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Intimate MigrationsGender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans$
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Deborah A. Boehm

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814789834

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814789834.001.0001

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(p.149) Postscript
Intimate Migrations

Deborah A. Boehm

NYU Press

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.

Keywords:   anti-immigrant policies, IIRIRA, 9/11, undocumented migration, deportation age, gender subjectivities, gendered inequalities

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