Deported from America

Davis, Stephen
November 2004
New Statesman;11/22/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4715, p14
Discusses how, under U.S. laws passed in the mid-1990s and now being strictly enforced, minor offences by immigrants can lead to jail and eventual exile. Experiences of families who have been split up and deported; How the law makes no distinction between a misdemeanour and murder, and no concessions to age or circumstances; Accounts of arrests and imprisonment; Background on the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996; Implications of this legislation; Growth in the numbers of detainees; Appeal process; The rigorous enforcement of the law since 9/11.


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