Part 5: On youth, family and LGBT detention
Part Five, “On Youth, Family, and LGBT Detention” provides readings, reports, and tools for understanding how immigration enforcement affects the experiences of women, children, and LGBTQI persons and for challenging family and LGBT detention.
- Abrego, Leisy, Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Borders. University of Stanford Press, 2014.
- Cairns, Kathleen. Hard Time at Tehachapi: California’s First Women’s Prison. University of New Mexico Press, 2009.
- Canaday, Margot. The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America. Princeton University Press, 2009.
- Chávez-García, Miroslava. States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California’s Juvenile Justice System. University of California Press, 2012.
- Dreby, Joanna. Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families. University of California Press, 2015.
- Golash-Boza, Tanya and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, “Latino immigrant men and the deportation crisis: A gendered racial removal program.” Latino Studies vol. 11: 271–92.
- Gonzales, Roberto G. Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. University of California Press, 2015.
- Haley, Sarah. No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity. University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
- hooks, bell, “Racism and Feminism: The Issue of Accountability,” in Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism. South End Press, 1981.
- Libal, Bob, Lauren Martin, and Nicole Porter, “‘A Prison is Not a Home’: Notes from the Campaign to End Immigrant Family Detention,” in Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis. University of Georgia Press, 2012.
- Lorde, Audre, “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference,” in Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought. Norton, 1995.
- Loyd, Jenna, “Immigrant Justice from a Trans Perspective: An Interview with Gael Guevara, May 2009,” in Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis. University of Georgia Press, 2012.
- McLeod, Allegra M., “Immigration, Criminalization, and Disobedience,” University of Miami Law Review 70: 556, 2016:
- Mogul, Joey, Andrea Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock, eds. Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. Beacon Press, 2011.
- Nazario, Sonia. Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother. Random House, 2007.
- Oparah, Julie. “Feminism and the (Trans)Gender Entrapment of Gender Nonconforming Prisoners,” UCLA Women’s Law Journal 18 (2012) 239–71.
- Pallares, Amalia. Family Activism: Immigrant Struggles and the Politics of Noncitizenship. Rutgers University Press, 2014.
- Patler, Caitlin and Nicholas Branic, “Patterns of Family Visitation During Immigration Detention,” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 3:4 (July 2017) 18–36.
- Rosas, Ana Elizabeth, Abrazando el Espíritu: Bracero Families Confront the US- Mexico Border. University of California Press, 2014.
- Schriro, Dora, “Obstacles to Reforming Family Detention in the United States.” Global Detention Project Working Paper 20, January, 2017.
- Stanley, Eric and Nat Smith, eds. Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. AK Press, 2011.
- Terrio, Susan J., Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody. University of California Press, 2015.
- Wessler, Seth Freed and Julianne Hing, “Torn Apart: Struggling to Stay Together after Deportation,” in Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis. University of Georgia Press, 2012.
- Zayas, Luis H. Forgotten Citizens: Deportation, Children, and the Making of American Exiles and Orphans. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Immigration Detention: Children and Families, Immigration Series prepared for the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández:
Immigration Detention: Vulnerable Populations, Immigration Series prepared for the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández:
“I Still Need You”: The Detention and Deportation of Californian Parents, Human Rights Watch, May, 2017.
“Do You See How Much I’m Suffering Here?” Abuse Against Transgender Women in US Immigration Detention, Human Rights Watch, March 2016
LGBTI Persons in Immigration Detention: Position Paper, International Detention Coalition, 2016.
For-Profit Family Detention: Meet the Private Prison Companies Making Millions by Locking Up Refugee Families, Grassroots Leadership and Justice Strategies, October 2014.
Expose & Close: Artesia, Detention Watch Network, September 2014.
Detained and at Risk: Sexual Abuse and Harassment in US Immigration Detention, Human Rights Watch, August 2010. Español
Forced Apart: Families Separated and Immigrants Harmed by United States Deportation Policy, Human Rights Watch, July 2007.
Locking Up Family Values: The Detention of Immigrant Families, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, February 2007.
Borrowing Against the Future: The Impact of Prison Expansion on Arizona Families, Schools and Communities. Grassroots Leadership and Arizona Advocacy Network, April 2003.
In the News
“The Trump administration’s separation of families at the border, explained,” Vox, June 2018.
“How They Defend the Indefensible,” Slate, June 2018.
“Boy Detained 707 Days ‘Did a Little Dance’ When Ordered Released from ICE Custody,” Rewire, August 2017.
“Meet the Central American Women the US is Detaining and Deporting,” The Nation, 2016.
“Why is the Obama Administration Keeping Toddlers Behind Bars?” The Nation, 2016.
“Detaining Immigrant Families Was Always Wrong, and We’re Still Doing It,” The Hill, November 17, 2016.
“Welcome to Dilley,” New York Times, 2016
“Trans Latina immigrant detained in a men’s prison to be featured in new HBO documentary,” Fusion, 2016:
“What’s Next For Immigrant Families in Federal Detention?” New Yorker, 2015.
“Transgender Woman Says Immigration Detention Officials Told Her To Pretend Her Rape Was Consensual,” Think Progress, 2014.
Queering Immigration Podcast
“Gender Violence and the Prison Industrial Complex,” Critical Resistance and INCITE!, 2001.
Art, Literature and Zines
The Unforgotten Coat, by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Cristina Henríquez, “Everything is Far From Here” New Yorker, 2017