Now thoroughly updated and revised—with a new chapter on the
Dreamer movement and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Program (DACA)—this book offers North Carolinians a better
understanding of their Latino neighbors, illuminating rather than
enflaming debates on immigration. In the midst of a tumultuous
political environment, North Carolina continues to feature
significant in-migration of Mexicans and Latin Americans from both
outside and inside the United States. Drawing on the voices of
migrants as well as North Carolinians from communities affected by
migration, Hannah Gill explains how larger social forces are
causing demographic shifts, how the state is facing the challenges
and opportunities presented by these changes, and how migrants
experience the economic and social realities of their lives.
Gill makes connections between our hometowns and the globalization
of people, money, technology, and culture by shedding light on the
many diverse North Carolina residents who are such a vital part of
the state's population but are often unrecognized in many ways.
This book is essential for everyone, including students and
teachers, who wants to understand what is at stake for all parties
and wants to work toward solutions.