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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


Not Imprisonment in a Legal Sense

Kelly Lytle Hernández

in City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631189
eISBN:
9781469631202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631189.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The third chapter is a western tale of national and global import. That tale, which sutures the split between the history of incarceration within the United States and the history of deportation from ... More


Behind Bars: Immigration Detention and Prison Life

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

in Deported: "Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479894666
eISBN:
9781479859443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894666.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

On an average day in 2009, there were about 33,000 immigrants in detention centers around the country—six times as many as in 1994. In that same year, there were 2 million people incarcerated—five ... More


Making a Path for the Return of Immigrant Detention, 1973–1980

Carl Lindskoog

in Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400400
eISBN:
9781683400660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400400.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 examines the U.S. government’s response to the Haitian “boat people” from 1973 to 1980, finding that the government immediately met them with a policy of denial of asylum, implementing 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


“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


Citizenship Excess: Latino/as, Media, and the Nation

Hector Amaya

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708453
eISBN:
9780814723838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Drawing on contemporary conflicts between Latino/as and anti-immigrant forces, this book illustrates the limitations of liberalism as expressed through U.S. media channels. Inspired by Latin American ... 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


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


Japanese Peruvian Enemy Aliens during World War II

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/9780190085957.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Seiichi Higashide was not an agent of the Japanese emperor or a pro-Axis immigrant, and yet he and more than 1,800 other Japanese Peruvians got caught up in a wave of anti-Japanese hysteria during ... More


Nathan Cohen, the Man without a Country

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/9780190085957.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Nathan Cohen, a Russian-Brazilian Jew, was declared insane and deported from the United States in 1914. After being twice refused landing in Brazil and Argentina, Cohen remained trapped on a ship in ... More


City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965

Kelly Lytle Hernández

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631189
eISBN:
9781469631202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631189.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital ... More


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