The U.S. Immigration Crisis Paperback

by Miguel A De La Torre;

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The U.S. Immigration Crisis

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The current immigration crisis on our southern borders is usually debated from a safe distance. Politicians create a fear of the migrant to garner votes, while academicians pontificate on the topic from the comfort of cushy armchairs. What would happen if instead the issue were explored with one's feet on the ground--what the author calls an ""ethics of place""? As an organic intellectual, De La Torre writes while physically standing in solidarity with migrants who are crossing borders and the humanitarian organizations that accompany them in their journey. He painstakingly captures their stories, testimonies, and actions, which become the foundation for theological and ethical analysis. From this vantage point, the book constructs a liberative ethics based on what those disenfranchised by our current immigration policies are saying and doing in the hopes of not just raising consciousness, but also crafting possibilities for participatory praxis. ""Miguel's introduction on an ethics of place will surely set academia's hair on fire. He then eloquently practices what he preaches by inviting the reader into all those places where migrants are suffering--and dying--and struggling for liberation. When anyone asks me about 'the problem of immigration' now, I will hand them this compelling book. Be Presente!"" --John Fife, Cofounder of the Sanctuary Movement ""Hard-hitting and challenging,

The U.S. Immigration Crisis by Miguel A De La Torre was published by Cascade Books in June 2016. The ISBN for The U.S. Immigration Crisis is 9781498223690.

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Details for The U.S. Immigration Crisis

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherCascade Books (June 2016)
Thickness11 mm
Height203 mm
Width127 mm
Product Code4509810
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