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Author Terrio, Susan J. (Susan Jane), 1950- author.

Title Whose child am I? : unaccompanied, undocumented children in U.S. immigration custody / Susan J. Terrio.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
©2015

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The American dream -- Which way home? -- The least restrictive setting -- Placement in federal custody -- In custody -- Release -- Immigration court -- The new American story.
Summary "In 2014, the arrest and detention of thousands of desperate young migrants at the southwest border of the United States exposed the U.S. government's shadowy juvenile detention system, which had escaped public scrutiny for years. This book tells the story of six Central American and Mexican children who are driven from their homes by violence and deprivation, and who embark alone, risking their lives, on the perilous journey north. They suffer coercive arrests at the U.S. border, then land in detention, only to be caught up in the battle to obtain legal status. Whose Child Am I? looks inside a vast, labyrinthine system by documenting in detail the experiences of these youths, beginning with their arrest by immigration authorities, their subsequent placement in federal detention, followed by their appearance in deportation proceedings and release from custody, and, finally, ending with their struggle to build new lives in the United States. This book shows how the U.S. government got into the business of detaining children and what we can learn from this troubled history"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Unaccompanied immigrant children -- Government policy -- United States -- Case studies.
Illegal immigration -- Government policy -- United States -- Case studies.
Juvenile detention -- United States -- Case studies.
Immigration enforcement -- United States -- Case studies.
Mexicans -- United States -- Case studies.
Central Americans -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Unaccompanied, undocumented children in United States immigration custody
Other Form: Print version: Terrio, Susan J. (Susan Jane), 1950- Whose child am I? 9780520281486 (DLC) 2014042624 (OCoLC)894745455
ISBN 9780520961449 (electronic bk.)
0520961447 (electronic bk.)
9780520281486
0520281489
9780520281493
0520281497