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Dearly Deported: Social Citizenship of Undocumented Minors in the US


  • Brandon D. Lundy

    () (Kennesaw State University, Department of Geography and Anthropology, USA.)


First-second generation undocumented minors to the US are considered through an experiential-style “letter” in which the author uses his personal narrative as a backdrop for the deportation dilemma. The two primary questions considered in this piece are, can compassion play a role in policy decisions regarding deportation, and what happens when a person develops social citizenship within the host nation and then experiences deportation as a result of a fairly rigid world system? The focus is on the individual costs of forced migration when the promises of a new world order lead to alienation for the peoples of the Global South.

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  • Brandon D. Lundy, 2011. "Dearly Deported: Social Citizenship of Undocumented Minors in the US," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 8(1), pages 55-66, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:8:y:2011:i:1:p:55-66

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    1. Jeffrey H. Cohen, 2006. "Where do they go? “A day without a Mexican,” a perspective from south of the border," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 3(1), pages 77-86, April.
    2. Jeffrey Cohen & Bernardo Rios & Lise Byars, 2009. "The value, costs, and meaning of transnational migration in rural Oaxaca, Mexico," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 6(1), pages 15-25, April.
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