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The Death of JosselineDispatches from Arizona the front line of a massive human migration including the voices of migrants Border Patrol ranchers activists and others  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 anti immigrant laws are the most stringent in the nation And Arizona has the highest number of migrant. “She was a little girl with a big name Josseline Jamileth Hernandez uinteros” Thanks to Margaret Regan no one who reads ‘The Death of Josseline’ will ever forget herRegan 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 her personal experiences traveling with both the Border Patrol and various activists to document the stories of the migrant and today’s current headlines She allows us to see through the eyes of the traveler the reasons they risk their lives in the harsh Sonoran desert environment and brutal heat of the Arizona summer to reach the ‘promised land’ in order to make a better life for themselvesWe hear from all the players in the cast from conservationists activists border agents vigilantes border land owners and the migrants themselves as Regan provides a cache all of comments We get her unbiased view of the triple whammy “habitat fragmentation funneling of migrants border enforcement” and see how we as a people have tied each others hands in a desperate fight to secure our borders to the SouthNo matter you personal feelings in this ongoing trial by fire one thing stands out above all else These migrants are human first and foremost and illegal as a secondary thought and do not deserve to die in their flight to freedom Regan’s portrayal is at once insightful and sympathetic in its telling; one that deserves to read by all humanityThe Death of Josseline Immigration Stories from the Arizona Mexico Borderlands

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review The Death of Josseline Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB º Dispatches from Arizona—the front line of a massive human migration—including the voices of migrants Border Patrol ranchers activists and others  For the last decade Margaret Regan has reported on the escalating chaos along the Arizona Mexico border ground zero for immiDeaths Fourteen year old Josseline a young girl from El Salvador who was left to die alone on the migrant trail was just one of thousands to perish in its deserts and mountains   With a sweeping perspective and vivid on the ground reportage Regan tells the stories of the people caught up in this international tragedy Traveling back and forth across the border she visits migrants stranded in Mexican shelters and rides shotgun with Border Patrol agents in Arizona hik. Josseline Hernández uinteras was a 14 year old girl from El Salvador who died in 2008 in the cold winter desert just north of the ArizonaMexico border In 2010 when Death of Josseline was published the wall already crossed than 300 miles of the 377 mile long ArizonaMexico border About 5000 migrants died between 1994 and 2010 while crossing into the US Margaret Regan a Tucson journalist makes clear that there are no easy answersThe US has often addressed the end of the line – immigrants coming into the country – rather than the factors creating the influx poverty unemployment and underemployment in Central and South America Regan does not focus on the North American Free Trade Agreement but repeatedly circled back to it as a factor increasing the flow of immigrants describing the ways that it undercut farmers as cheap corn was exported to Mexico The resulting poverty caused people to migrate north to abundant and better paying jobs Despite being deathly afraid of dying in the desert migrants made the dangerous crossing into the US As one of Regan's interview subjects concluded That tells you something p 165Immigration and the wall are controversial among people living near it These problems include increased immigrant deaths as migrants are pushed into crossing in dangerous areas overloaded coroners' offices interrupted travel and trade across border towns and between former friends and family and interrupted migratory paths for native animals such as the jaguar Landowners along the border dislike the noisy helicopters SUVs and Border Patrol crossing their land They don't like the way that the wall interrupts their view Others don't like the migrants crossing their land and dropping water bottles and other debris on their trip Further enraging some people is that the US government intentionally redirected hundreds of thousands of unauthorized migrants away from previously busy crossing points in California and Texas into Arizona's perilous and deadly landscape Binational Migration Institute as uoted on p xxiii As one man concluded concerns about migration do not trump moral responsibility when people are dying p 137Finally there are the children who were brought here identify as Americans but are unable to work legally They are sent back to a country that is not home to them if they are caught like the Panda Express Eleven While Regan doesn't talk much about this the US is ambivalent about immigrant labor which steals good jobs in political rhetoric but freuently provides inexpensive labor for jobs we do not want to performMy great grandparents great aunts and uncles were immigrants near enough in time that I have heard stories of their experiences coming into this country They were lucky as like Josseline many European immigrants died in their journey to this country I wonder to what degree people who talk about building a wall recognize the irony inherent to their demandsAs an aside I appreciated the map of the ArizonaMexico border which helped me gain a greater appreciation of this area I wish books included maps

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Ing with them for hours in the scorching desert; she camps out in the thorny wilderness with No More Deaths activists and meets with angry ranchers and vigilantes Using Arizona as a microcosm Regan explores a host of urgent issues the border militarization that threatens the rights of US citizens the environmental damage wrought by the border wall the desperation that compels migrants to come north and the human tragedy of the unidentified dead in Arizona’s morgues. I think everyone in America and especially those creating policy should read this book in order to have a better understanding of what American immigration policy is causing Living in a border state I realize there are many opinions about the migrantsillegalsundocumented and I think as humans we all have to remember that they are humans too I doubt there is a person in America who if starving wouldn't do everything in their power to make their situation better if they could That is what these migrants are trying to do And it certainly appears that they are being treated inhumanely Where is the outrage