Illegal People

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 | A Public Affair

On Wednesday January 2nd, host Karma Chavez spoke with author, journalist, and photographer David Bacon about his work regrading NAFTA and immigration.

Mixtec Migrant Farm Workers in TaftFor the last twenty years David Bacon, through his work as a writer and photojournalist, has researched the relationship between the global economy, labor, and migration. In his book “Illegal People” published in 2009, he exposes the failures of our national policy produces which lead to increasing displacement, migration, immigration raids, and an increasingly divided and polarized society. pushing for an overhaul in how we think, debate, and legislate about and around immigration, Bacon promotes focus on human rights in this age of globalization. He is also author of the book “The Children of NAFTA” which discusses labor wars on the U.S./Mexico Border.

 

Read more about David Bacon:

http://dbacon.igc.org/

 

Read more about the book “Illegal People:”

http://www.amazon.com/Illegal-People-Globalization-Criminalizes-Immigrants/dp/0807042307

 

Read more about the book “The Children of NAFTA:”

http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520244726

 

Listen to the entire interview:

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