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Author Camayd-Freixas, Erik, author

Title US immigration reform and its global impact : lessons from the Postville raid / Erik Camayd-Freixas
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (261 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : think globally, act locally -- Hometown to the world : a brief history of Postville -- ICE over the heartland : the May raid and its costs -- Theatrum juridicum : inside the judicial process -- The script and the scandal : national legal reactions -- The orphans of globalization : a portrait of the migrant workers -- The kosher jungle : chronicle of Agriprocessors (1987-2009) -- Endgame : the prelude and the aftermath -- The day democracy died : the decline of the U.S. Constitution -- Conclusion : enlightened immigration reform : toward a free-trade labor policy
Summary Providing an insider's view of US immigration enforcement and detention "US Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact" unravels the post-9/11 national security agenda that led to the devastating Postville Raid of 2008 and its global ramifications. This incisive historical analysis unveils the hidden ideologies within immigration policy--uncovering forms of labor, demographic, and electoral control. Rich eyewitness accounts and voices from across the political spectrum paint a vivid picture of labor migration in the era of globalization. Camayd-Freixas employs theories of human mobility in terms of migration spheres to convey practical and historical lessons, illuminating a much-needed roadmap for enlightened immigration reform
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-254) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Deportation -- United States.
Foreign workers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Foreign workers, Guatemalan -- Iowa -- Postville.
Foreign workers, Mexican -- Iowa -- Postville.
Illegal aliens -- Iowa -- Postville.
Immigration enforcement -- United States.
Postville Immigration Raid, Postville, Iowa, 2008.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013002336
ISBN 0230105858 (hbk.)
1137106786 (electronic bk.)
9780230105850 (hbk.)
9781137106780 (electronic bk.)