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Peter Costantini

What was the Millennium Migration? When did it happen and what effects did it have on the United States, Mexico, and other countries involved? How did it challenge and transform us economically, legally, socially, and politically? What can we learn from it about the role of immigration going forward?

“The Millennium Migration in Context” reconstructs and analyzes the history of the great surge of immigration into the United States from the south during the 1990s and 2000s. Based on more than a decade of research and interviews with participants and observers, it attempts to establish baselines of economic, legal and social realities. Building on these, it addresses some of the political noise and disinformation that have obscured what actually happened. It finishes by sketching some outlines of potential positive immigration policies for the future.

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