Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants

Author:   Timothy Andres Pabon ,  Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez
Publisher:   Tantor Audio
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9781665202596


Publication Date:   03 December 2019
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Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants


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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?

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Author:   Timothy Andres Pabon ,  Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez
Publisher:   Tantor Audio
Imprint:   Tantor Audio
ISBN:  

9781665202596


ISBN 10:   1665202599
Publication Date:   03 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Timothy Pabon's performance smooths the edges-he is in no rush, and any feeling of authorial outrage is expressed through emphasized syllables and words.-- AudioFile


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Timothy Andres Pabon is an English- and Spanish-speaking voice-over artist who has worked extensively in advertising and audiobook narration. He has had acting roles on House of Cards and has also been a costar on HBO's acclaimed series The Wire opposite country music legend Steve Earl. As a stage actor, he has worked off-Broadway at the June Havoc Theatre, and his regional credits include Center Stage, the Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, the Hippodrome, Olney Theatre, Rep Stage, and GALA Hispanic Theatre. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez is a professor of law at the University of Denver and a practicing immigration lawyer. He runs the blog Crimmigration.com and regularly speaks on crimmigration issues. He has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and many other venues. He lives in Denver.

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