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Ethnic and Racial Studies
Special Issue: Children of Immigrants in the Age of Deportation

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Children of Immigrants in the Age of Deportation

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"The set of papers included in this Special Issue were presented originally at a conference in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Mass. in April 2017. The editors are indebted to the then President of the Academy, Jonathan Fanton, and to its staff for steady support for this initial conference. Its title was “Children of Immigrants in New Places of Destination”.

A year and a half later, in October 2018, a second conference took place at Princeton University where revised and updated versions of the original papers were presented and discussed. The conference was sponsored by the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) under its Migration Lab Initiative sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The editors are also deeply indebted to Sandra Newman, director of the PIIRS Lab, for her unwavering and enthusiastic support of this project.

The editors of Ethnic and Racial Studies also contributed significantly to its success by signaling their interest in publishing revised versions of the conference papers as a Special Issue of this journal. This interest encouraged authors both to participate in the October event and to revise their papers for publication subsequently.

Given the turn of events of Federal immigration policy in the United States, we deemed appropriate to title this Issue, “Children of Immigrants in the Age of Deportation.” The following articles fully document the nature and implications of the enforcement initiatives implemented by the American government in recent years and their interaction with state policies and local contexts of reception. It is our hope that this collection will provide an exhaustive testimony of the severe conditions faced by unauthorized migrant families and their children at today and their repercussions in both countries of origin and that where they currently live."

Guest Editors - Alejandro Portes & Patricia Fernandez-Kelly
Princeton, August 2019.

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