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Illegal Encounters

The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People

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The impact of the U.S. immigration and legal systems on children and youth In the United States, millions of children are undocumented migrants or have family members who came to the country without authorization. The unique challenges with which these children and youth must cope demand special attention. Illegal Encounters considers illegality, deportability, and deportation in the lives of young people-those who migrate as well as those who are affected by the migration of others. A primary focus of the volume is to understand how children and youth encounter, move through, or are outside of a range of legal processes, including border enforcement, immigration detention, federal custody, courts, and state processes of categorization. Even if young people do not directly interact with state immigration systems-because they are U.S. citizens or have avoided detention-they are nonetheless deeply affected by the reach of the government in its many forms. Contributors privilege the voices and everyday experiences of immigrant children and youth themselves. By combining different perspectives from advocates, service providers, attorneys, researchers, and young immigrants, the volume presents rich accounts that can contribute to informed debates and policy reforms. Illegal Encounters sheds light on the unique ways in which policies, laws, and legal categories shape so much of daily life for young immigrants. The book makes visible the burdens, hopes, and potential of a population of young people and their families who have been largely hidden from public view and are currently under siege, following their movement through complicated immigration systems and institutions in the United States.

Author Biography

Deborah A. Boehm is Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies/Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the author of Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans (NYU Press) and Returned: Going and Coming in an Age of Deportation. Susan J. Terrio is Professor of Anthropology and French Studies at Georgetown University and the author of Whose Child am I?: Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody, Judging Mohammed: Juvenile Delinquency, Immigration and Exclusion at the Paris Palace of Justice and Crafting the Culture and History of French Chocolate.
Release date NZ
February 19th, 2019
Contributors
Edited by Deborah A. Boehm Edited by Susan J. Terrio
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
New York University Press
Pages
256
ISBN-13
9781479861071
Product ID
28124874

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