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Humane Migration: Establishing Legitimacy and Rights for Displaced People

Christine G.T. Ho and James Loucky
Humane Migration: Establishing Legitimacy and Rights for Displaced People
ISBN: 978-1-56549-320-9
ISBN: 978-1-56549-319-3
ISBN: 978-1-56549-381-0
2012/215 pages/LC: 2011040329
A Kumarian Press Book
"Expansive in scope, Humane Migration provides an overview of myriad topics, including hate crimes, nativist settlement, state-level laws, immigrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the growing prison industry [related to] migration, among many others."—Choice

"[The authors] provide a scholarly exploration of the impact of the anti-immigration rhetoric that is prevalent in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and argue that migration should be a basic human right. Humane Migration is a strong pick for social issues collections."—Library Bookwatch


Humane Migration offers a fresh look at the debate on international migration, particularly in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Arguing that migration should be considered  a human right, not a criminal act,  Christine Ho and James Loucky discuss why groups migrate, the obstacles that they face, and the benefits that they bring to their adopted communities.


Christine G.T. Ho is on the doctoral faculty of the School of Human and Organization Development at Fielding Graduate University. James Loucky is professor of anthropology at Western Washington University.


  • Seeing the Humanity of Migration in the Migration of Humanity.
  • Globalization and Why Migration Happens.
  • The Global Immigration Panic.
  • This Land Is My Land, This Land Is Not Your Land.
  • Criminalizing Migrants, Containing Migration.
  • Learning From Others, Living With Others.
  • E Pluribus Unum.
  • Right to Move, Right to Be.
  • No Place Like Home.