Illegal: Life and Death in the Undocumented Underground

Illegal: Life and Death in the Undocumented Underground

by Terry Greene Sterling

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From a deadly border to America's kidnapping capital—the 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 those—like notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio—who persecute them, author Terry Greene Sterling courageously reveals the changing face of immigration in America and gives new insight into a divisive national crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762766185
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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, as well as the Washington Post,, the Nieman Narrative Digest, Arizona Highways, and PHOENIX Magazine. Her investigative work can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, and her interactive Web site,, which will showcase photos and video of Sterling reporting material covered in

Illegal. Sterling lives near Phoenix.

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