General Resources for Homeland Guantanamo

Books

  • Bacon, David. "Illegal People". Beacon Press, 2008.
    Argues that globalization increases illegal migration, and discusses the plight of undocumented migrant workers, the "world's most exploited workforce."
  • Daniels, Roger. "Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882". Hill and Wang, 2004.
    Covers immigration policy since the 1880's.
  • Dow, Mark. "American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons". University of California Press, 2005.
    Describes the inner workings of immigration detention.
  • Hing, Bill. "Defining America Through Immigration Policy". Temple University Press, 2004.
    Defines the continuing debates about immigration in the context of what value Americans as a people have assigned to cultural pluralism in various eras.
  • Ed. James, Joy. Palgrave. "States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons". Macmillan, 2002.
    Discusses the political, social, and economic biases in policing and punishment.
  • Khan, Mahvish Rukhsana. "My Guantanamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me". PublicAffairs, 2008.
    Collection of detainee narratives that offer a first-hand view of the violence and injustice within Guantanamo.
  • Luibheid, Eitihne. "Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border". University of Texas Press, 1998.
    Analyzes the ways in which sexuality is constructed through immigration laws.
  • Ed. Luibheid, Eithne & Cantu, Lionel. "Queer Migrations: Sexuality, U.S. Citizenship, and Border Crossings". University of Minnesota Press, 2005.
    Unpacks the ways in which the governmental policing of borders reinforces and relies upon heterosexual norms.
  • Riley, Jason L. "Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders: Six Common Arguments Against Immigration and Why They Are Wrong". Penguin Group, 2008.
    Makes economic and sociological arguments for the advantages of open borders.
  • Welch, Michael. "Detained: Immigration Laws and the Expanding I.N.S. Jail Complex". Temple University Press, 2002.
    Looks at immigration legislation and policies of the United States since 1996.

Films

  • "Al Otro Lado" (To The Other Side) (Documentary, 2005)
    Directed by Gustavo Loza
    http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2006/alotrolado/
    Looks at the United States/Mexico border from the perspective of those who live north and south of it.
  • "Lest We Forget" (Documentary, 2003)
    Directed by Jason DaSilva
    http://www.lestweforgetmovie.com
    Compares Japanese Internment Camps to post-9/11 treatment of immigrants.
  • "Lost Boys of Sudan" (Documentary, 2004)
    Directed by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk
    http://www.lostboysfilm.com
    Follows two Sudanese refugees on a journey from Africa to America.
  • "Maria Full of Grace" (Fiction, 2004)
    Directed by Joshua Marston
    http://www.mariafullofgrace.com
    In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant 17-year-old Maria accepts the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to USA with 62 pellets of cocaine in her stomach.
  • "The New Americans" (Documentary, 2004)
    http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans
    Follows 4 years in the lives of a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America.
  • "Rights on the Line: Vigilantes at the Border" (Documentary, 2004)
    Produced by American Friends Service Committee in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union and WITNESS
    http://www.witness.org
    http://www.afsc.org
    http://www.aclu.org
    Offers a look at the growing role of armed vigilante groups at the United States/Mexico border.
  • "Sentenced Home" (Documentary, 2005)
    Directed by David Grabias and Nicole Newnham
    http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/sentencedhome
    The story of Cambodian Americans who arrived in the United States as refugees in the 1980's and are fighting an unwilling deportation back to Cambodia.
  • "Uprooted: Refugees of the Global Economy" (Documentary, 2001)
    Produced by National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
    http://www.nnirr.org
    How the global economy has forced people to leave their home countries.
  • "The Visitor" (Fiction, 2008)
    Directed by Tom McCarthy
    A disillusioned Connecticut Economics professor is revitalized after a chance encounter with an immigrant couple in New York City.
  • "Whose Children are These?" (Documentary, 2007)
    Directed by Theresa Thanjan
    http://www.whosechildrenarethese.com
    Examines the experiences of three Muslim-American teenagers affected by Special Registration, a post-9/11 security measure initiated by the United States Department of Justice that required male non-citizens from 25 predominantly Muslim nations to register with the government.

Animations

Websites

  • "American Civil Liberties Union"
    http://www.aclu.org
    A national organization that advocates individual rights including the right to First Amendment, due process and privacy.
  • "Breakthrough"
    http://www.breakthrough.tv
    Breakthrough is an international human rights organization that uses media and popular culture to talk about immigrant rights in the United States.
  • "Detention Watch Network"
    http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org
    The Detention Watch Network (DWN) is a national coalition in the United States that addresses the detention crisis head-on and helps detainees make their voices heard.
  • "Families for Freedom"
    http://www.familiesforfreedom.org
    Families for Freedom is a New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing and fighting deportation.
  • "National Day Laborers and Organizing Network"
    http://www.ndlon.org
    A collaborative of more than 30 community-based organizations that organize day laborers in different parts of the country.
  • "The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild"
    http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org
    An organization that protects the rights of non-citizens facing barriers to justice.
  • "National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights"
    http://www.nnirr.org
    A national organization that serves as a forum to share information, educate communities and the general public, and develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues.
  • "Rights Working Group"
    http://www.rightsworkinggroup.org
    The Rights Working Group is a national coalition of more than 250 community-based groups and policy organizations dedicated to ensuring that American commitment to liberty and justice is fulfilled.

Reports

Articles

Organizational Reports

Miscellaneous

  • Huang, Margaret. Executive Director of Rights Working Group. "Other Rights Violations." Email to Heidi Boisvert. 18 July 2008.
  • Lonegan, Bryan. Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, 15 June 2005. June 15, 2005 "(Letter on file with author)".
  • Musa, Jumana. Policy Director for Rights Working Group. "FAQedits." Email to Mallika Dutt. 12 September 2008.
  • Powers, Christina. Staff Attorney for The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. "Telephone interview". 18 July 2008.