Turning Migrants into Criminals: The Harmful Impact of US Border Prosecutions

Turning Migrants into Criminals:  The Harmful Impact of US Border Prosecutions (Human Rights Watch 2013) Human Rights Watch. “Turning Migrants into Criminals: The Harmful Impact of US Border Prosecutions.” 2013. https://www.hrw.org/report/2013/05/22/turning-migrants-criminals/harmful-impact-us-border-prosecutions. Illegal entry and presence in the United States without authorization violate US civil immigration law and are punishable by removal from the country and other civil law penalties. The act of entering the United States without authorization (illegal entry) and the act of reentering after deportation (illegal reentry) are Read More

What Happens Post-Deportation? The Experience of Deported Afghans

What Happens Post-Deportation? The Experience of Deported Afghans (2013, Liza Schuster and Nassim Majidi) Deportation, understood as the physical removal of someone against their will from the territory of one state to that of another, has moved to the forefront of academic and policy agendas. Although there is a growing literature on legislation and policy, there is very little in-depth data on what happens post-deportation. In this article, we examine possible post-deportation outcomes. We argue that, whatever reasons existed for Read More

Parental Deportation, Families, and Mental Health

Parental Deportation, Families, and Mental Health (Schuyler W. Henderson, M.D., M.P.H. & Charles D.R. Baily, M.S., Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 52, Issue 5, May 2013) There are an estimated 5.5 million children in the United States whose parents are unauthorized immigrants, and approximately three fourths of these children are American citizens. For these children, parental deportation is a real threat. From 1998 through 2007, more than 100,000 parents of U.S. citizen children were deported. Since then, immigration Read More