Justice System: Victims, Targets, and Offenders

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479804634
eISBN:
9781479804641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804634.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines 110 in-depth interviews with Central American and Mexican migrants who were placed in the custody of U.S. immigration enforcement since the rise of mass detention and ... More


Introduction

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/9781479804665.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For many, the punitive turn in immigration stems from the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Although 9/11 linked immigration and national security, this link occurred more in ... More


Criminalising Borders, Migration and Mobility

Elizabeth Kiely and Katharina Swirak

in The Criminalisation of Social Policy in Neoliberal Societies

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781529202960
eISBN:
9781529203004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202960.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter draws attention to the interrelated processes of the criminalisation of immigration, as well as the growing imbrication of immigration control with social policy that arise in a world ... More


Policing Latinos

Hannah L. Walker

in Mobilized by Injustice: Criminal Justice Contact, Political Participation, and Race

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190940645
eISBN:
9780190940683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940645.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Local enforcement of federal immigration policy is a new frontier for the use of extensive surveillance and monitoring, key tools of the criminal justice system. These tactics are deployed to target ... More


Concluding Thoughts and Implications

Banks Miller and Brett Curry

in U.S. Attorneys, Political Control, and Career Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190928247
eISBN:
9780190928278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928247.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter revisits key findings presented throughout the book. The results indicate a clear pattern of executive influence on the work of U.S. Attorneys (USAs). Additional results suggest that ... More


DIY Policing: Crafting the New Contours of Policing in a Globalized World

Ana Aliverti

in Policing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198868828
eISBN:
9780191905285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868828.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the experimentation within British policing resulting from the impetus to identify, fix individual identities, and make people legible in recent decades. Concerns over people’s ... More


Raced and Gendered Logics of Immigration Law Enforcement in the United States

Tanya Golash-Boza

in Race, Criminal Justice, and Migration Control: Enforcing the Boundaries of Belonging

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198814887
eISBN:
9780191852596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814887.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers how biased policing practices, combined with institutional cooperation between immigration and criminal law enforcement agents, influences broader trends in deportation. ... More


Introduction

Elliott Young

in Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World's Largest Immigrant Detention System

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190085957
eISBN:
9780190085988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190085957.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

The introduction provides an overview of the broad sweep of immigrant incarceration from the late nineteenth century through the present. Although the number of immigrants in detention today based on ... More


Dawn of Immigrant Incarceration: Chinese and Other Aliens at McNeil Island Prison

Elliott Young

in Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World's Largest Immigrant Detention System

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190085957
eISBN:
9780190085988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190085957.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In the mid-1880s, scores of Chinese migrants were sentenced to six months hard labor at McNeil Island prison off the coast of Washington. After serving their sentences, these Chinese remained in ... More


“We Have No End”: Mariel Cuban Prisoners Rise Up

Elliott Young

in Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World's Largest Immigrant Detention System

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190085957
eISBN:
9780190085988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190085957.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In the spring and summer of 1980, 125,000 Cubans fled from the port of Mariel outside of Havana to Florida. By 1987, close to 2,400 Mariel Cubans were being held in prisons in Oakdale, Louisiana, and ... More


“A Particularly Serious Crime”: Mayra Machado in an Age of Crimmigration

Elliott Young

in Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World's Largest Immigrant Detention System

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190085957
eISBN:
9780190085988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190085957.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Machado was just five years old in 1990 when she was brought to the United States by her mother, who was desperate to escape the civil war raging in their home country of El Salvador; she wanted a ... More


Conclusion: A Nation of Immigrant Prisons

Elliott Young

in Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World's Largest Immigrant Detention System

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190085957
eISBN:
9780190085988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190085957.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Although the Supreme Court limited detention for non-citizens in the first decade of the twenty-first century (Zadvydas [2000] and Martinez [2005]), its most recent decisions indicate that under ... More


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