9781683400424 (electronic book) 1683400429 (electronic book) 9781683400400 1683400402
This book provides the first in-depth history of immigration detention in the United States. Employing extensive archival research to document the origins and development of immigration detention in the U.S. from 1973 to 2000, it reveals how the world's largest detention system originated in the U.S. government's campaign to exclude Haitians from American shores, and how resistance by Haitians and their allies constantly challenged the detention regime.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Preparing the return of immigration detention, 1973-1980 The refugee crisis of 1980: forging the detention tool Immigration detention reborn, 1981-1982 Constructing the detention regime, building resistance, 1981-1991 Guantanamo: new frontiers in detention, 1991-1994 Reinforcing the detention system, 1994-2000.
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