Exploring deportation

David Hernández is an expert in immigration policy, detention and deportation, and Latina/o history.

Mount Holyoke College professors David Hernández (Latina/o and Latin American studies) and Serin Houston (geography and international relations), and students Avery Allen ’20 and Sofia Rivera ’18 have published “Entrapped: Visiting Migrant Detainees in Western Massachusetts” in the journal Latino Studies. 

The article, a collectively written reflection, focused on a visit to and tour of the Franklin County Jail in Greenfield, Massachusetts, for Hernández’s History of Deportation class, which covers detention, deportation and prisons. 

The 13 students in the class also published a blog about the visit: "Seeing Sanctuary: Visiting Lucío Pérez."

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