Deportation - Laurie Taylor explores the contemporary and historical experience of people who have been sent 'home' after migrating to the US and the UK.
DEPORTATION: Laurie Taylor explores the lives of people whose criminal convictions have led to them being deported to Jamaica, although many of them left the Caribbean as children and grew up in the UK. Luke de Noronha, Simon Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester, describes the experiences of a group who are regarded as undeserving of sympathy, compared to the victims of the Windrush scandal of 2018. But are such hard and fast divisions fair or accurate? They’re joined by Adam Goodman, Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of Illinois, who traces the long history of deportation in the US, beyond current headlines about detention camps and anti migrant ‘walls’, and asks if America is deserving of its reputation as a country which has always welcomed immigrants.
Producer: Jayne Egerton
Adam Goodman, The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants (Princeton University Press, 2020)
Luke de Noronha, Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica (Manchester University Press, 2020)
- Wed 18 Nov 2020 16:00
- Mon 23 Nov 2020 00:15