Border Patrol Ate My Dustby Alicia Alarcon
Cultural Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. Translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer. Eye-opening first-hand testimonies of immigrants navigating the U.S. border. Radio personality Alicia Alarcon invited listeners to call and share their stories. These intriguing but heartbreaking passages reveal young and old, men and women, who must overcome the impossible as they hope… See more details below
Cultural Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. Translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer. Eye-opening first-hand testimonies of immigrants navigating the U.S. border. Radio personality Alicia Alarcon invited listeners to call and share their stories. These intriguing but heartbreaking passages reveal young and old, men and women, who must overcome the impossible as they hope to find a better place than the one they've left behind. These difficult and gritty stories are the stroies of the successful, the ones who make it across,only to scratch together lives on the other side. "This wonderful firsthand description of the immigration experience is recommended for public and academic libraries and bookstores" - Criticas (Starred Review).
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It's an interesting read but since it's not a documentary and no fact checking was done...it's an interesting work of fiction. They could have just as easily had Border Patrol Agents call in and tell stories of apprehensions, all without corrorboration. I really enjoyed how the author called this "the immigration experience". It isn't the "immigration experience", that would be the story of legal immigrants who struggled, toiled, saved and made the sacrifice of time and money to follow the laws and join the United States as a legally contributing member of society. This book details stories of illegal immigration, people who risk their lives, their family's and those of the Border Patrol to selfishly flaunt the laws of the U.S. for their personal gain. I know life is tough in Mexico but if the bravest and strongest keep leaving...how will it ever change? Want to show me bravery, courage, sacrifice? I'll go back to Mexico and see the people who stay and fight the poverty, fight the corruption and fights the cartels. Those are the people who we should honor...not those who take the easy way out. Just my opinion.
This is an excellent book to read, not just because my story in part of it but because we can really teach others that we can achive whatever we want to. I have two kids and both have use the book to do essays on immigration, so yeah ! ilove it...thank you Alicia for your love and dedication to your people ! Angelica. Disney trip !