From Seattle to Miami, the United States locks up migrants like no other country. In my second book, Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants ($24.99, The New Press), I describe the sordid reality of immigration imprisonment today.
We are only two weeks away from the book’s official release date on December 3, but already it is making its way into readers’ hands. Silky Shah, executive director of the Detention Watch Network, says Migrating to Prison is“essential for anyone trying to understand how the United States came to have the world’s largest detention infrastructure.” Aviva Chomsky adds, “If you want a crystal clear explanation of why we need to abolish immigration detention, this is the book for you.” In a starred review, Library Journal described it as “a thought-provoking perspective on immigration and U.S. immigration policy.” I think of it as my vision for a more humane world.
Starting on December 7, I’ll hit the road to share this important history and vision for a hopeful future with audiences around the United States. If you’re in any of the cities below, please join me. I’ll be adding other stops on my tour so keep an eye out on my tour page, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.