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The Resource The dispossessed : a story of asylum at the US-Mexican border and beyond, John Washington

The dispossessed : a story of asylum at the US-Mexican border and beyond, John Washington

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The dispossessed : a story of asylum at the US-Mexican border and beyond
Title
The dispossessed
Title remainder
a story of asylum at the US-Mexican border and beyond
Statement of responsibility
John Washington
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author relates the experiences of Arnovis, a 24-year-old Salvadoran man in search of asylum, to illustrate the current context and discussion of human migration into the United States, as well as other Western nations
  • "The first comprehensive, in-depth book on the Trump administration's assault on asylum protections. Arnovis couldn't stay in El Salvador. If he didn't leave, a local gangster promised that his family would dress in mourning--that he would wake up with flies in his mouth. "It was like a bomb exploded in my life," Arnovis said.The Dispossessed tells the story of a twenty-four-year-old Salvadoran man, Arnovis, whose family's search for safety shows how the United States--in concert with other Western nations--has gutted asylum protections for the world's most vulnerable. Crisscrossing the border and Central America, John Washington traces one man's quest for asylum. Arnovis is separated from his daughter by US Border Patrol agents and struggles to find security after being repeatedly deported to a gang-ruled community in El Salvador, traumatic experiences relayed by Washington with vivid intensity. Adding historical, literary, and current political context to the discussion of migration today, Washington tells the history of asylum law and practice through ages to the present day. Packed with information and reflection, The Dispossessed is more than a human portrait of those who cross borders--it is an urgent and persuasive case for sharing the country we call home." --
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Publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Washington, John
Dewey number
325.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.W37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • El Salvador
  • Mexico
  • Immigration enforcement
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigration enforcement
  • El Salvador
  • Mexico
  • United States
Label
The dispossessed : a story of asylum at the US-Mexican border and beyond, John Washington
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Fear, the state, migration -- The highway comes to Corral de Mulas -- Rise of the gangs -- Dangerous and do-nothing police -- Police target Arnovis -- Chris Rock and Max Weber -- Isolation and danger in Corral de Mulas -- Inability to relocate in El Salvador
  • SECOND ATTEMPT
  • 5.
  • Deportation -- A sad night in a sex motel -- Poverty in Corral -- Heading north again -- Bribery in the jungle -- The Beast -- Pushbacks and the deterrence -- Hiring a coyote -- "Safe third country agreements" -- Mexico's dysfunctional asylum system -- Are refugees safe in the United States? -- Arnovis arrives in Piedras [ect.]
  • 6.
  • Escape from the safe house -- Dodging Mexican marines -- Nights in the desert -- Pushing away asylum seekers at the border -- Fording the Rio Grande -- Entry fiction doctrine -- Taken into custody
  • 7.
  • The century of the refugee -- Hebraic law and asylum -- Islamic and Arabic traditions of hospitality -- Sanctuary and asylum among the early Greeks -- Sophocles and Aeschylus -- Democracy and asylum -- Sanctuary in Rome and the early Christian church -- Calvin and Luther -- European states and asylum -- Fugitive slaves as [ect.]
  • 8.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Requirements of proof for asylum claims -- The World Trade Center and asylum policy -- Immaterial inconsistences -- Las hieleras -- Border Patrol's lies -- Arnovis and credible fear -- Playing trilingual telephone in courts -- Scheherazade -- Arnovis deported
  • 9.
  • Twenty people displaced a minute -- Nansen passports -- Failures in 1933 -- Evian Conference and Kristallnacht -- The saga of the St. Louis -- Nineteen Eighty-Four -- The "right to have rights" -- 1951 Refugee Convention -- Anti-communism and United States asylum policy -- Refugees fleeing the United States -- 1967 Protocol and mass exodus from Southeast Asia -- Denying Central American asylum claims -- Anti-Haitian policies and the rise of Guantanamo -- Welcome to the Cubans -- War crimes and El Salvador at war -- United States extends its border south -- Australia learns from US pushbacks -- Perdition, downfall, doom, extinction, and [ect.]
  • THIRD ATTEMPT
  • 10.
  • Arnovis in chains -- Domestic split in Corral de Mulas -- Gang control on the peninsula -- Another threat -- Arnovis and Jose flee with their daughters -- A smuggler's cramped truck
  • 11.
  • Santos witnesses his twin's murder in Juarez -- The dungeons of US detention -- Time as a weapon -- Refugee literature -- Bona fide or bogus claims -- Climate refugees -- Arnovis and Meybelin in a southern Mexican safe house -- Border militarization -- Racist immigration enforcement -- Rise of the coyotes -- Refugee Roulette -- "Asylum to the virtuous" -- Fifty-two hours in a truck -- Death trucks -- Darlene gets sick -- "Zero tolerance" and family separations -- The family crosses the river in a raft -- Back in the hieleras -- The girls are [ect.]
  • 12.
  • Trump to eliminate courts and judges -- A caravan -- Particularistic refugees -- US meddling in El Salvador -- The Central American "laboratory" -- Rise of gangs in LA -- Failures of the Drug War -- The CIA, the state, and local police collaborating with gangs and drug smugglers -- US foreign policy in Honduras -- NBA jerseys in Honduran [ect.]
  • FIRST ATTEMPT
  • 13.
  • Where is Meybelin? -- "Twenty-three days of terror" -- United States backs out of refugee resettlement accords -- Narrowing grounds for asylum -- Arnovis prosecuted
  • 14.
  • Martin threatened by Acapulco cops -- Detention of asylum seekers -- "We were locked up like dogs" -- The feeling of fear -- Torturing a grandmother -- Psalms of asylum -- Assassination of Archbishop Romero
  • 15.
  • Arnovis back in Corral without Meybelin -- Contact with Meybelin -- Media sensation -- Welcome-home balloons -- My first visit to Corral -- Arnovis still on edge -- Dancing in the dirt -- Another trip north?
  • CAN I LIVE?
  • 16.
  • Consequences of asylum denial -- Sixty bullet casings -- Chronicling death upon deportation -- Emergency evacuations
  • 17.
  • 1.
  • Sanctuary outside Austin -- Hilda's story -- A childhood of abuse -- Fleeing with her son -- Detention -- Hunger strike -- Making home in a church -- Growing up in a church
  • 18.
  • Lingering fear in Corral -- New threats -- The price of a bullet -- Blistered identity -- A nation's capacity to protect -- Asylum as triage -- A state's own fear -- "Freedom is a place" -- Heidegger, Arendt, Holderlin -- Changes in El Salvador -- Meybelin loves her father -- Arnovis's dream
  • Bombing the Bridge of Gold -- Gang presence in Joyous Saint John -- A soccer match and an asylum claim -- Gangs as state actors -- Pressure to join one gang, threats from the other -- Peluca keeps pushing -- Pistol to the head -- Escape
  • 2.
  • Fear and the state -- Biases in asylum adjudication -- Greek heroes -- Non-refoulement -- Principle and practice -- More asylum seekers, more bordering -- The meaning of the crisis -- Blurring of economic migrants and refugees -- The doubly dispossessed
  • 3.
  • Arnovis traveling north -- Horrors and hardships -- Caught in Mexico -- Mexican immigration enforcement -- Siglo XXI
Control code
1112366806
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 334 pages
Isbn
9781788734721
Lccn
2020932718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1112366806
Label
The dispossessed : a story of asylum at the US-Mexican border and beyond, John Washington
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Fear, the state, migration -- The highway comes to Corral de Mulas -- Rise of the gangs -- Dangerous and do-nothing police -- Police target Arnovis -- Chris Rock and Max Weber -- Isolation and danger in Corral de Mulas -- Inability to relocate in El Salvador
  • SECOND ATTEMPT
  • 5.
  • Deportation -- A sad night in a sex motel -- Poverty in Corral -- Heading north again -- Bribery in the jungle -- The Beast -- Pushbacks and the deterrence -- Hiring a coyote -- "Safe third country agreements" -- Mexico's dysfunctional asylum system -- Are refugees safe in the United States? -- Arnovis arrives in Piedras [ect.]
  • 6.
  • Escape from the safe house -- Dodging Mexican marines -- Nights in the desert -- Pushing away asylum seekers at the border -- Fording the Rio Grande -- Entry fiction doctrine -- Taken into custody
  • 7.
  • The century of the refugee -- Hebraic law and asylum -- Islamic and Arabic traditions of hospitality -- Sanctuary and asylum among the early Greeks -- Sophocles and Aeschylus -- Democracy and asylum -- Sanctuary in Rome and the early Christian church -- Calvin and Luther -- European states and asylum -- Fugitive slaves as [ect.]
  • 8.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Requirements of proof for asylum claims -- The World Trade Center and asylum policy -- Immaterial inconsistences -- Las hieleras -- Border Patrol's lies -- Arnovis and credible fear -- Playing trilingual telephone in courts -- Scheherazade -- Arnovis deported
  • 9.
  • Twenty people displaced a minute -- Nansen passports -- Failures in 1933 -- Evian Conference and Kristallnacht -- The saga of the St. Louis -- Nineteen Eighty-Four -- The "right to have rights" -- 1951 Refugee Convention -- Anti-communism and United States asylum policy -- Refugees fleeing the United States -- 1967 Protocol and mass exodus from Southeast Asia -- Denying Central American asylum claims -- Anti-Haitian policies and the rise of Guantanamo -- Welcome to the Cubans -- War crimes and El Salvador at war -- United States extends its border south -- Australia learns from US pushbacks -- Perdition, downfall, doom, extinction, and [ect.]
  • THIRD ATTEMPT
  • 10.
  • Arnovis in chains -- Domestic split in Corral de Mulas -- Gang control on the peninsula -- Another threat -- Arnovis and Jose flee with their daughters -- A smuggler's cramped truck
  • 11.
  • Santos witnesses his twin's murder in Juarez -- The dungeons of US detention -- Time as a weapon -- Refugee literature -- Bona fide or bogus claims -- Climate refugees -- Arnovis and Meybelin in a southern Mexican safe house -- Border militarization -- Racist immigration enforcement -- Rise of the coyotes -- Refugee Roulette -- "Asylum to the virtuous" -- Fifty-two hours in a truck -- Death trucks -- Darlene gets sick -- "Zero tolerance" and family separations -- The family crosses the river in a raft -- Back in the hieleras -- The girls are [ect.]
  • 12.
  • Trump to eliminate courts and judges -- A caravan -- Particularistic refugees -- US meddling in El Salvador -- The Central American "laboratory" -- Rise of gangs in LA -- Failures of the Drug War -- The CIA, the state, and local police collaborating with gangs and drug smugglers -- US foreign policy in Honduras -- NBA jerseys in Honduran [ect.]
  • FIRST ATTEMPT
  • 13.
  • Where is Meybelin? -- "Twenty-three days of terror" -- United States backs out of refugee resettlement accords -- Narrowing grounds for asylum -- Arnovis prosecuted
  • 14.
  • Martin threatened by Acapulco cops -- Detention of asylum seekers -- "We were locked up like dogs" -- The feeling of fear -- Torturing a grandmother -- Psalms of asylum -- Assassination of Archbishop Romero
  • 15.
  • Arnovis back in Corral without Meybelin -- Contact with Meybelin -- Media sensation -- Welcome-home balloons -- My first visit to Corral -- Arnovis still on edge -- Dancing in the dirt -- Another trip north?
  • CAN I LIVE?
  • 16.
  • Consequences of asylum denial -- Sixty bullet casings -- Chronicling death upon deportation -- Emergency evacuations
  • 17.
  • 1.
  • Sanctuary outside Austin -- Hilda's story -- A childhood of abuse -- Fleeing with her son -- Detention -- Hunger strike -- Making home in a church -- Growing up in a church
  • 18.
  • Lingering fear in Corral -- New threats -- The price of a bullet -- Blistered identity -- A nation's capacity to protect -- Asylum as triage -- A state's own fear -- "Freedom is a place" -- Heidegger, Arendt, Holderlin -- Changes in El Salvador -- Meybelin loves her father -- Arnovis's dream
  • Bombing the Bridge of Gold -- Gang presence in Joyous Saint John -- A soccer match and an asylum claim -- Gangs as state actors -- Pressure to join one gang, threats from the other -- Peluca keeps pushing -- Pistol to the head -- Escape
  • 2.
  • Fear and the state -- Biases in asylum adjudication -- Greek heroes -- Non-refoulement -- Principle and practice -- More asylum seekers, more bordering -- The meaning of the crisis -- Blurring of economic migrants and refugees -- The doubly dispossessed
  • 3.
  • Arnovis traveling north -- Horrors and hardships -- Caught in Mexico -- Mexican immigration enforcement -- Siglo XXI
Control code
1112366806
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 334 pages
Isbn
9781788734721
Lccn
2020932718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1112366806

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