Western Hemisphere Immigration and United States Foreign Policy
Edited by Christopher Mitchell
Publication date:23 July 1992
Length of book:328 pages
PublisherPenn State University Press
This book adds a wealth of new data on the political significance of inter-American migration, through case studies of the policies of population flows from Cuba, Central America, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. This theme has received only preliminary attention fully ten years after the Mariel boat-lift from Cuba. The contributing scholars bolster an emerging trend in the broad study of international population movements, emphasizing the effect government policies on migration is a social process quire insulated form the effects of public policy.
—Aristide R. Zolberg, New School for Social Research