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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...

Deported Veterans Banished After Honorable Service

"Milton Tepeyac, who served eight years as a U.S. Marine, scrapes by on $3 an hour in this northern Mexican city, where he has lived since the U.S. government deported him in April. His rented room floods when it rains. Scorpions skitter in. To kill them, he had to pay an exterminator $40 —...

Banished for Life: Deportation of Juvenile Offenders as Cruel and Unusual Punishment

"This Article weaves together the reasoning of two distinct lines of Supreme Court decisions to argue that: (1) deportation is a punishment under the law; and (2) the mandatory deportation of those deported due to a juvenile conviction violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel...

Banished: Deported Veterans Struggle to Survive in Mexico

Jeremy Schwartz, Austin American-Statesman, May 6, 2016 - "Forty-four years after he volunteered for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Torres is among an untold number of U.S. military veterans who’ve been deported to Mexico over the past decade after arrests or prison sentences. In cities...