Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States
January 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- Considers the issues from the perspectives of both the United States and Mexico
- Offers a reasoned assessment of the factors that drive Mexican immigration, explains why so many of the policies enacted in Washington have only worsened the problem, and suggests what policy options might prove more effective
- Argues that the problem of Mexican immigration can only be solved if Mexico and the United States work together to reduce the disequilibrium that propels Mexican immigrants to the United States
Series Editor’s Preface.
1. Beginnings: 1848–1920.
2. Restriction, Depression, and Deportation: The 1920s and 1930s.
3. The Bracero Era: 1942–1964.
4. Illegal Immigration and Response: 1964–1990.
5. Free Trade and Homeland Security: 1990–Present.
Epilogue and Conclusion.
"Given all the ranting over Mexican immigration - on both sides of the issue - it’s like a breath of farm-fresh air in fall to have a book that quietly and concisely explains how we got here."
Sam Quinones, author of Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration
"Beyond Borders delivers on its title by synthesizing a complex binational history. Highly readable, it is an excellent resource for students, policymakers, and anyone interested in better understanding a process that is profoundly important for both the United States and Mexico."
David FitzGerald, Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations, University of California, San Diego, author of A Nation of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages its Migration