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Forever prisoners, how the United States made the world's largest immigrant detention system, Elliott Young

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Forever prisoners, how the United States made the world's largest immigrant detention system, Elliott Young
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Forever prisoners
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
Elliott Young
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online
Sub title
how the United States made the world's largest immigrant detention system
Summary
Stories of non-US citizens caught in the jaws of the immigration bureaucracy and subject to indefinite detention are in the headlines daily. These men, women, and children remain almost completely without rights, unprotected by law and the Constitution, and their status as outsiders, even though many of have lived and worked in this country for years, has left them vulnerable to the most extreme forms of state power. Although the rhetoric surrounding these individuals is extreme, the US government has been locking up immigrants since the late 19th century, often for indefinite periods and with limited ability to challenge their confinement. 'Forever Prisoners' offers the first broad history of immigrant detention in the United States
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