Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration

Jeffrey Kaye, Author . Wiley $27.95 (310p) ISBN 978-0-47042-334-9

Kaye, a special correspondent for PBS , writes that the American approach to immigration isn't working and suggests ways to change course. He uses the term “coyote capitalism,” a system of interlocking, dependent relationships, to describe how unauthorized Mexican labor recruiters trade in human cargo and influence migration. He examines how coyotes and various other businesses encourage, support, and benefit from both legal and illegal migration—and how globalization has made it increasingly profitable to do so. He also looks at American economic and trade policies that encourage rather than hinder migration. Kaye provides an insightful glimpse into recruitment agencies and their impact, and offers an astute study of the effects of politics, influence, and alliances on immigration. While a dense read, the book is well worth the effort. Kaye makes a convincing argument and offers, for many readers, a completely new perspective. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 02/22/2010
Release date: 04/01/2010
Genre: Nonfiction
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