Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal

Thursday, 19 June 2014 | A Public Affair

What has changed about immigration over the years? Check out this edition of APA to learn more!

On Thursday June 18th our host Allen Ruff spoke with immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky, about her latest book, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.

“Chomsky shows how “illegality” and “undocumentedness” are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status—and to what ends. Blending history with human drama, Chomsky explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic, and historical context.The result is a powerful testament of the complex, contradictory, and ever-shifting nature of status in America.”- Beacon Press

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