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Reform Without Justice: Latino Migrant Politics and the Homeland Security State by Placed within the context of the past decade's war on terror and emergent Latino migrant movement, Reform without Justice addresses the issue of state violence against migrants in the United States. It questions what forces are driving draconian migration control policies and why it is that, despite its success in mobilizing millions, the Latino migrant movement and its allies have not been able to more successfully defend the rights of migrants. Gonzales argues that the contemporary Latino migrant movement and its allies face a dynamic form of political power that he terms 'anti-migrant hegemony.' This type of political power is exerted in multiple sites of power from Congress, to think tanks, talk shows and local government institutions, through which a rhetorically race neutral and common sense public policy discourse is deployed to criminalize migrants. Most insidiously anti-migrant hegemony allows for large sectors of "pro-immigrant" groups to concede to coercive immigration enforcement measures such as a militarized border wall and the expansion of immigration policing in local communities in exchange for so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Given this reality, Gonzales sustains that most efforts to advance immigration reform will fail to provide justice for migrants. This is because proposed reform measures ignore the neoliberal policies driving migration and reinforce the structures of state violence used against migrants to the detriment of democracy for all. Reform without Justice concludes by discussing how Latino migrant activists - especially youth - and their allies can change this reality and help democratize the United States
Call Number: E184.S75 G644 2014
Publication Date: 2013-11-20
Presente!: Latin@ Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice by Maps the immigrant-rights movement through first-person tales of grassroots organizations across the country that are resisting state repression, cultivating solidarity, and building alternative models for progressive social change.
Call Number: E184.S75 P747 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-27
Caught Between the Lines: Captives, Frontiers, and National Identity in Argentine Literature and Art by Caught between the Lines examines how the figure of the captive and the notion of borders have been used in Argentine literature and painting to reflect competing notions of national identity from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Challenging the conventional approach to the nineteenth-century trope of “civilization versus barbary,” which was intended to criticize the social and ethnic divisions within Argentina in order to create a homogenous society, Carlos Riobó traces the various versions of colonial captivity legends. He argues convincingly that the historical conditions of the colonial period created an ethnic hybridity—a mestizo or culturally mixed identity—that went against the state compulsion for a racially pure identity. This mestizaje was signified not only in Argentina's literature but also in its art, and Riobó thus analyzes colonial paintings as well as texts.Caught between the Lines focuses on borders and mestizaje (both biological and cultural) as they relate to captives: specifically, how captives have been used to create a national image of Argentina that relies on a logic of separation to justify concepts of national purity and to deny transculturation.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2019-04-01
The Making of the Mexican Border by The issues that dominate U.S.–Mexico border relations today―integration of economies, policing of boundaries, and the flow of workers from south to north and of capital from north to south―are not recent developments. In this insightful history of the state of Nuevo León, Juan Mora-Torres explores how these processes transformed northern Mexico into a region with distinct economic, political, social, and cultural features that set it apart from the interior of Mexico. Mora-Torres argues that the years between the establishment of the U.S.–Mexico boundary in 1848 and the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution in 1910 constitute a critical period in Mexican history. The processes of state-building, emergent capitalism, and growing linkages to the United States transformed localities and identities and shaped class formations and struggles in Nuevo León. Monterrey emerged as the leading industrial center and home of the most powerful business elite, while the countryside deteriorated economically, politically, and demographically. By 1910, Mora-Torres concludes, the border states had already assumed much of their modern character: an advanced capitalist economy, some of Mexico’s most powerful business groups, and a labor market dependent on massive migrations from central Mexico.
Call Number: HC137.N8 M665 2001
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing by Comprised mostly of memoirs with some fiction, this volume gathers selections from the writings of 85 immigrants from 45 countries that illustrate the changing views of immigrants in the United States.
Call Number: PS508.I45 B43 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-15
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by For Francisco Cantú the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners are posted to remote regions crisscrossed by drug routes and smuggling corridors, where they learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Cantú tries not to think where the stories go from there. Plagued by nightmares, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the whole story.
Call Number: JV6565 .C37 2019
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant by A day after José Ángel N. first crossed the United States border from Mexico, he was caught and then released onto the streets of Tijuana. Undeterred, N. crawled back through a tunnel to San Diego, where he entered the United States to stay. Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant is his timely and compelling memoir of building a new life in America. Arriving in the 1990s with a ninth grade education, N. traveled to Chicago where he found access to ESL and GED classes. He eventually attended college and graduate school and became a professional translator. Despite having a well-paying job, N. was isolated by a lack of legal documentation. Travel concerns made promotions impossible. The simple act of purchasing his girlfriend a beer at a Cubs baseball game caused embarrassment and shame when N. couldn't produce a valid ID. A frustrating contradiction, N. lived in a luxury high-rise condo but couldn't fully live the American dream. He did, however, find solace in the one gift America gave him–-his education. Ultimately, N.'s is the story of the triumph of education over adversity. In Illegal, he debunks the stereotype that undocumented immigrants are freeloaders without access to education or opportunity for advancement. With bravery and honesty, N. details the constraints, deceptions, and humiliations that characterize alien life'amid the shadows.'
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-01-24
Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border by Sifting through the trash -- Negra -- Los cementeros -- Happy birthday, Laura Patricia -- Good Friday -- Pamplonada : a fire in Tecate -- Tijuana cop -- The last soldier of Pancho Villa -- Meet the Satanicos -- Father's Day -- Epilogue : Christmas story
Call Number: HN120.T52 U77 1993
Border Lives: Fronterizos, Transnational Migrants and Commuters in Tijuana by Tells the story of the diverse group of individuals who use both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border as a resource to construct their livelihoods. Based on ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews, Chávez explores the complex and often contradictory ways in which the border influences the livelihood strategies and lifestyles of border crossers.
Call Number: JV7409.Z6 T5534 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-02
The Border Crossed Us: the Case for Opening the U.S.-Mexico Border by This timely book persuasively argues that labor and migrant solidarity movements are already showing how and why, in order to fight for justice and re-build the international union movement, we must open the border.
Call Number: F786 .A367 2021
Publication Date: 2021-08-10
Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico by Over the last three decades, migration from Mexico to the United States has moved beyond the borderlands to diverse communities across the country, with the most striking transformations in American suburbs and small towns. This study explores the challenges encountered by Mexican families as they endeavor to find their place in the U.S. by focusing on Kennett Square, a small farming village in Pennsylvania known as the'Mushroom Capital of the World.'
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2011-07-08
Centro de Información sobre Migraciones de la OIM
El repositorio está dedicado a la divulgación de las publicaciones producidas tanto por la Oficina Regional de la OIM para América del Sur como por las Oficinas de la Organización en la Región. Incluye colecciones con temas como asistencia a migrantes, flujos migratorios, gestión de la migración, migración internacional, movilidad laboral, políticas migratorias, trata de personas, tráfico de migrantes, migración y salud, migración y ciudades, entre otros.
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse TRAC - Immigration Project
The purpose of TRAC is to provide comprehensive information about staffing, spending, and enforcement activities of the U.S. federal government. TRAC's Immigration Project is an effort to systematically gather very detailed information from the U.S. government, check it for accuracy and completeness and then make it available in an understandable way.
Americas Society: Immigration Council
Americas Society is a forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.
Conferencia Regional sobre Migración
With a focus on promoting and strengthening regional dialogue and cooperation resources the CRM library contains thematically group documents and publications of the organization.
Immigration Research Library
Online collection of contemporary, U.S. immigration reports, briefs, fact sheets, infographics, news and events. Contains more than 1,500 U.S. immigration research reports with simple, straightforward abstracts drawn from respected universities and research institutes from across the country.
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another, especially when there's no going back. Traversing this lonely territory is Makina, a young woman who knows only too well how to survive in a violent, macho world. Leaving behind her life in Mexico to search for her brother, she is smuggled into the US carrying a pair of secret messages--one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld.
Call Number: PQ7298.418.E7986 S4613 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-10
The Road to Llorona Park by The Road to Llorona Park is a collection of short fiction about the changing world of la frontera/the borderlands of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. The stories center around the current times when the political upheavals of Mexico began to effect peoples lives on both sides of the border.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-07-12
From the Edge: Chicana/o Border Literature and the Politics of Print by From the Edge vividly demonstrates that to comprehend fully the roles that ethnicity, language, class, and gender play within Chicana/o literature, we must understand the material conditions that governed the production, publication, and reception of these works. By teaching us how to read the borders of the text, it demonstrates how we might perceive and preserve the faint traces of those on the margins.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-07-14
Borderlands / La Frontera: the New Mestiza by "Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.
Call Number: PS3551.N95 B6 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-12
Guillotine: Poems by Guillotine traverses desert landscapes cut through by migrants, the grief of loss, betrayal's lingering scars, the border itself--great distances in which violence and yearning find roots. Through the voices of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents, and scorned lovers, award-winning poet Eduardo C. Corral writes dramatic portraits of contradiction, survival, and a deeply human, relentless interiority.
Call Number: PS3603.O7717 A6 2020
Publication Date: 2020-08-04
Lessons on Expulsion: Poems by Poet, novelist, and essayist Erika L. Sánchez powerful debut poetry collection explores what it means to live on both sides of the border -- the border between countries, languages, despair and possibility, and the living and the dead. Sánchez tells her own story as the daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants and as part of a family steeped in faith, work, grief, and expectations. The poems confront sex, shame, race, and an America roiling with xenophobia, violence, and laws of suspicion and suppression.
Call Number: PS3619.A517 A6 2017
Publication Date: 2017-07-11
The Verging Cities by
Call Number: eBook (and) PS3619.C285 A6 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-15
The Book of What Remains by A sixth collection of poems by American poet Benjamin Alire Sáenz, based on the theme of borderlands.
Call Number: PS3569.A27 B66 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-01