Protect, Serve, and Deport [electronic resource] : The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement / Amada Armenta
- Armenta, Amada, 1982-
- Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xi, 197 pages )
- Additional Creators:
- Project Muse
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- Who polices immigration? : establishing the role of state and local law enforcement agencies in immigration control -- Setting up the local deportation regime -- Policing immigrant Nashville -- The driving to deportation pipeline -- Inside the jail -- Lost in translation : two worlds of immigration policing.
- "Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville's local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver removable immigrants into an expanding federal deportation system, conveying powerful messages about race, citizenship, and belonging."--Provided by publisher.
9780520296305 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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