The state-enforced detention of immigrant youth (and adults) has been one of the most difficult to numerically track.  Ranging from black-site prisons, such as Homan Square in Chicago, to indefinite immigration detention around the world, and peppered through-out by tails of three-strike laws forcing individuals to be placed in countries they have never personally known, imprisonment is the tool the state utilizes to shape experiences of immigration, belonging, and power.  For those looking to be better informed about standing with immigrants in the face of U.S. state violence the University of  Minnesota has created an Immigration Syllabus.

The syllabus covers migration, colonization, and more up to the present United States enactments of deportations, islamophobia, and analyses of walled separatism.