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PRLS 2505: Latinxs in the Criminal Justice Complex (Aja): Week 6: Criminalization of Immigrant Families

Prof. Aja's Fall 2020 OER

Week 6 topic

Week 6

The Criminalization of Immigrant Families & State Restructuring

Required Readings

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  1. Bacon, D. (2013). From Perote to Tar Heel. The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration (pp. 1-34). Boston, MA: Beacon Press. (34 pages).
  2. Bacon, D. (2013). We Want to Talk about the Right to Stay Home: The Story of Aldo Gonzalez. The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration (pp. 93-97). Boston, MA: Beacon Press. (5 pages)

Video (not required)

Former United Farm Workers organizer David Bacon talked about his book, The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration, in which he profiles Mexican workers in Mexico and the U.S. who are trying to change trade and economic policies that have made immigration to the U.S. - both legal and illegal - a necessity. In his book, Bacon argues that many Mexican workers have little desire to come to the U.S. and would happily stay in Mexico if they could make a living there. He spoke at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City