After a year of teaching, she earned a public policy fellowship from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute CHCIwhich is dedicated to helping obtain government jobs for young Latinos. She worked as a lobbyist on issues ranging from higher education and early childhood education to technical education and immigration. She also served as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Ciro Rodriguez Texascovering education, health and labor on the local and federal level and serving as the Congressman's liaison for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Sharma received her Ph. Sharma is an activist scholar whose research is shaped by the social movements she is active in, including No Borders movements and those struggling for the commons.
She is the author of Home Economics: Nandita Sharma's research interests address themes of human migration, migrant labor, national state power, ideologies of racism and nationalism, processes of identification and self-understanding, and social movements for justice.
Sharma is currently involved in a research project examining the social and historical construction of a divide between those variously constituted as "indigenous" or as "migrants" through the idea that only "natives" belong in the spaces designated as "native" land.
She is also actively involved in research on the national state's organization of temporary, migrant workers who are rendered unfree by the terms of their immigration status. Racism; nationalism; citizenship; state power; identification and self-understanding; globalization and transnational processes; politics of multiculturalism; social stratification, post-colonialism and; contemporary sociological theory Advising: Sharma has supervised Ph.
A critical book review of Asian Settler Colonialism: Edited by Candace Fujikane and Jon Y. Article in international or national refereed journals Co-Editor of the journal Refuge Special Issue: As nation states across the world enact ever-more restrictive immigration policies, there exists, simultaneously, a large and growing international movement of people.
This paradox has led to a growing recognition of the ideological character of border controls: Such a situation calls into question the purposes served by the entire array of contemporary migration controls - the totality of which has made many migrants more vulnerable and their lives and livelihoods more precarious.
One important and under-examined response to this situation is the emergence of calls for No Borders, appeals made on the basis of inter-related ethical, political, social and economic grounds. As a practical, political project develops against borders, its relevance to other political projects grows, often challenging them in profound ways.
There is a mounting need, therefore, to open an intellectual and political environment in which arguments for No Borders are further debated.
Bridget Anderson, Cynthia Wright Keywords: University of Toronto Press. Chapters in books Keywords: Articles in international or national refereed journals Co-Authors: Chapter in Book Co-Authors: This chapter provides, first, a broad sketch of the current labour market position of various im migrant workers in the U.
By way of a conclusion, I will examine recent efforts at organizing for progressive change by im migrants and their supporters and the attempts to shift and even open up the discourse on im migrant rights to incorporate all subordinated workers in the U. The emergence of significant trends within the im migrant rights movement to turn it into part of the global movement for social justice provides us with a way of linking U.
The formulation of an H Visa category in the United States US which itself is separated into three different types of H Visas, each with their own selection criteria and set of regulations produces a guest worker program of temporary migrant labour recruitment.
This is a timely project as current policy debates and social mobilizations on immigration centre precisely on the expansion of the guest worker system. Articles in international or national refereed journals Keywords: In this paper, I ask whether we can rightly discuss the integration of immigrants in a context where a growing number of migrants are denied the rights of ever making a home in the places they live and work.
My tentative answer to this question includes an obvious point: James Goodman and Paul James eds. Throughout the history of capitalist globalization, both the making and the maintenance of national borders have proven to be integral to the material and ideological practices of power.
National borders remain significant to such relations within the contemporary period of neo-liberal reforms. Eating in Public is an anti-capitalism project nudging a little space outside of the commodity system.
Following the path of pirates and nomads, hunters and gathers, diggers and levelers, they gather at people's homes and plant free food gardens on private and public land. Unlike Santa and the State, they give equally to the naughty and the nice.
They do not exploit anyone's labor. And they do not offer tax-deductions.In order to fill the demand for labor, workers from Mexico or other countries south of the United States border crossed the border into California illegally, hoping to find work.
In other cases, citizens from other countries will apply for visas in the United States and then overstay their visas. 20, migrant workers entered Canada for the purpose of agricultural work.
In , over half (10,) were from Mexico, while the remainder came from Jamaica, Barbados. Hispanic immigration in the United States has be- come more geographically diverse over the past 30 years.
employers are in constant need of migrant agricultural labor. a marker of the ‘success’ of a temporary labor program. probe the gendered construction of temporary migrant agricultural labor .
The article ‘From fields of power to fields of sweat: the dual process of constructing temporary migrant labor in Mexico and Canada’ by Leigh Binford is a publication in the Third World Quarterly Journal, volume 30 issue number 3. The U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada are among the busiest in the world.
Canada and Mexico are the United States' first and third largest trading partners, respectively, and exports to Canada and Mexico account for nearly one-third of total U.S. exports.
Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, does not have a role in the administration or oversight of state workers' compensation programs. Migrant & Seasonal Agricultural Workers.
(INA) requires employers who want to use foreign temporary workers on H-2A visas to get a labor certificate from the Employment.