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Two New Books!

December 02, 2019 (2 min read)

1.  Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants, by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

"From Seattle to Miami, the United States locks up migrants like no other country. In my second book, Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants ($24.99, The New Press), I describe the sordid reality of immigration imprisonment today.

We are only two weeks away from the book’s official release date on December 3, but already it is making its way into readers’ hands. Silky Shah, executive director of the Detention Watch Network, says Migrating to Prison is“essential for anyone trying to understand how the United States came to have the world’s largest detention infrastructure.” Aviva Chomsky adds, “If you want a crystal clear explanation of why we need to abolish immigration detention, this is the book for you.” In a starred review, Library Journal described it as “a thought-provoking perspective on immigration and U.S. immigration policy.” I think of it as my vision for a more humane world.

To get your copy, visit your local bookstore on December 3 or buy it now from IndieBound. It’s also available from Amazon for quick delivery to your door.

Starting on December 7, I’ll hit the road to share this important history and vision for a hopeful future with audiences around the United States. If you’re in any of the cities below, please join me. I’ll be adding other stops on my tour so keep an eye out on my tour pageTwitterFacebook, or Instagram."

2.  Illegal, by Elizabeth F. Cohen

"A political scientist explains how the American immigration system ran off the rails — and proposes a bold plan for reform.

Under the Trump administration, US immigration agencies terrorize the undocumented, target people who are here legally, and even threaten the constitutional rights of American citizens. How did we get to this point?

In Illegal, Elizabeth F. Cohen reveals that our current crisis has roots in early twentieth century white nationalist politics, which began to reemerge in the 1980s. Since then, ICE and CBP have acquired bigger budgets and more power than any other law enforcement agency. Now, Trump has unleashed them. If we want to reverse the rising tide of abuse, Cohen argues that we must act quickly to rein in the powers of the current immigration regime and revive saner approaches based on existing law. Going beyond the headlines, Illegal makes clear that if we don’t act now all of us, citizen and not, are at risk."