By Sandra Lazo de la Vega,Timothy J. Steigenga

ISBN-10: 0299291049

ISBN-13: 9780299291044

Across the us, the difficulty of immigration has generated rancorous debate and divided groups. Many states and municipalities have handed restrictive laws that erodes any feel of group. Against the Tide tells the tale of Jupiter, Florida, a coastal city of roughly 50,000 that has taken a special path.
    At the start of the twenty-first century, Jupiter used to be within the throes of immigration debates. A decade previous, this small city had skilled an inflow of migrants from Mexico and Guatemala. Immigrants looking paintings amassed day-by-day on one of many city’s major streets, growing an ad-hoc, open-air exertions marketplace that generated lawsuits and future health and human protection issues. What all started as an area debate quickly escalated as Jupiter’s scenario used to be thrust into the media highlight and attracted the eye of nation and nationwide anti-immigrant teams. yet then whatever unforeseen occurred: immigrants, local citizens, college school and scholars, and city representatives joined jointly to mediate group tensions and effectively moved the casual exertions industry to the recent El Sol local source middle.
    Timothy J. Steigenga, who helped came upon the guts, and Lazo de los angeles Vega, who prepared scholars in help of its undertaking, describe how El Sol engaged the citizens of Jupiter in a two-way technique of immigrant integration and helped construct belief on each side. via interpreting one city’s look for a favorable public coverage resolution, Against the Tide bargains invaluable functional classes for different groups confronting related challenges.

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