Ana Minian on Her Article “Offshoring Migration Control"

In this episode, Stanford University historian Ana Minian talks about her February 2020 AHR article “Offshoring Migration Control: Guatemalan Transmigrants and the Construction of Mexico as a Buffer Zone.” Minian is the author of the book Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration (Harvard University Press, 2018). Her recent op-ed "America Didn’t Always Lock Up Immigrants" appeared in the New York Times. She’s currently writing a book about the history of immigration detention.

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