GLOBALIZATION & U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY

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This segment of GLOBAL IMPACT will feature award-winning photojournalist David Bacon, author of "ILLEGAL PEOPLE - How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants". We will be discussing his empirical findings on how globalization and U.S. Immigration policy uproots people in Latin America and Asia driving them to migrate. At the same time, U.S. Immigration policy makes the labor of those displaced people a crime in the United States. In his book, David Bacon shows how the United States' trade and economic policy abroad, in seeking to create a favorable climate for large corporations, creates conditions to displace communities and set migration into motion. In particular, he analyzes NAFTA's corporate tilt as a cause of displacement and migration from Mexico and show how criminalizing immigrant labor benefits employers. David Bacon's book "ILLEGAL PEOPLE" argues for a sea change in the way we think, debate, and legislate around issues of migration and globalization, making a compelling case for why we need to consider immigration and migration from a globalized human rights perspective.

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