The Matter Of Castro Tum

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Their description: “In 2018, a young Guatemalan man named Reynaldo Castro Tum was ordered deported even though no one in the U.S. government knew where he was, or how to find him. Now, more than two years later, his unusual journey through the United States’ immigration system has sucked another man back into a legal […]

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Laura Briggs – Episode 159

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My thoughts: I’ve assigned Briggs’ Reproducing Empire in my courses, and I learned a lot from it. While the media has framed child separation as a uniquely Trumpian policy, child separation has been used as a terror technique by the United States long before what we’re witnessing in the present.  Listen to the talk. Their […]

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AVIVA CHOMSKY, Undocumented: HOW IMMIGRATION BECAME ILLEGAL

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Their description: “In this illuminating work, immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how “illegality” and “undocumentedness” are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status—and to what ends. Blending history with human drama, Chomsky explores […]

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