Against the Grain

Criminalizing Immigrants

Donald Trump infamously targeted immigrants — and many rejoiced when he left office. But, as historian Elliott Young points out, the criminalization of immigrants has been a bipartisan affair, going back 140 years. He discusses the intersection of mass incarceration and the detention of immigrants.

Resources:

Elliott Young, Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World’s Largest Immigrant Detention System Oxford University Press, 2021

Migration Scholar Collaborative

Playlist

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BiggabushIlu Baje (Sick State)Biggabush Presents Lightning Head: 13 Faces of Lightning HeadMERLIN - Tru Thoughts
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Charles RuggieroLittle Green MenBoom Bang, Boom Bang!Rondette Jazz
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