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Sanctuary Regions and the Struggle for Belonging

Undocumented Immigrants in the United States

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Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Zeina Sleiman-Long
    Pages 1-15
  3. Zeina Sleiman-Long
    Pages 63-78
  4. Zeina Sleiman-Long
    Pages 79-93
  5. Zeina Sleiman-Long
    Pages 125-133
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 135-136

About this book

Introduction

This book argues that local governments and institutions across the state of California that offer various forms of sanctuaries to undocumented immigrants create “sanctuary regions.” These regions are safe zones for undocumented immigrants and facilitate their ability to make claims for human rights. The book also argues that these regions create an important form of resistance to federal state authority in terms of immigration and the management of borders – something that is typically attributed to state power in the study of International Relations (IR). This book includes overviews of how undocumented immigrants make claims for human rights as well as the ways in which sanctuary regions facilitate “acts of citizenship” and resist anti-immigrant policies from a Republican party-run government, including the Trump administration.

Zeina Sleiman-Long serves as the Academic Innovation Consultant at NorQuest College, Canada, where she has taught and led research projects that seek to better understand how educational institutions and public services can become more inclusive and accessible to underrepresented populations.

Keywords

Human Rights Citizenship Sanctuaries California Borders

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Skills and Foundational LearningNorQuest CollegeEdmontonCanada

About the authors

Zeina Sleiman-Long holds a PhD in Political science from McMaster University. She currently serves as an Academic Projects and Innovation lead at NorQuest College in Canada. Her current work is focused on developing projects that seek to better understand how educational institutions and public services can become more inclusive and accessible to underrepresented populations.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sanctuary Regions and the Struggle for Belonging
  • Book Subtitle Undocumented Immigrants in the United States
  • Authors Zeina Sleiman-Long
  • Series Title Mobility & Politics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Mobility & Politics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44885-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-44884-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-44887-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-44885-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 136
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Citizenship
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