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The Shadow of the Wall
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Mass deportation is at the forefront of political discourse in the United States. The Shadow of the Wall shows in tangible ways the migration experiences of hundreds of people, including their encounters with U.S. Border Patrol, cartels, detention facilities, and the deportation process. Deportees reveal in their heartwrenching stories the power of family separation and reunification and the cost of criminalization, and they call into question assumptions about human rights and federal policies.

The authors analyze data from the Migrant Border Crossing Study (MBCS), a mixed-methods, binational research project that offers socially relevant, rigorous social science about migration, immigration enforcement, and violence on the border. Using information gathered from more than 1,600 post-deportation surveys, this volume examines the different faces of violence and migration along the Arizona-Sonora border and shows that deportees are highly connected to the United States and will stop at nothing to return to their families. The Shadow of the Wall underscores the unintended social consequences of increased border enforcement, immigrant criminalization, and deportation along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Contributors
 
Howard Campbell
Josiah Heyman
Alison Elizabeth Lee
Daniel E. Martínez
Ricardo Martínez-Schuldt
Jeremy Slack
Prescott L. Vandervoet
Matthew Ward
Scott Whiteford
Murphy Woodhouse

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. Josiah Heyman
  3. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Preface. The Migrant Border Crossing Study: Combining Activism, Advocacy, and Research
  2. pp. xv-xxiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxv-2
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  1. Introduction
  2. Jeremy Slack, Daniel E. Martínez, and Scott Whiteford
  3. pp. 3-17
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  1. 1. Research Methods
  2. Daniel E. Martínez, Jeremy Slack, and Ricardo Martínez­Schuldt
  3. pp. 18-42
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  1. 2. Violence and Migration on the Arizona-Sonora Border
  2. Jeremy Slack and Scott Whiteford
  3. pp. 43-62
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  1. 3. Methods of Violence: Researcher Safety and Adaptability in Times of Conflict
  2. Jeremy Slack, Daniel E. Martínez, and Prescott Vandervoet
  3. pp. 63-72
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  1. 4. In Harm’s Way: Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement Programs, and Security on the U.S.-Mexico Border
  2. Jeremy Slack, Daniel E. Martínez, Scott Whiteford, and Emily Peiffer
  3. pp. 73-93
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  1. 5. The Geography of Border Militarization: Violence, Death, and Health in Mexico and the United States
  2. Jeremy Slack, Daniel E. Martínez, Alison Elizabeth Lee, and Scott Whiteford
  3. pp. 94-119
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  1. 6. What Part of “Illegal” Don’t You Understand? The Social Consequences of Criminalizing Unauthorized Mexican Migrants in the United States
  2. Daniel E. Martínez and Jeremy Slack
  3. pp. 120-140
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  1. 7. Coyote Use in an Era of Heightened Border Enforcement: New Evidence from the Arizona-Sonora Border
  2. Daniel E. Martínez
  3. pp. 141-165
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  1. 8. On Narco-Coyotaje: Illicit Regimes and Their Impacts on the U.S.-Mexico Border
  2. Jeremy Slack and Howard Campbell
  3. pp. 166-189
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  1. 9. Captive Bodies: Migrant Kidnapping and Deportation in Mexico
  2. Jeremy Slack
  3. pp. 190-203
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  1. 10. Know Your Enemy: How Repatriated Unauthorized Migrants Learn About and Perceive Anti-Immigrant Mobilization in the United States
  2. Matthew Ward and Daniel E. Martínez
  3. pp. 204-219
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  1. Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here?
  2. Scott Whiteford, Jeremy Slack, and Daniel E. Martínez
  3. pp. 220-226
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  1. Appendix: A Note on Migrant Shelters
  2. Jeremy Slack
  3. pp. 227-232
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 233-236
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 237-244
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  1. Gallery
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