This list is a preliminary collection of readings on immigration detention and deportation. The selected readings centre around migration control, contemporary forms of punishment, and the lived experiences of detention and deportation. The readings included explore how carceral power has reproduced itself in non-criminal justice settings to the administrative setting of immigration and border control, and the harms that carceral practices have on family members of those detained and deported by the migration regime.
Atak, I., & Simeon, J. C. (2018). The criminalization of migration: Context and consequences. McGill-Queen’s University Press. [🇨🇦]
Beckett, K. & Murakawa, N. (2012). Mapping the shadow carceral state: Towards an institutionally capacious approach to punishment. Theoretical Criminology, 16(2), 221 244.
Benslimane, S., & Moffette, D. (2019). The double punishment of criminal inadmissibility for immigrants. Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, 28(1), 44-65. [🇨🇦]
Bosworth, M. (2014). Inside Immigration Detention. Oxford University Press.
Bosworth, M., & Turnbull, S. (2015). Immigration detention and the expansion of penal power in the United Kingdom. In K. Reiter and A. Koenig (eds) Extreme Punishment (pp. 50-67). Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology. Palgrave Macmillan, London.
Bosworth, M., Hasselberg, I., and Turnbull, S. (2016) Imprisonment in a Global World: Rethinking Penal Power. In: Y. Jewkes, J. Bennett, and B. Crewe (eds.) Handbook on Prisons, Second Revised Edition, 698-711. Abingdon: Routledge.
Burman, J. (2006). Absence, “Removal,” and Everyday Life in the Diasporic City: Antidetention/Antideportation Activism in Montréal. Space and Culture, 9(3), 279–293. [🇨🇦]
Chan, W. (2005). Crime, deportation and the regulation of immigrants in Canada. Crime, Law and Social Change, 44, 153–180. [🇨🇦]
Das Gupta, M. (2014). “Don’t Deport Our Daddies”: Gendering State Deportation Practices and Immigrant Organizing. Gender & Society, 28(1), 83–109.
De Genova, N. (2002). Migrant “illegality” and deportability in everyday life. Annual Review of Anthropology, 31, 419–447.
De Noronha, L. (2020). Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of deportation to Jamaica (pp. 145 -172). Manchester University Press.
Dennler, K.T. & Garneau, B. (2022). Deporting Refugees: Hidden Injustice in Canada. Romero House. https://romerohouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/ Report-on-deportation.pdf. [🇨🇦]
Dow, M. (2007). Designed to punish: Immigration detention and deportation. Social Research, 74(2), 533-546.
Flores, A., Escudero, K., & Burciaga, E. (2019). Legal–spatial consciousness: a legal geography framework for examining migrant illegality. Law & Policy, 41(1), 12-33.
Gidaris, C. (2020). Rethinking confinement through Canada’s alternatives to detention program. Incarceration. https://doi.org/10.1177/2632666320936436 [🇨🇦]
Glenn-Levin Rodriguez, N. (2017). Fragile Families: Foster Care, Immigration, and Citizenship. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Golash-Boza, T. (2009). The immigration industrial complex: why we enforce immigration policies destined to fail. Sociology Compass, 3(2), 295-309.
Golash-Boza, T. (2016). The parallels between mass incarceration and mass deportation: An intersectional analysis of state repression. Journal of World – Systems Research, 22(2), 484-509.
Hernandez, C.C.G. (2013). Invisible spaces and invisible lives in immigration detention. Howard LJ, 57, 869.
Hiemstra, N. (2013). ‘You don’t even know where you are’: Chaotic geographies of US migration detention and deportation. In N. Gill, N. & D. Moran’s (eds) Carceral Spaces: Mobility and Agency in Imprisonment and Migrant Detention (pp. 57-75). Routledge.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Report (2021). “I didn’t feel like a human in there”: Immigration Detention in Canada and its Impact on Mental Health. Retrieved from: https://www.amnesty.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/canada0621_web.pdf [🇨🇦]
López, J. L. (2021). Unauthorized Love: Mixed-Citizenship Couples Negotiating Intimacy, Immigration, and the State. Stanford University Press.
Lopez, W. (2016). ” If you hold my hand, no one will be able to take you away from me”: The Health Implications of an Immigration Raid on a Mixed-Status Latino community in Washtenaw County, Michigan (Doctoral dissertation).
Lopez, W. D., Horner, P., Doering-White, J., Delva, J., Sanders, L., & Martinez, R. (2018). Raising children amid the threat of deportation: Perspectives from undocumented Latina mothers. Journal of Community Practice, 26(2), 225-235.
Marsden, S. G. (2018). Enforcing exclusion: precarious migrants and the law in Canada. UBC Press. [🇨🇦]
Martin, L. L. (2012). Governing through the family: Struggles over US noncitizen family detention policy. Environment and Planning. A, 44(4), 866–888.
Martin, L. (2011). The geopolitics of vulnerability: children’s legal subjectivity, immigrant family detention and US immigration law and enforcement policy. Gender, Place and Culture, 18(4), 477–498.
Martinez‐Aranda, M. G. (2020). Collective liminality: The spillover effects of indeterminate detention on immigrant families. Law & Society Review, 54(4), 755-787.
Menjivar, C., Gomez Cervantes, A., & Alvord, D. (2018). The expansion of ‘crimmigration,’ mass detention, and deportation. Sociology Compass, 12(4): UNSP e12573
Mountz, A., Coddington, K., Catania, R. T., & Loyd, J. M. (2013). Conceptualizing detention: Mobility, containment, bordering, and exclusion. Progress in Human Geography, 37(4), 522–541.
Nethery, A., & Silverman, S. J. (2015). Immigration detention: the migration of a policy and its human impact . Routledge. [🇨🇦]
Rodriguez, C. (2016). Experiencing ‘illegality’ as a family? Immigration enforcement, social policies, and discourses targeting Mexican mixed-status families. Sociological Compass, 10(8), 706-717.
Silverman, S. J., & Kaytaz, E. S. (2022). Examining the ‘National Risk Assessment for Detention’process: an intersectional analysis of detaining ‘dangerousness’ in Canada. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 48(3), 693-709. [🇨🇦]
Stumpf, J. (2006). The crimmigration crisis: Immigrants, crime, and sovereign power. American University Law Review, 56(2), 367–419.
Turnbull, S. (2018) Starting Again: Life After Deportation from the United Kingdom. In: S. Khosravi (ed.) After Deportation: Ethnographic Perspectives, 37-61. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Turnbull, S. and Hasselberg, I. (2017) From Prison to Detention: The Carceral Trajectories of Foreign-national Prisoners in the United Kingdom. Punishment & Society 19(2): 135 154.
Turnbull, S. (2016) ‘Stuck in the Middle’: Waiting and Uncertainty in Immigration Detention. Time & Society 25(1): 61-79.
Turnbull, S. (2014). Blurred boundaries: Experiencing immigration detention as punishment. Penal Boundaries Workshop. Toronto: University of Toronto.
Walia, H. (2013). Undoing border imperialism. Oakland, CA: AK Press.
Walia, H. (2021). Border & rule: global migration, capitalism, and the rise of racist nationalism. Fernwood Publishing.