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We talk about local immigration policy and how immigrant lives are affected by a gentrifying San Francisco with scholar Susanne Jonas.
Key quote: "When there’s a decreasing number of immigrants who benefit, then you can have the best policies in the world and still not benefit as many people."
Susanne is an internationally-recognized scholar of Latin America, particularly Guatemala and Central America, for over 45 years. She was on the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz for 24 years and received a Distinguished Teaching Award. Most currently, she is co-author, with Nestor Rodríguez, of Guatemala-U.S. Migration: Transforming Regions (University of Texas Press, 2014). The book includes a case study chapter on the contradictory conditions faced by Guatemalan and other low-wage Latino migrant communities in the San Francisco area.
See her in conversation TONIGHT (9/17) at Modern Times Bookstore at 7 p.m.