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No One is Illegal (Updated Edition)
Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border
No One Is Illegal convincingly debunks the leading ideas behind the often-violent right-wing backlash against immigrants.

Countering the chorus of anti-immigrant voices that have grown increasingly loud in the current political moment, No One is Illegal exposes the racism of anti-immigration vigilantes and puts a human face on the immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border to work in the United States.

This second edition has a new introduction to frame the analysis of the struggle for immigrant rights and the roots of the backlash.

Justin Akers Chacón is the author of the forthcoming Radicals in the Barrio: Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican American Working Class.

Mike Davis is the author many books, including The Ecology of Fear and Planet of Slums.

Other books by Justin Akers Chacón and Mike Davis

  • Radicals in the Barrio

    A ground-breaking history of the radical political movements that developed within the Mexican and Chicano working-class in the United States.
  • Be Realistic

    Mike Davis delivers a brilliant defense of the Occupy movement and offers pragmatic advice to the 99%.
  • Nadie es ilegal

    No One Is Illegal debunks the leading ideas behind the often-violent rightwing backlash against immigrants.
  • In Praise of Barbarians

    A bold collection of essays and polemics from the world-renowned social critic Mike Davis.

Other books of interest

  • All Our Relations

    A beautiful and daring vision of political, spiritual, and ecological transformation.
  • Song of the Stubborn One Thousand

    An account of the successful strike by mainly Mexican women workers at the largest plant in Watsonville, California.
  • No Is Not Enough

    “This year's most immediately useful political book.” Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017

  • Citizen Illegal

    Citizen Illegal is a revealing portrait of life as a first generation immigrant, a celebration of Chicano joy, a shout against erasure, and a vibrant re-imagining of Mexican American life.
  • The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4

    Edited by Felicia Rose Chavez, José Olivarez, et al.

    A BreakBeat Poets anthology that opposes silence and re-mixes the soundtrack of the Latinx diaspora across diverse poetic traditions.