Author Archives: Adam Goodman

About Adam Goodman

Adam Goodman is an assistant professor of history and Latin American and Latino studies at the University of Illinois–Chicago. He has published articles, essays, and reviews in academic venues like the Journal of American Ethnic History and popular outlets such as The Nation and the Washington Post. Goodman's current book project explores the history of deportation from the United States and the different ways that the federal government has forced, coerced, and encouraged people to leave the country over the last 125 years.

The Human Costs of Outsourcing Deportation

In recent years, hundreds of thousands of Central Americans have sought asylum in the United States. Most of them are from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, the three countries that compose the Northern Triangle, one of the most violent regions in the world. Rather than providing Central Americans humanitarian assistance or a place of refuge, the United States—first under Barack Obama and now under Donald J. Trump—increased its detention capacity and expedited deportations. In fiscal year 2014 alone, U.S. Border Patrol officers apprehended more than Continue reading → Continue reading →