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Title Migrating to prison : America's obsession with locking up immigrants / César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández.
Imprint New York : The New Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (190 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebook Central, viewed March 9, 2020).
Subject Illegal aliens -- Government policy -- United States.
Alien detention centers -- United States.
Detention of persons -- United States.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
United States.
Contents Intro; Blank Page; Introduction; 1. LAYING THE GROUNDWORK; 2. ON THE PRISON'S EDGE; 3. THE RESURGENCE OF IMMIGRATION PRISONS; 4. THE IMMIGRATION PRISON ARCHIPELAGO; 5. THE GOOD IMMIGRANT VS. THE BAD IMMIGRANT; 6. THE MONEY; 7. ABOLISHING IMMIGRATION PRISONS; CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; NOTES.
Summary A leading scholar's powerful, in-depth look at the imprisonment of immigrants addressing the intersection of immigration and the criminal justice system For most of America's history, we simply did not lock people up for migrating here. Yet over the last thirty years, the federal and state governments have increasingly tapped their powers to incarcerate people accused of violating immigration laws. As a result, almost 400,000 people annually now spend some time locked up pending the result of a civil or criminal immigration proceeding. In Migrating to Prison, leading scholar Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia HernAndez takes a hard look at the immigration prison system's origins, how it currently operates, and why. He tackles the emergence of immigration imprisonment in the mid-1980s, with enforcement resources deployed disproportionately against Latinos, and he looks at both the outsized presence of private prisons and how those on the political right continue, disingenuously, to link immigration imprisonment with national security risks and threats to the rule of law. Interspersed with powerful stories of people caught up in the immigration imprisonment industry, including children who have spent most of their lives in immigrant detention, Migrating to Prison is an urgent call for the abolition of immigration prisons and a radical reimagining of the United States: who belongs and on what criteria is that determination made'
Other Title Print version: García Hernández, César Cuauhtémoc. Migrating to prison. New York : The New Press, 2019 9781620974209