Book notes: Beyond Deportation

July 28, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia “Prosecutorial discretion” refers to a decision made by an agency (in this case, the Department of Homeland Security) about whether or not to enforce the immigration laws against a person or group

Clinton deserves the black vote

May 19, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—F. Michael Higginbotham [This article originally appeared in The Baltimore Sun.] Political pundits have wondered whether Hillary Clinton will enjoy the same enthusiastic support from the African-American community in her presidential bid that President Barack Obama received.

Book giveaway: Dissent

April 7, 2015 nyupressblog 0

“Temple University historian Young delivers a doorstopper that few readers will ever want to misuse in such a manner; his clear and elegant style and a keen eye for good stories make it a page-turner…Young

The racial injustices of mass deportation

March 23, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Tanya Maria Golash-Boza [This article was originally published on CounterPunch.]  Comprehensive immigration reform, it seems, is no longer on the political agenda. It is incumbent upon us (by us I mean people committed to immigrant

Race, ethnicity, and policing

March 12, 2015 nyupressblog 1

Last year, the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers—the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City—sparked massive protests and a politically-charged

Rebranding safe haven laws

March 5, 2015 nyupressblog 3

—Laury Oaks Last week, the Republican-heavy Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to enhance its safe haven law and voiced support for a newly marketed baby-saving product: the Safe Haven Baby Box. Indiana

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