Deported Americans: Life After Deportation to Mexico


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Duke University Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Beth C. Caldwell is Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills at Southwestern Law School and was formerly an attorney in the Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender.


"A deeply informed appeal to create more humane practices for noncitizens facing criminal deportation. . . . Caldwell looks systematically at the effects of deportation to Mexico on the spouses and children especially (drug abuse, depression, suicide, attractions to gangs) and how this inhumane banishment should be amended. A compelling, rigorously researched legal argument against the demonization of deportees."-- (02/01/2019)
"By telling their stories, Caldwell humanizes the crises these individuals endure, including those of spouses and children who face the decision of having to leave everything they know behind to be with their exiled loved ones. A stark portrayal of the contradictory, misguided, and ineffectual immigration laws that determine the futures of so many."-- (03/15/2019)
"Accessible and eye-opening. . . . Caldwell's extensive research, astute legal analysis, and readable prose make this a layperson-friendly introduction to a thorny problem."--Publishers Weekly

"Drawing on heart-rending interviews with deportees . . . Caldwell decries the inconsistencies between the legal definition of citizenship and people's experiences of rootedness. She argues that citizenship should be based on a person's cultural associations rather than on national boundaries."-- (05/01/2019)
"Compelling, comprehensive and properly chilling."--Andrea Plate"Asia Media International" (04/28/2019)
"The publication of Deported Americans is immensely significant. . . . The literature on post-deportation life has shone light on the disorientation and alienation that accompany deportation. . . Caldwell is the first, however, to examine this population systematically in book-length form."-- (09/01/2019)