FAMILY AS A VEHICLE FOR ABJECTION

Abstract

In this paper, I take my bearings from those who have argued we can see a system of family law emerging in the area of immigration. Kerry Abrams, to take one example, has looked at a series of laws relating to marriage, and argued that couples that include a noncitizen are subject to a regime of federal laws and policies that is more stringent and interventionist than the state law relating to citizen couples. My focus here, however, is on a different area of immigration law or policy: a series of enforcement efforts aimed at apprehending and detaining undocumented immigrants. In particular, I will look at two recent initiatives: workplace and residential sweeps aimed at apprehending undocumented immigrants; and the emergence of "family detention" facilities designed to house families as they await determination of their immigration status.
How to Cite
. FAMILY AS A VEHICLE FOR ABJECTION. Journal of Law and Family Studies, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 2, dec. 2009. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/jlfs/article/view/209>. Date accessed: 25 nov. 2017.
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