Us Immigration Reform And Its Global Impact: Lessons from the Postville Raid

Hardcover | August 21, 2013

byErik Camayd-Freixas

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Providing an insider's view of US immigration enforcement and detention, US Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact unravels the post-9/11 national security agenda that led to the devastating Postville Raid of 2008 and its global ramifications. This incisive historical analysis unveils the hidden ideologies within immigration policy—uncovering forms of labor, demographic, and electoral control. Rich eyewitness accounts and voices from across the political spectrum paint a vivid picture of labor migration in the era of globalization. Camayd-Freixas employs theories of human mobility in terms of migration spheres to convey practical and historical lessons, illuminating a much-needed roadmap for enlightened immigration reform.

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Providing an insider's view of US immigration enforcement and detention, US Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact unravels the post-9/11 national security agenda that led to the devastating Postville Raid of 2008 and its global ramifications. This incisive historical analysis unveils the hidden ideologies within immigration policy—u...

Erik Camayd-Freixas is Professor of Hispanic Studies at Florida International University. He has testified before Congress, contributed as amicus curiae to the U.S. Supreme Court, and received numerous human rights awards. He has lectured internationally on cultural studies, immigration, labor, ethics, and human rights. His most recen...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:August 21, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230105858

ISBN - 13:9780230105850

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Requiescat in Postville: A Case Study: Significance, Objectives, Arguments, and Sources * Hometown to the World: A Brief History of Postville * ICE over the Heartland: Anatomy of the May 2008 Raid * Theatrum Juridicum: Insider Analysis of the Judicial Proceedings * The Script and the Scandal: Reaction from the Legal Community, Congress, and the Supreme Court * National and International Reaction: Public Reaction by the Press, Individuals, NGOs, the UN and OAS * The Orphans of Globalization: A Historical and Personal Portrait of the Migrant Workers * The Jungle at the Slaughterhouse: Chronicle of AgriProcessors (1987-2009) * The Prelude and the Aftermath: Immigration Raids and Enforcement Before and After Postville * The Day Democracy Died: How Immigration Enforcement Undermines the Constitution * Enlightened Immigration Reform: Lessons and Guidelines for Comprehensive Immigration Reform