Beyond the Border: Resources on US-Mexico Labor and Immigration Issues and the Current Child Refugee Crisis

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We have some great events coming up for Hispanic Heritage Month this Fall, including a trio of speaking events and two exhibits related to historic US-Mexico labor and immigration issues and the current unaccompanied minors crisis. The Library has created a list of resources to help you learn more about issues that will be chronicled and discussed as part of these events:

  • Border Studies Photo & Map Exhibit, Produced by Texas Humanities. Now on display in the UniversityLibrary Atrium
  • Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 Poster Exhibit, Produced by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and organized by the National Museum of American History in partnership with SITES, with support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Now on display in the UniversityLibrary Atrium
  • Law Prof. Marc-Tizoc Gonzalez: Who were the Braceros? What was Operation: Wetback? How Mid-Twentieth-Century Immigration and Labor Law and Policy Shape Today’s Child Refugee Crisis. September 16, 2014, 11 am, University Library Atrium
  • Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program Film Screening and Discussion with Law Prof. Lauren Gilbert. September 24, 2014, 11am, University Library Atrium
  • Children Crossing: A Panel Discussion on the Child Refugee Crisis. September 29, 2014, 11 am, Convocation Hall

On the Library’s catalog on WorldCat, we created a list of Hispanic Heritage Month items in the Library’s collection. Many of those resources are listed below, along with several others resources freely available on the Web. We also have a book display in the University Library Atrium with many of the titles below. Resources are arranged by subject.

U.S.-Mexico Border

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Films on Demand. St. Thomas University Library A-Z e-Resources. Several films can be found by running a title search for the keywords Mexican border.

Fregoso, Rosa Linda. MeXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands. University of California Press, 2003. Available from EBSCOhost eBook Collection.

Hernández, Kelly Lytle. Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol. University of California Press, 2010.

Mexican-American Civil Rights

A Class Apart. 2009. Available from Films on Demand. 

Olivas, Michael A., ed. In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Intellectuals. Arte Público Press, 2012.

Rosales, F. Arturo. Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. Arte Público Press, 1997.

Historical Perspectives

Martínez, Elizabeth “Betita.” 500 Years of Chicana Women’s History | Años de la Mujer Chicana bilingual ed. Rutgers UP, 2010.

McWilliams, Carey. North from Mexico: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States. Greenwood, 1990.

Tywoniak, Frances Esquibel, and Mario T. Garcia. Migrant Daughter: Coming of Age as a Mexican-American Woman. University of California Press, 2000. Available from EBSCOhost eBook Collection.

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Calavita, Kitty. Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the I.N.S. Routledge, 2010.

Center for History and New Media. Bracero History Archive. 2014. Available at http://braceroarchive.org/about. Note that this online archive was developed to accompany the Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program poster exhibit currently on display in the University Library Atrium.

Cohen, Debra. Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico. University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Galarza, Ernesto. Merchants of Labor: The Mexican Bracero Story. Rosicrucian Press, 1964.

Gilbert, Lauren. “Fields of Hope, Fields of Despair: Legisprudential and Historic Perspectives on the AgJobs Bill of 2003.” Harvard Journal on Legislation 42 (2005). Available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1446888

National Museum of American History. Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942 – 1964 (Online Exhibition). Available at http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/bittersweet-harvest-bracero-program-1942-1964

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Gamboa, Erasmo, and Kevin Allen Leonard. Mexican Labor & World War II. Columbia Classics, 2000.

González, Gilbert G., and Vivian Price, co-dirs., Adrian Salinas, ed., and Xochitl Gonzalez, asst. ed. Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program. Available from Films on Demand.

González, Marc-Tizoc. “Critical Ethnic Legal Histories: Unearthing the Interracial Justice of Filipino Agricultural Labor Organizing.” University of California Irvine Law Review 3 (2013). Available at http://www.law.uci.edu/lawreview/vol3/no4/Gonzalez.pdf

​Jenkins, Craig J. The Politics of Insurgency: The Farm Worker Movement in the 1960s. Columbia UP, 1985. Available at St. Thomas University Law Library.

Mize, Ronald L., and Alicia C.S. Swords. Consuming Mexican Labor: From the Bracero Program to NAFTA. University of Toronto Press, 2011.

Moyers & Company. Fighting for Farmworkers. 2013. Available on Films on Demand.

Rothenberg, Daniel, and Robert Coles. With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today. University of California Press, 2000.

Valdés, Dionicio Nodín. Organized Agriculture and the Labor Movement Before the UFW: Puerto Rico, Hawai‘i, California. University of Texas Press, 2011.

Works Progress Administration. Migrant Workers Harvest Vegetables (Parts 1 and 2). ca. 1960s. Available on Films on Demand.

César Chávez

Bruns, Roger A. César Chávez and the United Farm Workers Movement. Greenwood, 2011. Available from EBL eBook Library, http://stulibrary.worldcat.org/oclc/730945932

Chávez, César, Richard J. Jensen, and John C. Hammerback. The Words of César Chávez. Texas A & M UP, 2002. Available from EBSCOhost eBook Collection.

Luna, Diego, Lawrence Meli, and Keir Pearson. César Chávez. Lions Gate Films, 2014. DVD.

Works Progress Administration. Migrant Workers Harvest Vegetables ca. 1960s (Parts 1 and 2). Available on Films on Demand. 

Photography/Oral Histories

Bacon, David. Communities without Borders: Images and Voices from the World of Migration. Cornell UP, 2006.

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Bender, Steven W. Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings. New York UP, 2012.

Films on Demand. St. Thomas University Library A-Z e-Resources. Several films can be found by running a title or segment search for the keyword immigration.

Gilbert, Lauren. “Deportation Cases and Legislation.” Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law & Social Movements (February 17, 2012). Available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2007306

Gilbert, Lauren. “Obama’s Ruby Slippers: Enforcement Discretion in the Absence of Immigration Reform,” West Virginia Law Review 116 (2013). Available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2238741

Henderson, Timothy J. Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Hing, Bill Ong. Ethical Borders: NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration. Temple UP, 2010. 

Krogstad, Jens Manuel, and Mark Hugo Lopez. “5 Facts About the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.” FactTank, Pew Research Center (August 15, 2014). Available at http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/08/15/5-facts-about-the-deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-program/

Massey, Douglas S., Jorge Durand, and Nolan J. Malone. Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Migration in an Era of Economic Integration. Russell Sage Foundation, 2003.

National Immigration Forum. Available at http://www.immigrationforum.org/about

Nazario, Sonia. Enrique’s Journey. Random House, 2006. Available through SEFLIN.

Ngai, Mae M. Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America. Princeton UP, 2014. Available from EBL eBook Library.

Oboler, Suzanne, ed. Latinos and Citizenship: The Dilemma of Belonging. Palgrave, 2006.

Rivas, Jorge. “The Untold History of Unaccompanied Minors.” Fusion.net (August 11, 2014). Video. Available at http://fusion.net/justice/story/telling-untold-history-unaccompanied-minors-917476

Vastine, Michael. “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait? Reconsidering Indeterminate and Indefinite Detention as Tools in U.S. Immigration Policy.” Intercultural Human Rights Law Review 5 (2010).

Unaccompanied Minors Crisis

American Immigration Lawyers Association. YouTube Channel. Available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb5Kl7gHJdchQVBJO9bqiPA

Byrne, Olga, and Elise Miller. The Flow of Unaccompanied Children Through the Immigration System: A Resource for Practitioners, Policy Makers, and Researchers. New York: Vera Institute of Justice, 2012. Available at http://www.vera.org/sites/default/files/resources/downloads/the-flow-of-unaccompanied-children-through-the-immigration-system.pdf

Catholic Relief Services. Unaccompanied Minors: Help Youth Thrive In Their Communities. YouTube.com (September 10, 2014). Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuX7fMsgLQ4

Chan, Christine, and Wen Foo. “The U.S. Border Crisis.” Reuters Graphics (August 21, 2014). Available at http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/immigration/index.html

Chen, Annie. “An Urgent Need: Unaccompanied Children and Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings.” ABA Section of Litigation: Children’s Rights Litigation (July 14, 2014). Available at http://apps.americanbar.org/litigation/committees/childrights/content/articles/summer2014-0714-urgent-need-unaccompanied-children-access-counsel-immigration-proceedings.html

Greenblat, Alan. “What’s Causing the Latest Immigration Crisis: A Brief Explainer.” NPR (July 9, 2014). Available at http://www.npr.org/2014/07/09/329848538/whats-causing-the-latest-immigration-crisis-a-brief-explainer

Johnson, Jeh C. “An Open Letter to the Parents of Children Crossing Our Southwest Border.” DHS.gov (June 23, 2014). Available at http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/06/23/open-letter-parents-children-crossing-our-southwest-border

Johnson, Jeh C. “Statement by Secretary Johnson About the Situation Along the Southwest Border.” DHS.gov (September 8, 2014). Available at http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/09/08/statement-secretary-johnson-about-situation-along-southwest-border

Jorge Ramos/Fusion. “Edge of a Crisis: An America Special.” Jorge Ramos.com (July 2014). Available at http://jorgeramos.com/en/edge-of-a-crisis-an-america-special/

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Kandel, William A., Andorra Bruno, Peter J. Meyer, Clare Ribando Seelke, Maureen Taft-Morales, and Ruth Ellen Wasem. Unaccompanied Alien Children: Potential Factors Contributing to Recent Immigration. Congressional Research Service (July 3, 2014). Available at http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43628.pdf

Kay, Julie. “Miami Immigration Court Adopts ‘Rocket Docket’ to Handle Unaccompanied Minor Cases.” DailyBusinessReview.com (August 4, 2014). Available at http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202665758127/Miami-Immigration-Court-Adopts-Rocket-Docket-to-Handle-Unaccompanied-Minor-Cases?slreturn=20140814211253

Krogstad, Jens Manuel, and Gonzalez-Barrera, Ana. “Number of Latino Children Caught Trying to Enter U.S. Nearly Doubles in Less than a Year.” FactTank, Pew Research Center (June 10, 2014). Available at http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/06/10/number-of-latino-children-caught-trying-to-enter-u-s-nearly-doubles-in-less-than-a-year/

Nakamura, David, and Ed O’Keefe. “Timeline: The Rise and Fall of Immigration Reform.” Washington Post (June 26, 2014). Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/06/26/timeline-the-rise-and-fall-of-immigration-reform/

National Immigration Forum. August Policy Update (August 25, 2014). Available at http://immigrationforum.org/blog/display/http-immigrationforum.org-images-uploads-2014-Policy_Update_August.pdf

National Immigration Law Center. “Groups Sue U.S. Government Over Life-Threatening Deportation Process Used Against Mothers and Children Escaping Extreme Violence in Central America” [Press release] (August 22, 2014). Available at http://www.nilc.org/nr082214.html

New York Times Editorial Board. “America’s Test at the Border” (Opinion Pages). NYTimes.com (July 20, 2014). Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/21/opinion/Americas-Test-Children-at-the-Border.html

New York Times Editorial Board. “Deported from the Middle of Nowhere: At an Immigrant Detention Center, Due Process Denied” (Opinion Pages). NYTimes.com (August 25, 2014). Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/opinion/at-an-immigrant-detention-center-due-process-denied.html?_r=0

Rappleye, Hannah. “Undocumented and Unaccompanied: Facts, Figures on Children at the Border.” NBC News (July 9, 2014). Available at http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/immigration-border-crisis/undocumented-unaccompanied-facts-figures-children-border-n152221

Seghetti, Lisa, Alison Siskin, and Ruth Ellen Bassem. Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview. Congressional Research Service (July 28, 2014). Available at http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43599.pdf

Spodak, Cassie, Jim Acosta, and Ralph Ellis. “Obama: Waiting Will Make Immigration Executive Action ‘More Sustainable.’ ” CNN.com (September 7, 2014). Available at http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/06/politics/obama-immigration/

TRAC, Syracuse University. “New Data on Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Court.” TRAC Immigration. Available at http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/359/

US Customs and Border Protection. Stats and Summaries: Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children. Available at http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-border-unaccompanied-children

White House Office of the Press Secretary. Presidential Memorandum — FY 2015 Refugee Admissions (September 15, 2014). Available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/30/presidential-memorandum-fy-2015-refugee-admissions

Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum Protection

Anker, Deborah, Lauren Gilbert, and Nancy Kelly. “Women Whose Governments are Unable or Unwilling to Provide Reasonable Protection from Domestic Violence May Qualify as Refugees Under United States Asylum Law.” Georgetown Immigration Law Review 11, no. 709 (1997). Available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1446937

Carcamo, Cindy. “Domestic Violence Ruling May Help Thousands of Immigrants Get Asylum,” LA Times (September 5, 2014). Available at http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ff-immig-domestic-20140906-story.html

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