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They Never Come Back: A Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico

Frans J. Schryer


For Mexicans on both sides of the border, the migrant experience has changed significantly over the past two decades. This book draws on the experiences of indigenous people from a region in the Mexican state of Guerrero to explore the impact of this transformation on the lives of migrants. When handicraft production was able to provide a viable alternative to agricultural labor, most migrants would travel to other parts of Mexico to sell their wares. Others opted to work for wages in the United States, returning to Mexico on a regular basis. This is no longer the case. At first almost everyon ... More

Keywords: migrant experience, Mexicans, Guerrero, NAFTA, migrant labor legislation, border control, undocumented workers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453144
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frans J. Schryer, author
University of Guelph