This postscript explores how growing anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States is likely to affect intimate lives in emergent and troubling ways. The 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) and the events of 9/11 have set the stage for today's control of undocumented migration. Indeed, the United States is currently experiencing an age of deportation; over the past decades, deportations of foreign nationals from the U.S. have been increasing. Families—especially children—experience intense disruption as a result of deportation, even more so than in cases of transnational migration. As families negotiate this age of deportation, gender subjectivities and relations continue to shift, and gendered inequalities are likely to be reinforced.
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