Peter CostantiniPeter Costantini, Migration Coordinator, (United States) is an independent analyst. Over four decades, he has published work on topics including migration, Latin America, labor, housing and economics, reporting from Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Haiti, Italy, Ireland, China, and the U.S. southwest border. Besides Americas Program, his work has appeared in Inter Press Service, Foreign Policy In Focus, MSNBC News, and many other publications, in English, Spanish and French. For his first twenty years in the workforce, he made his living doing blue-collar work, primarily in construction, shipyards and office-equipment repair. During part of that time, he was active in the Laborers International Union of North America. He also volunteered a second shift as a community organizer. After co-founding the Seattle Tenants Union, he served on the executive board of the National Tenants Union. He was involved in Central America solidarity in the 1980s and 1990s, and taught a short course on microprocessors at the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Managua, Nicaragua. For his last twenty years of gainful employment, he worked in the software industry as a program manager, technical evangelist, documentation manager, and programming writer. He is now retired and embedded as a volunteer with the immigration justice movement. He is a native of New York City, grew up mainly in New Jersey, attended Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio and the Université de Montpellier, France. Since 1973, he has made his home in Seattle.