Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary: Understanding U.S. Immigration for the Twenty-First Century

A. Naomi Paik

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Days after taking the White House, Donald Trump signed three executive orders-these authorized the Muslim Ban, the border wall, and ICE raids. These orders would define his administration's approach toward noncitizens. An essential primer on how we got here, Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary shows that such barriers to immigration are embedded in the very foundation of the United States. A. Naomi Paik reveals that the forty-fifth president's xenophobic, racist, ableist, patriarchal ascendancy is no aberration, but the consequence of two centuries of U.S. political, economic, and social culture. She deftly demonstrates that attacks against migrants are tightly bound to assaults against women, people of color, workers, ill and disabled people, and queer and gender nonconforming people. Against this history of barriers and assaults, Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary mounts a rallying cry for a broad-based, abolitionist sanctuary movement for all.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages184
ISBN (Electronic)9780520973268
ISBN (Print)9780520305113, 9780520305120
StatePublished - May 2020

Publication series

NameAmerican Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present


  • Trump presidency
  • refugees
  • white house
  • immigration
  • sanctuary
  • mass incarceration
  • nonfiction
  • nonconforming people
  • disabled people
  • barriers
  • citizens
  • social science
  • black
  • history
  • politics
  • social issues
  • disability
  • gender violence
  • sexual assault
  • immigrants
  • migrants
  • MAGA
  • borders
  • discrimination
  • prejudice
  • racism
  • ethnicity
  • race
  • DACA
  • illegal immigration
  • noncitizens
  • xenophobia
  • ICE raids
  • ICE
  • border wall
  • Muslim ban
  • president
  • Donald Trump


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