Midnight on the Line: The Secret Life of the U.S.-Mexico Border / Edition 1 by Tim Gaynor | 9780312366711 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Midnight on the Line: The Secret Life of the U.S.-Mexico Border / Edition 1

Midnight on the Line: The Secret Life of the U.S.-Mexico Border / Edition 1

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by Tim Gaynor
     
 

ISBN-10: 031236671X

ISBN-13: 9780312366711

Pub. Date: 03/17/2009

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

A probing, ground-level investigation of illegal immigration and the people on both sides of the battle to secure the U.S.–Mexico border

With illegal immigration burning as a contentious issue in American politics, Reuters reporter Tim Gaynor went into the underbelly of the border and to the heart of illegal immigration: along the 45-mile

Overview

A probing, ground-level investigation of illegal immigration and the people on both sides of the battle to secure the U.S.–Mexico border

With illegal immigration burning as a contentious issue in American politics, Reuters reporter Tim Gaynor went into the underbelly of the border and to the heart of illegal immigration: along the 45-mile trek down the illegal alien "superhighway." Through scorpion-strewn trails with Mexican migrants and drug smugglers, he met up with a legendary group of Native American trackers called the Shadow Wolves, and traveled through the extensive network of tunnels, including the "Great Tunnel" from Tijuana to Otay Mesa, California. Along the way, Gaynor also meets Minutemen and exposes corruption among the Border Patrol agents who exchange sex or money for helping smugglers.
The issue of illegal immigration has a complexity beyond any of the political rhetoric. Combining top-notch investigative journalism with a narrative style that delves into the human condition, Gaynor reveals the day-to-day realities on both sides of "the line."



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312366711
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.44(w) x 6.38(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
Introduction: An Offer I Couldn't Refuse,
ONE The Gates of Hell,
TWO Walking to America,
THREE Welcome to Tijuana,
FOUR Where the Rubber Meets the Road,
FIVE Horses and Black Hawks,
SIX Crack Units,
SEVEN Predators,
EIGHT Going Underground,
NINE Corruption,
TEN Hizballah,
ELEVEN The Minutemen,
TWELVE The Future of Border Policing,
Afterword,
Index,

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