Due process protections are among the most important Constitutional protections in the United States, yet they do not apply to non-citizens facing detention and deportation. Due Process Denied describes the consequences of this lack of due process through the stories of deportees and detainees. People who have lived nearly all of their lives in the United States have been detained and deported for minor crimes, without regard for constitutional limits on disproportionate punishment. The court's insistence that deportation is not punishment does not align with the experiences of deportees. For many, deportation is one of the worst imaginable punishments.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Immigration Detention: Prison by Another Name 3. Deportation: Banishment in the 21st Century 4. Conclusion
Tanya Golash-Boza is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and American Studies at the University of Kansas. She is the author of Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru (University Press of Florida, 2011) and Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions and Deportations in Post-9/11 America (Paradigm Publishers, 2012) in addition to over a dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in journals such as Social Forces, Social Problems, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, and dozens of essays in online and print magazines including The Nation, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, and Racism Review. Her scholarship recently earned the Distinguished Early Career Award of the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Studies Section of the American Sociological Association. Her most recent work is on the consequences of mass deportation. With funding from a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Award, she completed over 150 interviews with deportees in Brazil, Guatemala, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. She is writing a new book based on those interviews.