Monday, November 10, 2008

Immigrant Lives Past and Present

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Immigration will surely be one of the issues the incoming Obama administration will be addressing. Latest federal ICE statistics show 349,041 immigrants were deported in the past year (through Septembe 2008), up from 288,663 the previous fiscal year (see

For our November 10, 2008 edition, Subversity, a KUCI public affairs show, presents our interview with UCI labor historian Gilbert Gonzales on Mexican Labor migration and its roots in U.S. imperialism. He addresses the tumultuous history of Mexican labor in the United States and in Orange County.

This is a repeat show from May Day 2006 and we present it as the UCI Libraries opens the following Tuesday (November 18) a Fall exhibit on "Immigrant Lives in 'The OC' and Beyond," curated by the show host. Prof. Gonzales' research on a citrus strike in 1930s Orange County is among the areas featured in the exhibit.

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