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Border crosser : one gringo's illicit passage from Mexico into America

Author: Johnny Rico
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is a book of immersion journalism, exploring the violent, poignant, and darkly comic world of illegal immigration. The author set out to cross the Mexican border as the natives do, over the fence and through the desert, a task that, in theory, seemed easy, but was complicated by the messy reality of Border Patrol, drug cartels, and human-smuggling "coyotes." He rode along with and interviewed illegal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reality memoirs
Named Person: Johnny Rico; Johnny Rico
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johnny Rico
ISBN: 9780345503831 034550383X
OCLC Number: 262433260
Description: xiv, 265 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Welcome to America --
Migrant mountain (Mexico sector) --
Day zero (Denver sector) --
The good Samaritan (San Diego sector) --
The Tecate Line --
Narco corridor (San Diego sector) --
The prisoner of Patriot Point (San Diego sector) --
Holler, if there's hell (San Diego sector) --
The Kingfish and other nefarious characters (San Diego sector) --
The minuteman t-shirt experiment (Tucson sector) --
The Amnesty Trail --
A body a day (Tucson sector) --
A very fine and dandy border security apparatus (Tucson sector) --
The worst secret in the world (Tucson sector) --
The angry car dealer (Tucson sector) --
Chasing Mexicans for exercise (Tucson sector) --
Searching for coyote (Altar sector) --
The Devil's Highway --
The terrible, horrible Indian Reservation (Tucson sector) --
The devil's highway (Yuma sector) --
Texas Two-Step --
Hatch, New Mexico (El Paso sector) --
Another body in the river (El Paso sector) --
The price of the rain in Bolivia (El Paso sector) --
No more border (McAllen sector) --
Desperado --
A long, dangerous drag through Texas (Laredo sector) --
Stinking of piss and petrol (New Mexico sector) --
A timid entry into Mexico (Tucson sector) --
A bad situation (Tucson sector) --
The border crosser (Mexico sector).
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This is a book of immersion journalism, exploring the violent, poignant, and darkly comic world of illegal immigration. The author set out to cross the Mexican border as the natives do, over the fence and through the desert, a task that, in theory, seemed easy, but was complicated by the messy reality of Border Patrol, drug cartels, and human-smuggling "coyotes." He rode along with and interviewed illegal immigrants, the Minutemen (citizen activists who patrol the border), and humanitarian groups, such as Humane Borders, that put water in the desert for crossing immigrants. In the process, he saw the issue of illegal immigration from all sides, those of Mexican illegals, law enforcement, migrant activists, farmers, employers, day labor site managers, and angry citizens. Ending with his own crossing, this is simultaneously an adventure, an analysis of border politics, and a frenzied tale of a misfit desperate to find his place in the world.--From publisher description.

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