Saturday, November 6, 2010

Books on Immigrants and Migrants



--Daniel, Ben. Neighbor: Christian Encounters with “Illegal” Immigration. WJK, 2010. Daniel is Pastor of Foothill Presbyterian Church in San Jose, CA. From a review: Daniel “examines the conundrums of illegal immigration through the lens of human dignity and a practical love for others.”
--Davis, Mike and Justin Akers-Chacon. No One Is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.—Mexico Border. Haymarket Books, 2009, The authors debunk right-wing opposition to immigrants, remember the long tradition of resistance among immigrants, and chart a course toward justice and equality for immigrants in the US.
--Dunn, Timothy. The Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1978-1992: Low-Intensity Conflict Doctrine Comes Home. CMAS Books, U Texas, 1996.
--Hoeller, Suzie. IMPASSE: Border Walls or Welcome the Stranger is a book for all who wish to repair our broken immigration system. Unlike many others writing on immigration issues, the author rejects the extremist and divisive rhetoric which has helped to sustain the policy impasse in Congress
---Omer, Peter, ed. Underground America : Narratives of Undocummented Lives. McSweeney, 2008. Rev. FFW (8-7-08). 24 stories (out of 60 interviewed) of economic and political refugees who risked much to make it to the Land of the Free.


--Bacon, David. Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants. Beacon, 2008. Documents how undocumented workers have become the world’s most exploited workforce. “Illegals” of all nationalities are central in the global struggle for economic justice.

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