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The Resource No justice in the shadows : how America criminalizes immigrants, Alina Das

No justice in the shadows : how America criminalizes immigrants, Alina Das

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No justice in the shadows : how America criminalizes immigrants
Title
No justice in the shadows
Title remainder
how America criminalizes immigrants
Statement of responsibility
Alina Das
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This provocative account of our immigration system's long, racist history reveals how it has become the brutal machine that upends the lives of millions of immigrants today. Each year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people are arrested, imprisoned, and deported, trapped in what leading immigrant rights activist and lawyer Alina Das calls the "deportation machine." The bulk of the arrests target people who have a criminal record -- so-called "criminal aliens"--The majority of whose offenses are immigration-, drug-, or traffic-related. These individuals are uprooted and banished from their homes, their families, and their communities. Through the stories of those caught in the system, Das traces the ugly history of immigration policy to explain how the U.S. constructed the idea of the "criminal alien," effectively dividing immigrants into the categories "good" and "bad," "deserving" and "undeserving." As Das argues, we need to confront the cruelty of the machine so that we can build an inclusive immigration policy premised on human dignity and break the cycle once and for all
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YDX
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Das, Alina
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Immigrants
  • Alien criminals
  • United States
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Immigration enforcement
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigration enforcement
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Alien criminals
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • United States
Label
No justice in the shadows : how America criminalizes immigrants, Alina Das
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-246) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781568589466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1111949056
Label
No justice in the shadows : how America criminalizes immigrants, Alina Das
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-246) 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
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781568589466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1111949056

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