Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration

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Seven Stories Press, 2007 - History - 303 pages
Journalist Deepa Fernandes seamlessly weaves together history, political analysis and the first-person narratives of those caught in the grips of the increasingly Kafkaesque US Homeland Security system. Fernandes - 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 militarised border zones, racist profiling, criminalisation and detention.

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Acknowledgments
9
Preface
21
Prologue
27
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DEEPA FERNANDES is the host of the popular morning show, "Wakeup call" on Pacifica radio station WBAI in New York City. Her award-winning radio features have aired on the BBC World Service, and Public Radio International. 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, community organizers and lawyers who are challenging the Bush Administration's policies.

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