Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions and Deportations in Post-911 America

Citation:

Golash-Boza T. Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions and Deportations in Post-911 America. Boulder/ New York: Paradigm Publishers/ Routledge; 2012.
Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions and Deportations in Post-911 America

Abstract:

In the wake of September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created to prevent terrorist attacks in the US.This led to dramatic increases in immigration law enforcement - raids, detentions and deportations have increased six-fold. Immigration Nation critically analyses the human rights impact of this tightening of US immigration policy. Golash-Boza reveals that it has had consequences not just for immigrants, but for citizens, families and communities. She shows that even though family reunification is officially a core component of US immigration policy, it has often torn families apart. This is a critical and revealing look at the real life - frequently devastating - impact of immigration policy in a security conscious world.

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