Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants, featuring David Bacon

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
4pm - 5:30pm
USC Hedco Neurosciences Center (HNB), Room 100

The Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) of the University of Southern California invites you to a book signing and lecture by veteran photo journalist David Bacon. His new book, described below, explores the human side of globalization and argues for new ways to think about and legislate around immigration.

Book description:  For two decades veteran photojournalist David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. In Illegal People Bacon explores the human side of globalization, exposing the many ways it 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. Illegal People explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, more migration, more immigration raids, and a more divided, polarized society.  Bacon 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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