Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Immigration Criminalization Industry

To update the Iowa immigration raid story referred to earlier (see here and here)... and to link it to the immigrant prison stories (see here and here).... The NY Times reports today that 270 of the 389 mostly Guatemalan immigrant workers rounded up in raids in Iowa last week have been sent to prison and sentenced to five months. Quietly intensified criminalization is the direction of US immigration policy.

One missing element in the Times story is where they're being sent. It's worth exploring further, especially in light of Barba's earlier posts.

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