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Amor and Exile: True Stories of Love Across America's Borders

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ACROSS the United States, American citizens are forced underground, exiled abroad and separated from their spouses for a surprising reason. "Amor and Exile" is the story of American citizens-including Veronica, Ben, J.W., and Nicole-who fall in love with undocumented immigrants only to find themselves trapped in a legal labyrinth, stymied by their country's de facto exclus ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published May 31st 2013 by Cordillera West Books
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Luz Bojorquez wolfson
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a great read. It would be 2 or 3 AM and I didn't want to stop reading. It's engaging, unexpected and informational. It gives so many different perspectives about a very true and unfortunate policy problem that most people don't even know about.
Eric Bergman
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
one of the fastest read times. enjoyed the book.
Mark Owens
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
I had to give this two stars because although it was very informative and revealing of our broken immigration policy here in the U.S., and was full of statistics, history and policy, I found it rather a bore to read. The multitude of stories of transnational love and the trials of self-exile and couples and families separated by immigration policy lacked any sort of heart or real ability to move this reader. I could have dealt with much less of the saga of Salgado's memoirs of self-exploration a ...more
Celene
Jul 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I bought this book via an Indiegogo campaign.

This book was a unique take on the broken immigration system rampant within the United States. Hoffman's journalistic style certainly shines through in his chapters; the narratives are woven together well and the politics are researched quite thoroughly. Salgado's perspective was certainly valuable, but after a few chapters almost seemed to border on redundancy. Regardless, it was a nice read. The book served as a compelling reminder and c
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Karen DeGroot Carter
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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AMOR & EXILE effectively contributes to the ongoing discussion of U.S. immigration issues while it also reveals how related—and often very personal and painful—dramas play out across the country, usually far from any border. It’s an important read for anyone interested in fully understanding the impact of our country’s immigration policies on everyone involved.
Nancy Dardarian
Mar 03, 2014 rated it liked it
i liked the personal parts and sort of glazed over in the political/ legal parts. But overall i learned a lot and am glad I read it. What a screwed up country the US is, I'm glad my home is Mexico now.
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Jan 24, 2014 marked it as to-read
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Jul 02, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Jamie Delavan
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The stories of love and commitment are beautiful. I was surprised by my misinformation regarding immigration and marriage. This adds a whole new layer to the discussion around immigration reform
Arpan Dasgupta
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
A personal, insightful, and thought provoking book that presents this complicated issue in an accessible manner that makes you read to the last line.
Nathaniel Hoffman
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
If I do say so myself ...
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Nathaniel Hoffman has written about immigration and politics for more than a decade as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Idaho and California. Hoffman filed stories for the Christian Science Monitor, High Country News, The Miami Herald, AlterNet and NewWest.net and produced audio reports for KQED public radio in San Francisco and KBSX in Boise.
He worked as a reporter at the Boise Weekly, the
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