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Title International migration and human rights : the global repercussions of U.S. policy / edited by Samuel Martínez
Published Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 338 pages) : illustrations
Series Global, area, and international archive
Global, area, and international archive.
Contents The political economy of migration in an era of globalization / Douglas S. Massey -- Ports of entry in the "Homeland Security" era: inequality of mobility and the securitization of transnational flows / Josiah McC. Heyman -- The treatment of noncitizens after September 11 in historical context / J.C. Salyer -- Mexicans of mass destruction: national security and Mexican immigration in a pre- and post-9/11 world / Leo R. Chavez -- The demonization of persons of Arab and Muslim ancestry in historical perspective / Susan M. Akram and Kevin R. Johnson -- Security and insecurity in a global "war on terrorism": Arab-Muslim immigrant experience in post-9/11 America / Christopher Dole -- Policing the borders in the heartland / Nancy A. Naples -- An anatomy of Mexican repatriation: human rights and the borderlands of complicity / Tricia Gabany-Guerrero -- Discourses on danger and dreams of prosperity: confounding U.S. government positions on "trafficking" from the former Soviet Union / Alexia Bloch -- "We are not terrorists!" Uighurs, Tibetans, and the "global war on terror" / Julia Meredith Hess -- The impact of Plan Colombia on forced displacement / Maria Teresa Restrepo-Ruiz and Samuel Martínez -- Challenging U.S. silence: international NGOs and the Iraqi refugee crisis / Kathryn Libal and Scott Harding
Summary A multidisciplinary group of scholars examines how the actions of the United States as a global leader are worsening pressures on people worldwide to migrate, while simultaneously degrading migrant rights. 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Immigrants -- Civil rights -- United States.
Immigrants -- Civil rights.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
Form Electronic book
Author Martínez, Samuel, 1959- editor
ISBN 0520258215 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520942574 (electronic bk.)
9780520258211 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520942578 (electronic bk.)