International Affairs

"The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration"

David Bacon

About the Program

Former United Farm Workers organizer David Bacon profiles Mexican workers in Mexico and the U.S. who are trying to change trade and economic policies that have made immigration to the U.S. - both legal and illegal - a necessity.  Bacon argues that many Mexican workers have little desire to come to the U.S. and would happily stay in Mexico if they could make a living there.  He spoke at the CUNY Institute for Graduate Studies in New York City.          

About the Authors

David Bacon

David Bacon is an associate editor at Pacific News Service and hosts a weekly radio show on labor, immigration, and the global economy on KPFA-FM.  His books include "Illegal People" and "The Children of NAFTA." 


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"The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, December 2nd at 5:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, November 10th at 3:45pm (ET)
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