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Crossing with the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail

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Over the past ten years, more than 4,000 people have died while crossing the Arizona desert to find jobs, join families, or start new lives. Other migrants tell of the corpses they pass—bodies that are never recovered or counted.

Crossing With the Virgin collects stories heard from migrants about these treacherous treks—firsthand accounts told to volunteers for the Samarita
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 15th 2010 by University of Arizona Press (first published April 1st 2010)
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Dec 29, 2010 Debmeinke rated it really liked it
Heartbreaking, what are we thinking with our horrible treatment of these hard-working folks?
Jamie Archer
This book is the heart of the issues of immigration reform. Having walked the "Migrant Trail" for three years, this book presents the stories of those who make the dangerous trek across the Sonoran desert and bring a depth of reality to the reasons I walk the Migrant Trail every year. A political issue, yes, but it's also a humanitarian issue. This book is an excellent compilation of the stories that need to be told about immigration and the crisis that is happening at our southern border.
Apr 01, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
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After listening to the three authors on C-Span, I was eager to read this book and was not disappointed. The authors share their experiences as volunteers for the Samairtians, a humanitarian group that travels through the hot deserts south of Tuscan, Arizona and into north Mexico, taking food and water to starving migrants and calling in medical help for injured travelers. Before we can judge another, we must first seek to understand him or her, and this book helps me better understand the plight ...more
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Jun 07, 2012 Flavia Sugnu rated it it was amazing
I still haven't finished reading it but just thinking about what I've read...honestly, it gives me goosebumps, especially the story of of the man who had it all, lost it because he lost his job and then lost the life he knew. There was also the story of Aurelio, gosh, when I think of that I feel like crying! I hate how the agents were more concerned with fighting over pulling rank and issuing orders that they wasted so much time before allowing him the basic necessities of water and health and t ...more
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Oct 05, 2016 Michael Rudzik rated it it was amazing
A book everyone should read. I promise you will find this book informative and eye opening about migrants. A story I was unaware of until I picked this book up on a chance. Haunting...
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