Immigration & Emigration
Firsthand accounts of migrants crossing the Arizona desert as told to volunteers for the Samaritans, a humanitarian group that provides water, food, and medical assistance. They not only offer a window on the migrants' plight but also a look at the challenges faced by volunteers in sometimes compromising situations.
There is a river, Garrison writes, that runs through the small town of Ellensburg, Washington, where he lives. It's a river of humanity, constantly moving north from Mexico. El flujo migratorio, he calls it. The migratory flow. Garrison's extraordinary ability to detail the lives of the residents of Ellensburg gives vivid life to the changing demographics of America.
Contributors to this pathbreaking volume examine violence in the "borderland" between the United States and Mexico, particularly violence against women and sexual minorities. Together they offer a new perspective on the connections between gendered forms of violence and a wide range of topics that cross conventional borders between the social sciences and the humanities.
Five million workers are employed in a variety of settings along the U.S.-Mexico border, yet labor market outcomes on each side often differ. U.S. workers tend to have low earnings and high unemployment compared with the rest of the country, while workers on the Mexican side of the border are often more prosperous than those in the interior.
Much political oratory has been devoted to safeguarding America's boundary with Mexico, but policies that militarize the border and criminalize immigrants have overshadowed the region's widespread violence against women, the increase in crossing deaths, and the lingering poverty that spurs people to set out on dangerous northward treks. ...
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