The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands
For the last decade, Margaret Regan has reported on the escalating chaos along the Arizona-Mexico border, ground zero for immigration since 2000. Undocumented migrants cross into Arizona in overwhelming numbers, a state whose ...more
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This heart-wrenching books opens with the death of a young teenager who is traveling through the harsh deserts of Northern Mexico with her little brother in order to r ...more
My mother had two brothers. The younger brother had the luck to be scouted by an American company in the late 60’s and came to America. The younger brother started the paperwork for the visa for my mother and her older brother. Ten years later, the visa finally cam ...more
Regan takes the tragic death of this fourteen year old undocumented migrant and weaves it though a series of chapters that deal with a variety of immigration border issues in Arizona. With the astute view point of a journalist, Regan takes several of her previously reported stories in the Tucson Weekly, and fleshes them out with ...more
The US has often addressed the end of the line – imm ...more
Honestly this is a very difficult book.. both to start and to finish. Once committed to the devastatingly sad first story, it feels almost sacrilegious to abandon the rest of the stories unread, as if I were abandoning the memory of ...more
This book personalizes the issues, while bringing deserved attention to some of the major areas and facts that aren't often mentioned, such as militarization of the border since Homeland Security took it over from Dept. of Justice after 911, a big mistake in my estimation.
The asymmetry of arguments made in the press and among politicians confuses the size of the various factors and the public. It appears that s ...more
The subtitle of The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands aroused my interest. Although published in 2010, this book’s twelve portraits not only pertain to current issues but also provide a journalist's balanced, in-depth background for the discussion of immigration policy and practices.
For example, the bluster about building a wall across the entire border with Mexico? Lessons could be learned from “The Great Wall of Arizona,” fourteen feet high, completed...more
Margaret Regan puts a human face on the information she collected during a decade of reporting for the Tucson Weekly. She introduces readers to Mexicans and Central Americans who were sent back to Mexico after being arrested for entering Arizona illegally and others who have moved to a border city to find work so they can support their families. She hikes with volunteers who leave food and water on desert trails for migrants to find and use GPS to map the ...more
This kind of measured, well-informed, and at times h ...more
How Congress can continue to fund the construction of a wall dividing the border between the United States and it's friendly neighbor to the south - a wall which does not prevent the migration of people, but does prevent the migration of animals - for an annual outlay of $775 million dollars annually, is just unconscionable.
The De ...more