Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

by Amada Armenta

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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 immigrants into an expanding federal deportation system, conveying powerful messages about race, citizenship, and belonging.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520296305
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/26/2017
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 689,018
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Amada Armenta is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. Who Polices Immigration?
2. Setting Up the Local Deportation Regime
3. Being Proactive: On the Streets in Southeast Nashville
4. Seeing and Not Seeing Immigration: Immigrant Outreach in an Era of Proactive Policing
5. Inside the Jail: Processing Immigrants for Removal
6. Punishing Illegality

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