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Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Enforcement Today

 
 
 
 
Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Enforcement Today
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780231141291
ISBN 10: 231141297
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2008-04-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $32.00
 
 

David C. Brotherton and Philip Kretsedemas provide a history and analysis of recent immigration enforcement in the United States, demonstrating that America's current anti-immigration tendencies are not a knee-jerk reaction to the events of September 11, 2001. Rather, they have been gathering steam for decades. With contributions from social scientists, policy analysts, legal experts, community organizers, and journalists, the volume critically examines the discourse that has framed the question of immigration enforcement for the general public. It also explores the politics and practice of deportation, new forms of immigrant profiling, relevant case law, and antiterrorist operations. Some contributors couch their critiques in an appeal to constitutional law and the defense of civil liberties. Others draw on the theories of structural inequality and institutional discrimination. These diverse perspectives stimulate new ways of thinking about the issue of immigration enforcement, arguing that "security" has less to do with keeping out the "other" and more to do with improving the legal rights, social mobility, and well-being of all U.S. residents.