This lecture provides a brief history of U.S. immigration enforcement leading up the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and ICE, examines some contemporary policies and programs intersecting immigration enforcement and the criminal justice system, and discusses some of the relevant data sources.
This session will be led by Tamara K. Nopper, a sociologist whose research focuses on the racial wealth gap, credit scoring systems and the push for alternative data, and the intersection between racism, financialization, criminalization, and punishment. She has experience in Asian American, immigrant rights, and anti-war activism.
Below, you will find a recommended reading list.
Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Enforcement Today edited by David C. Brotherton and Philip Kretsedemas
Undoing Border Imperialism by Harsha Walia
Black Life in Adelanto by Jemima Pierre
41-year-old adoptee deported after 37 years in the U.S. by Jay Caspian Kang
The Immigration Crucible: Transforming Race, Nation, and the Limits of the Law by Philip Kretsedemas
Life after Deportation by Tanya Golash-Boza and Yajaira Ceciliano-Navarro
“Cubicle Activism”: Companies Face Growing Demands from Workers to Cut Ties with ICE and Others in Immigration Arena by Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter
As #DefundThePolice Movement Gains Steam, Immigration Enforcement Spending and Practices Attract Scrutiny by Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter
State of Black Immigrants, The Black Alliance for Just Immigration