Select Articles, Essays & Reviews

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.

“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

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)

Washington Post
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” (also published in Spanish by Homozapping)

Boston Review
The Other Side of the Wall
Mexican Education Reform from Below” (with Hilda Vázquez, also published in Spanish by Homozapping)

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

Penn Gazette
Family Matters: What comprehensive immigration reform meant in 1986, and why we need it again

Huffington Post
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)

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.

Spanish-Language Articles and Posts


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
Como moscas
La reforma educativa mexicana desde abajo” (with Hilda Vázquez, published in English by Boston Review)
La economía de México, muy lejos del ‘Tigre Azteca’” (published in English by Al Jazeera America)
Migrar con dignidad” (with Hilda Vázquez)
‘Lo más importante es la gente’: Alejandro Solalinde y la caravana ‘Abriendo Puertas a la Esperanza.’

Revista Áurea
Yo, migrante” (texto para acompañar las fotos de Arturo Valentino Ramírez, pp 34-49)

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