Select Articles, Essays & Reviews
“Defining American: The Bureau of Naturalization’s Attempt to Standardize Citizenship Education and Inculcate ‘the Soul of America’ in Immigrants during World War I,” Journal of American History 109, no. 2 (September 2022): 324-35.
“Barring the Gates: A History of Political Exclusion and Family Separation in Cold War America,” Labor 18, no. 1 (2021): 54-66.
“The DHS Secretary Could Chart a New Path on Immigration. Will He?,” Washington Post, February 2, 2021.
“Bananas North, Deportees South: Punishment, Profits, and the Human Costs of the Business of Deportation,” Journal of American History 106, no. 4 (March 2020): 949-74.
“How 1970s US Immigration Policy Put Mexican Migrants at the Center of a System of Mass Expulsion,” TIME, June 23, 2020.
“A Campaign of Forced Self-Deportation,” Lapham’s Quarterly, July 1, 2020.
“American Dreams & Immigrant Realities in a South El Monte Shoe Factory,” in East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte, eds. Romeo Guzmán, Carribean Fragoza, Alex Cummings, and Ryan Reft (Rutgers University Press, 2020), 124-34.
“Mexican Migrants, Family Separation, and US Immigration Policy Since 1942,” in Forced Out and Fenced In: Immigration Tales from the Field, ed. Tanya Golash-Boza (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 43-50.
“The Human Costs of Outsourcing Deportation,” Humanity Vol. 8, No. 3 (Winter 2017): 527-9.
“The Long History of Self-Deportation,” NACLA (Summer 2017): 152-58.
“The core of Donald Trump’s immigration policy? Fear,” Washington Post, Aug. 24, 2017.
“Nation of Migrants, Historians of Migration,” Journal of American Ethnic History 34, no. 4 (Summer 2015): 7-16.
“A Long Series of Uncertainties,” The Nation, Sept. 22, 2014. (lead review/essay on Central American migration)
“How the Mexican Drug Trade Thrives on Free Trade,” The Nation, July 15, 2014. (with Christy Thornton)
“Undocumented and Unafraid,” Salon, March 29, 2012.
“A Nation of (Deported) Immigrants,” Dissent (Spring 2011): 64-68.
Other Articles, Essays & Reviews
Review, “The Interior Circuit,” by Francisco Goldman
Al Jazeera America
“How the deportation numbers mislead”
“The next Mexican Revolution?”
“Mexico economic reality doesn’t fit ‘Aztec Tiger’ narrative”
“The Other Side of the Wall”
“Mexican Education Reform from Below” (with Hilda Vázquez Medina)
Dallas Morning News
“Immigration reform: At what cost?”
“Young U.S. Citizens Call on Obama to Reunite Families”
“Who Gets to Define Immigrants as ‘Illegal’?”
“A Nation of Migrants”
“Immigration Reform: Time to Face Reality”
“The Court Leaves Arizonans in the Lurch”
Los Angeles Review of Books
“We’re All Trying to Reinvent Ourselves: An Interview with Alfredo Corchado”
“Bracero Guestworkers, Unpaid” (with Verónica Zapata, reprinted by Upside Down World and Labor Online. Expanded version published in Spanish in FronteraD)
“Ruben Navarrette Against the DREAMers”
“Family Matters: What comprehensive immigration reform meant in 1986, and why we need it again”
“Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the ‘I-Word’”
First-Year 2017 (project of Miller Center, University of Virginia)
“Making amends for past wrongs”
Tropics of Meta
“Much Ado about Nothing: The Times’ Non-Story about Eduardo Galeano’s Non-Apology”
“San Diego, Calif.–Tijuana, Mexico, border” (photograph, online)
“El movimiento bracero en México reclama deudas históricas” (with Verónica Zapata, condensed version published in English in Jacobin)
“#SomosAndiola, las Redes Actúan en Defensa de Inmigrantes”
“Yo, migrante” (texto para acompañar las fotos de Arturo Valentino Ramírez, pp 34-49)
Waldinger, Roger and Adam Goodman, “International Migration to the United States: From the Colonial Period to Our Times,” in Dictionnaire géo-historique des migrations internationales dans le monde, ed. Gildas Simon (Paris: Armand Colin, 2015), 490-500. (published in French)
Review: Alanís Enciso, Voces de la Repatriación: La Sociedad Mexicana y la Repatriación de Mexicanos de Estados Unidos 1930-1933, in International Migration Review (Fall 2018): 965-66.
Review: Hester, Deportation: The Origins of U.S. Policy, in Journal of American History (June 2018): 180-81.
Review essay: “The Promise of New Approaches and Persistence of Old Paradigms in Mexican American History.” Journal of American Ethnic History 32, no. 3 (Spring 2013): 83-89.
Review: Fox, Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal, in Immigrants and Minorities (May 2013): 1-3.
“Operation Gatekeeper.” In Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia, edited by Carlos E. Cortés. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2013.
“The Uprooted.” In Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia, edited by Carlos E. Cortés. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2013.