- By Deepa Fernandes Howard Zinn

Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration

  • Title: Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration
  • Author: Deepa Fernandes Howard Zinn
  • ISBN: 9781583227282
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • Targeted Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration Journalist Deepa Fernandes seamlessley weaves together history political analysis and first person narratives of those caught in the grips of the increasingly Kafkaesque US Homeland Security system S

    Journalist Deepa Fernandes seamlessley weaves together history, political analysis and first person narratives of those caught in the grips of the increasingly Kafkaesque US Homeland Security system She documents how in post 9 11 America immigrants have come to be deemed a national security threat.

    1 thought on “Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration

    1. Being an immigrant sucksTargeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration,” by Deepa Fernandes makes that painfully clear.If you think what’s happening at Guantánamo is bad, read this tome to find out how Mexicans, Guatemalans, Haitians and any other southerly, brown people are treated when apprehended by the beefed-up forces of order not only along the border, but down at the corner.Fernandes, producer of WBAI New York’s morning show “Wake-Up Call,” has pieced together a ra [...]

    2. Targeted, by WBAI radio host Deepa Fernandes, is an eye-opening analysis of the harsh transformation U.S. immigration policy has undergone in the past ten years. The gems of the book are Fernandes’ moving interviews with non-citizens and her heart-tugging chronicles of their often unbelievable persecution, but just when you think Targeted has lapsed into insubstantial sentimentality, Fernandes unleashes a barrage of damning evidence and carefully researched statistics to supplement her argumen [...]

    3. Targeted is a quick, enchanting read on a plethora of topics related to what is among the country's most controversial topics: immigration. But moreso than your typical tales of Minutemen and protesters, Deepa Fernandes (host of WBAI's WakeUp Call) compiles a series of sobering facts, figures and testimonies on the matter of immigration as a transaction of capital and politics. Her writing is poignant, passionateand political. From travails with hate-group infiltrators to investigative reporting [...]

    4. Very informative about the "business"- of immigration and deportation- exposing those who profit from the system. I admit i skipped a number of sections, but the last half was really great and more relevant to my region. i especially liked the parts about the crazy corporate involvement in homeland security. also the roots of the current anti-immigrant movement, which is actually mostly sourced from the southern poverty law center's website- and article on a guy named tanton.

    5. This is a decidedly pro-immigration/open borders book, and for that some of my friends have criticized it. However, probably because I agree with Fernandes, I liked its mix of human stories and facts. There is much I didn't know about how immigration works today and just what the consequences are. I think it should be required reading.

    6. fascinating book by dear friend and fellow journalist, deepa fernandes. horrendous stories about how profiteers in the surveillance and prison industries capitalize on the fear, racism and jingoism that drives our system of immigration in the united states.

    7. brilliant, engaging, and horrifying, this book is a must-read, especially given the ongoing fight for immigrant justice. highly recommended.

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