Migrant Imprisonment in the United States: Rationales, Practices, and Myths

Journal title MONDI MIGRANTI
Author/s César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2024/1
Language English Pages 14 P. 101-114 File size 168 KB
DOI 10.3280/MM2024-001007
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Migrant imprisonment operates robustly in the United States, with thousands of people confined daily under civil and criminal legal authority. This article describes migrant prison practices in the United States, arguing that political explanations and judicial analysis rely on legal myths to permit the normalization of imprison-ment.

Keywords: migrant detention; prison; Chinese exclusion; criminalization; crimmi-gration.

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César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Migrant Imprisonment in the United States: Rationales, Practices, and Myths in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 1/2024, pp 101-114, DOI: 10.3280/MM2024-001007