The Immigration Crisis: Nativism, Armed Vigilantism, and the Rise of a Countervailing Movement
Immigration remains one of the most pressing and polarizing issues in the United States. In The Immigration Crisis, the political scientist and social activist Armando Navarro takes a hard look at 400 years of immigration into the territories that now form the United States, paying particular attention to the ways in which immigrants have been received. The book provides a political, historical, and theoretical examination of the laws, personalities, organizations, events, and demographics that have shaped four centuries of immigration and led to the widespread social crisis that today divides citizens, non-citizens, regions, and political parties. As a prominent activist, Navarro has participated broadly in the Mexican-American community's responses to the problems of immigration and integration, and his book also provides a powerful glimpse into the actual working of Hispanic social movements. In a sobering conclusion, Navarro argues that the immigration crisis is inextricably linked to the globalization of capital and the American economy's dependence on cheap labor.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: The Immigration Crisis Chapter 3 Chapter One: Exodus to the New World (40,000 B.C. - 1930s) Chapter 4 Chapter Two: Re-Mexicanization of Aztlán (1848-1940) Chapter 5 Chapter Three: Re-Start of the Migrant Exodus (1942-1964) Chapter 6 Chapter Four: Third Phase of the Migrant Exodus (1965-1989) Chapter 7 Chapter Five: Fourth Phase of the Migrant Exodus (1990-1999) Chapter 8 Chapter Six: Rise of Nativist Vigilantes and Militias (1999-2004) Chapter 9 Chapter Seven: The Minutemen Project (2005-2007) Chapter 10 Chapter Eight: Nativist Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups On Rise (2005-2007) Chapter 11 Chapter Nine: Mexicanos Respond to the Rancher Vigilante and Militia Crisis (2000-2005) Chapter 12 Chapter Ten: NAHR's Response to the Raids &Minutemen Project (2004-2005) Chapter 13 Chapter Eleven: Rise of the Nativist Legislative Surge (2004-2007) Chapter 14 Chapter Twelve: Rise of the Movimiento Pro-Migrante (2006) Chapter 15 Chapter Thirteen: Decline of MPM and its Mobilizations (2006-2007) Chapter 16 Epilogue: The Immigration Crisis: What Now?
Armando Navarro has written a most needed and valuable study of the historical origins of Mexican migration to the United States and its continuing importance. This is a must-read for both concerned citizens and policy makers.