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Detain and PunishHaitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System$
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Carl Lindskoog

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400400

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400400.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Detain and Punish

Carl Lindskoog

University Press of Florida

This chapter introduces the problem of immigration detention and reviews its history, noting that the policy of detention was discontinued in 1954 but then began to re-emerge in the 1970s and was formally reinstituted in 1981. What led to the return of immigration detention in the United States and how did the detention system become the behemoth that it is today, the introduction asks. It then lays out the main arguments and framework of the book, emphasizing the central role that Haitians have played in the history of immigration detention and making connections to the broader history and scholarly literature of immigrant and refugee resistance, race and citizenship, and mass incarceration. The introduction concludes with a chapter-by-chapter overview of the book.

Keywords:   Haitians, Immigration, Detention, Refugee resistance, Race, Citizenship, Mass incarceration

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