Volume 11
Issue 1
Spring '19

Reaction to: Resisting Racialized Immigration Enforcement through Community Bond Funds

Written By: Nailah Ogle

Abstract

America’s insistence on dealing with immigration by confining undocumented persons is a contentious issue that invariably carries underlying implications of race, nativism, and economics. Flanagan’s article discusses the historical development of civil confinement and how communities of color are over-policed. It also explores “community nullification,” the process by which community bond funds are used to post bail for immigrants in detention centers as a part of a strategic tactic to push back against the government’s immigration policies.

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