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The Resource Forgotten citizens : deportation, children, and the making of american exiles and orphans, Luis H. Zayas

Forgotten citizens : deportation, children, and the making of american exiles and orphans, Luis H. Zayas

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Forgotten citizens : deportation, children, and the making of american exiles and orphans
Title
Forgotten citizens
Title remainder
deportation, children, and the making of american exiles and orphans
Statement of responsibility
Luis H. Zayas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The United States Constitution insures that all persons born in the US are citizens with equal protection under the law. But in today's America, the US-born children of undocumented immigrants--over four million of them--do not enjoy fully the benefits of citizenship or of feeling that they belong. Children in mixed-status families are forgotten in the loud and discordant immigration debate. They live under the constant threat that their parents will suddenly be deported. Their parents face impossible decisions: make their children exiles or make them orphans. In Forgotten Citizens, Luis Zayas holds a mirror to a nation in crisis, providing invaluable perspectives for anyone brave enough to look. Zayas draws on his extensive work as a mental health clinician and researcher to present the most complete picture yet of how immigration policy subverts children's rights, harms their mental health, and leaves lasting psychological trauma. We meet Virginia, a kindergartener so terrified of revealing her family's status that she took her father's warning don't say anything so literally she hadn't spoken in school in over a year. We hear from Brandon, exiled with his family to Mexico, who worries that his father will die in the desert trying to immigrate again. Children like Virginia and Brandon have been silenced and their stories largely overlooked in the broader debates about immigration policy. As this book demonstrates, we can no longer afford to ignore them"--
  • "In Forgotten Citizens, Luis Zayas draws on his extensive research and experience as a psychological evaluator to present the most complete picture yet of the mental health and lasting trauma experienced by US citizen-children who are threatened with the fate of exile or orphan"--
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Zayas, Luis H
Dewey number
362.87083/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.Z39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of illegal aliens
  • Children of illegal aliens
  • Illegal alien children
  • United States
  • Illegal aliens
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
Label
Forgotten citizens : deportation, children, and the making of american exiles and orphans, Luis H. Zayas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Keeping Silent -- Migrating for Life's Sake -- Immigration Wars -- The Lives of Citizen-Children -- Rules and Responsibility, Guilt and Shame -- Arrest and Detention, and the Aftermath -- Fighting to Preserve a Life -- Losing the Challenge -- Exiles and the Limits of Citizenship -- Human Loss and Becoming Deportation Orphans -- Our Common Future -- Appendix A: Research Project: Exploring the Effects of Parental Deportation on U.S. Citizen Children -- Appendix B Cancellation of Removal Cases: Practical Information for Mental Health Clinicians
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 272 pages
Isbn
9780190211127
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015010485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn892040848
  • (OCoLC)892040848
Label
Forgotten citizens : deportation, children, and the making of american exiles and orphans, Luis H. Zayas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Keeping Silent -- Migrating for Life's Sake -- Immigration Wars -- The Lives of Citizen-Children -- Rules and Responsibility, Guilt and Shame -- Arrest and Detention, and the Aftermath -- Fighting to Preserve a Life -- Losing the Challenge -- Exiles and the Limits of Citizenship -- Human Loss and Becoming Deportation Orphans -- Our Common Future -- Appendix A: Research Project: Exploring the Effects of Parental Deportation on U.S. Citizen Children -- Appendix B Cancellation of Removal Cases: Practical Information for Mental Health Clinicians
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 272 pages
Isbn
9780190211127
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015010485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn892040848
  • (OCoLC)892040848

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