This Land is Our Land

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto

Suketu Mehta

In a time when festering anti-immigrant animus is finding its way into official government policy, Suketu Mehta, whose family moved to the U.S. from India when he was a child, offers a proclamation on behalf of migration. This Land Is Our Land is also a history of how the modern movement of people across borders is rooted in colonialism, in the taking of land (and wealth) from native people. Now, many descendants of those from whom so much was stolen seek better lives elsewhere, often at great risk. Mehta asserts that there should be more migration, that it is a definitive good—not just for the people who move, but also for the societies who accept them and enable them to thrive.

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