The Danger of Department Hangs Over the Head of virtually every noncitizen in the United States. In the complexities and inconsistencies of immigration law, one can find a reason to deport almost any noncitizen at almost any time. In recent years, the system has been used with unprecedented vigor against millions of deportees.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: English Roots, Colonial Controls, and Criminal Transportation
Part 2: The Alien and Sedition Acts—A "First Experiment" with Ideological Post-Entry Social Control Deportation
Part 3: Indian Removal, African-American Exclusion, Fugitive Slave Laws, and "Colonization"
3. From Chinese Exclusion to Post-Entry Social Control: The Early Formation of the Modern Deportation System
4. The Second Wave: Expansion and Refinement of Modern Deportation Law
5. The Third Wave: The "War on Crime," Internment, Political Deportations, and Mass Mexican Removals, 1930–1964
6. Modern Problems of Deportation Law: Discretion, Jurisdiction Stripping, and Retroactivity, 1965–2005