Author Archives: Tanya Golash-Boza

About Tanya Golash-Boza

Tanya Golash-Boza is a professor of sociology at the University of California–Merced. She has published five books and thirty-five articles and book chapters. Her latest book, Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism (NYU Press, 2016), was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award from the Latino/a Studies Section of the American Sociological Association. In 2010, she won the Distinguished Early Career Award from the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Studies Section of the American Sociological Association.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement Home Raid before Church

Saturday, we went out to a picnic. Sunday, we were going to go to church. On Sunday morning around 8:30, they knocked on the door really hard. They called from outside: “Maria Lopez, this is immigration. We need to talk to you.” Maria didn’t have nothing to fear, so she went down. They asked, “Does your husband live here?” —Vern, Guatemalan deportee1 Vern went downstairs and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at his door handcuffed him and put him in their Continue reading → Continue reading →