The Battle to Stay in America

The Battle to Stay in America : Immigration's Hidden Front Line

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The Battle to Stay in America is the story of a community coming to grips with the federal government's crackdown on immigrants and learning how to defend itself. Informative and personal, this is a story about mothers and fathers, lawyers and activists, local police and federal agencies, and a struggle for the identity of a nation. This is the quintessential story of the war on immigrants, as fought and felt on the front lines in the heart of America.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 488g
  • Reno, United States
  • English
  • 1948908506
  • 9781948908504
  • 2,252,538

Table of contents

Preface: A Note About Word Choice
Introduction 1
Part I: The Targets
1 The Graveyards of Nevada 11
2 Plan B 25
3 The Cleaners 43
Part II: The Attack
4 The Unaccompanied 61
5 Two Arrests 79
6 Psychological Warfare 92
Part III: The Defense
7 How to Talk to Your Neighbors About Immigration 111
8 The Strip Mall Resistance 129
9 Dirty Immigration Lawyers 146
10 The Coming Battle 160
Acknowledgments 169
Glossary 171
Notes 175
Bibliography 187
Index 000
About the Author 197
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Reviewed by the New York Review of Books:The destructive impact of this enforcement regime on day-to-day life in immigrant communities is described with refreshing clarity and heart by Michael Kagan in The Battle to Stay in America. Kagan, a law professor at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, tells stories of his neighbors and of clients at the university law clinic he runs. He provides an unusually accessible primer on immigration law and a valuable guide to the ways it currently works to perpetuate an excluded immigrant underclass with diminished rights."
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About Michael Kagan

Michael Kagan is the director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic, which defends children and families fighting deportation in Las Vegas and is Joyce Mack Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has written for The Washington Post,, and The Daily Beast and is a leading national scholar of immigration and refugee law.
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