Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants

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Contents
Prefacev
ONEMaking Work a Crime1
Merry Christmas. You're fired.1
How the Housekeepers Saw It8
The Smithfield Raids: Overt Union-Busting12
TWOWhy Did We Come?23
Flight from Oaxaca23
Battles in the Mines33
THREEDisplacement and Migration51
Forcing People into the Migrant Stream51
The Sensenbrenner Family Business64
Migrant Labor: An Indispensable Part of a Global System70
The Profitability of Undocumented Labor77
FOURFast Track to the Past83
Not Enough Workers!83
Modern-day Braceros92
How Corporations Won the Debate on Immigration Reform105
FIVEWhich Side Are You On?119
Paolo Freire on LA's Mean Streets119
Los Angeles: Class War's Ground Zero129
The Story of Ana Martinez136

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  • 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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