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Beacon Press: Beyond SB1070: Beacon Titles on Immigration Rights, Reform, and Policy

Beyond SB1070: Beacon Titles on Immigration Rights, Reform, and Policy

Essential Reading for Understanding the Immigration Debate

book cover for The Death of Josseline

Dispatches from Arizona—the front line of a massive human migration—including the voices of migrants, Border Patrol, ranchers, activists, and others.

"The Death of Josseline is a humane, sensitive, and informative perspective on a current and controversial topic. It also testifies to the fastest growing international criminal activity today: body trafficking. We all must pay attention." —Ana Castillo, author of The Guardians

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A veteran photojournalist explores the human side of globalization and argues for new ways to think about and legislate around immigration.

"Documents how undocumented workers have become the world's most exploited workforce … In this richly reported book, David Bacon makes a powerful case for the centrality of 'illegals'—of all nationalities—in the global struggle for economic justice." —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

book cover for "They Take Our Jobs!"

This timely and accessible guide debunks the twenty-one biggest myths and stereotypes in today's immigration debate.

"An indispensable guide to the current debate on immigration. If you are at all uncertain about how to deal with anti-immigrant arguments, you will find Chomsky's book a perfect response. She makes her points with clarity and uses unassailable evidence while offering constructive short-and long-term solutions." —Howard Zinn

Also Recommended

book cover for We Are All Suspects Now

Tram Nguyen reveals the human cost of the domestic war on terror and examines the impact of post–9/11 policies on people targeted because of immigration status, nationality, and religion.

"In this brave and deeply moving book, Tram Nguyen chronicles immigrant lives caught in a sinister web of suspicion, bigotry and state-sponsored terror." —Mike Davis, author of No One is Illegal

book cover for The Boys from Little Mexico

One gutsy team plays the beautiful game with heart, pride, and their lives on the line, in an extraordinary cross between Friday Night Lights and Enrique's Journey.

"An unvarnished and moving account of the dreams and despair of immigrant boys on a high school soccer team who struggle not only in their quest to win the state championship, but also in their desire to adapt as strangers in a new land. If you want to understand your new next-door neighbors, this is the book to read." —Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey

book cover for Medicine in Translation

With controversy over immigrants in our society escalating, and debate surrounding health-care reform becoming increasingly urgent, Ofri's riveting stories about her patients could not be more timely.

"Danielle Ofri stands observing at the crossroads of the remarkable lives that intersect at Bellevue. She is dogged, perceptive, unafraid, and willing to probe her own motives as well as those of others." —Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone and My Own Country

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