||Join the Justice Studies Department for a discussion of From Deportation to Prison:
The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America by Dr. Patrisia Macías-Rojasher.
Panelists include: Sang Kil, Ph.D., John Halushka, Ph.D., and Ericka Adams, Ph.D., Department of Justice Studies
San José State University
About the Book:
Winner, 2017 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award From Deportation to Prison unpacks how the incarceration of over two million people in the United States gave impetus to a federal immigration initiative—The Criminal Alien Program (CAP)—designed to purge non-citizens from dangerously overcrowded jails and prisons. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic and archival research, the findings in this book reveal how the Criminal Alien Program quietly set off a punitive turn in immigration enforcement that has fundamentally altered detention, deportation, and criminal prosecutions for immigration offenses.
Patrisia Macías-Rojas presents a “street-level” perspective on how this new regime has serious lived implications for the day-to-day actions of Border Patrol agents, local law enforcement, civil and human rights advocates, and for migrants and residents of predominantly Latina/o border communities.
About the Author
Patrisia Macias-Rojas recently joined the Global Urban Immigration Cluster Initiative at UIC. Her research interests are in race, law, and migration. Her current project, which draws on ethnographic and historical methods, contributes to the interdisciplinary field of law and society, particularly scholarship concerned with the intersections of criminal justice and immigration enforcement. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Andrew Mellon Program in Latin American Sociology, and the Social Science Research Council.
This event is sponsored by San Jose State University
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