Allison Wolf’s important new book is philosophically rich, expansive in its scope, empirically informed, and hard to put down. Wolf shows that a range of immigration policies enacted not only in the United States, but throughout the Americas, constitute various “faces” of global oppression. This explicitly feminist, hemispheric approach to immigration ethics could not come at a better time.
In this excellent and original work, Allison Wolf provides a much-needed challenge to the overly idealized and U.S. centric approaches to immigration justice. By deploying a feminist-inspired framework that begins from the injustices of current immigration policies, of both the global north and global south, Wolf convincingly argues that these policies form wires in the larger cage of global oppression
From a feminist perspective, Professor Wolf brightly unveils the concealed connections between injustice, migration, and public policies. The author exquisitely describes an unjust global order which consistently oppresses vulnerable migrants and isolates them from access to power and resources when forced to cross borders. Just Immigration in the Americas is a thoughtful mixture of profound theorizing and grounded reality in which academic and social impact is guaranteed.