From a deadly border to America's kidnapping capitalthe secret lives at the heart of the immigration controversy
Arizona’s violent border is the busiest gateway for illegal immigration in America, making Arizona Ground Zero for the immigration debate. No state is as hostile to the undocumented, and no city is as unwelcoming as Phoenix. Yet Phoenix is home to thousands who live in the shadows, where civil rights are neglected and lives are lost.
Illegal sheds light on the invisible immigrants who persevere despite kidnappings and drug wars, an ongoing recession, and laws barring them from working, learning, and driving. By profiling these undocumented people, and thoselike notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaiowho persecute them, author Terry Greene Sterling courageously reveals the changing face of immigration in America and gives new insight into a divisive national crisis.
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About the Author
Terry Greene Sterling, a Spanish-speaking multimedia journalist, is Writer-in-Residence at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She has won forty-nine national and regional journalism awards. A former staff writer for the Phoenix New Times, her stories have appeared on Newsweek.com, as well as the Washington Post, salon.com, the Nieman Narrative Digest, Arizona Highways, and PHOENIX Magazine. Her investigative work can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, and her interactive Web site, whitewomaninbarrio.com, which will showcase photos and video of Sterling reporting material covered in
Illegal. Sterling lives near Phoenix.