About the Book:
In the wake of September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created to prevent terrorist attacks in the US. This led to dramatic increases in immigration law enforcement - raids, detentions and deportations have increased six-fold. Immigration Nation critically analyses the human rights impact of this tightening of US immigration policy. Golash-Boza reveals that it has had consequences not just for immigrants, but for citizens, families and communities. She shows that even though family reunification is officially a core component of US immigration policy, it has often torn families apart. This is a critical and revealing look at the real life - frequently devastating - impact of immigration policy in a security conscious world.
About the Author:
Tanya Golash-Boza is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced. Her research centers on immigration policy, deportations, racial identity, human rights, U.S. Latinos/as, Latin America, political sociology, historical comparative, globalization, and social movements.