These resources are focus on facts, figures, history and methods of study to help you intellectually engage migration and borderlands justice in Southern Arizona.
Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal
They Take Our Jobs!: And 20 Other Myths about Immigration
Chomsky (yes, she is the daughter of) summarizes the history and recent legal structure of Mexican immigration and debunks many myths about immigrants.
Oscar J. Martínez
Mexico's Uneven Development: The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality
Oscar Martinez was born in Juarez, raised in El Paso,and has been writing and teaching at the University of Arizona in Tucson for many years. He also has been involved with our church, UU Church of Tucson. He was in attendance recently when Carolyn Saunders spoke about Justice DA, "
Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration
Jeffery Kaye is a special correspondent for PBS and did a weeknight book event at UUCT in 2010. His book puts our immigration problem in international context.
The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona
Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire
These two individual volumes were written from Regan's experience reporting on the Arizona borderland since 2000. She gives voice to the people caught up in US immigration policy, the migrants, Border Patrol, ranchers and activists in these true stories of the boarderlands.
Luis Alberto Urrea
The Devil's Highway: A True Story
If we could choose a "Common Read" this would be it. Luis shares the humanity of a group of migrants as they stuggle to get to and live in El Norte.
Immigration As A Moral Issue
This is a link to a PDF for the Unitarian Universalist Association's six week Congregational Study / Action Issue from 2010-2014. Many congregations used this a their educational preparation for the Justice General Assembly in Phoenix, AZ.
Crafted around the primary text Undocumented by Aviva Chomsky and the secondary source the documentary "The Missing Migrants," this curriculum is designed by the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice for both understanding and action for immigration reform.
Articles & Reports
Reports and Fact Sheets by No More Deaths, available as downloads or purchase at www.nomoredeaths.org under Abuse Documentation.
Post-deportation Health (2012)
A Culture of Cruelty (2011)
Crossing the Line (2008)
The Kino Initiative, Check out their website for monthly news articles on U.S. border issues with Mexico. Links to articles on their home page under Immigration News, Click here.
Back to the Border: A Historical Comparison of U.S. Border Politics ... Immigration Policy Center.
Closed Doors, Mexico’s Failure to Protect Central American Refugees and Migrant Children,Americas Watch, 2016, Click here.
Mexico’s Migration Crackdown Escalates dangers for Central Americans by the Guardian newspaper. Click here.
Mexico faces a test to end torture of women by police and military (Amnesty International), July 2016. Click here
Amnesty International Annual Report on Mexico 2015/2016 Click here.
Honduras/Guatemala: Attacks on the rise in world's deadliest countries ...https://www.amnesty.org/.../honduras-guatemala-ataques-en-aumento-en-los-paises-m...
Sep 1, 2016 - ... has made Honduras and Guatemala the most dangerous countries on ... natural resources, Amnesty International said in a new report six ...Click here for the report
‘Patricia’: “It’s Almost Impossible to Live in My Country”(Amnesty International), July, 2016
Honduras/Guatemala: Attacks on the rise in world's deadliest countries ...Sep 1, 2016 - ... has made Honduras and Guatemala the most dangerous countries on ... natural resources, Amnesty International said in a new report six ...Click here for the report