Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants: Race, Gender, and Immigration Policy Post-9/11

By | October 27, 2017
Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants: Race, Gender, and Immigration Policy Post-9/11 Author Anna Sampaio
ISBN-10 1439912866
ISBN-13 9781439912867
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 236
Language English
Publisher Temple Univ Press
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Immigration politics has been significantly altered by the advent of America s war on terror and the proliferation of security measures In her cogent study Terrorizing Latina o Immigrants Anna Sampaio examines how these processes are racialized and gendered and how they impose inequitable burdens on Latina o immigrants She interrogates the rise of securitization restrictive legislation and the return of large scale immigration raids and describes how these re articulate and re inscribe forms of racial and gender hierarchy Terrorizing Latina o Immigrants demonstrates how the ascendance of America as a security state serves as a template to scrutinize harass and encumber immigrants while also reconfiguring citizenship Sampaio uses intersectional analysis coupled with theoretical and empirical approaches to develop a critical framework for analyzing current immigration politics Sampaio provides a sustained and systematic examination of policy and enforcement shifts impacting Latinas os Her book concludes with an examination of immigration reform under the Obama administration contrasting the promise of hope and change with the reality of increased detentions deportations and continued marginalization

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