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Every year the American Dream inspires hundreds of thousands of people to risk their savings—and their lives—to enter the United States in search of a better life. Increasingly, instead of finding their dream, many encounter a nightmare—a country whose culture and legal system aggressively target and prosecute them.

In Targeted, journalist Deepa Fernandes seamlessly weaves together history, political analysis, and first-person narratives of those caught in the grips of the increasingly Kafkaesque US Homeland Security system: immigrants, non-citizens and undocumented workers. Deepa—herself an immigrant well-acquainted with US immigration procedures—takes the reader on a harrowing journey inside the new American immigrant experience, a journey marked by militarized border zones, racist profiling, criminalization, and detention.

Fernandes argues that since 9/11 the Bush administration has been carrying out a series of systematic changes to decades-old immigration policy that simultaneously constitute a roll back of immigrant rights and a boon for a growing “Immigration Industrial Complex.” She also documents the bullet-to-ballot strategy of white supremacist elements that have successfully infiltrated and influenced the writing of the country’s immigration legislation.

Deepa Fernandes is a radio journalist for Pacifica Radio whose award-winning work has aired on the BBC World Service, and National Public Radio. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, In These Times and the New York Amsterdam News. Targeted, her first book, is the result of four years of research collecting narratives from immigrants as well as human rights groups and lawyers who are challenging the Bush administrations policies.

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Fernandes (host of Wakeup Call, a daily morning show on New York City radio station WBAI) issues a broad attack on the current state of US immigration policy. Weaving in numerous and often tragic personal stories of those affected, she discusses the militarization of the southern border, describes the scope of the immigration detention and deportation machinery, and describes the discriminatory nature of the US asylum track for immigration. For the latter two issues, she discusses the particular case of Haitian immigrants and asylum seekers. The nature of the foreign student and foreign worker programs are discussed, once again highlighting the issue of discrimination. She then turns to the primary drivers of current US immigration policy, including the security-industrial complex and white nationalists, with their undue influence on the legislative agenda. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The new immigrant experience of waking from the American dream to fortress America.

Synopsis:

America has always portrayed itself as a country of immigrants, welcoming each year the millions seeking a new home or refuge in this land of plenty. Increasingly, instead of finding their dream, many encounter a nightmare—a country whose culture and legal system aggressively target and prosecute them.

In Targeted, journalist Deepa Fernandes seamlessly weaves together history, political analysis, and first-person narratives of those caught in the grips of the increasingly Kafkaesque U.S. Homeland Security system. She documents how in post-9/11 America immigrants have come to be deemed a national security threat.

Fernandes—herself an immigrant well-acquainted with U.S. immigration procedures—takes the reader on a harrowing journey inside the new American immigrant experience, a journey marked by militarized border zones, racist profiling, criminalization, detention and deportation. She argues that since 9/11, the Bush administration has been carrying out a series of systematic changes to decades-old immigration policy that constitute a roll back of immigrant rights and a boon for businesses who are helping to enforce the crackdown on immigrants, creating a growing "Immigration Industrial Complex." She also documents the bullet-to-ballot strategy of white supremacist elements that influence our new immigration legislation.

About the Author

Deepa Fernandes is an young, award-winning radio and print journalist who has reported from around the globe for the BBC News, NPR, Australia Broadcasting Corporation, ABC News, the Village Voice and anothers. She is host of the nationally broadcast program Free Speech Radio News.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583227282
Author:
Fernandes, Deepa
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Foreword by:
Zinn, Howard
Foreword:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Emigration and immigration
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
National security
Subject:
National security -- United States.
Subject:
United States Emigration and immigration.
Subject:
National security - United States
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 0.8 in 14 oz

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The new immigrant experience of waking from the American dream to fortress America.
"Synopsis" by , America has always portrayed itself as a country of immigrants, welcoming each year the millions seeking a new home or refuge in this land of plenty. Increasingly, instead of finding their dream, many encounter a nightmare—a country whose culture and legal system aggressively target and prosecute them.

In Targeted, journalist Deepa Fernandes seamlessly weaves together history, political analysis, and first-person narratives of those caught in the grips of the increasingly Kafkaesque U.S. Homeland Security system. She documents how in post-9/11 America immigrants have come to be deemed a national security threat.

Fernandes—herself an immigrant well-acquainted with U.S. immigration procedures—takes the reader on a harrowing journey inside the new American immigrant experience, a journey marked by militarized border zones, racist profiling, criminalization, detention and deportation. She argues that since 9/11, the Bush administration has been carrying out a series of systematic changes to decades-old immigration policy that constitute a roll back of immigrant rights and a boon for businesses who are helping to enforce the crackdown on immigrants, creating a growing "Immigration Industrial Complex." She also documents the bullet-to-ballot strategy of white supremacist elements that influence our new immigration legislation.

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