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"Separated will leave readers incensed and heartbroken by the dehumanizing machinery of the current immigration system in the United States but also inspired by powerful stories of resilience and Lopez's road map for action and solidarity."

"Separated tells the story of a single daylong immigration raid and its rippling consequences. Lopez unpacks the events of the raid to reveal the intimate effects and broader contexts of aggressive immigrant policing. The result is at once informative, compelling, broadly significant, and absolutely gripping."

"This is a beautifully told, heart-wrenching story of one community's path after deportation. In immersing us in the particular, William Lopez illuminates the larger truth: that policy decisions that drive deportation have deep and long-felt consequences on the well-being of individuals and communities. Understanding this can guide us to what is long overdue: a compassionate immigration policy."

"This riveting account details the far-reaching effects of immigration raids on our social fabric. This book offers both a searing condemnation of racialized policing practices and an inspiring vision for change."