Constructing Crimmigration: Latino subordination in a "post-racial" world
By Yolanda Vázquez
36 Immigr. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 713 (2015)
Abstract: Over the last forty years, the concern over the relationship between noncitizens and criminality has reached epic proportions. Laws, policies, procedures, and rules have been developed, the immigration and criminal justice system have been employed, and billions of dollars have been spent
towards detecting, detaining, prosecuting, and removing those who are targeted as posing “the greatest threat to the nation.” As a result, a “new”
phenomenon emerged, crimmigration, that not only redesigned the criminal and immigration systems, but also brought about a cultural transformation in
the United States—restructuring social categories, diminishing economic and political power, and perpetuating the marginalization of the largest minority population in the United States—Latinos.