Deportabilidad y manifestaciones del sufrimiento de los inmigrantes y sus familias

Translated title of the contribution: Deportability and manifestations of suffering of immigrants and their families

Verónica Montes

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In this study, I examine the way in which deportation inflicts different forms of suffering upon both immigrants themselves and their families. Drawing on a series of open-ended interviews with Mexican immigrants in the United States, as well as children of immigrants, and deportees, I examine not only the subjective condition of immigrants’ deportability status but also how living in a constant state of fear affects every member of the family. In each of the cases, I document the circumstances that contribute to the suffering of immigrants and their families. Finally, although all the stories presented here were forged through pain and anxiety, ultimately, these narratives demonstrate resistance and resilience within the migrant community.

Translated title of the contributionDeportability and manifestations of suffering of immigrants and their families
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)5-35
Issue number84
StatePublished - Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • Deportación--Estados Unidos
  • Estados Unidos--Emigración e inmigración
  • Inmigrantes--Estados Unidos
  • Inmigrantes--México
  • Mexicanos--Estados Unidos
  • Migración de retorno--México
  • México--Emigración e inmigración
  • United States
  • Return migration
  • Resilience
  • Deportation regime
  • Mexico
  • Suffering


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