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Wetback Nation : The Case for Opening the Mexican-American Border - Peter Laufer

Wetback Nation

The Case for Opening the Mexican-American Border

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Wetback Nation also provides the background for an understanding of the current state of Mexican immigration: the story of how the border has become a fraud, resulting in nothing more than the criminalization of Mexican and other migrants, the bloating of the mismanaged Immigration and Naturalization Service, the deterioration of living standards along the frontier, and the enrichment of American employers. Placing the border in historical perspective, Mr. Laufer shows how circumstances have deteriorated to the present crisis, and why the region and the sometimes deadly migration through it cannot be ignored.
Over the last several years he has interviewed dozens of authorities as well as men and women in the street while reporting from Mexico, along the border, and in the United States. His findings demonstrate that the security of America's southern border is a fallacy. He offers examples to illustrate how the chain of misery and lawbreaking for migrants heading north is initiated by U.S. employers; traces many of the border problems to the Guatemalan-Mexican border; and explores the wrongdoings of the Border Patrol and the growing presence of vigilantes on the American side. The situation cries out for peaceful resolution.

Laufer makes a powerful personal argument for opening the border. * Zavala County Sentinel (Texas) *
Sure to ignite debate over immigration policy, and Laufer deserves credit for confronting the issue in terms both honest and human. * San Antonio Express-News *
A scathing critcism and systematic analysis of America's closed border policy with Mexico. * Foreword Reviews *
Laufer describes the realities of cross-border migration...citing the futility of current policies. * Los Angeles Times *
Probably [Laufer's] best book-a warm and humane treatment of a fascinating subject....A pleasure to read. * Santa Rosa, Ca Press-Democrat *
One of the more unusual and important surveys of Mexican relations and immigration standards to appear in modern times. * Midwest Book Review *
A captivating, informative read infused with a deep and genuine empathy for those who suffer the most under current immigration policy. * San Francisco Chronicle *
Makes a strong case for simply opening the border....Fascinating. * Austin American Statesman *
His book is not only informative but also engaging. He fills his pages with faces, not just facts. -- Autumn Phillips * The Steamboat Pilot, Steamboat, Springs, Co *
Mr. Laufer writes with great empathy...He does succeed in putting a human face on Mexicans who risk everything...in pursuit of better opportunity. -- Robert Rivard * New York Sun *
Laufer is willing to take a controversial stand and defend it. -- Santiago Fittipaldi * Latin Trade *
This is a fascinating book....This book doesn't hold back just to be politically correct. -- Nola Theiss * Sanibel Captiva Islander *
This book looks at the issue of immigration from Mexico from a startling perspective....a fascinating book...doesn't hold back. * Kliatt *
Laufer's journalistic approach to this issue makes a very compelling case that immigration is not strictly a law enforcement issue. -- Linda Yanez, former Instructor, Immigration Law Clinic, Harvard Law School; Head of Immigration, Clinton-Gore Presidential Transition Team
I love the book. Wetback Nation is an extraordinary journalistic contribution to the Mexican immigration debate. -- Rosental Calmon Alves, Professor & Knight Chair in Journalism, Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas at Austin
Peter Laufer understands this issue better than most and...offers some outrageously simple-and quite possibly workable-solutions to a very old problem. -- Sanford J. Ungar, author of Fresh Blood: The New American Immigrants
Fearlessly, Peter Laufer steps into the middle of the debate and states his case...making points that will leave people shaking their heads....A primary text. -- Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Across the Wire and The Devil's Highway

Preface : bienvenidos, amigos
Illegal alien or clever New American?p. 3
Still life on the borderp. 13
On guardp. 18
Death along for the ridep. 26
A legal viewp. 33
What is a border?p. 38
Failed barriersp. 44
Annexing half of Mexico, temporarily ...p. 56
Early control of the borderp. 71
Before the border control got toughp. 79
An unwelcoming propositionp. 90
Among the vigilantesp. 94
Two-way trafficp. 124
The porous, shifting borderp. 132
Crossing the border through the etherp. 153
The driver's license debatep. 159
Illegal Americansp. 164
On the Kentucky borderp. 172
Deportation made easierp. 183
One farmer working by the rulesp. 187
Who wants the border closed?p. 195
Burden or benefit?p. 202
The road from Chiapas and Chihuahuap. 212
Best friendsp. 230
Epilogue : a practical blueprint for normalizing the borderp. 243
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ISBN: 9781566635929
ISBN-10: 1566635926
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 16th September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.55