Ethical Borders: NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration available in Paperback
In Ethical Borders Hing insists that reforming NAFTA is vital to ameliorating much of the poverty that drives undocumented immigration and he points to the European Union's immigration and economic development policies as a model for North America. Hing considers the world-wide economic crisis and the social problems that attend labor migration into homogenous countries, arguing for a spectrum of changes, including stricter border enforcement and more effective barriers; a path to citizenship for undocumented migrants; or a guest worker program.
Hing also situates NAFTA and its effects in the larger, and rapidly shifting, context of globalization-particularly the recent rise of China as the world's economic giant. Showing how NAFTA's unforeseen consequences have been detrimental to Mexico, Hing passionately argues that the United States is ethically bound to address the problems in a way that puts prosperity within the grasp of all North Americans.
|Publisher:||Temple University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Bill Ong Hing is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. He teaches Immigration Policy, Judicial Process, Negotiations, and Asian American History. Throughout his career, he has pursued social justice by combining community work, litigation, and scholarship. His books include Deporting Our Souls-Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy, Defining America Through Immigration Policy (Temple), and Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy. Professor Hing was co-counsel in the Supreme Court asylum case, INS v. Cardoza-Fonseca (1987). He is the founder of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and serves on the board of the Asian Law Caucus.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Time to Think Broadly
1. The NAFTA Effect
2. Revolutionary Mexico: A Brief Economic and Political History
3. Canadian Stability and Responsibility
4. The European Union Strategy
5. Celtic Tiger: The Irish Example
6. The Failed Enforcement Approach: "There Ain't No Reason to Treat Them Like Animals"
7. Contemplating North American Integration and Other Alternatives
Epilogue: The Ethical Border: Thinking Outside the (Big) Box