#ImmigrationDetentionSyllabusThe **#ImmigrationDetentionSyllabus** is a sixteen-part series of readings and tools to support education, research, and action to dissect and dismantle the U.S. immigration detention system. The syllabus is organized by theme and curated by historian [Tina Shull](https://medium.com/u/6e34ba3479d9) at [Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC)](http://endisolation.org).
Part Eleven, “On the Border and Global Refugee Crisis,” provides readings, reports, and multimedia resources for placing the U.S. immigration detention system in the broader contexts of border enforcement and a growing global refugee crisis. It also provides further resources for assessing migrant deaths in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, the relationship between climate change and migration, and immigration detention experiences abroad.
- Andreas, Peter, Border Games: Policing the US-Mexico Divide. 2nd ed. Cornell University Press, 2012.
- Barry, Tom, Border Wars*. *MIT Press, 2011.
- Bejarano, Cynthia, Maria Cristina Morales, and Said Saddiki, “Understanding Conquest through a Border Lens: A Comparative Analysis of the Mexico-U.S. and Morocco-Spain Regions,” in Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis. University of Georgia Press, 2012.
- Borderlands Autonomist Collective, “Resisting the Security-Industrial Complex: Operation Streamline and the Militarization of the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands,” in Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012.
- Burnett, Josh, “At the U.S.-Mexico Border, Haitians Arrive to a Harsh Reception,” NPR, November 2016.
- Dunn, Timothy J. Blockading the Border and Human Rights: The El Paso Operation that Remade Immigration Enforcement. University of Texas Press, 2010; The Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1978–1992: Low-Intensity Conflict Comes Home. University of Texas Press,**1995.
- Ettinger, Patrick. Imaginary Lines: Border Enforcement and the Origins of Undocumented Immigration. University of Texas Press, 2009.
- Hernández, Kelly Lytle Migra!: A History of the US Border Patrol*. *University of California Press, 2010.
Photo Essay: “A First Look Inside Border Patrol’s ‘Iceboxes,’” *The Atlantic, *2016.
Podcast: “Peter Andreas: Trump’s Wall is Already Built,” The Dig
Undocumented Migration Project, University of Michigan
Visualizing the US-Mexico Border, The Intercept:
Crossing the Line: U.S. Border Agents Illegally Reject Asylum Seekers, Human Rights First, May 2017.
“You Don’t Have Rights Here”: US Border Screening and Returns of Central Americans to Risk of Serious Harm, Human Rights Watch, October 2014.
Documented Failures: The Consequences of Immigration Policy on the US-Mexico Border, Kino Border Initiative and Jesuit Refugee Service USA, 2013.
The “Hieleras”: A Report on Human & Civil Rights Abuses Committed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 2013.
Humanitarian Crisis: Migrant Deaths at the US-Mexico Border, ACLU of San Diego and Mexico’s National Commission of Human Rights, 2009.
Border Deaths- “[Death as ‘Deterrence’: The Desert as a Weapon](http://afgj.org/death-as-deterrence-the-desert-as-a-weapon).” Alliance for Global Justice. - deBuys, William, “High Blue: The Great Downshift of Dryness” and “Apache Pass: Crossing the Line,” in [*A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest*](http://williamdebuys.com/books/great-aridness/)*. *Oxford University Press, 2013. - De León, Jason. [*The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail*](https://books.google.com/books?id=-xBiCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false)*. *Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015*.*[Book Review](https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2016/10/book-review-land) - Esbach, Karl, Jacqueline Hagan, and Nestor Rodríguez. “Deaths During Undocumented Migration: Trends and Policy Implications in the New Era of Homeland Security.” *In Defense of the Alien,* vol. 26 (2003) 37–52.
Photo Essay: The Things They Left Behind, Texas Observer
- “An Interview with Author Todd Miller on Climate Change and Migration,” No More Deaths.
- “Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands” Associated Press, November 2015.
- Biermann, Frank and Ingrid Boas, “Protecting Climate Refugees: The Case for a Global Protocol,” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, vol. 50 (2008).
- “Climate Change and the Coming ‘Humanitarian Crisis of Epic Proportions,’”Common Dreams.
- Farbotko, Carol, “The First Climate Refugees? Contesting Global Narratives of Climate Change in Tuvalu,” in Global Environmental Change vol. 22 (2012) 382–290.
- “Heat, Hunger, and War Force Africans Onto a ‘Road of Fire,’” New York Times, December 2015.
- McNamara, Karen Elizabeth, “‘We do not want to leave our land’: Pacific Ambassadors at the United Nations resist category of ‘climate refugees.’” Geoforum 40 (2009).
- “Migration and Climate Change,” International Organization for Migration
- “Resettling the first American ‘Climate Refugees,’”*New York Times, *May 2016.
- “Syria’s Climate-Fueled Conflict, In One Stunning Comic Strip,” Mother Jones, 2014.
- Scribbler, Robert, “Everything I was Dreaming of is Gone — How Climate Change is Spurring a Global Refugee Crisis to Rapidly Worsen.”
- Soh, Max, “Uninhabitable: Intersections between Climate Change and Migration,” IMM Print, June 2017.
- “The Ominous Story of Syria’s Climate Refugees,”Scientific American, December 2015.
Climate Justice project, CultureStrike
- “Inside Manus: A Photo Essay,” The Guardian, 2016.
- Mountz, Alison, “Mapping Remote Detention,” in Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012.
- Nethery, Amy and Sarah Silverman, eds. Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and its Human Impact. Routledge, 2015.
- “Photos of Yesterday’s Protest Outside the UK’s Most Notorious Immigrant Detention Center,” VICE, 2016.
- Walia, Harsha, and Proma Tagore, “Prisoners of Passage: Immigration Detention in Canada,” in**Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012.
- “What Its Like to Live in Limbo in an Immigration Detention Center,” VICE, 2016.
- Two Years with No Moon: Immigration Detention of Children in Thailand, Human Rights Watch, September 2014.
- Barely Surviving: Detention, Abuse, and Neglect of Migrant Children in Indonesia, Human Rights Watch, June, 2013.
- Boat Ride to Detention: Adult and Child Migrants in Malta, Human Rights Watch, July 2012.
- Fast-Track to Unfairness: Detention and Denial of Women Asylum Seekers in the UK, Human Rights Watch, February 2010.
Surviving Detention: Refugee Art Project (Australia):
Behind the Wire (Australia):
Detained Voices (UK):[Nowhere People](http://www.nowherepeople.org/main) global refugee stories:
Against All Odds video game, UNHCR