Just before Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070 went into effect at the end of July, a federal judge temporarily blocked certain of the most controversial sections. In the wake of the ruling, Peter Schrag, author of Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America, gave his point of view on immigration on the [more...]
Peter Schrag, author of Not Fit for Our Society, and Tyche Hendricks, author of The Wind Doesn’t Need a Passport, were guests on KQED’s Forum yesterday. They discussed immigration with fellow guest Bill Ong Hing and host Michael Krasny.
Describing her experiences traveling in the US-Mexico borderlands, Hendricks found that the border is a bi-national region [more...]
Arizona’s new immigration law, which allows police to stop people they suspect to be in the US illegally and requires immigrants to carry documentation with them, has stirred up controversy and widespread protest. It’s an issue with a long history, as Kelly Lytle Hernández shows in her book Migra!: in which she chronicles the history [more...]