2020 International Latino Book Awards

Best Political/Current Affairs book

On September 12, Empowering Latino Futures/Latino Literacy Now! announced that Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die had been selected as the first place winner for the 2020 International Latino Book Awards Best Political/Current Affairs book. The virtual awards program in its entirety can be viewed by clicking here, and an article about the program, which referred to the book as “one of the most eagerly-awaited books” of the season can be found by clicking here.


  • On December 12, 2022, the author spoke on MainStage panel “Narrative, Nativism & Breaking Through” at the National Immigrant Inclusion Conference. A recording of the event can be watched here.

  • On December 6th, 2022, the author discussed his book in a webinar hosted by eCornell. Check this link to watch a recording of this event.

  • On October 16th, 2022, the author gave a keynote presentation at the “Voices 2022” Conference hosted by the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum. His post about the event can be found here.

  • On October 13th, 2022, the author moderated a webinar for the Migrant, Immigrant & Refugee Rights Alliance discussing nativist extremism in the immigration debate. Click to watch.

  • The author participated in a “Book Charla” series sponsored by Hispanics in Philanthropy on October 14, 2021 Interested readers can check this site: Book Charla – HIP.

  • On October 13, 2021, the author spoke at an event as part of the prestigious, Houston-based Rothko Chapel’s social justice series. To view the recording, click on this link: Defending & Advancing the Rights of Immigrants.

  • On October 4, 2021, the author spoke at the National Immigrant Integration Conference on a mainstage plenary session. Check this page for more information: NIIC New American Dreams.

  • The author spoke on a panel at the 18th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference on September 28, 2021; check this site for more information: Migration Policy Events.

  • On August 2021, the author spoke on a panel on the second anniversary of the shootings in El Paso, TX, sponsored by the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right, a London-based human rights group, regarding the threat that hate-based language about immigrants poses for Latinos and others when some people like the El Paso shooter act on the rhetoric: video here: Nativist Extremism Webinar.

  • The author was quoted in an August 2021 article in the Los Angeles Times, outlining ways to combat white supremacist propaganda : How Fox News’ white supremacist propaganda can be stopped – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

  • The author and book were cited in an article in Vox, in July 2021, which discussed how the lessons outlined in the book might be repeated in the current round of immigration reform: What Democrats can learn from Reagan’s immigration reform – Vox

  • On March 20, 2020, Foreword Reviews, the book industry’s leading reviewer of books from small, independent, and university presses announced that Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die was selected as a finalist for the 2019 INDIES Book of the Year in Nonfiction History; see the books selected for this prestigious recognition by clicking here.

  • On March 5, the author was quoted and the book was discussed in a feature article in both the print and online editions of the New York Times. Read the article by clicking here.

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