Deported to death: how drug violence is changing migration on the US-Mexico border

The violence of mobility -- I want to cross with a backpack -- Te van a levantar? they will kidnap you : deportation and mobility on the border -- They torture you to make you lose feeling -- Guarding the river : migrant recruitment into organized crime -- The disappeared, the dead, and the forgotte...

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Published in:California series in public anthropology
Main Author: Slack, Jeremy (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California University of California Press [2019]
In:California series in public anthropology
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Summary:The violence of mobility -- I want to cross with a backpack -- Te van a levantar? they will kidnap you : deportation and mobility on the border -- They torture you to make you lose feeling -- Guarding the river : migrant recruitment into organized crime -- The disappeared, the dead, and the forgotten -- Resistance, resilience, and love : the limits of violence and fear -- "Who can i deport?" : protection from removal in the asylum system -- Conclusions : requiem for the removed.
"Deported to Death explores the consequences of the United States' policies of mass removal into some of the most dangerous regions in the world. Over the past decade Mexico has experienced an earthshaking conflict over control of drug trafficking while millions of people were simultaneous deported directly into the midst of this violence often without identification, money, contacts or in the middle of the night. This book explores how the violence associated with the drug trade has impacted the movement of people back and forth across the border. This includes Central Americans and Mexicans, travelling north, but also those that have been removed. By studying the dynamics of removal and the ways that deportees are targeted by organized crime along Mexico's northern border, not only does it give us a better sense of the consequences of a militarized war on drugs, but it helps us understand the violence intrinsic to forced removal. The dynamics of border enforcement make it easy to kidnap, extort and kill deportees who are neither from the border, nor are they at their final destination. This puts people at extreme risks that we are woefully ill equipped to address"--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Enthält Literaturangaben und Sachregister
Physical Description:xvi, 256 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten
ISBN:9780520297333
9780520297326