Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora

Book - 2012
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Since the passage of harsh new deportation laws in 1996, the United States has deported millions of noncitizens - many undocumented, but many others long-term legal residents with U.S. families - back to their countries of origin. The early Obama administration continued such aggressivedeportation policies. But few know that once deportees have been expelled to places like Guatemala, Cambodia, Haiti, and El Salvador, many face severe isolation, alienation, persecution and, sometimes, death. Many may never be able to return. Daniel Kanstroom - author of the authoritative history of deportation, Deportation Nation- - turns his attention in Aftermath to the current U.S. system and deportation's actual effects on individuals, families, U.S. communities, and the countries that must process and repatriate deportees.Addressing various political, social, philosophical and legal issues, Kanstroom considers how deportation works within the "rule of law." He recounts stories of immigrants to highlight what actually happens to them after they are deported. After concluding that the U.S. deportation system remainsan anachronistic, ad hoc, legally dubious affair, the book offers specific proposals for a more humane and rational deportation system.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780199742721
Branch Call Number: 342.73082 KANST
Characteristics: xv, 242 p. ; 25 cm.


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Mar 29, 2016

I had read this book some time ago, but remembered it during these presidential caucuses!
It contradicts Hillary Clinton's memories of the Clinton Administration; contradicts Donald Trump; reflects badly on Mitt Romney should the reader find out that Romney's Bain Capital financed at least one bloody El Salvadoran dictator and his death squads; makes one think about Honduras today, whose democratic administration was overthrown in 2008, with support from America, which would lead to hordes of young Hondurans crossing the southern border, where they would be thrown into detention camps run by one of Hillary Clinton's supporters, the Geo Group!
Also, makes one most nostaligic for the likes of the Honorable Jack Binn, Jimmy Carter's ambassador to Honduras, who yelled at the Reagan Administration about that country's treatment of its people, only to be replaced with John Negroponte!

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