Unitarian Universalists are encouraged to educate themselves about the issue of immigration and build understanding of the current immigrant experience in the United States. These books are recommended by the Beacon Press, an independent publisher of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

The 2010-2011 UUA Common Read

The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands “helps explain, on a human level, the ebb and flow of human labor across political boundaries” (Ted Robbins, Southwest Correspondent, NPR).

Read the prologue.

Also recommended:

Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants “documents how undocumented workers have become the world’s most exploited workforce…In this richly reported book, David Bacon makes a powerful case for the centrality of ‘illegals’—of all nationalities—in the global struggle for economic justice” (Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed:On (Not) Getting By in America).



“They Take Our Jobs!”: And 20 Other Myths about Immigration is “an indispensable guide to the current debate on immigration. If you are at all uncertain about how to deal with anti-immigrant arguments, you will find Chomsky’s book a perfect response. She makes her points with clarity and uses unassailable evidence while offering constructive short-and long-term solutions” (Howard Zinn, author of You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train)
Read an excerpt.

Additional suggestions:

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