Recession Without Borders: Mexican Migrants Confront the Economic Downturn is the title of the new book edited by Professor David Fitzgerald, Rafael Alarcón, and Sociology grad student Leah Muse-Orlinoff.
How has the current US economic crisis affected Mexicans on both sides of the border? This volume answers that question, drawing on a 2010 study of the migrant source community of Tlacuitapa, Jalisco, and its satellite communities in Oklahoma City and the San Francisco Bay Area. A survey of 830 adults and scores of in-depth interviews yield a rich picture of not only how migrants and their families in Mexico are managing with fewer dollars, but also how US immigration and economic policies affect their everyday lives.
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