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International Migration and Human Rights: The Global Repercussions of U.S. Policy


While debate about immigration rages within the United States, people worldwide are moving across national borders with unprecedented intensity. In this timely volume, leading scholars in sociology, anthropology, history, and law examine how the actions of the United States as a global leader are increasing pressures on people to migrate, while simultaneously degrading migrant rights from East Asia to Mexico. Uniting such diverse issues as market reform, drug policy, and terrorism under a common framework of human rights, the book constitutes a call for a new vision on immigration more comprehensive than anything yet imagined in the U.S. immigration debate. The volume includes essays by Susan M. Akram, Alexia Bloch, Leo R. Chavez, Christopher Dole, Tricia Gabany-Guerrero, Scott Harding. Julia Meredith Hess, Josiah McC. Heyman, Kevin R. Johnson, Kathryn Libal, Samuel Martínez, Douglas S. Massey, Carole Nagengast, Nancy A. Naples, María Teresa Restrepo-Ruiz, and J. C. Salyer.

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