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Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary

Understanding U.S. Immigration for the Twenty-First Century

A. Naomi Paik



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University of California Press
26 May 2020
Days after taking the White House, Donald Trump signed three executive orders-these authorized the Muslim Ban, the border wall, and ICE raids. These orders would define his administration's approach toward noncitizens. An essential primer on how we got here, Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary shows that such barriers to immigration are embedded in the very foundation of the United States. A. Naomi Paik reveals that the forty-fifth president's xenophobic, racist, ableist, patriarchal ascendancy is no aberration, but the consequence of two centuries of U.S. political, economic, and social culture. She deftly demonstrates that attacks against migrants are tightly bound to assaults against women, people of color, workers, ill and disabled people, and queer and gender nonconforming people. Against this history of barriers and assaults, Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary mounts a rallying cry for a broad-based, abolitionist sanctuary movement for all.
By:   A. Naomi Paik
Imprint:   University of California Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   12
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   227g
ISBN:   9780520305120
ISBN 10:   0520305124
Series:   American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present
Pages:   184
Publication Date:   26 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

A. Naomi Paik is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at University of Illinois and the author of Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II.

Reviews for Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary: Understanding U.S. Immigration for the Twenty-First Century

This book provides a diagnosis and suggests a way forward toward a better future. . . . Abolitionist sanctuary combines the radical welcome of sanctuary with the transformative vision of abolition. It sees migration as linked to many other struggles for justice. It is only through collaboration and reimagination, Paik argues, that we will be able to achieve lasting change. * Public Books *

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