Aviva Chomsky

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Aviva Chomsky


Born
in Boston, MA, The United States
April 20, 1957

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Aviva Chomsky is professor of history and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. The author of several books, Chomsky has been active in Latin American solidarity and immigrants' rights issues for over twenty-five years. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts. ...more

Average rating: 4.12 · 2,304 ratings · 283 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Undocumented: How Immigrati...

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They Take Our Jobs!: And 20...

4.07 avg rating — 531 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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A History of the Cuban Revo...

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Central America's Forgotten...

4.11 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 2021 — 7 editions
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The Cuba Reader: History, C...

4.03 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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Is Science Enough?: Forty C...

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Linked Labor Histories: New...

3.67 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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The People Behind Colombian...

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Identity and Struggle at th...

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West Indian Workers and the...

3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1995
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“Like other discriminatory legislation in our country's history, immigration laws define and differentiate legal status on the basis of arbitrary attributes. Immigration laws create unequal rights. People who break immigration laws don't cause harm or even potential harm (unlike, for example, drunk driving, which creates the potential for harm even if no accident occurs). Rather, people who break immigration laws do things that are perfectly legal for others, but denied to them--like crossing a border or, even more commonly, simply exist.”
Aviva Chomsky, They Take Our Jobs!: And 20 Other Myths about Immigration

“Countries, sovereignty, citizenship, and laws are all social constructions: abstractions invented by humans.”
Aviva Chomsky, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal

“If our goal is to slow migration, then the best way to do so is to work for a more equitable global system. But slowing migration is an odd goal, if the real problem is global inequality.”
Aviva Chomsky, They Take Our Jobs!: And 20 Other Myths about Immigration

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