Extended Punishment: The Impact of ICE Surveillance on Immigrant Communities

About this event

Dr. Martinez-Aranda’s talk will focus on the impact of ICE surveillance – electronic ankle monitor (EM) – on immigrants, and their communities. She shares insights on how EM operates as a surveillance tool that influences the immigrant’s relationship with the state, community, and self. Release from detention could conceivably provide an immigrant with the benefits of reintegration into a co-ethnic community. However, under surveillance, the immigrant loses access to co-ethnic social capital, as the state fractures their safety net. Thus, EM operates as a tool of legal violence, creating a new axis of stratification and producing the unequal distribution of autonomy and resources. EM generates a condition of ‘extended punishment’ that consists of material and social harms that affect immigrants, families, and communities.

Co-sponsored by the UCR Robert Presley Center of Crime and Justice Studies & the UCR Department of Sociology.

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This is a limited in-person event for UCR faculty, students, and staff. Attendees are required to:

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  • Wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while indoors, as per UCR face covering requirements

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This event will be livestreamed on the UCR School of Public Policy's YouTube page (https://youtube.com/c/ucrspp).

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 12:30pm

HUB 355

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