Historically, Obama's reputation as a deporter in chief is not surprising given the Democratic Party's historical role in enforcing punitive immigration policy. Yet how did the Democrats move from being the champions of immigration reform in 2006 to mass deportations today? We will discuss the role of US political parties and the politics of immigrant rights movements in the US to understand where we are today.
Reform Without Justice by Alfonso Gonzalez
No One is Illegal by Mike Davis and Justin Akers Chacon
The Democrats: A Critical History by Lance Selfa
When Immigrants Marched Out of the Shadows by Bridget Broderick and Orlando Sepulveda
The Ugly Business of Immigrant Detention by Lupita Romero