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The Xaripu Community Across Borders L a t i no Pe rspectives Gilberto Cárdenas, series editor The Institute for Latino Studies, in keeping with the distinctive ­ mission,­ values, and traditions of the University of Notre Dame, promotes­ understanding and appreciation of the social, cultural, and religious life of U.S. Latinos through advancing research, ­ expanding knowledge, and strengthening community. The Xaripu Community Across Borders Manuel Barajas University of Notre Dame Press Notre Dame, Indiana Labor, Migration, Community, and Family Copyright © 2009 by University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 All Rights Reserved Manufactured in the United States of America Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Barajas, Manuel. The Xaripu community across borders : labor migration, community, and family / Manuel Barajas.    p.  cm. — (Latino perspectives) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-0-268-02212-9 (pbk. : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 0-268-02212-7 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Indians of Mexico—California—Social conditions.  2. Mexican Americans— California—Social conditions.  3. Michoacán de Ocampo (Mexico)—Emigration and immigration.  4. Alien labor—California.  5. Transnationalism. I. Title. F870.M5B37  2009 304.8'79407237—dc22 2009004336 ∞ The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and ­ durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources. A mi pueblo y a otros que buscan igualdad y humanidad atravesando fronteras injustas. (To my pueblo and others who seek equality and humanity crossing unjust borders.) ...