The Resource Forgotten citizens : deportation, children, and the making of American exiles and orphans, Luis H. Zayas

Forgotten citizens : deportation, children, and the making of American exiles and orphans, Luis H. Zayas

Label
Forgotten citizens : deportation, children, and the making of American exiles and orphans
Title
Forgotten citizens
Title remainder
deportation, children, and the making of American exiles and orphans
Statement of responsibility
Luis H. Zayas
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States Constitution insures that all persons born in the US are citizens with equal protection under the law. But in today's America, the US-born children of undocumented immigrants--over four million of them--do not enjoy fully the benefits of citizenship or of feeling that they belong. Children in mixed-status families are forgotten in the loud and discordant immigration debate. They live under the constant threat that their parents will suddenly be deported. Their parents face impossible decisions: make their children exiles or make them orphans. In Forgotten Citizens, Luis Zayas holds a mirror to a nation in crisis, providing invaluable perspectives for anyone brave enough to look. Zayas draws on his extensive work as a mental health clinician and researcher to present the most complete picture yet of how immigration policy subverts children's rights, harms their mental health, and leaves lasting psychological trauma. We meet Virginia, a kindergartener so terrified of revealing her family's status that she took her father's warning don't say anything so literally she hadn't spoken in school in over a year. We hear from Brandon, exiled with his family to Mexico, who worries that his father will die in the desert trying to immigrate again. Children like Virginia and Brandon have been silenced and their stories largely overlooked in the broader debates about immigration policy. As this book demonstrates, we can no longer afford to ignore them"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
325.73
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6483
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Forgotten citizens : deportation, children, and the making of American exiles and orphans, Luis H. Zayas
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Forgotten Citizens; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; A Note on Names and Terms; Preface; 1. Keeping Silence; 2. Migrating for Life's Sake; 3. Immigration Wars; 4. The Lives of Citizen-Children; 5. Rules and Responsibility, Guilt and Shame; 6. Arrest and Detention, and the Aftermath; 7. Fighting to Preserve a Life; 8. Losing the Challenge; 9. Exiles and the Limits of Citizenship; 10. Human Loss and Becoming Deportation Orphans; 11. Our Common Future; Acknowledgments; Appendix A: Research Project: Exploring the Effects of Parental Deportation on US Citizen-Children
  • Appendix B: Cancellation of Removal Cases: Practical Information for Mental Health Clinicians (with Luis H. Zayas and Mollie Bradlee)References; About the Poet: Kane Smego; Credits; Index
Control code
ocn904248991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190211127
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b34546728
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904248991
  • ebl019021113X

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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