Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System

Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System

by Carl Lindskoog

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Overview

Immigrants make up the largest proportion of federal prisoners in the United States, incarcerated in a vast network of more than two hundred detention facilities. This book investigates when detention became a centerpiece of U.S. immigration policy. Detain and Punish reveals why the practice was reinstituted in 1981 after being halted for several decades and how the system expanded to become the world’s largest immigration detention regime.


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ISBN-13: 9781683401261
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 966,947
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Carl Lindskoog is assistant professor of history at Raritan Valley Community College.

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"Shows how systems, policies, and even detention centers that were designed for Haitian refugees grew insidiously over the decades into a more and more encompassing immigrant detention system."—Aviva Chomsky, author of Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal



"Forcefully demonstrates how the case of Haitian refugee detention became the basis for America’s inhumane response to refugees arriving directly on its shores."—Alex Stepick, author of Pride against Prejudice: Haitians in the United States

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