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Protect, Serve, and Deport : The Rise of Policing As Immigration Enforcement - (Paperback)

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Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver immigrants into an expanding federal deportation system, conveying powerful messages about race, citizenship, and belonging.

Number of Pages: 197
Genre: Social Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Amada Armenta
Language: English
Street Date: June 26, 2017
TCIN: 52793509
UPC: 9780520296305
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-2871
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