Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada

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März 2006



This book chronicles the story of Central American migration to North America over the last 25 years, focusing both on national immigration policies and efforts to humanize the plight of war-torn, impoverished refugees.


Preface and Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. The Wars in Central America and the Refugee Crisis 2. Designing a Refugee Policy: Mexico as Country of First Asylum 3. Refugees or Economic Migrants? The Debate over Accountability in the United States 4. Humanitarianism and Politics: Canada Opens Its Doors to Central America Conclusion. Shared Responsibility? Legacies of the Central American Refugee Crisis Notes Selected Bibliography Index


Maria Cristina Garcia is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University and the author of Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida, 1959-1994 (California, 1996).


"A strong and well-written work that makes an important contribution to migration literature. For anyone interested in the modern history of Central American immigration, this is a must-read." - Jacqueline Hagan, author of Deciding to Be Legal "While most politicians and too many scholars continue to view immigration and refugee policy as unilateral issues that are ultimately decided by individual nation-states, Garcia's comparison of the evolution of the Central American refugee question in Canada, the United States, and Mexico demonstrates in vivid detail the many ways labor and refugee flows have always been truly integrated, hemispheric social phenomena." - David G. Gutierrez, author of Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and The Politics of Ethnicity"
EAN: 9780520247017
ISBN: 0520247019
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 274 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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