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The Ties That Bind Us: Mexican Immigrants in San Diego County (U.S.-Mexico Contemporary Perspectives Series, 23)

Richard Kiy

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ISBN 10: 1878367536 / ISBN 13: 9781878367532
Published by Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies University of, 2005
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Title: The Ties That Bind Us: Mexican Immigrants in...

Publisher: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies University of

Publication Date: 2005

Book Condition:Very Good

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"The Ties That Bind Us" addresses the difficult living and working conditions of Mexican migrant workers in San Diego County, California, considering policy implications for both sides of the US-Mexico border. The authors highlight the circumstances of individuals who, seeking to escape poverty, come to San Diego hoping to exchange hard work for a chance to get ahead - and who often meet rampant discrimination, substandard and severely overcrowded housing, a paucity of appropriate health information and services, and untenable labor condition. In exploring the migrants' situation and some of the forces that drive them into the migration stream, the authors also suggest steps for alleviating their compromised life circumstances. They argue, as well, for legalization of the migrant population so that migrants can access the full range of services available in the trans border region.

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Richard Kiy, president and CEO of the International Community Foundation, is coauthor of Environmental Management Along North America's Borders. Christopher Woodruff is associate professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego, and director of UCSD's Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies.

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