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The World of Mexican Migrants: The Rock and the Hard Place

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Widely praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of post-1970 immigration from Mexico—as a result of which an estimated 6 million undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the United States—The World of Mexican Migrants, by acclaimed author Judith Adler Hellman, takes us into the lives of those who, no longer able to eke out even a modest living in ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 14th 2009 by The New Press (first published 2009)
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I read this book back in March and I found myself hesitant to review it simply because I felt like I didn't have much to say?

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adored it and thought it an extremely important read if you wish for another viewpoint on the issue of Mexican migrants in the states. And by viewpoint I don't just mean those who have made the journey to the states because you're also given the view of those left at home, those who have plans to make the crossing, those who organize the cr
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Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Judith is a sociologist who is also an excellent writer. She answers the questions about immigrant lives that I've often wondered about. Why did they come? What did they leave behind? What are their lives like in this country? What are their working conditions like? And information on economics, sexism and how increased boarder control keeps many Mexican immigrants in this country.
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