Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants

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the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

© 2008 by David Bacon
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This book is printed on acid-free paper that meets the uncoated paper
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Text design by Susan E. Kelly
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Bacon, David

Illegal people: how globalization creates migration and criminalizes immigrants/
David Bacon.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN-13: 978-0-8070-4226-7(hardcover : alk. paper)

I. Alien labor—United States. 2. Alien labor—Developing countries. 3. Globalization
—Economic aspects. 4. Globalization—Social aspects. 5. Labor policy—United States.
6. Labor movement—United States. 7. Labor unions—United States. 8. Illegal aliens—
United States. I. Title.

HD8081.A5B33 2008

331.6'20973—dc22                                                                2008015394

“Huelga en General” was adapted from a Mexican corrido by Luis Valdez. It is
excerpted here by permission of El Teatro Campesino.

“El Corrido de Industry” by Omar Sierra and “La Frasesita” are excerpted
here by permission of Los Jornaleros del Norte and the National Day Laborer
Organizing Network, Los Angeles, California.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Preface v
  • One - Making Work a Crime 1
  • Two - Why Did We Come? 23
  • Three - Displacement and Migration 51
  • Four - Fast Track to the Past 83
  • Five - Which Side Are You On? 119
  • Six - Blacks Plus Immigrants Plus Unions Equals Power 167
  • Seven - Illegal People or Illegal Work? 199
  • Eight - Whose New World Order? 233
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