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Illegal Encounters: The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People

Deborah Boehm and Susan Terrio


The book considers illegality, deportability, and deportation in the lives of young people—those who migrate as well as those who are affected by the migration of others. A primary focus of the volume is to understand how children and youth encounter, move through, or are outside of a range of legal processes, including border enforcement, immigration detention, federal custody, courts, and state processes of categorization. Even if young people do not directly interact with state immigration systems—because they are U.S. citizens or have avoided detention—they are nonetheless deeply impacted ... More

Keywords: immigration, migration, deportation, deportability, illegality, detention, children, youth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479887798
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479887798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Boehm, editor
University of Nevada, Reno

Susan Terrio, editor
Georgetown University

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Front Matter


Deborah A. Boehm and Susan J. Terrio

1 Risky Border Crossings

Jason De León


José Ortiz-Rosales and Kristen Jackson


Williams Guevara Martínez

5 Youth on Their Own

Nina Rabin and Cecilia Menjívar

6 Immigration Courts

Susan J. Terrio

Reflections Representing Unaccompanied Children

Wendy Young and Megan McKenna


Dana Leigh Marks

8 Youth Activism

Carolina Valdivia

9 Dreaming across Borders

Deborah A. Boehm


Abel Núñez and Rachel Gittinger


Margarita Salas-Crespo


Jacqueline Bhabha