In a not too distant future, an Executive Order will begin the construction of a forty foot concrete wall between the United States and Mexico. To build the wall, “tiny hands” will use Worker Re-Education Centers, or WRECs, filled with illegal immigrants detained by the local authorities with the aid of ‘papers Please’ laws.
The centers are advertised as an opportunity for thousands to learn English, gain work experience, and earn their American Citizenship while contributing to the protection and safety of America. In fact, many immigrants choose to work on Drumpf Wall in an attempt to fast-track their citizenship and start a new legal life with some cash in the bank. President Drumpf even promised Mexico a cut off the bill that they still refuse to pay. A win-win for everyone, right?
Everyone, that is, except for Laz and Tilly Martinez-Baak, and countless couples like them.
Upstanding members of their Tucson community, both Laz and Tilly are inseparable until they fall victim to the prejudiced laws of the land. On the way to teach his high school band class, Laz, a Mexican-American citizen, is arrested without identification and transported to a WREC outside of Naco, Arizona.
Meanwhile, his wife returns home from an opening ceremony for the Nogales Liberty Gateway to discover her mate missing; only a cold pizza and wallet remain in her husband’s place. Can she use her celebrity as a local news reporter to get to the bottom of the story?
Life’s abrupt redirection forces the severed lovers to utilize every resource at their disposal in a death-defying struggle against inhumanity and the forces that govern it. Will they be able to overcome the powers obstructing their union and conquer the atrocities awaiting them at the Wall?
Table of ContentsTitle - i
Copyright - ii
Dedication - iii
Contents - v
Note to Reader - 9
Prologue - 13
Chapter 1 - 15
"Countless millions who have walked this earth before us have gone through this, so this is just an experience we all share."
Chapter 2 - 29
"Never arbitrate. Arbitration allows a third party to determine your destiny. It is a resort of the weak."
Chapter 3 - 35
"Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years."
Chapter 4 - 43
"The only thing that matters is that we stand firm."
Chapter 5 - 49
"Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking."
Chapter 6 - 55
"As long as you have love in your heart, you will never be alone."
Chapter 7 - 59
"All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach."
Chapter 8 - 75
"Impossible is a word found only in the dictionary of fools."
Chapter 9 - 79
"Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will."
Chapter 10 - 97
"I believe in one thing only, the power of human will."
Chapter 11 - 101
"Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep"
Chapter 12 - 105
"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant."
Chapter 13 - 113
"The oppressed people can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history."
Chapter 14 - 121
"When I consider the dead and their families, I cannot repress my mental agony."
Chapter 15 - 125
"I forgive you with all my heart, for now, I hope, you shall make an end to all my troubles."
Epilogue - 135
Acknowledgments - 139