The popular discourse on immigration in North America and Western Europe is usually framed in terms of violations of national law, fueled by fear and propped up by the myths of nationhood. The rhetoric maintains that immigrants threaten jobs, the local economy, and the cultural identity of a country. But these views fail to consider the ironic reality: that the developed world, which tries so emphatically to keep poor people out, itself produces the systemic economic conditions that foster migration.
Humane Migration provides a fresh look at the debate on international migration in general and immigration to the United States, Europe, and Canada in particular. It explains dearly why groups migrate and the obstacles that they face during their journeys and after arriving at their destinations. Arguing that migration is a human right, the authors call for better policies that recognize these rights and the many benefits that migrants provide to their new communities. This book is an essential text for policy makers, students, and activists who seek justice for the world's vulnerable populations.
- Political Science, Social Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
- Political Freedom + Security / Human Rights, Globalization, Emigration + Immigration
- January 31, 2012
- March 30, 2012
- James Loucky, Christine G.T. Ho