Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions, and Deportations in Post-9/11 America, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Immigration Nation

Raids, Detentions, and Deportations in Post-9/11 America, 1st Edition

By Tanya Maria Golash-Boza


224 pages

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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.


“This urgent and original book offers an unflinching examination of the current U.S.

deportation system and its many deleterious consequences for immigrant communities

and the nation at large. Tanya Golash-Boza adopts a human rights perspective to shed

light on the ‘immigration industrial complex,’ describing in moving detail the impact on

immigrant communities and families. The accessible writing makes this book an excellent

choice for classroom adoption.”

—Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern

California and author of God’s Heart Has No Borders: How Religious Activists are

Working for Immigrant Rights

“This beautifully written and much-needed book illuminates the convergence of interests

between politicians and corporations by criminalizing immigrants. Built on a fear

of crime and of foreigners, our current draconian immigration policies generate massive

profits through incarceration and law enforcement. Framing her argument in a human

rights perspective, Tanya Golash-Boza outlines the violations and the steps needed to

move toward an immigration policy with a human rights vision.”

—Mary Romero, author of The Maid’s Daughter, Living In and Out of the American Dream

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction How Punitive Immigration Policies Negatively Affect Citizens, Families, and Communities Chapter 1 Roots of Immigration to the United States Chapter 2 The Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration Enforcement Regime of the Twenty-First Century Chapter 3 Racism and the Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy Chapter 4 The Impossible Choice: Family versus Citizenship in U.S. Immigration Policies Chapter 5 The Immigration Industrial Complex: Who Profits from Immigration Policies Destined to Fail? Conclusion Immigration Policy and Human Rights Notes Bibliography Index About the Author

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