Immigrant Policing 

Over the past decade U.S. immigration enforcement has undergone an important transformation. Federal initiatives have devolved policing to non-federal law enforcement agencies, such as city police and county sheriffs, giving them the power to detain individuals on federal immigration charges. My collaborative research with Mat Coleman, supported by the National Science Foundation, focuses on 287(g) and Secure Communities initiatives in the Atlanta metro area. The project explores the genesis and mechanics of immigration enforcement at the county level, analyzes the effects of such enforcement on new immigrant populations, and examines the political mobilization of immigrant rights groups in response.

Scholarly Products

Stuesse, Angela. 2019. Vengeance Drives Trump Immigration Policy. The Progressive. April 24.

Stuesse, Angela.  2017.  Bearing Witness to Immigration Raids in the Trump EraHuffington Post.  February 16.

Stuesse, Angela, Mat Coleman, and Sarah Horton. 2016. "Driving While Latino." The Huffpost Blog, Huffington Post. September 29.

Coleman, Mathew and Angela Stuesse. 2016.  “The ‘Disappearing State’ and the Quasi-Event of Immigration Control.” Antipode 48(3):524-543.

Stuesse, Angela and Mathew Coleman. 2014.  “Automobility, Immobility, Altermobility: Surviving and Resisting the Intensification of Immigrant Policing.” City & Society 26(1):51-72.

Coleman, Mathew and Angela Stuesse. 2014.  “Policing Borders, Policing Bodies: The Territorial and Biopolitical Roots of U.S. Immigration Control.”  In Placing the Border in Everyday Life.  R. Jones and C. Johnson, eds.  Pp. 33-63. Farnham: Ashgate.

Coleman, Mathew and Angela Stuesse. 2013.  “Immigrant Policing, Not Immigration Enforcement.”  Society and Space.  September 24.  Contribution to The US Carceral Society Forum, Mary Tomas, ed.