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Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile

A new book by David C. Brotherton and Luis Barrios: "The 1996 U.S. Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act has led to the forcible deportation of more than thirty thousand Dominicans from the United States, with little protest or even notice from the public. Since these deportees return...

U.S. deportees to Haiti, jailed without cause, face severe risks

"When longtime Los Angeles resident Wilberle Vereus arrived in Haiti after being deported from the United States, he was taken to the Petionville jail above Port-au-Prince and placed in a 20-by-10-foot cell along with three other deportees and a group of Haitian prisoners. Vereus, 22, had...

Names Emerge from Shadows of 1948 'Plane Wreck at Los Gatos' Crash

On Jan. 28, 1948, a plane chartered by U.S. Immigration Services left Oakland carrying 32 people, including 28 Mexicans. Many were part of the bracero program and had finished their government-sponsored work contracts. A ride home was part of the deal. Others had entered the country illegally. Over farms...

Los Gatos 'Deportees' Nameless No Longer

"In 1948, a plane chartered by U.S. Immigration Services went down in Los Gatos Canyon, in the hills above Coalinga. All 32 aboard were killed in a fiery crash, including 28 farmworkers, many of whom were part of the former bracero work program. The workers were buried unnamed in a mass grave in...

English-Speaking Deportees Staff Mexican Call Centers

"Undocumented immigrants like Ramon Dorado often are accused of stealing American jobs. Back in Mexico, where he was living after his deportation from the U.S. in 2010, Dorado also was considered an unwanted immigrant. Some assumed his American speaking voice, devoid of an accent, helped him score...

Author Brings Los Gatos Deportees Back to Life - 'All They Will Call You'

"Author Tim Z. Hernandez has a passion for digging up and rescuing stories buried in anonymity. This time, Hernandez, 40, is close to finishing what he describes as a "nonfiction novel," chronicling the stories of 28 Mexican farmworkers and four others killed on Jan. 28, 1948, in a chartered...