The New Deportations Delirium

9781479868674: Hardback
Release Date: 25th December 2015

9781479833313: PDF
Release Date: 25th December 2015

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 304

Series Citizenship and Migration in the Americas

NYU Press

The New Deportations Delirium

Interdisciplinary Responses

Hardback / £42.00
PDF / £45.00

Since 1996, when the deportation laws were hardened, millions of migrants to the U.S., including many long-term legal permanent residents with “green cards,” have experienced summary arrest, incarceration without bail, transfer to remote detention facilities, and deportation without counsel—a life-time banishment from what is, in many cases, the only country they have ever known. U.S.-based families and communities face the loss of a worker, neighbor, spouse, parent, or child. Many of the deported are “sentenced home” to a country which they only knew as an infant, whose language they do not speak, or where a family lives in extreme poverty or indebtedness for not yet being able to pay the costs of their previous migration. But what does this actually look like and what are the systems and processes and who are the people who are enforcing deportation policies and practices? The New Deportations Delirium responds to these questions.

Taken as a whole, the volume raises consciousness about the complexities of the issues and argues for the interdisciplinary dialogue and response. Over the course of the book, deportation policy is debated by lawyers, judges, social workers, researchers, and clinical and community psychologists as well as educators, researchers, and community activists. The New Deportations Delirium presents a fresh conversation and urges a holistic response to the complex realities facing not only migrants but also the wider U.S. society in which they have sought a better life.

Daniel Kanstroom is Professor of Law and Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School. He is the founder of the Immigration and Asylum Clinic and co-founder of the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project. He is the author of Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora and Deportation Nation: Outsiders in American History.

M. Brinton Lykes is Professor of Community-Cultural Psychology and Associate Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. She is a widely published activist scholar and has received numerous honors including most recently the American Psychological Association’s Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender (2014), the International Humanitarian Award (2013) and the Ignacio Martín-Baró Lifetime Peace Practitioner Award (2012).