Friday, January 31, 2014

Review: The Right to Stay Home

By Teófilo Reyes, Labornotes
January 17, 2014

While immigrants were fasting on the Mall near the U.S. Capitol last month to pressure for immigration reform, the Mexican Congress was allowing privatization of the country's public oil corporation, PEMEX.

Separated by 2,500 miles, these events might seem a world apart.

But David Bacon's The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration shows how the two are intertwined. Bacon weaves narratives across borders, following communities as they struggle at home, migrate, and then struggle again in their new homes.[...]

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