Family Separation and the U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis, 1st Edition

  • Laurie Collier Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 1440876622
  • ISBN-13: 9781440876622
  • DDC: 362.89
  • 168 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This volume is devoted to child migrant detention on the U.S.-Mexico border, and offers a clear, authoritative, and unbiased understanding of this issue and the national debate about our nation's leaders, institutions, values, and priorities. It provides background information on the political, social, and economic forces driving undocumented immigration into America; explains the policies and records of both the Obama and Trump administrations on immigration, deportation, and border security; summarizes current laws and regulations governing U.S. border and immigration policies; recounts President Trump's rhetoric and record on both legal and illegal immigration, including his promise to build a Border Wall with funds from Mexico; surveys living conditions in the border detention centers operated by U.S. authorities; and discusses the impact of detention and family separation on children taken into custody.