Beyond the Fence: A Journey to the Roots of the Migration Crisis

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Food First Books, 2009 - Business & Economics - 180 pages
"The immigration debate in the U.S. is highly controversial, emotional, and often confusing. Each year, as the U.S. government spends billions of dollars trying to keep people out, approximately 500,000 new undocumented migrants cross the border from Mexico to the U.S., taking low-wage jobs in cleaning, construction, manufacturing, food preparation, and most notably agriculture, where they comprise over half the U.S. migrant and seasonal farm labor force. Each year, several hundreds of these migrants perish from heat and dehydration in the desert, and in most cases their deaths go unreported, their bodies uncounted, their families simply never hearing from them again. Despite the well-known risk of the journey, hundreds of thousands more--working-age men and women, grandparents, even young children--continue to leave their homes and embark on the migrant trail.

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Dori Stone does a lovely job describing some background of the social and policy issues behind US/Mexico labor migration to a general audience. Beyond the Fence blends history, social critique ... Read full review


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