From deportation to prison : the politics of immigration enforcement in post/civil rights America / Patrisia Macøas-Rojas.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksLatina/o sociology series: Publisher: New York : New York University, 2016Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781479858422; 1479858420Subject(s): Emigration and immigration -- Government policy | Immigration enforcement -- United States | Mexican-American Border Region | Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States | Social control -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: From deportation to prison.DDC classification: 325.73 LOC classification: JV6483 | .M265 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The post/civil rights borderland : the Arizona-Sonora border -- Beds and biometrics : the legacy of the criminal alien program -- Protectors and prosecutors : humanitarianism and security -- Victims and culprits : deportation as a pipeline to prison -- The citizen and the criminal : the overreach of immigration enforcement -- A new enforcement terrain : criminal justice reforms and border security -- Notes -- References -- Index -- About the author.
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CHOICE ReviewThis valuable study focuses not so much on the politics but on the implementation of immigration enforcement, arguing that enforcement has moved from a focus on removing the unauthorized to sorting criminal from non-criminal. Building on scholarship on the carceral state (e.g., Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow (CH, Nov'10, 48-1766), Macías-Rojas agrees with Naomi Murakawa (The First Civil Right, CH, Feb'15, 52-3385) that liberal procedural reforms helped justify harsh treatment of those deemed criminal. However, Macías-Rojas acknowledges that procedural protections provide some benefits, and she shows the complexity of views of the participants, explaining that some border residents side with unauthorized migrants while others applaud the crackdown against them. Many border patrol agents have great sympathy for the Mexicans they apprehend while drawing lines between "victims" and "criminals." One of the most striking vignettes in the book describes how unauthorized immigrants, lacking legal counsel, agree to turn down voluntary departure and instead accept formal deportation, not realizing that this sets them up to be classified as criminals and imprisoned if they attempt another unauthorized entry. Very accessibly written, this book will be excellent course supplementary reading. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers. --Andrew L. Aoki, Augsburg College
Author notes provided by SyndeticsMacías-RojasPatrisia:
Patrisia Macías-Rojas is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.