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Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora

Daniel Kanstroom


The United States has undertaken a radical, unprecedented social experiment with massive immigration and deportation enforcement. Since the passage of harsh new deportation laws in 1996, the U.S. has deported tens of millions of noncitizens (“aliens”). Many are undocumented, but many others are long-term legal residents with U.S. families. Deportation has torn through many communities like a capricious tornado: touching down suddenly and leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. It has had profound, though still-understudied, effects on individuals, families, and communities, both in the U.S ... More

Keywords: deportation, removal, diaspora, human rights, noncitizens, aliens, immigration, rule of law, nation-state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199742721
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Kanstroom, author
Boston College