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The Resource Desperately seeking asylum : testimonies of trauma, courage, and love, Helen T. Boursier

Desperately seeking asylum : testimonies of trauma, courage, and love, Helen T. Boursier

Label
Desperately seeking asylum : testimonies of trauma, courage, and love
Title
Desperately seeking asylum
Title remainder
testimonies of trauma, courage, and love
Statement of responsibility
Helen T. Boursier
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Desperately Seeking Asylum prioritizes the testimonies of refugee families and unaccompanied children who are seeking asylum in the U.S. from Central America, primarily Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Their desperate and heart-wrenching stories disclose why they fled their homelands, their experiences along the treacherous overland journey, and the harsh reality of how the U.S. treats these families and children upon arrival to the U.S. It critiques U.S. complicity to the violence they are fleeing and discloses how national leadership shapes U.S. Immigration policies and practices, including the blatant documented violations against asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Most notably, it offers transparency on U.S. Immigration practices at the U.S.-Mexico border which violate existing U.S. and international laws that are intended to protect asylum seekers, including the current official practice of blocking bridges with 'turnbacks' to prevent 'inadmissibles' from applying for asylum in the U.S. It explains protections mandated by U.S. law for unaccompanied children who are in U.S. custody, and discloses violations which keep these children detained excessive lengths of time in substandard for-profit facilities which are overseen by the government and funded by taxpayers. Boursier also deconstructs the complicated asylum process, including examining the credible fear for asylum procedure, showing how technical terms and language are used to justify injustice at the border"--
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1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boursier, Helen T.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • United States
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Refugees
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • North America
  • Central America
  • United States
Label
Desperately seeking asylum : testimonies of trauma, courage, and love, Helen T. Boursier
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9781538128336
Lccn
2019020426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40029658144
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1100629105
Label
Desperately seeking asylum : testimonies of trauma, courage, and love, Helen T. Boursier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9781538128336
Lccn
2019020426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40029658144
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1100629105

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