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"Immigration, Family Destruction and Terrorism: the US-Mexican Case of Saúl Arellano"

“Immigration, Family Destruction and Terrorism: the US-Mexican Case of Saúl Arellano”

[Speech by Dr. James D. Cockcroft during the IX International Congress of Economists on Globalization and Development Problems, Habana, February 5 to 9 of 2007. Topic Block “Poverty, Inequality and Equity,” No. 6, “International Migrations and Development. Conditions and Effects on Receptors and Transmitters,” February 7, 2007, English translation from Spanish courtesy of Red en Defensa de la Humanidad, Caracas.]

[NOTE: After this speech was given, on August 19, 2007, after addressing a rally in Los Angeles, California, Elvira Arellano was detained and in one more act of terror swiftly deported to Mexico without any recognition of her legal rights. On August 31 she met her son Saúl Arellano at the Mexico City airport and said she would have him go to school in her home state of Michoacán so he could learn Spanish. Neither she nor her son withdrew from their campaigns in the United States and internationally to defend the millions of immigrant families whose rights were being violated in the ways described in this speech, as witness this report from "Democracy Now" [http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/13/1445232]:

“Migración, Destrucción de Familias, y Terrorismo: el Caso Estadounidense-Mexicano de Saúl Arellano”

“Migración, Destrucción de Familias, y Terrorismo: el Caso Estadounidense-Mexicano de Saúl Arellano”

[Ponencia del Dr. James D. Cockcroft para el IX Encuentro Internacional de Economistas sobre Globalización y Problemas del Desarrollo, La Habana, 5 al 9 de febrero de 2007, Bloque Temático “Pobreza, desigualdad y equidad,” no. 6, “Las migraciones internacionales y el desarrollo. Condiciones y efectos en los países emisores y receptores.”]

[NOTA: Casi siete meses después de esta ponencia, el 19 de agosto de 2007, después de hablar durante una manifestación en Los Angeles, California, Elvira Arellano fue detenida y rápidamente deportada a México en un acto más de terror sin ningún reconocimiento de sus derechos legales. El 31 de agosto ella se encontró con su hijo Saúl Arellano en el aéropuerto de la Ciudad de México y dijo que él asistiría a una escuela en su estado de Michoacán para que él pudiera aprender español. Elvira y Saúl seguirían con sus campañas en los Estados Unidos e internacionalmente para defender las millones de familias inmigrantes cuyos derechos estaban violados en las maneras descritas in esta ponencia, como se nota en este report de "Democracy Now" [http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/13/1445232]:

Cockcroft interview responses on immigration in USA / Entrevistas sobre imigración

Cockcroft interview responses on immigration in USA, March 28, 2006, in English and Spanish, summarized for his students:

I hope everyone is following the newest social movement to hit the scene this past week. Police estimated Los Angeles' crowd at half a million and I have heard that it was over a million, maybe 2 million. The immigrants are human beings. A human being cannot be "illegal," although (s)he can commit an illegal act.

Trabajadores De Michoacan: Historia De Un Pueblo Migrante


Trabajadores De Michoacan: Historia De Un Pueblo Migrante

UAM Azcapotzalco Migration Research Team


México: imisac Ediciones "Contraste" 1982

Outlaws in the Promised Land: Mexican Immigrant Workers and America's Future


Outlaws in the Promised Land: Mexican Immigrant Workers and America's Future


0802150942

Grove Press (August, 1986)
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