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Importing Poverty?: Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America

Philip Martin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139174
eISBN:
9780300156003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139174.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

American agriculture employs some 2.5 million workers during a typical year, most for fewer than six months. Three fourths of these farm workers are immigrants, half are unauthorized, and most will ... More


Prologue: Coming to America

Philip Martin

in Importing Poverty?: Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139174
eISBN:
9780300156003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139174.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The constant arrival of immigrants to fill jobs in U.S. farms resulted in a rural poverty developing in agricultural America. Several farmers demand that the government should enact rules that would ... More


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