CitationMartinez-Schuldt, Ricardo & Hagan, Jacqueline Maria (2021). Abusing Immigrants: An Analysis of Immigrant Enforcement and Mexican Migrant Claims of Human Rights Violations by Agents of the United States. Human Rights Quarterly, 43(1), 70-92.
AbstractFueled by the politics of xenophobia and national security, the United States immigration enforcement system has expanded and strengthened in recent decades, resulting in more abuses of Mexican migrants by United States officials during apprehension, detention, and deportation. We find that the geography of United States enforcement operations and the social characteristics of the Mexican consular districts in which migrants report these abuses determine when and where the Mexican state assists Mexican nationals who are targets of abuse. Our findings illustrate the limits of sending-state engagement in safeguarding the rights of its diaspora in an age of migration control.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleHuman Rights Quarterly
Hagan, Jacqueline Maria
Data Set/StudySistema Integral de Protección Consular (SIPC)
Continent/CountryUnited States of America