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9781442273825 (hardcover) $38.00
Unauthorized : portraits of Latino immigrants
 by Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland :
xvi, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1 Introduction. Taking a critical human rights approach ; A quick look at the numbers ; Why we focus on Latinx undocumented immigrants ; Where is that "line"? ; Social institutions - for all of us ; Chapter overview -- 2 The double-edged sword of the media. Portrait of Magdalena ; Myth and myth busted ; Media framing of immigration and immigrants ; Mixed messages: Mainstream media coverage of Latinxs ; Media stereotypes of Latinx immigrants and immigration fueling fear ; Moments of mainstream media resistance -- 3 Shortchanged - work and labor. Portrait of Arturo ; Myth and myth busted ; The economic contributions of unauthorized immigrants ; Myth and myth busted ; The segmented labor market and the myth of job displacement ; Working children and youth ; Poultry and meat processing: Dangerous work for undocumented immigrants ; Workplace raids and deportation ; Undocumented professionals: Smart, persistent, and committed to the cause ; The role of visas for undocumented workers ; Proposing a human-right-to-work framework -- 4 Educational dreams and barriers. Portrait of Erika ; Myth and myth busted ; The (leaking) educational pipeline for undocumented students ; Important education legislation ; School as a safe zone: Protection from immigration enforcement ; Undocumented voices for advocacy ; Inspiring educational alternatives ; Becoming an ally ; Including the original dreamers in immigration reform -- 5 Freefall with no safety net: health. Portrait of Blanca ; Myth and myth busted ; Myth and myth busted ; The emergency room: The only remaining federal protection ; How states "do" (or don't do) health care for undocumented immigrants ; The crucial role of community clinics ; Effects of immigration policies: Bad for health ; Undocumented children and youth ; Dental care: Urgent need and few resources ; Creation of a mental health crisis ; Harmful for health: Raids, detention, and deportation ; Doctors' moral compasses and professional ethics -- 6 Legal issues, detention, and deportation. Portraits of detention and deportation from the news ; Myth and myth busted ; Crimmigration and the immigration industrial complex ; The scope and enforcement methods of customs and border ; An overview of the removal process ; Detention ; Deportation -- 7 Resistance and social change. Myth and myth busted ; Myth and myth busted ; Key groups working for social change ; Strategizing for change -- Conclusion. Recommendations ; The relevance of global migration patterns -- Bibliography -- Index.
Unauthorized: Portraits of Latino Immigrants takes readers inside the diverse contemporary worlds of undocumented Latino immigrants in the United States, exploring the myths and realities of education, health care, work, deportation, and more. This book aims to dispel common misconceptions while introducing readers to real people behind the headlines. Chapters explore the myths and realities of topics including education, health care, work, deportation, and more. As immigration remains a controversial topic in the United States, this book aims to dispel common misconceptions about immigration while introducing readers to the real people behind the headlines. The topic of undocumented immigration has received tremendous attention--from the debate on immigration reform to the Executive Actions of President Obama to the growing numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America and more. In addition, the Syrian refugee crisis and the anti-immigrant discourse of presidential candidate Donald Trump have enraged many observers and emboldened others. This book provides factual information to readers who are interested in learning more about these issues and the people who are labeled "illegal." Each chapter draws on both existing and original research to provide an accessible overview of key themes, and case studies bring issues to life. --