Anna Loizeaux

The Deported: Heartbreaking Stories of Undocumented Immigrants

At last, a book written by the people experiencing the injustices of our broken immigration system. While I wish there was no need for it, Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation, edited by Kent Wong and Nancy Guarneros, is an important third installment in the UCLA Labor Center’s groundbreaking work to center the experiences and efforts of undocumented immigrants, particularly in an academic context where there remains a void of literature written by and for the undocumented community. Stories of people facing and fighting deportation are told with the heart and depth that is sorely missing in mainstream media today. The authors write of the heartbreak from and resistance to deportation through the lens of families, who truly lie at the core of the destruction that deportation brings to immigrant communities.

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