By: Zayas, Luis.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (289 p.).ISBN: 9780190211134.Subject(s): Children of illegal aliens -- Law and legislation -- United States | Children of illegal aliens -- United States | Illegal alien children -- Government policy -- United States | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Forgotten Citizens: Deportation, Children, and the Making of American Exiles and OrphansDDC classification: 362.870830973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Cover; Forgotten Citizens; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; A Note on Names and Terms; Preface; 1. Keeping Silence; 2. Migrating for Life's Sake; 3. Immigration Wars; 4. The Lives of Citizen-Children; 5. Rules and Responsibility, Guilt and Shame; 6. Arrest and Detention, and the Aftermath; 7. Fighting to Preserve a Life; 8. Losing the Challenge; 9. Exiles and the Limits of Citizenship; 10. Human Loss and Becoming Deportation Orphans; 11. Our Common Future; Acknowledgments; Appendix A: Research Project: Exploring the Effects of Parental Deportation on US Citizen-Children
Appendix B: Cancellation of Removal Cases: Practical Information for Mental Health Clinicians (with Luis H. Zayas and Mollie Bradlee)References; About the Poet: Kane Smego; Credits; Index
The United States Constitution insures that all persons born in the US are citizens with equal protection under the law. But in today's America, the US-born children of undocumented immigrants--over four million of them--do not enjoy fully the benefits of citizenship or of feeling that they belong. Children in mixed-status families are forgotten in the loud and discordant immigration debate. They live under the constant threat that their parents will suddenly be deported. Their parents face impossible decisions: make their children exiles or make them orphans. In Forgotten Citizens, Luis Zayas
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