By Mark Dow
American Gulag takes us within prisons comparable to the Krome North provider Processing heart in Miami, the Corrections company of Americas Houston Processing heart, and county jails round the nation that make the most of contracts to carry INS prisoners. It comprises hectic in-depth profiles of detainees, together with Emmy Kutesa, a defector from the Ugandan military who was once tortured after which escaped to the us, the place he used to be imprisoned in Queens, after which undertook a starvation strike in protest. to supply a framework for knowing tales like those, Dow supplies a short background of immigration legislation and practices within the United States—including the repercussions of September eleven and present-day regulations. His ebook finds that present immigration detentions are top understood no longer as a well-intentioned reaction to terrorism yet quite as a part of the bigger context of INS secrecy and over the top authority.
Read or Download American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons PDF
Best emigration & immigration books
Profiling nationwide and foreign social inclusion agendas, Charity legislations and Social Inclusion examines the healthy among the charity legislations framework and the desires of the socially marginalized in a few best universal legislation international locations: the USA, England and Wales, eire, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It: examines the innovations of philanthropy, inclusion, alienation and justice considers the competing claims of philanthropy, felony rights and politics as acceptable equipment of pursuing social justice explains how weaknesses in charity legislation obstructs philanthropic intervention makes innovations for alterations to the felony framework governing philanthropy.
This booklet examines the cultural, fiscal, and social forces that formed the improvement of the British empire within the eighteenth century. The empire is positioned in a wide historiographical context expert via vital contemporary paintings at the 'fiscal-military state', and 'gentlemanly capitalism'. this permits the empire to be obvious now not as a chain of discrete, unconnected nation-states scattered the world over, yet as a advertisement, cultural, and social physique with its roots very firmly planted in metropolitan society.
The publication bargains an cutting edge theoretical account of the motives, nature and quantity of the circulation of foreign migrants among prosperous and poorer international locations. The publication additionally presents a conceptual examine of migration decision-making and the dynamics of overseas move.
This ebook includes the ancient evaluation of migration methods in Kyrgyzstan, modern migration traits in overseas migration and diverse social, fiscal and political affects of migration. It provides the findings of longstanding, in-depth, finished and empirical study. Insights are maximized through making use of the multi-sited technique of reading either the migrant's fatherland and that of vacation spot.
- Immigration and Integration: The Irish in Wales 1798-1922
- Acculturation and Occupation: A Study of the 1956 Hungarian Refugees in the United States
- Unhappy Valley: Conflict in Kenya & Africa, Book 2: Violence & Ethnicity (Eastern African Studies)
- Gender and International Migration in Europe: Employment, Welfare and Politics (Gender, Racism, Ethnicity)
- Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, Vol. 2: May 24, 1851-June 5, 1852
Additional resources for American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons
M. breakfasts in jail made it worse. He felt harassed because INS agents kept giving him papers to sign, which they said they needed right away, but he didn’t understand what these papers were. “I need somebody speak my language. I need lawyer. ” With the help of his wife on the outside, Majid had been able to get an attorney. S. ” Jimmy had done time in jails and prisons in California, Texas, and Arizona over eleven years, and he said the Denton County Jail was the worst he had experienced. He had just seen an inmate get beaten for asking to see a sergeant after a correctional oﬃcer refused to let him use the bathroom.
More victims (an overused but unavoidable term) surface from around the world in small-town Alabama and New Hampshire jails. In the following two chapters, we meet prisoners who may not be “innocent,” yet demand our attention as they are transferred from jail to jail, repeatedly humiliated, and confronted with outright violence when they attempt to protest or simply to hold onto their legal paperwork. Again, we meet local jail workers who, like other people, are sometimes compassionate and sometimes manipulative.
After almost a year in detention, Majid agreed to return to Saudi Arabia. He was never charged 28 SEPTEMBER 11 with a crime in the United States. Lisa Schroeder Al Shihri wrote: “The wide net that the INS has cast out to cover up their inadequacies prior to 9/11 has stripped this country of the very basic principles on which it was founded. ”19 The “cookie-cutter sob stories” of September 11 detainees did generally neglect the bigger picture: INS secrecy did not begin on September 12. “The oﬃcial with a secret feels powerful,” wrote Daniel Patrick Moynihan.