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Hidden in the Heartland: The New Wave of Immigrants and the Challenge to America
by Nancy Brown Diggs
Michigan State University Press, 2011
Paper: 978-0-87013-997-0 | eISBN: 978-1-60917-132-2
Library of Congress Classification HD5856.U5D54 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.9069120973

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As other teens returned home from school, thirteen-year-old José Silva headed for work at a restaurant, where he would remain until 2:00 a.m. Francisca Herrera, a tomato picker, was exposed to pesticides while she was pregnant and gave birth to a baby without arms or legs. Silva and Herrera immigrated illegally to the United States, and their experiences are far from unique. In this comprehensive, balanced overview of the immigration crisis, Nancy Brown Diggs examines the abusive, unethical conditions under which many immigrants work, and explores how what was once a border problem now extends throughout the country. Drawing from a wide spectrum of sources, Hidden in the Heartland demonstrates how the current situation is untenable for both illegal immigrants and American citizens. A vivid portrait of the immigration crisis, the book makes a passionate case for confronting this major human rights issue—a threat to the very unity of the country.



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