International Migration & Human Rights: The Global Repercussions of U.S. Policy

Related Resources

Documentary films:

Brother Towns (Pueblos hermanos), dir. Charles D. Thompson, Jr. (2010)

Crossing Arizona, dir. Joseph Matthew and Dan DeVivo (2006) /

Dying to Leave, PBS WideAngle (2004)

Farmingville, dirs. Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini (2004)

Forgotten Ellis Island, dir. Lorie Conway (2009)

The Least of These: Family Detention in America, dirs. Clark Lyda and Jesse Lyda (2009) /

Lost Souls (Animas perdidas), dir. Monika Navarro (2010)

Mexico: Crimes at the Border, PBS Frontline/World (2008)

Rights on the Line: Vigilantes on the Border, American Friends Service Committee, ACLU, Witness (2005)

Uprooted: The Movie dir. Juan Mejia Botero (2007)

Walking the Line, dirs. Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest (2006)


International legal instruments:

UN International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights


Non-governmental, governmental and intergovernmental organization reports:

Amnesty International, Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detentions in the USA (2009)

Human Rights Watch, Detained and Dismissed: Women’s Struggles to Obtain Health Care in United States Immigration Detention (2009)

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, Beyond Borders: Exploring Trafficking's Links to Gender, Migration, Labour, Globalisation and Security (2010)

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, Collateral Damage: The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights around the World (2007)

UNDP, Human Development Report 2009 - Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development

U.S. Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report (various years)


Recent books in the field of migration studies:

Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children, by Hirokazu Yoshikawa (2011)

Being and Belonging: Muslims in the United States Since 9/11, edited by Katherine Pratt Ewing (2011)

Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience After 9/11, by Louise A. Cainkar (2011)

Clandestine Crossings: Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border, by David Spener (2009)

New Faces in New Places: The Changing Geography of American Immigration, edited by Douglas S. Massey (2010)

Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration, by Jeffrey Kaye (2010)

Sex Slaves and Discourse Masters: The Construction of Trafficking, by Jo Doezema (2010)

Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry, by Laura Maria Agustin (2007)

Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell, by David Weissbrodt and Laura Danielson (201)

Understanding Immigration Law, by Kevin R. Johnson, Raquel Aldana, Bill Ong Hing, Leticia Saucedo, and Enid F. Trucios-Haynes (2009)

The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation, by Leo Chavez (2008)

"They Take Our Jobs!": And 20 Other Myths about Immigration, by Aviva Chomsky (2007)

Dying to Live: A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid, by Joseph Nevins (2008)

Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants, by David Bacon (2008)