June 23, 2010
Professor Steven Bender to Publish ‘Run for the Border’ and ‘Tierra y Libertad’
Steven Bender, James and Ilene Hershner Professor of Law, is slated to see two of his latest works in print in the near future. Both books address issues seen frequently in the media as of late: immigration reform and the plight of the Latino community in America, particularly in regard to housing.
His latest manuscript, Run for the Border: Lessons from 150 Years of U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings, will appear in print in late 2011. New York University Press will publish the book. Run for the Border offers a framework for a comprehensive border policy informed by the last 150-year history of border crossings in both directions. The aim of the book is to suggest a more comprehensive border policy, rather than merely an immigration-focused one, informed by history and particularly by the motivations of border crossings in both directions throughout the last century and a half.
In September of this year, New York University Press will release, Tierra y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing. In his work, Professor Bender traces the history of Latinos’ struggle for adequate housing opportunities from the 19th century to today’s anti-immigrant policies and national mortgage crisis. Professor Bender analyzes the legal hurdles that prevent better housing opportunities and offers ways to approach sweeping legal reform.