[Book Talk] Immigration Policy in the Age of Punishment

MAR 29, 2018 | 5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


6112: Sociology Student Lounge


March 29, 2018: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM




“Fear of Deportation as a Barrier to Immigrant Integration”
Shirley Leyro, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

“Citizenship in the Green Card Army”
Sofya Aptekar, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston

“The Sociology of Vindictiveness and the Deportable Alien”
David C. Brotherton, Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY and Sarah Tosh, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at the Graduate Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Immigration Policy in the Age of Punishment takes a critical, interdisciplinary, and transnational look at current issues surrounding immigration in the U.S. and abroad. It examines key features of this age of punishment, connecting neoliberal governance, global labor markets, and the national obsession with securing borders to explain critical research and theory on immigration enforcement. Contributors document the continuities between presidential  administrations and across countries from many perspectives. They offer macro-­level analyses of deportations and border enforcement, analyses of national policy and jurisprudence, and ethnographic accounts of the daily life experience of the prison-­to-­deportation pipeline, the making of deportability, and post-­deportation transitions for noncitizens. This book highlights new directions in critical immigration policy and enforcement and deportation studies with the aim of problematizing the age of punishment that currently reigns over borders and those who seek to cross them.