On Immigration Policy and Practice: Jeff Biggers on Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream and Christine G.T. Ho on Establishing Legitimacy and Rights For Displaced People Sunday, Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m., Room 8316 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
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Today, more than 25 state legislatures have introduced anti-immigration bills that are virtual copies of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 “papers please” law.
State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream (Nation Books, $25.99) is journalist and historian Jeff Biggers’ account of Arizona, the famed frontier state whose conflict over immigration and state’s rights has become a national bellwether. The state is ground zero in the clash over a historic demographic shift taking place across the country with the rise of a newly empowered Latino electorate. A timely book, especially with immigration policy playing a major role in the upcoming presidential campaign.”– Kirkus Review. Biggers is the American Book Award-winning author of The United States of Appalachia, and In the Sierra Madre. Christine Ho
Humane Migration (Kumarian Press, $24.95) reframes the conversation regarding immigration as a discussion of basic human rights. Professor Christine Ho explains the economic, political, social, and environmental causes of migration on a planetary scale, as she calls for policies that not only respect immigrant rights but recognize the many benefits brought by migrants to their new communities and adopted countries. Ho is a professor in the School of Human and Organization Development at Fielding Graduate University. She has been a scholar of international migration for many years, publishing books and peer-reviewed journal articles. Schedule
Miami Book Fair International * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Room 8316 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)