Exiled Home: Salvadoran Transnational Youth in the Aftermath of Violence
Susan Bibler Coutin is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of
Exiled Home through Deportation
This chapter focuses on the realities created by the securitization of U.S. immigration law. Deported 1.5-generation Salvadorans have found themselves essentially exiled from the homes and families that they knew in the United States. In El Salvador, they encounter a somewhat alien country where many are stigmatized and harassed. By recounting the experiences of deported youth, this chapter considers the ways that U.S. immigration enforcement practices reshape national landscapes.