This report attempts to put a human face on immigration and labor problems through dozens of case studies. The report covers border crosing deaths, human rights abuses against migrants in Mexico and the United States, the inundation of border communities with Border Patrol agents, ranchers, Indian nations, the expansion of U.S. enforcement activities outside the U.S. territorial limits (and the consequences for the international regime of refugee protection) labor abuses, farm workers, NAFTA displaced workers, the unincorporated communities known as colonias, foreign-owned assembly plants (maquiladoras) in Northern Mexico, the impact of U.S. immigration laws on border families, etc. It ends with a series of recommended changes to U.S. immigration and labor laws and policies.
(This is the final report in a five-series produced by CLINIC. To read the other reports, click here.)