When Human Beings Are Illegal
Against The Current vol. 136

Rachleff, Peter
Date Written:  2008-09-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2008
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13436

Once the government assumes the task of separating citizens from "impossible subjects," historian Mae Ngai points out, "the border" is everywhere, not just between countries. Thus, the border has come to the Midwest. In the two years since the immigrant rights marches of spring 2006, there have been federal ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids of workplaces, especially meatpacking plants, in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

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